Can I make a suggestion / give my opinion on this campaign's changes from the view of a heavy bomber pilot.
Removing 1000kg bombs from frontline airfields is fair enough I suppose however, this in turn means that an average mission to the enemy's depot with a bomber carrying 2 x 1000kg bombs is around 45 minute to 1 hour round trip.
I'm not sure if this server has altered the performance of the planes but it takes a HE111 with 2 x 1000kg bombs, (even with the minimum fuel to reach and return from a depot) around 20 minutes to climb to 4000m (this is the minimum safe altitude as the super sniper flak will destroy anything that's travelling level in a straight line for too long).
I love the new lay out of the factories however, the amount of ground kills in the new building is a bit ridiculous. On one mission when the enemy factory was at 0% damage, I dropped my 1000kg bombs into the middle of built up clusters of buildings. Total number of ground kills was 19.
Another mission which was identical to the above resulted in 22 ground kills.
On the previous campaign I would have averaged 52 ground kills for 2 x 1000kg direct hits on the factory.
So now I fly on average for 1 hour to get 19 ground kills. I feel it is no longer worth my while flying these missions to the factories.
If I take 4 x 250kg bombs in a HE111 or a 1000kg bomb JU87, I can score up to 30 ground kills from a direct hit on an enemy train station, in less than half the time. This reinforces the waste of time and effort in targeting depots on long range missions.
I know its not all about personal scores.... but.... it kinda is too.
I now find myself doing stupid stuff in a heavy bomber just to try and get a handful of kills which I would not have done previously. I love making the 1 hour round trip missions but only if it's worth my while.
I don't want to sound like I'm moaning because I love the server and immersion it brings, I just feel frustrated that a fighter can rack up more ground killed from attacking a convoy in the same time it takes me to travel an immense distance into enemy territory and back.
I'm sure I wont be the only long range bomber pilot to think this way and I hope you understand what I'm trying to say.
Happy flying pilots and I'll see you on the other side.