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Focke-Wulf FW 200 Bomber

Would You Like a FW200 Bomber  

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  1. 1. Would The German Pilots Like a Focke Wulf FW200 Bomber

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Given that the developers have already stated that 4-engined bombers aren't currently a practical proposition, this is a rather pointless thread. And if they are ever to do such aircraft, I'd have thought that something which played a more significant role in the war (B 17, B 24, Lancaster etc) would be a more sensible start.

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Given that the developers have already stated that 4-engined bombers aren't currently a practical proposition, this is a rather pointless thread. And if they are ever to do such aircraft, I'd have thought that something which played a more significant role in the war (B 17, B 24, Lancaster etc) would be a more sensible start.

 

Pretty sure that the "practical' reason was Huge bomber streams and the nature of the ETO map were said for not expecting "heavies"

 

4 engine aircraft already exist in RoF

 

As this is a thread started about German 4 engine aircraft does that exclude other Air Forces having any, or even starting with others?

 

As pretty much the only mass produced German 'heavy' a bit of discussion and a poll to judge interest is hardly a bad thing.. 

 

The fact that FW- 200 Condor were not used in mass formations is more of a plus point  :)

 

As one of the more elegant WWII aircraft it gets a big thumbs up from me, even if future plans are already laid out

 

discussion about nice aircraft is never pointless  :biggrin:

 

Cheers Dakpilot

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discussion about nice aircraft is never pointless  :biggrin:

 

 

+1

Even though the dev can not make it, it is always interesting to discuss about it and how the players would like it.

Plus, it allows people to know more planes.

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I love the visuals on the Condor, but it had its flaws. Wings structure too weak among many other. But it was liked by its crew. Personally I seldom flew it in Old IL 2 , It is hard to find use for it and harder to not get attacked and shot down

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Yea the structural issues of the early variant (pre C-3) would be unfriendly to new players also the runway lengths will need to be considered. That said it's bomb load and somewhat average defensive armament aren't game breaking and it wouldn't be out of place. However The time required to such a beauty would be would be quite extensive in which smaller, more purposeful aircraft could be made eg. the La-5fn and 190F/G

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I think the bomb load can be bigger on short runs, it was kept down for increased range and was more used as a stalker plane than a bomber

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Please not...we don't need an aircraft, wich never fitted the role of a heavy bomber, nor we need a heavy bomber in a conflict, wich mostly were fought with tactical air warfare than strategic...

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True, but who are we to delegate resources in 777 staff. It is a legit wish. I got mine , witch was the HS 129. Ironic for being mostly on Red side.

But I wished for a A 20 too, and it was granted too. 

Going to big bombers in this game would mean bigger maps and 1943 onwards western Europe with defend the reich scenario. Not entirely a stupid idea

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S!

 

 Convoys knew they were in trouble when a FW200 was spotted, not only from the attacks but also submarines being alerted to the route of the convoy. No wonder they wanted aircraft to shoot it down or chase it off thus the CAM ships etc. It has appeal and not often told about even it played a part in the WW2. FW200 was also part of a daring rescue mission of a crew manning the weather station N of Russia during WW2. The crew had eaten polar bear meat and got the parasite. Ships or flying boats could not get there as ice prevented it so the sick crew cleared a makeshift runway on the island where the FW200 landed. It had a punctured tire which they also changed on spot and the plane got off the island and back to Norway safely. And russkies never knew about the station even it was basically at their backyard. It was found only after WW2.

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i would love too see it in IL-2. It's a beautiful plane 

 

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and as a patrol craft it doesn´t really fall under the problematic "massive amount of 4-engined bombers are not doable" category.  With the Bok planeset, the LW side does get a lot of "same-old,same-old" new planes, so a bit of exciting new land as premium might be good. Albeit I would think of the FW189 as plane that would be very iconic for the eastern front and that is kind of missing..

 

 

or some storch/po2 duo with an added mechanic, that ejected player aircrew does not de-spawn as long as the player spectates them, and that they can be rescued.. so you can save your killstreak-pilots live if a buddy goes through the pain of finding you and picking you up, like it actually happened some times on the eastern front.

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Gorgeous plane, but i don't know if i would actually fly it. It doesn't look all that fun to fly. It doesn't scream fly me, if that makes sense...

 

Grt M

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I agree , right now with the theatres we got and gonna get in foreseeable future , this plane will just be a novelty not a must have

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Well, actually it was a long range oceanic reconnaicance aircraft, with a primary tast to find convoys. In early war, with not  much AAA on ships, it was used for low-level ship bombing. But when AAA appeared "en masse", Fw200 never flew close to ships. Just followed a convoy and radioed coordinates for U-Boote.

 

The only and very ill-fated action on the whole Ostfront was a supply missions into the Stalingrad pocket. Never before and after it was used in the East.

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The Condor flew into Stalingrad, and did loads of important work for the Germans. The only game that really gives them due credit is Atlantic Fleet, where they ominously appear to bomb your destroyers and guide U-Boats to your convoys, and are nearly impossible to shoot down. Besides, we could have an artic convoy mission where the Germans have 15 Condors and must find the convoy so U-Boats can position themselves to attack it.

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Obviously more important...
 

 

...when there is a map of the North Atlantic / France, sure. Until then, no. It's appearance at Stalingrad was borne out of a dire emergency.

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...when there is a map of the North Atlantic / France, sure. Until then, no. It's appearance at Stalingrad was borne out of a dire emergency.

 

 

Although it may be placed in a more appropriate timeline/theater it appeared at Stalingrad and is a unique aircraft in the LW arsenal which is the point that other posters are making.

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Although it may be placed in a more appropriate timeline/theater it appeared at Stalingrad and is a unique aircraft in the LW arsenal which is the point that other posters are making.

 

Understood, of course.  :salute: I just don't see the practicality of modeling such a complex plane right now when it can't be used in the manner it was most commonly used (maritime patrol).

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its hardly all that more complex than a he-111 h16 woopy 1 extra engine (add the extra entry to key bindings and screen display for engine 4)
Thats it.

We dont need the extra 111.
They should Pull the HE-111 H6 and replace it with FW200 C4 then have the HE-111 H16 as the medium bombers/HE

Come mods on Mode (it might take people(Good modders 1 weekto pump out one of these i bet with all engines working.
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Lol just saying

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its hardly all that more complex than a he-111 h16 woopy 1 extra engine (add the extra entry to key bindings and screen display for engine 4)

Thats it.

 

We dont need the extra 111.

They should Pull the HE-111 H6 and replace it with FW200 C4 then have the HE-111 H16 as the medium bombers/HE

 

Come mods on Mode (it might take people(Good modders 1 weekto pump out one of these i bet with all engines working.

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Lol just saying

 

I recall reading in one of the threads that summarized the TS interview that Jason and Han (can't remember his name) did that Mods On is not going to allow the introduction of new aircraft - logically so, it would break their business model and bankrupt them.

 

With that said, Jason opened the subforum for paid (I think?) community contributions to the games development so it could be possible that community members can contribute their 3D work or otherwise and receive a cut from 1CGS/777 in the future.

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I change my mind, hell no, Russian side need multiengine aircraft and I will vote no to all German multiengine aircraft until Russians get some. But you can have all the fighters you want, I really do not care what brand is going to shoot me down

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Come mods on Mode (it might take people(Good modders 1 weekto pump out one of these i bet with all engines working.

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Lol just saying

 

 What are you smoking, and where can I get some?  :crazy:

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Did the Gigant operate in the Kuban?

 

Your question piqued my interest, so I had to do a bit of looking 

 

As far as I could tell they were not used at Kuban, most at that time were working hard in Tunisia and other Med area supply evac duties, later they were mainly used in Eastern front and in Crimea area, the 321 glider version was also used earlier on Russian front 

 

I did not investigate further as I got sidetracked by Piaggio P-108C 4 engine transports in use with LW on eastern front, and then the CANT Z.511 float plane, (not to be confused with the CANT Z.506) possibly the prettiest/most elegant aircraft ever! finally ending up reading more about the equally pretty  Breda-Zappata BZ.308 which was only built after WWII

 

:rolleyes:  :cool:

 

Cheers Dakpilot

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Do-217 would also be nice, but I think the Reds could use another bomber like a DB-3F/IL-4 or a B-25.

 

Hell no !

 

The Do217 was ponderous, underpowered and unresponsive (and ugly !) as an airplane. 

It was already unpleasant to fly in the old IL2 with it's optimistic FM so if there is one bomber I hope the devs will never waste ressources on, it is that one. 

 

 

Give us a 188 or a 88-C6, and a proper medium bomber for the reds !

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+1 F/JG300_Gruber with one remark. It all depends on the theater that is going to be developed. If it would be pre BOM timeline of course more suitable 2 engine aircraft would be Dornier, but after BOK Ju-88C6 will be perfect choice.

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Hell no !

 

The Do217 was ponderous, underpowered and unresponsive (and ugly !) as an airplane. 

It was already unpleasant to fly in the old IL2 with it's optimistic FM so if there is one bomber I hope the devs will never waste ressources on, it is that one. 

 

 

Give us a 188 or a 88-C6, and a proper medium bomber for the reds !

 

Do you have any sources for that? I always thought that Dornier production numbers where declining because of political reasons, not because the aircraft's where inferior. That said i don't think the 217 was used on the eastern front. 

 

Grt M

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the CANT Z.511 float plane, possibly the prettiest/most elegant aircraft ever!

 

It is pretty indeed, but the floats and the elevator supports don't suit her well :P

 

Imho the prettiest is the Ki-46-III recon

 

 

 

 

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