Level bombing is fun, but sometimes I wish we had a larger (or different) selection of drop intervals.
This is a bit more directed to german bombers, but the Pe2s (and maybe the A20 in the future) can benefit from it as well.
Looking at what we have, 0.05s is rather pointless from an efficiency point of view, it's more of a jettison like function. Even with the small SC50s, 0.25s is usually the lowest interesting interval for carpet bombing. 0.1s being more for jabo style attacks.
On the other extreme, 0.5s is OK on SC50, and very good for FAB100 bombs. But 250kg bombs starts to have their blast perimeter overlapping strongly (especially with the slower He111), and on anything bigger, it's just a waste of destructive power.
I saw that in the Ju88, the komandogerät for the bombs and interval correction features graduation up to 400m from a bomb to the other. With the simplified bombsight operation, the 0.5s we have ingame corresponds to 60m, so 1 second interval and even 2 second interval should be easy to implement.
It's not super critical, but with the He111 H16 incoming and it's classy 8xSC250 bombload, a 1 second interval at least could enable us to really benefit from this loadout, especially in large bomber formations.
And if there was something a bit tricky in the code that would prevent adding new values to the existing one, I would gladly trade the 0.05s interval (that I don't recall having ever used) for a 1s interval.
Edited by F/JG300_Gruber, 04 February 2017 - 11:46.