Above: A Lancaster takes evasive action while a Mustang shoots down the attacking Fw-190D
I. Why it is possible:
We have been told that heavier bombers are not possible in the Il-2 engine...
The reasons why Il-2 Doesn't support heavy bombers:
- Large numbers of AI gunners (often 7 or more per plane)
- Large formation (50-1000 aircraft).
Why this doesn't apply to the Lancaster:
- Only three gunners (less AI gunners than a He-111!)
- Looser formati