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4 minutes ago, Bremspropeller said:

B-25 and Mosquito

Love that. But my guess is one for both sides. And for a bit of balance my guess would be 

Arado jet and Mossie

 

in the other hand they have talked about LI 2 / P 47. 

 

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1 minute ago, II/JG17_Furias said:

Bird of Prey !!

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along with a Defiant!! I mean, how can you have Rotarran if you don't have the Defiant! It's impossible, I tell ya!!

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Hmmm - I would say that the B-25 as flyable was pretty much a given to be in the group. But as I re-read Jason's words, he said they have begun preliminary work on a couple.... B-25, at least in AI form is past the begining preliminary stage, so maybe it's possible that a "couple" may mean more than two - perhaps three(?). Wishful thinking. :)

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So far we've always had one German and one allied fighter per pair of collectibles IIRC.

 

Contingent on this still being true:

 

1. Ta 152H and Spitfire Mk. XIV

2. He 162 and Gloster Meteor

3. He 219 and Mosquito

4. Me 410 and Typhoon

 

Honorable mention goes to the Ju 88, the P-47M and the Do 335, of which the lattermost really should not be added.

Jet bombers are right out as with the current plane lineup, these cannot be meaningfully intercepted.

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In the sense that Collector Planes come in sets, one Allie to one Axis plane

and with some hot planes, P-51, P-38, Tempest, just around the corner,

I suggest a return to low and slow:

 

For the Allies, the ubiquitous C-47, DC3, Li2.

For the axis, to balance the U2 for recco purposes etc, the Fieseler Storch.

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This is what I think are the most likely candidates for BoBP collector planes:

 

Planes with singleplayer career possibillity over most of the timeframe 9/44-4/45:

 

Single-engined planes:

 

- Bf 109 G14/AS (little adaptation from K4 necessary, one of the most used 109s on 1st January 1945)

- Spitfire XIV (frequently used on the continent)

- Typhoon IB (backbone of 2nd TAF)

- Arado 234 (1st real jet bomber, used by KG 76 from airfields on the map in parallel to the Me 262 bombers from KG 51)

- (maybe) Mustang III ???

 

Twin-engined planes:

 

- Mosquito VI (multirole plane, many missions in timeframe on the continent)

- Ju 88-S or Ju 188 (frequently used for dawn or dusk bombing missions)

- P-61 Black Widow (flew interceptions from Florennes and was also used in CAS role)

 

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32 minutes ago, PainGod85 said:

He 162 and Gloster Meteor and Ta 152

 

Would be very nice, but only a very limited timeframe for Singleplayer possible and He 162 and Ta 152 didn´t operate within map boundaries. But technically very interesting planes.

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Ju 88 G1 or G6 could be possible, significant parts of the airframe, cockpit and FM are already done and they have the engines (D9, A8).

They did play a huge role as pathfinders during Op Bodenplatte.

Furthermore, they could together with a collector Mossie open up a whole new kind of gameplay during the night.

On the other hand the modeling of radar and the function of the various FuGs may be to complex for a collector plane.

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I think given the enthusiasm for the Mosquito, it would be a best seller. As a pair of collector planes were mentioned as being in the works, why not  both a Mosquito fighter bomber and a true bomber version with a plexiglass nose?

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