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No P-38s in the BoBP singleplayer career ??

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HiHo!

 

I'd like to ask other players playing this career as german fighter pilots if they ever had encounters with P-38 fighter/fighter bombers.

 

I'm still alive in January 1945 and ran through numerous transfers between different german units to get early access to the best german fighters and to test my skills not anly against the Brits but also against the "Amis".

 

Strangely,  I never saw a single P-38 in the whole time.

 

The P-38 should fit perfectly into the tactical air war scenario of BoBP since the P-38 was used intensively as fighter bomber for ground attacks in reality.

 

When the P-38s refused to come out for a play I located their bases on the map and went there, but no P-38s there, too.

 

So, where is their secret nest? Where can I get them?

 

Any clue is highly welcome

 

best regards

eastriverman

 

 

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It is strange how aircraft are selected to spawn against you. I'm maybe 2/3rds of the way through a Kuban career, and have never encountered a Spitfire, and only started encountering the P-39 some months before. 

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I encounter lots of P-38s in the BoBP singleplayer career I have been flying. I am flying out of Florennes in the P-38 and they are all around me on every mission. 😉

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On 1/31/2020 at 4:05 AM, Jaegermeister said:

I encounter lots of P-38s in the BoBP singleplayer career I have been flying. I am flying out of Florennes in the P-38 and they are all around me on every mission. 😉

Cheers Jaegermeister!

 

That's nice for you but there's a bit of a misunderstanding.

 

I'm on the side of evil Darth Vader and I'm looking for P-38s to shoot down.😀

 

In my career, only P-47s appear as fighter bombers and in rare cases Spitfires, too.

 

I never ever saw a single P-38 on the whole map though I searched for them thoroughly!!

 

I agree with you that there should be swarms of fork tailed devils everywhere because ground attack was their prime task in tactical air war in ETO.

 

But there are so many bugs in BOBP that I shouldn't be too suprised about that.

 

I want those cowards to come out and play :hunter:

 

 

best

eastriverman

On 1/30/2020 at 2:26 PM, migmadmarine said:

It is strange how aircraft are selected to spawn against you. I'm maybe 2/3rds of the way through a Kuban career, and have never encountered a Spitfire, and only started encountering the P-39 some months before. 

Yep, that's exactly what experienced also.

 

Probably you are a collector, too. Not only collecting medals and promotions but also a complete set of kills including every type of enemy plane which s on the map :hunter:

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As I recall, there weren't that many P-38 fighter squadrons on the continent by late 1944 so the probability of running into them versus the more numerous P-47 groups is likely historical.

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I agree, mission generator works in mysterious ways. I recall playing an IL-2 career, where for the longest duration I wouldn't meet anything in the air but gaggles of Bf 109s. No Stukas, no 110s no Heinkels, no nuffin' but hordes and hordes of 109s. Can get boring after a while.

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I went over to like P 38 more than P 47. I blame this game for that. I was planning to start a P 38 career so this topic made me a bit scared

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4 hours ago, LuseKofte said:

I went over to like P 38 more than P 47. I blame this game for that. I was planning to start a P 38 career so this topic made me a bit scared

I am deep into a P 38 career and I like it as a ground ponder and I can hold my own in a dog fight.  The P 47 is also a good ground ponder but a dog in dog fights, I think only because all the dog fights are down low.  I have left the P 47 career at this time,  I hope that later on they will be escorted.

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I completed a short 109k4 campaign and encounterd no P38, no P51, no Spit. Just tempests and P47s. Got boring after a while. I'm presently completing a Macchi 202 BoM career... initially a few P40s, then only Mig-3s plus the odd Pe2 and Il-2. No Yak, no LaGG, just a few I-16. 

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There are no Yak's or Lagg's of period correct type for Moscow campaign, was always hoping for  release of early types to fit.. 

 

Cheers, Dakpilot 

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On 2/1/2020 at 5:57 PM, ShamrockOneFive said:

As I recall, there weren't that many P-38 fighter squadrons on the continent by late 1944 so the probability of running into them versus the more numerous P-47 groups is likely historical.

 

Well, we talk here about P-38 fighter bomber squadrons and they were active in ETO until the end of the war.

 

But to talk of BOBP:

 

In my BOBP career it's January 28th 1945 and I never saw a single P-38 though the main map (headquarter) says that there are six P-38 squadrons (401,402,428,430, and 485) based at Florennes airbase on that very day.

 

I flew there the same day and look for P-38s on the way, but none were there.

 

Ariving at the airfield , there were 11 P-38s and some P-47 on the ground. With target markers on, none of them was marked as a target. Nothing on the airfield was marked as target!

 

No AA, no resistance, the whole airfield appeared to be a dud.

 

Infuriated about the cowardice of these P-38 jockeys I gunned the s**t out of them and flattened all of the P-38s on the ground.

 

Made a movie about that, too.

 

So then,  another thorough disappointment  in this career. Alone for this I hope the war will be over soon .......

 

best

eastriverman

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, eastriverman said:

In my BOBP career it's January 28th 1945 and I never saw a single P-38 though the main map (headquarter) says that there are six P-38 squadrons (401,402,428,430, and 485) based at Florennes airbase on that very day.

 

I flew there the same day and look for P-38s on the way, but none were there.

 

Ariving at the airfield , there were 11 P-38s and some P-47 on the ground. With target markers on, none of them was marked as a target. Nothing on the airfield was marked as target!

 

No AA, no resistance, the whole airfield appeared to be a dud.

This is not how the missions in the career mode work. You can see on the map, where AAA is positioned and only those aircrafts the mission designer wants you to possibly encounter will spawn. So it doesn't make too much sense flying around the airfield where the 38s are based, when the mission designer doesn't want you to encounter any, you simply won't encounter any. The aircrafts on the ground were not marked as targets, because they were not planned to be your targets.

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