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XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 10:26 PM
I was stafing a bomber the other day in a fw, I had selected the bomber to have a 5000kg bomb on-bored. When I shot him down I was surprised to see behind me an enormous mushroom cloud! it decimated an entire town and three bridges!!! I have a pic if anyone wants to see.

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XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 10:26 PM
I was stafing a bomber the other day in a fw, I had selected the bomber to have a 5000kg bomb on-bored. When I shot him down I was surprised to see behind me an enormous mushroom cloud! it decimated an entire town and three bridges!!! I have a pic if anyone wants to see.

"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his!"

"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his!"

XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 10:51 PM
johnson3 wrote:
- I was stafing a bomber the other day in a fw, I had
- selected the bomber to have a 5000kg bomb on-bored.
- When I shot him down I was surprised to see behind
- me an enormous mushroom cloud! it decimated an
- entire town and three bridges!!! I have a pic if
- anyone wants to see.
-


Rgr that mushroom cloud. I set up an escort mission with the DB carrying orders to bomb a bridge . . . with the 5,000kg bomb. I just sort of watched, you know, to see what would happen. I really wondered if it would actually drop that big of a bomb on a bridge. Well, it did, and all I could do was say "Woooooooo"! Yep, most of the town was gone, and this huge shroom cloud was darkening the sky behind me . . . VERY impressive!


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XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 11:03 PM
Read your post and thought I'd take a look. I set up 4 Pe8s to attack a bridge, the shockwaves blew them all out the sky, and they were flying at 1000ft! Stay away when these big uns drop!

XyZspineZyX
09-14-2003, 11:20 PM
Mushroom clouds occur from any significant concentrated explosion. But thats beside the point, its still impressive to see it go off. Except when some asshat keeps spawning and dropping them in their own base.

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 08:30 AM
thats a 5000 kg bomb

Now imagine what the 10,000,000 kg bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the Enola Gay did.

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 08:37 AM
thats a 5000 kg bomb

Now imagine what the 10,000,000 kg bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the Enola Gay did.


Actually, the fire bombing of Tokyo killed more people than the Enola Gay. But of course, It took over 300 Bombers at once to beat out the Enola Gay.

Not only does the PE-8 have the "Mother of All Bombs" in IL-2 FP, but its gunners are wicked too. Some day, some bright squad is going to field 6-8 of these at a time alond with some fighters and just clean up whoever is flying against them!

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 02:31 PM
That Movie Light and Shadow ends with a scene of the Enola Gay dropping the A-bomb on Hiroshima. It was one of the most moving scenes created in these virtual movies. Really stirring and made me think ALOT about the horror of war.

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 03:09 PM
Ohh post da piccy /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 03:21 PM
Flake99 wrote:
- Read your post and thought I'd take a look. I set
- up 4 Pe8s to attack a bridge, the shockwaves blew
- them all out the sky, and they were flying at
- 1000ft! Stay away when these big uns drop!

Safe drop for that thing is 1500m, and pull a quick bank and get out of there.



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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 03:54 PM
Question should be why the PE-8 can even get airborne with a 5000kg bomb.

I thought Payload was only susposed to be 4 tons underwing or in belly - not 4.921.

5000 kg = 11023.1 lbs.

thats a conversion factor of 2.20462 lbs per Kg.

anyhoo they are scary to watch drop.

too bad no german bombers can even come close. in Online wars the 5000kg has to be banned or there is no chance for the LW to survive if supply and ground forces are in play.

Biggest thing i can find carried in fuselage or under wing was the SC 2500 or the SB 2500...

They should give the LW the Focke-Wulf Ta 400 so we can carry 4 SC 2500 muuuhhaa that's 10,000 kg in one 4 bomb drop!!..

or give us the SC 2500 in the He-111 H6-- would be nice to have at least...Since it could carry 1 and h6 payload is incoorect...

anyhoo

we need more bombers to really open this game up and make it an all around fun time for all of us..

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XyZspineZyX
09-16-2003, 12:37 AM
lancaster had 10,000kg bomb btw
it looks like a huge bomb of standard design if u interested.
and they had cookies too, like a huge barrel filled with explosive

XyZspineZyX
09-16-2003, 01:00 AM
Thr0tt wrote:
- Ohh post da piccy

Here you go.


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XyZspineZyX
09-16-2003, 01:15 AM
p1ngu666 wrote:
- lancaster had 10,000kg bomb btw
- it looks like a huge bomb of standard design if u
- interested.
-

You mean the 22,000 lbs (9,979 kg) HE/DP (High Explosive Deep Penetration) "Grand Slam" bomb, I guess.
/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Nice boy!

Otherwise, standard capacity of Avro Lancaster was 3,632 kg of bombs [8x1,000 lbs (454 kg) GP/MC (General Purpose Medium Capacity)], augmented to 6,350 kg (14,000 lbs) on later models.

- and they had cookies too, like a huge barrel filled
- with explosive

Do you mean the 4,000 lbs (1814 kg) HE/HC (High Explosive High Capacity) "Block Buster" (also called a "Cookie")?

Do you have some pictures for us of these little babies?
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XyZspineZyX
09-16-2003, 01:24 AM
iots all small in modern terms



even an aging F111 (the RAAF still have some operational ones) can carry over 10,000 kg on wing pilots (with more in the internal bomb bays)



http://www.gunnies.pac.com.au/squadrons/amberley/F111.jpg





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XyZspineZyX
09-16-2003, 03:18 AM
The only occasions I know of the Soviets actually using the 5000kg bomb were, unfortunately, against civillians in Helsinki. Pe-8s dropped several on Helsinki during the war, although they were severely overloaded by the bombs, which were so big the bomb bay doors could not close.

XyZspineZyX
09-16-2003, 07:33 AM
Well....I vote "yes" to tactical nuclear devices in Lo;Mac.

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