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aminx
03-31-2004, 12:27 PM

aminx
03-31-2004, 12:27 PM

Nimits
03-31-2004, 12:38 PM
What the heck is a Julie?

aminx
03-31-2004, 12:55 PM
what the heck is a julie??

it's the sister of the kate.
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Capt._Tenneal
03-31-2004, 01:56 PM
I voted Kate. I still remember the Kate scenes in "Tora Tora Tora !", especially the training in the Inland Sea.

Was Kate the 3-seater, or was that the level bomber ? The plane in the scenes with Cmdr. Fuchida was a 3-seater and he was in the center seat.

Hans-Schultz
03-31-2004, 02:04 PM
Avenger! it was used by the Brit and US pacific forces. awesome looking bird too.

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XyZspineZyX
03-31-2004, 02:28 PM
Swordfish, 160kph stall speed 180 kph max speed and I am not kidding. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif A plane for hell! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif

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MustangWZI
03-31-2004, 02:28 PM
Well to start with, got to tbe the TBD Devastator. Americas first carrier based monoplane. Plus it has it's own Norden bombsight. A rear Cockpit .30 caliber machine gun. An unusual .30 cal fixed machine gun that fired from INSIDE the engine cowling, .50 cal in later versions. And you could fly the plane from the bombadiers position.
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Archer_F4U
03-31-2004, 04:39 PM
Well you need a Devastator for early carrier battles (up to and including Midway), an Avenger for mid to late war attacks (from Midway onwards), and the Japanese need the Kate. I'm not certain if the Fairey Barracuda is a torpedo bomber or a dive bomber, but the Royal Navy could use that too.

Heinz_Knokke
03-31-2004, 04:44 PM
not one of thoses.
I would like a Tenzan.

necrobaron
03-31-2004, 04:44 PM
The Avenger is a monster,a real brute of a plane. I saw one over the weekend and was flabberghasted at the sheer size of the thing. Pics surely don't do it justice. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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Burnin_777_AVG
03-31-2004, 04:55 PM
No one wants the Beaufighter then eh? I guess we'll scrap it.

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heywooood
03-31-2004, 05:33 PM
all the above baby !!

Plus Vals and Dauntlesses for dive bombering.

I love the dive bombering m-kay.

Carrier ops! day night dawn dusk
Torpedoing stuff? I love the Torpedoing of stuff...m-kay?

necrobaron
03-31-2004, 06:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Burnin_777_AVG:
No one wants the Beaufighter then eh? I guess we'll scrap it.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ohhh,no ya don't..... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Nimits
03-31-2004, 07:21 PM
aminx,

I think you mean the Jill, otherwise known as the B6N "Tenzan," which was successor to the Kate.

The B5N Kate was a 3 seat plane, and could perform either level bombing or torpedo bombing missions. The center crew member was the bombadier, and often an aircraft or air strike commander.

I do not know if B5Ns always flew with three crew members. It seems by 1942 the TBD (which had 3 crew positions arranged similarly to the B5N) squadrons flew with only two crew members, pilot and gunner, at least on torpedo bombing missions.

mllaneza
03-31-2004, 08:55 PM
They're all important. The torpedo attack at Midway is essential. I'll be running that one both with and without the Wildcats in escort. It'll be a token of respect both ways. I'm dead set on having this plane. So the Allies will get three torpedo planes. Big deal.

The Avenger will be necessary for mid 1942 on, so we need that one.

The Swordfish stopped the Bismark and hit Taranto. 'Nuff said. A what-if of IJN ships being hit on Dec. 10th instead of PoW and Renown would be very interesting.

The Kate was everywhere, despite horrific losses from AA. You gotta have an IJN torpedo plane anyway. And the Betty should have a torpedo loadout as well. I have no real opinion on the Julie, but if references can be found I'm all for more aircraft.

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Nimits
03-31-2004, 09:10 PM
The Swordfish's role in the PTO was miniscule. AFAIK, it saw no major combat in that theater. By the time the RN carrers were regularly operating in the PTO later on, they had reequipped with Avengers.

The TBD, TBF, and B5N are all necessary, as well as the B6N if they plan to go past early 1944.

VW-IceFire
03-31-2004, 10:19 PM
Need the Devastator if we're going to do the Midway turkey shoot.

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aminx
03-31-2004, 10:39 PM
kate
torpedo 3 seater
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Hunger
03-31-2004, 10:47 PM
Nice info on the Jill

http://www.wwiitech.net/main/japan/aircraft/b6n/

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Mitlov47
04-01-2004, 02:00 AM
Kate, Avenger, and Devastator are all critical.

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aminx
04-01-2004, 03:00 AM
poor devastator not doing so well in the poll but i dont know why i have grown affectionate to this slow outdated plane, a lot of brave men perrished because of that during very important battles.
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Zeus-cat
04-01-2004, 05:41 PM
Kate
Jill
What about the Farah Fawcett? Oh wait, that was something else. Never mind.

necrobaron
04-04-2004, 12:38 AM
I found it,Aminx. It was on page 3. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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aminx
04-04-2004, 12:58 AM
http://img25.photobucket.com/albums/v76/aminx/77.jpg

some pics i put together

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aminx
04-04-2004, 01:02 AM
the plane in the middle is the ki27, i believe, it does'nt carry torpedoes.please reffer to the jill further up.
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