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aminx
05-23-2004, 01:45 PM
the title speaks for itself and will we have them in PF ? because the B25 ai models we have dont have a torpedo haul option.
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aminx
05-23-2004, 01:45 PM
the title speaks for itself and will we have them in PF ? because the B25 ai models we have dont have a torpedo haul option.
aminx

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Art-J
05-23-2004, 01:58 PM
Hmmm.... as far as I recall, Beaufighter TF-Mk X ("TF" from "Torpedo-Fighter"), this one was the most known (but maybe there were other TFs, based on other versions? Uh, don't remember). As for the Mitchell part: PBJ-1 (Navy versions) for sure, besides, the Russians modified different variants of their Havocs and Mitchells to carry torpedoes.

We might get Navy modified B-25Hs & Js in PF future patches (since visual differences compared to AAF examples are not significant). I don't think we'll be able to launch torpedoes from regular Mitchells (I guess they weren't used much, if at all, this way. Of course I might be wrong here. The only AAF planes launching torpedoes in combat I remember were Marauders over Midway and Aleutians). And Beaufighters? I remember that guy preparing external model did many versions of that bird, but I don't know if cockpits for all of them have been modelled as well. Let's wait and see... Maybe we'll get TF "Beaus" too.
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[This message was edited by Art-J on Sun May 23 2004 at 01:09 PM.]

hobnail
05-23-2004, 08:26 PM
Yep the TF Mk X was commonly referred to as the "Torbeau" due to it's specialised torpedo role.

aminx
05-23-2004, 09:46 PM
thanks detailed reply ,much appreciated,i really hope we do get the torp models for pacific mission building which would be great fun,we would also need the B25j navy skin,i see we aleady have the beau navy skin.
Lets hope that eventually we get the KI45 torp model as well,i dont understand why we are getting the KI46 instead to start of with?does that model have torpedoes?
aminx

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xanty
05-24-2004, 02:32 AM
Hi:

The British modified the Blenheim into a torpedo bomber, and it was called Beaufort. It was a twin-engined bomber, quite like the blenheim with a bigger fuselage. It could carry a toprpedo or bombs in it's bay. RAAF and other countries used them over the PTO. Coastal Command used them after BoB to shake the germans.

after that, they made the Beaufighter, which was faster and more successful.

Here is a pick of it:
http://www.airforce.forces.ca/grfx/equip_gallery/historic_gallery/wallpaper/beafrt.jpg

http://users.chariot.net.au/~theburfs/aahistpage2.html
http://www.beaufortrestoration.com.au/a_htmls/A-RAAF%20Parent%20pages/Beaufort-close-ups.htm

There is one in Duxford, London.

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s.bush
05-24-2004, 04:28 AM
how do you contact BURNIN to find out wether the torpedo is in one of his 4 Beaufighter models for pf??
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IV_JG51_Razor
05-24-2004, 08:45 AM
I've never heard of B-25s carrying a torpedo in combat. I know that the B-26s did during the battle of Midway, but I don't think the Mitchels ever did.

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Burnin_777_AVG
05-24-2004, 09:58 AM
Guys,

Yes, the Beau will have a torpedo and yes multiple versions will be flyable. I have stated that fact many times.

BV

Art-J
05-24-2004, 12:12 PM
Well, I must have omitted that announcement http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Thanks for claryfying things, Burnin' ! "Beaus" are my fav British crates. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Gibbage1
05-24-2004, 01:37 PM
I still think the B-25 is much better then that ugly thing.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Burnin_777_AVG:
Guys,

Yes, the Beau will have a torpedo and yes multiple versions will be flyable. I have stated that fact many times.

BV<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Stan Wood, P-38 pilot who also flew the P-39.

aminx
05-24-2004, 09:45 PM
fine, but who is going to tell us wether the B25 will have torpedoes in pf??why?because the patch we have does not have it in the payload.the NAVY B25 did have that option.
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CHDT
05-24-2004, 10:06 PM
"the NAVY B25 did have that option."

Never heard of operational missions with B-25 done with torpedos. Only some B-26A were engaged this way in the Pacific.

Cheers,

VW-IceFire
05-24-2004, 10:12 PM
I think B-25's were used in the anti-shipping role without torpedoes and instead used mass quantities of .50 cal, the giant cannon (which is on our version), and HVAR rockets to take down ships.

All are quite effective in the right place.

Light shipping should be totally crippled by .50 cal fire in that quantity.

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310thMercury
05-24-2004, 11:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>The B-25C-1 production block introduced under-wing bomb racks which could accommodate six to eight 100- to 325-pound bombs. In addition, provisions were made for a rack underneath the fuselage capable of carrying a short 22.4-inch torpedo weighing 2000 pounds. If the torpedo was carried, no bombs could be, although a bomb bay fuel tank could be used. The Mitchell was employed only in limited numbers as a torpedo plane against Japanese shipping. However, extensive use was made of the external wing racks, which could carry six to eight bombs of 100-325 pounds in weight <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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s.bush
05-25-2004, 01:00 PM
in "FIRE IN THE SKY" there are photos of the B25's skip bombing maru's ,destroyers and barges .How is this done?
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hobnail
05-25-2004, 09:14 PM
Set bomb delay to 0 seconds, fly low and drop the bombs before the target, you'll see.

Skip bombing has been part of IL2 since the initial release of the game line.