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Aaron_GT
05-23-2004, 01:33 PM
I love the B25 and I am very much looking forward to it being flyable in the future, but in the interests of historical accuracy is it possible to get the remotely sighted ventral pop turret removed? In reality it was very rarely used as the optical sighting system made it very hard to use and it had a tendency to induce airsickness in the gunner. At the very least making a minor change and versions of the B25C and G without it would be good, as additional options.

Aaron_GT
05-23-2004, 01:33 PM
I love the B25 and I am very much looking forward to it being flyable in the future, but in the interests of historical accuracy is it possible to get the remotely sighted ventral pop turret removed? In reality it was very rarely used as the optical sighting system made it very hard to use and it had a tendency to induce airsickness in the gunner. At the very least making a minor change and versions of the B25C and G without it would be good, as additional options.

Valathar
05-23-2004, 03:55 PM
Also I wonder if it can actually fire at their 3-9

Tooz_69GIAP
05-23-2004, 05:56 PM
Well, having the ventral turrent on these models is 100% accurate and historically realistic. The fact that they were rarely used is also very true. And the mojority of these turrets were removed in the field, and in their place a big fuel tank was put there normally, if I remember right.

I don't think it was until the H series that the turrets were abandoned in the factory production models.

Having them there, I reckon, is fine. What I am worried about though is that they are really easy to shoot down. They seem far easier than any other bomber. They flame very quickly, you can blast the rudders and elevators off with no trouble at all, and the crew jumps at the slightest damage. But I cannot wait till I get to fly this baby, specially the G with that 75mm gun!!!!!

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JG53Frankyboy
05-24-2004, 02:57 AM
i wonder that the 75mm shells dont harm ships like the tanker/freighter vessel http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

perhaps because they are HE , as AP http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif im sure they would - think about sinking these ships with 2 BRS132 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Aaron_GT
05-24-2004, 03:00 AM
"Well, having the ventral turrent on these models is 100% accurate and historically realistic. The fact that they were rarely used is also very true."

It would be more historically accurate to have them not present, or at least optional, to represent the typical mode of employment. That they were designed to have them means little - the Halifax and Lancaster were also designed with ventral turrets, but very few actually flew with them, for example.

Red_Storm
05-24-2004, 05:11 AM
Once it gets flyable, one of the loadout options should be to remove the ventral turret then (so you get a higher fuel load, or more speed for example).

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HamishUK
05-24-2004, 09:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
"Well, having the ventral turrent on these models is 100% accurate and historically realistic. The fact that they were rarely used is also very true."

It would be more historically accurate to have them not present, or at least optional, to represent the typical mode of employment. That they were designed to have them means little - the Halifax and Lancaster were also designed with ventral turrets, but very few actually flew with them, for example.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually the RAF B25C's retained the ventral (Bendix manufactured) turret on their aircraft. They actually managed to utilise it very well in the tight groups the flew in on bombing raids.

I see no reason to remove it at all. Most B25's were modified in some way by the USAAF anyway..so where would you stop?

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