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XyZspineZyX
08-16-2003, 04:25 PM
I've just done a training mission I built in the FMB and the stupid bombs won't drop when I fly over the target. I have the bomb sight all programmed and lined up, and bomb-site automation is turned on.

I thought that if you had the alt, speed programmed correctly, then turn on bombsight automation and fly over the target the bombs will drop automatically..??

XyZspineZyX
08-16-2003, 04:25 PM
I've just done a training mission I built in the FMB and the stupid bombs won't drop when I fly over the target. I have the bomb sight all programmed and lined up, and bomb-site automation is turned on.

I thought that if you had the alt, speed programmed correctly, then turn on bombsight automation and fly over the target the bombs will drop automatically..??

XyZspineZyX
08-16-2003, 05:05 PM
I have trouble bombing SOFT targets like Trains & convoys, Mostly cause their not at the bombing point, you have to find them & at high altitude (3500-4000) it's almost impossible before your right on them, But FIXED targets liek airfields & bridges i have better luck with, with these targets i let the Autopilot line me up, then when i reach the waypoint just before the bombing point i switch off the autopilot & drop to about 2500, The i switch on the Level Stabilizer & quick Trim the rudder so i don't drift, Then i input the calculations into the bombsight (because i always bomb from the same alititude & speed i know the calculations easy, 2500 altitude & 400 True Airspeed), Then raise the bombsight till i can see the target, If i'm not lined up i use Trim to move either left or right, Bombsight Automation on & hopefully i get the target zeroed, They should really remove convoys & trains from the twin engine bomber missions it's very hard to get lined up & find the target, At least make a new CLASSES mission type for the DGEN folder, Call it HARD or FIXED instead of the GROUND that has trains & convoys in it.

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XyZspineZyX
08-16-2003, 05:06 PM
the bombsight is hard to use. i just go it the lame way and go external, look streight down, and go very slow. it doesnt work i need to learn the gunsight

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XyZspineZyX
08-16-2003, 05:47 PM
Keep practicing, when you understand how to keep the crosshair on spot with the speed setting of the bombsight it's actually quite easy.
The missions for the He111 in campaign make no sense at all, it was usually used against static targets.

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adlabs6
08-16-2003, 06:26 PM
oFZo wrote:

- The missions for the He111 in campaign make no sense
- at all, it was usually used against static targets.

Exactly right. Too bad that industry centers couldn't be enabled as targets in the patch.


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XyZspineZyX
08-16-2003, 06:42 PM
oFZo wrote:
- Keep practicing, when you understand how to keep the
- crosshair on spot with the speed setting of the
- bombsight it's actually quite easy.
- The missions for the He111 in campaign make no sense
- at all, it was usually used against static targets.
-


I think that's where I'm having trouble. If I have to convert my IAS to TAS screw that. I'm just gonna fly over the target and drop 'em. I had it perfectly programmed, sights right on the target and they didn't fall.