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zuiho
04-21-2004, 04:47 PM
What about the use of the japanese aerial burst bomb as an available weapon in PF? It can be very 'interesting' to see the destructive effect of a lucky shot in a compact formation of 4-engines bombers...

zuiho
04-21-2004, 04:47 PM
What about the use of the japanese aerial burst bomb as an available weapon in PF? It can be very 'interesting' to see the destructive effect of a lucky shot in a compact formation of 4-engines bombers...

clint-ruin
04-21-2004, 05:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by zuiho:
What about the use of the japanese aerial burst bomb as an available weapon in PF? It can be very 'interesting' to see the destructive effect of a lucky shot in a compact formation of 4-engines bombers...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This would be good to have [as well as those aerial grenades the soviets used but that's less important for PF :&gt;]. Bombs can be detonated in mid-air in FB via collisions at the moment and the results are pretty spectacular.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=44710506&r=15710506#15710506

http://users.bigpond.net.au/gwen/fb/leninkoba.jpg

Giganoni
04-21-2004, 05:21 PM
Ah yes the Ta bomb or the Ta Dan inciendiary air burst bomb. It certainly gave those weak armament K-43s a punch. A little example from Ikuhiko Hata & Yasuho Izawa's book Japanese Army air units and their aces 1931-1945 page 45 "Sgt Maj Kazuo Shimizu claimed three B-25s with a Ta Bomb (an air bursting device dropped by the fighter) on 14 February, 1944-"

Of course he claimed he did, so he may have downed none, but he probably damaged em or saw them peel away, maybe smoke. There are other examples of the bomb being used. Oh, he was flying a Ki-43 II btw.

zuiho
04-22-2004, 02:59 AM
Another example is the japanese ace of aces Tetsuzo Iwamoto that claimed 30(!) SBD Shot down with burst bomb. It' s an overclaim but it' s a testimony of the use of this bomb by japanese ace of aces.