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J_Flyer
02-23-2004, 12:34 PM
would anyone be intrested in making a aftermath of BoB mission with the focus being a Rhubarb by RAF over naormandy.

A Rhubarb is an open ended mission to destroy any targets of military importance over enemy territory. (i think) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The propellor is just a big fan to keep the pilot cool.. when it stops you can see the pilot start sweating!

J_Flyer
02-23-2004, 12:34 PM
would anyone be intrested in making a aftermath of BoB mission with the focus being a Rhubarb by RAF over naormandy.

A Rhubarb is an open ended mission to destroy any targets of military importance over enemy territory. (i think) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The propellor is just a big fan to keep the pilot cool.. when it stops you can see the pilot start sweating!

p1ngu666
02-23-2004, 12:57 PM
need a spitfire for those i think

http://www.pingu666.modded.me.uk/mysig3.jpg

Alexi_Alx_Anova
02-23-2004, 02:30 PM
I've been intending to make some rhubarb missions for about a year, ever since I read one of the many biographies of Douglas Bader. I just never found the time. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

For a proper rhubarb you need foul weather, lots of ground targets, a very low level water skimming approach (to avoid radar), and only two or possibly three planes. Spits or hurris will do.

Once it was realized that rhubarbs put men and machines at risk for very little gain, they were discouraged but Bader and co. would do them on the sly when the weather was too poor for proper fighter missions. Should be very challenging to do low level attacks with all that turbulence http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Alexi

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73GIAP_Milan
02-23-2004, 02:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>need a spitfire for those i think<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
And
1: Hawker Typhoons
2: P47 Thunderbolts
3: P38 Lightnings

anything that can carry rockets or bombs and is reasonably suitable for ground attacks AND dogfighting...

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif i might have forgotten quite a few in the above list, but those were commonly used for some nice Rhubarb missions...

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif ahhh...nothing feels better for a ground commander than to have a nice p-47 Thunderbolt cab rank over his head..

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SECUDUS
02-23-2004, 03:12 PM
http://mysite.freeserve.com/Endodontics/Whirlwind/WGAD.jpg?0.2101997488132295

Hmmm...Even now she's forgotten Lol!

http://mysite.freeserve.com/Endodontics/sigs/WhirlySig03.jpg?0.8016962940949658

Aaron_GT
02-23-2004, 03:16 PM
Looks like a Whirlwind in someone's backgarden!
Lucky fellow.

SECUDUS
02-23-2004, 03:27 PM
Yeah I got Salvage Squad to come round and knock her up from some wrecks I raised from the channel last summer. It only took them three weeks to get her to this state. Lol!

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J_Flyer
02-26-2004, 08:21 AM
I dont think it was just spitfires, I heard that any plane that could fly (when not on endless bombing escorts) were encouraged to make these, them discouraged. I read it somewhere....

The propellor is just a big fan to keep the pilot cool.. when it stops you can see
the pilot start sweating!

A good landing is one you can walk away from...A great landing is one where they can use the plane again afterwards!!!
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AWL_Spinner
02-26-2004, 08:36 AM
There's a nice sequence in Dark Blue World on Rhubarbs.

Hopefully this sort of thing will feature in Battle Of Britain. I'd love to know how far inland Oleg's "highly detailed Channel map" extends.

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