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XyZspineZyX
07-07-2003, 01:27 AM
O.K. Im new to the post and the game. Im having a really hard time carrying out missions with either of the heavy bombers.

The bombadier position seems to be more realistic than anyother game I have played and therefore much more difficult.

If anyone could throw some tips my way about bombing runs I would sho' appreciate it!

Thanks

XyZspineZyX
07-07-2003, 01:27 AM
O.K. Im new to the post and the game. Im having a really hard time carrying out missions with either of the heavy bombers.

The bombadier position seems to be more realistic than anyother game I have played and therefore much more difficult.

If anyone could throw some tips my way about bombing runs I would sho' appreciate it!

Thanks

XyZspineZyX
07-07-2003, 01:30 AM
I wish I could tell you something useful. I've been playing the bombers almost exclusively on FB, and I'm still terrible at it! If anyone has tips, lay it on me!


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XyZspineZyX
07-07-2003, 01:34 AM
there was a thread about 5 weeks ago that detailed the historical procedure for bombing in a he111 which apparently worked well in game as well



but good luck finding it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

XyZspineZyX
07-07-2003, 02:15 AM
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XyZspineZyX
07-07-2003, 02:41 AM
I'm also a big fan of the big bombers. You might want to check out the following link if your interested in flying the He-111.

http://www.he111guide.com/index.html

I've flown a ton of successful bombing missions online, but I've never survived a bombing mission in an offline campaign. What specific problems are you having?

When you check out the He-111 guide mentioned above, download the track of a bombing run. It really helped me coordinate my actions prior to dropping the bombs.

Here's a little tip on bombing with the He-111: don't wait until you're on the bomb run to adjust your bombsight. On your CD, there should be an IAS / TAS chart. It's a chart that compares your Indicated Air Speed to your True Air Speed depending on your altitude. Be sure to print out that chart and keep it handy...you'll need it to adjust your bombsight. Anyway, back to my tip. Enter your altitude and airspeed into the bombsight before you even get lined up with the target. That way you're not fumbling with extra buttons when timing is everything. You should also have the degrees of elevation increased before the bomb run so you can see a long distance ahead of the bomber when you look into the sight. That way you can identify the target sooner and give yourself more time to make the critical adjustments like velocity + or - and left or right alignment.

Hope the tips help. Spend some time in the Quick Mission Builder lining up for bombing runs on random airfields and cities. I fly online at "TheRyeCatcher", so drop me a line if you see me on HL...I would love to fly a bombing run with a bunch of other bombers in formation!!



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XyZspineZyX
07-07-2003, 02:48 AM
TheRyeCatcher wrote:
- I fly online at
- "TheRyeCatcher", so drop me a line if you see me on
- HL...I would love to fly a bombing run with a bunch
- of other bombers in formation!!
-

For any aussies looking for a squad that flies formation in bombers, one of the four WTE squadrons 12 sqdn, specialises in level bombing.

Check http://www.wte-anga.com/ just do not use netscape it will not work http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-07-2003, 03:18 AM
Yes they do help quite a bit, although Im having trouble understanding the airspeed bit....Im kind of a dummy when it comes to math so perhaps someone could explain the formula to me?

thanks alot.

XyZspineZyX
07-07-2003, 09:39 AM
I don't know what formula is used to calculate your True Air Speed based on your Indicated Air Speed and your Altitude, but I don't have to...the chart does all the calculations for you. A quick glance at the chart reveals that the higher your altitude the greater the difference between your IAS and your TAS. If your bombing at a low altitude, you probably won't notice much of a difference. If, however, you're bombing at 3,000 meters and your Airspeed gauge (IAS) reads 250 kmph...the chart will tell you that the velocity you must enter into the bombsight must be 300 kmph! Having the bombsight set with the wrong airspeed can result in a very inaccurate drop.

Here's how you get the chart to print out: Use Windows Explorer to see the contents of your Forgotten Battles CD. One of the folders is named MANUAL. Inside that folder is an Adobe PDF named IAS/TAS Chart.

My explanation of how to set up the He-111's bombsight is second rate compared to Stewart's He-111 page (see link in my first post in this thread). You really should spend some time reading what he has to say. Once you've read all of the information and watched the video tracks of an He-111 conducting a bombing run it will seem pretty simple. Good luck to you...I hope to see you online sometime!


"Distance: the only thing the rich are willing for the poor to call their own...and keep." Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

XyZspineZyX
07-07-2003, 12:20 PM
The IAS/TAS chart that came with the game is quite worthless, it is too imprecise.

Since I am an aircraft mechanic, I have looked up a little formula for it in my school books. I've made an EXCEL spreadsheat with it. Here it is:


=C3+((C3/100)*1,5)*((B4*3,2808)/1000)


Here is C3 the Indicated airspeed in km/h (example: 290 km/h) and B4 is the altitude in Meters (example: 3000 m)

The B4*3,2808 is just a factor that you need to calculate feet to meters. anyways, this is the formula you can use. It only applies with speeds lower then 400 km/h. above that, the compressabillity of the air must be taken into account.

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