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neural_dream
09-19-2005, 02:38 PM
This is the 16th post in a series of topics on the Revised Cockpit Reference Guide that i am working on. It will contain all planes this time blah blah blah ...
The point is that i need your tips, suggestions and corrections for the easy-to-print aircraft guide that i am working on. To get an idea of what that is you may want to download the old version (check my sig).
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Douglas A-20G "Havoc" (`43)
Although not particularly distinguished, the Douglas A-20 was built in large enough numbers to be considered significant. Under the general term "light bomber" it served in various roles and in several theatres. The A-20G variant had R-2600-23 engines and was longer than its predecessors to allow for nose armament. Most of the early production were provided to the Soviets and the later ones were mainly used in New Guinea and Burma. In total about 2850 A-20Gs were built. All were manufactured in Santa Monica.
Maximum speed: 430km/h at sea level and 520km/h at 3700m. Range 1650km.
Maximum total bomb loadout: 2200lb.
Tips:
¦ The A-20G can carry a single Mk.13 Torpedo.
¦ Consider switching Supercharger speeds at 2200m (7200ft).
¦ Maximum traverse speed for the electric top turret is 60deg/sec.
Armament:
A-20G: nose - 6x12.7mm Browning .50 (350rpg/30sec), dorsal gunner - 2x12.7mm Browning .50 (400rpg/34sec),
ventral gunner - 1x12.7mm Browning .50 (400rpg/34sec).
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North American B-25J "Mitchell" (`44)
The B-25 Mitchell was North American's response to a USAAC proposal for a twin-engine attack bomber. It became famous when Lt Col Doolittle's 16 B-25Bs of USS Hornet launched the first attack on the Japanese homeland on 16 April 1942. The most numerous was the B-25J precision bomber variant, with over 4300 built <span class="ev_code_GREEN">[improved]</span>. The B-25Js remained in service until well after WW2 and were also supplied to countries like Brasil, Cuba, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela.
Maximum speed: 385km/h at sea level and 440km/h at 4000m. Range 2050km.
Maximum total bomb loadout: 3000lb.
Tips:
¦ Consider switching Supercharger speeds at 2700m (8850ft).
¦ Maximum traverse speed for the electric top turret is 60deg/sec.
Armament:
B-25J: nose - 5x12.7mm Browning .50 (400rpg/34sec), nose gunner - 1x12.7mm Browning .50 (450rpg/38sec), dorsal gunner - 2x12.7mm Browning .50 (450rpg/38sec), tail gunner - 2x12.7mm Browning .50 (450rpg/38sec), right waist gunner - 1x12.7mm Browning .50 (400rpg/34sec), left waist gunner - 1x12.7mm Browning .50
(400rpg/34sec).

neural_dream
09-19-2005, 02:38 PM
This is the 16th post in a series of topics on the Revised Cockpit Reference Guide that i am working on. It will contain all planes this time blah blah blah ...
The point is that i need your tips, suggestions and corrections for the easy-to-print aircraft guide that i am working on. To get an idea of what that is you may want to download the old version (check my sig).
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Douglas A-20G "Havoc" (`43)
Although not particularly distinguished, the Douglas A-20 was built in large enough numbers to be considered significant. Under the general term "light bomber" it served in various roles and in several theatres. The A-20G variant had R-2600-23 engines and was longer than its predecessors to allow for nose armament. Most of the early production were provided to the Soviets and the later ones were mainly used in New Guinea and Burma. In total about 2850 A-20Gs were built. All were manufactured in Santa Monica.
Maximum speed: 430km/h at sea level and 520km/h at 3700m. Range 1650km.
Maximum total bomb loadout: 2200lb.
Tips:
¦ The A-20G can carry a single Mk.13 Torpedo.
¦ Consider switching Supercharger speeds at 2200m (7200ft).
¦ Maximum traverse speed for the electric top turret is 60deg/sec.
Armament:
A-20G: nose - 6x12.7mm Browning .50 (350rpg/30sec), dorsal gunner - 2x12.7mm Browning .50 (400rpg/34sec),
ventral gunner - 1x12.7mm Browning .50 (400rpg/34sec).
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North American B-25J "Mitchell" (`44)
The B-25 Mitchell was North American's response to a USAAC proposal for a twin-engine attack bomber. It became famous when Lt Col Doolittle's 16 B-25Bs of USS Hornet launched the first attack on the Japanese homeland on 16 April 1942. The most numerous was the B-25J precision bomber variant, with over 4300 built <span class="ev_code_GREEN">[improved]</span>. The B-25Js remained in service until well after WW2 and were also supplied to countries like Brasil, Cuba, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela.
Maximum speed: 385km/h at sea level and 440km/h at 4000m. Range 2050km.
Maximum total bomb loadout: 3000lb.
Tips:
¦ Consider switching Supercharger speeds at 2700m (8850ft).
¦ Maximum traverse speed for the electric top turret is 60deg/sec.
Armament:
B-25J: nose - 5x12.7mm Browning .50 (400rpg/34sec), nose gunner - 1x12.7mm Browning .50 (450rpg/38sec), dorsal gunner - 2x12.7mm Browning .50 (450rpg/38sec), tail gunner - 2x12.7mm Browning .50 (450rpg/38sec), right waist gunner - 1x12.7mm Browning .50 (400rpg/34sec), left waist gunner - 1x12.7mm Browning .50
(400rpg/34sec).

neural_dream
09-19-2005, 02:40 PM
The previous posts:

15. LaGG-3, Bi-1: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/3521095753
14. Zero: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/6931052753
13. Buffalo, Wildcat, Hellcat: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/6401059653
12. Sturmovik: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/8461065653
11. Beaufighter: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/8461022653
10. Me262,163,He162,Go229: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5111042653
9. P11c, IAR80,81: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=2...801042653 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&amp;s=400102&amp;f=2...801042653)
8. P40, P39, P63: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m...341014153
7. Bf109, Bf110: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5031062053
6. Ki84, Ki100: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/9451054943
5. I16, I153, I185: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/2921071943
4. Stukas,He111: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/3011097843
3. La5,La7: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/9311023843
2. CR42,G50: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5971000843
1. Ki43,61: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/7311047743

neural_dream
09-19-2005, 02:41 PM
I don't fly bombers a lot, and i don't really have any useful tips. That's where i need you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

neural_dream
09-20-2005, 05:04 PM
shameless bump asking for tips on those two med bombers.

Platypus_1.JaVA
09-21-2005, 02:51 PM
IIRC the B-25 nose-gunner/bomb aimer has one 7.62mm .303" Browning machine gun.

In the line "North American B-25J "Mitchell" (`44)
The B-25 Mitchell was North American's response to a USAAC proposal for a twin-engine attack bomber. In total abo4300 were delivered." some things should be changed for clarity. There where about 10.000 built and 4300 of them where B-25J. The sentence is written in such a way that it looks like only 4300 B-25's of all versions where built.

I can give you more B-25 tips but, I am not really sure what you want with this guide so, I think you should check out this site for some good info. http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/baugher_us/b025i.html

Anyways, good luck with your guide! It will be a monumental work when it is done http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

neural_dream
09-21-2005, 04:58 PM
Thanks for the link and your kind words. 13 aircraft to go http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif.
I am looking for not very basic tips that people who fly these planes frequently can give. For example, let's say you fly B-25s and I'm a friend and tell you "I tried the B-25 yesterday but didn't really find it any special. Why do you like it that much? What special can you do with it that i didn't see?". What would you answer? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BaldieJr
09-21-2005, 09:09 PM
Thank you for your efforts neural_dream.