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icrash
07-11-2005, 07:46 PM
Talking about transitioning from the B-25 to the Betty. The first thing I was reminded about the Betty was it had no teeth like the B-25. The fighters made a head on pass, I pulled the trigger & nothing happened. It was an instant pucker factor.The little voice in my head reminded me the Betty was never tweaked to ground attack like the '25 was. Man, did I ever get spoiled by being able to at least shoot back. I am rather pleased with the fact I have another torpedo plane to play with & there are missions in the campaign for it. I was also reminded of the fact I can't fly worth a darn at night, complements of a pair of night torpedo runs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif. Oh well, at least I got another bomber to play with.

icrash
07-11-2005, 07:46 PM
Talking about transitioning from the B-25 to the Betty. The first thing I was reminded about the Betty was it had no teeth like the B-25. The fighters made a head on pass, I pulled the trigger & nothing happened. It was an instant pucker factor.The little voice in my head reminded me the Betty was never tweaked to ground attack like the '25 was. Man, did I ever get spoiled by being able to at least shoot back. I am rather pleased with the fact I have another torpedo plane to play with & there are missions in the campaign for it. I was also reminded of the fact I can't fly worth a darn at night, complements of a pair of night torpedo runs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif. Oh well, at least I got another bomber to play with.

Hendley
07-12-2005, 11:02 AM
It may have no teeth, but boy, does it ever have a sting in its tail. The Betty is uber against contemporary fighters--P-40s, Hurris, Wildcats.

Just finished a quick online session and had 7 fighter kills vs 2 Betty losses (was on my way down for the third time when the mission ended--blue victory on plane kills http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif (oh, that's not counting the static aircraft kills from the bombs)). Felt like Han Solo taking down tie fighters in that back seat.

Sure, she's dead meat against P-47s and Corsairs, but against early war opponents...