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Haigotron
04-22-2006, 02:26 PM
mmmmhello

1) any reason to put > 0 sec delay on a bomb if you're dive bombing? also, what's your preffered bomb delay setting for low level bombing? advantages?

2) where should you aim the dive bomber's crosshair if the dive is at less that 90 degrees - im guessing behind the target?
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3) *** Any books about Hans-Ulrich Rudel? - preferrably the same style as Blond Knight of Germany***

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Haigotron
04-22-2006, 02:26 PM
mmmmhello

1) any reason to put > 0 sec delay on a bomb if you're dive bombing? also, what's your preffered bomb delay setting for low level bombing? advantages?

2) where should you aim the dive bomber's crosshair if the dive is at less that 90 degrees - im guessing behind the target?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif
3) *** Any books about Hans-Ulrich Rudel? - preferrably the same style as Blond Knight of Germany***

Thanks!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I_KG100_Prien
04-22-2006, 03:18 PM
For regular old divebombing I don't put any delay in. No real need to, unless for some strange reason you like to drop real low with a really big bomb.

I usually put in a delay of 1.5-2.5 seconds if I am releasing at treetop level, or if I am skip bombing ships.. Just enough time to get clear of the blast.

Releasing in shallower dives is a little bit trickier for me personally to explain. It's a feel thing, and takes some practice. It all becomes dependent on the angle that you are appoaching at, and of course speed plays another significant role. Just practice with it.

PraetorHonoris
04-22-2006, 04:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Haigotron:
3) *** Any books about Hans-Ulrich Rudel? - preferrably the same style as Blond Knight of Germany***
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rudel himself has written about his experiences in war. I think it's english titel is "Stuka Pilot".
Beware, this man was a hard-core Nazi all his life...

Haigotron
04-22-2006, 06:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Beware, this man was a hard-core Nazi all his life </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

ouch, that's a bummer, that kinda stuff usually turns me off http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

oh well, there's more dive bombers out there, any american dive bomber stories?

leitmotiv
04-23-2006, 08:32 AM
Aside from being a Nazi, Rudel wrote a good book about combat ops on the E Front. Nobody has dropped Celine from French literature because he was a fascist during the war---Rudel gives you a good idea of fighting against odds and there is the value of his book. There is a big biography of Rudel which came out a few years ago---do not know if it is any good. Rumor has it he was unofficially consulted on what would be the optimal design for a tactical aircraft when Republic was designing the A-10 Thunderbolt II in the '60's. Some of the most famous Luftwaffe bomber pilots, among them Baumbach and Herrmann, were die-hard believers in Hitler. Hitler once said "My army is Prussian, my navy is monarchist, and my air force is National Socialist." There were a lot of true believers in the Luftwaffe and Waffen SS.