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How to resolve a FP bombing attack?


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#1 W. Clark

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:45 AM

The question I have is what do you rate a FP as in bombing attack resolved using campaign air ops. Is is a level bomber or skip bomber? I assume its a level bomber, but I'm not sure.



#2 Cpt M

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:35 PM

Floatplanes, by their mission profile, operate as single aircraft, while proper bomber formations are usually a flight of 3 aircraft.  Given the light bomb loads of most FPs (other than the larger types such as the PBY, Sunderland, etc), their potential for causing any appreciable damage on, say, a CA or BB is minimal to nil.  If, however, you do decide to use a flight of 3 Petes or SOCs as a bomber flight, then they would be considered level bombers (and expect to have them knock out of the sky as they're slow, easy targets for any AA).



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:44 PM

Sounds right to me. Using them as bombers is not my call; it's a theater event and as far their vulnerability to AA fire; what goes up must come down.






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