Formation bombing

Discussion in 'Bomber Tactics' started by TheFNG, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. TheFNG

    TheFNG New Member

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    Formation bombing

    final approach, set your zoom all the way out. continue calibrating all the way into your target, hit u hold for a few seconds hit y and repeat...repeat...repeat. watch the stats in the bomb site for speed and alt. as long as they are remaining constant your in good shape. once the field comes into view thru your bomb sight, start zooming back in as you approach all the while your still calibrating and adjusting to target with your stick remaining in f6 mode. (calibrate, zoom in a bit, calibrate, zoom in a bit more...) by the time your at your drop point, you should have just completed your last calibration and your zoomed all the way in. if you time it right, your last calibration was just 3-5 seconds before you drop.

    Once you get accurate with your release you can have your salvo set to 2. if your still working on your release timing have your salvo set to 3. a salvo of 1 is enough to take down a hanger with a formation, but depending on your altitude your bombs my spread out enough while falling to keep a full hit radius on your target. resulting in not taking down the hanger. So I recommend a minimum salvo of 2 to insure even a slightly late or early release will still result in a dead hanger. as a rookie a salvo of 3 will insure a successful hit. when you get good, you can try setting your salvo to 1 but I recommend this setting at the lower scale altitude drops around 8K or under. And only when its not as important to take out the target. If your in a mission with other squadies or a mission with just other players and they are relying on you to hit your target, don't be cocky with a salvo of 1.

    Tips and tricks...

    At outer dar ring go into your bomb sight (f6) calibrate once just for the sake of it. then hit u only. push your stick forward and your bomb sight will now cycle forward. its slow, but your so far from the target you have plenty of time. once you can see the target field go to zoom and zoom all the way in. You will now be able to pinpoint your target and get a feel for how far off left or right you are. Keep in mind you can also move the scope right and left. careful doing that because it will throw off your orientation of your planes direction to your target. while in the u mode only the scope is being controlled, not the plane. so if you move the scope right or left to look around, keep in mind your plane has not changed direction. hit the y and your back out of scope mode and you can now adjust your planes direction. unfortunately to go back into "scope mode" you have to start all over again with the slow adjustment to look forward.
     
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  2. Rogent

    Rogent New Member

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    Another good type of formation is have another piloted set put his nose right on the right or left wing (wingtip or engine). The guy in tow wouldn't even have to calibrate his bombsite at all and basically drop his bombs as soon as the element leader does. Just like the real war.
     

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