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XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 03:17 PM
A while ago I found out that Pe-8s can carry 5000 kg bombs, so I set up a quick mission builder mission against some of them out of curiousity. Unluckily for me, I set the altitude to something like 300 meters, so after i severly damaged one of them, it dropped its bomb, which blew up in a mushroom cloud. I wasnt expecting this at all, and the blast took my wing off

But that's not all

the explosion damaged all of the other Pe8s in that flight, so they all dropped their bombs as well, and since they had no tails or no wings, they fell low enough to be completely annihilated by their own bombs

Then i set the altitude higher, and one time a bomb leveled every house in a medium sized village that we were passing

Everyone should see this at least once, by the way, the more I play FB, the more impressive it is, you can tell a lot of work was put into this

-McTriggerHappy

XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 03:17 PM
A while ago I found out that Pe-8s can carry 5000 kg bombs, so I set up a quick mission builder mission against some of them out of curiousity. Unluckily for me, I set the altitude to something like 300 meters, so after i severly damaged one of them, it dropped its bomb, which blew up in a mushroom cloud. I wasnt expecting this at all, and the blast took my wing off

But that's not all

the explosion damaged all of the other Pe8s in that flight, so they all dropped their bombs as well, and since they had no tails or no wings, they fell low enough to be completely annihilated by their own bombs

Then i set the altitude higher, and one time a bomb leveled every house in a medium sized village that we were passing

Everyone should see this at least once, by the way, the more I play FB, the more impressive it is, you can tell a lot of work was put into this

-McTriggerHappy

XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 03:25 PM
Yap, every day something new to see, that's why I just love this game /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 03:29 PM
PaX_03 wrote:
- Yap, every day something new to see, that's why I
- just love this game

I couldnt agree more. The detail in this game enhanses the game instead of complicates it (a lot of my friends say that RPGs are annoying because there are a million units with a thousand special abilities, strengths, and weaknesses, the detail in FB though makes it way cooler)

-McTriggerhappy

XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 04:44 AM
Sometimes the 5000kgm bomb will detonate from hits to the Pe-8 and take out the other three in a 4 plane formation. Unfortunately you only get credit for one kill. In the last patch for IL2 when they added the 5000Kgm bomb it would actually leave a crater in a body of water which really looked strange ! It got fixed in the release of FB

Cpt.LoneRanger
08-15-2003, 08:42 AM
Saw this yesterday in an online-session. The 5000kg-bomb leveled our airfield and the small village next to it. I got shaken, but my plane survived. For 10 seconds, I didn't see where I was flying from all the dust and smoke.

/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Amazing game.

greets
Cpt.LoneRanger


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XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 08:53 AM
Wow, this is really cool!!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
First time I tried this it seems I hit the bomb-bay in one of the Pe-8s in a head on attack. It took me a while to realise what it was that caused me to disintergrate in midair /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I wonder, did this bomb in RL really have such a big blast area and such a huge explosion? The way it acts in the game looks to me like a small nuclear device...

XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 10:49 AM
Ok this I wanna see. Thanx for the heads up

XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 10:55 AM
Yes. Go online and find a server with AI on it. ITs a LOT of fun to drop those things.

This is the best. Atomic landmines!!!!! Set the fuse to 5 seconds or 5.5. Take off with the 5K bomb and fly low. If an enemy aircraft find you, drop the bomb when he is 500M away (.5) and the bomb will explode directly under him!!! Its the funniest thing you will EVER see.

The best is that trick on an unlimited ammo server. It has a long reload time, but man. I blew up 3 aircraft in 1 run that were tailing me. The messages they would type were half the fun!!

It also helps aiming when your very close to the ground, and the enemy typically wont see the bomb drop. Its so much fun!!! Try it!

Gib

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michapma
08-15-2003, 12:29 PM
I've rarely seen the Pe-8 in servers (early in my online experience one was parked and vulching /i/smilies/16x16_robot-very-happy.gif ) but I think I just might try it sometime.

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XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 12:38 PM
Gibbage1 wrote:
- Yes. Go online and find a server with AI on it.
- ITs a LOT of fun to drop those things.
-
- This is the best. Atomic landmines!!!!! Set the
- fuse to 5 seconds or 5.5. Take off with the 5K bomb
- and fly low. If an enemy aircraft find you, drop
- the bomb when he is 500M away (.5) and the bomb will
- explode directly under him!!! Its the funniest
- thing you will EVER see.
-
- The best is that trick on an unlimited ammo server.
- It has a long reload time, but man. I blew up 3
- aircraft in 1 run that were tailing me. The
- messages they would type were half the fun!!
-


LMAO

I have done this same thing but I use a 500 pounder in the fwa9 u have to have a short fuse & they have to be closer

Not gona tell the fusing & the distance tho works great in full real as they never see the bomb drop Kapowwwwwwwwwwwww

Its the best !!!!!!!!!

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