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Kocrachon
03-30-2006, 06:50 PM
But will this game be releasing a patch to ever let me fly the B29?

FritzGryphon
03-30-2006, 07:02 PM
I haven't heard anything about a flyable B-29 in progress.

Zeus-cat
03-30-2006, 09:12 PM
As far as we know, none of the heavies will ever be flyable.

Kocrachon
03-31-2006, 01:26 AM
any specific reason why they did this? and by chance did any of the other series have it?

HotelBushranger
03-31-2006, 01:52 AM
Because it would take upwards of a year to make.

Skycat_2
03-31-2006, 04:33 AM
The B-29 was a high altitude, long range heavy bomber. FB/PF is optimized for low/medium altitude, short range missions. The B-29 would not be in its proper element.

If you want to fly B-29s, go get CFS-3 and FirePower.

PlaneEater
03-31-2006, 04:40 AM
I have some screenshots that I could post here that would make lots of people very disillusioned.

Unfortunately, they would also get the thread locked and me slapped with a baseless lawsuit.

Suffice to say, uh, things just didn't pan out. :\

Skycat_2
03-31-2006, 09:59 AM
I think I've seen some of those screens, PlaneEater ... your thoughts are "on the nose." But several planes were shown as WIP and then not implemented because of reasons other than legal hot water.

My point is that there are other medium and heavy bombers that would be better suited to FB/PF's limitations. The Lancaster, B-24 and B-26 immediately come to my mind because they were assigned to multiple theaters and used in low and medium attack roles. Even the B-17 would be a better choice than the B-29 to make flyable, all things considered IMO. Where the H3ll are you going to go in a Superfortress once you get it into the air?

Tully__
03-31-2006, 06:38 PM
The primary reason heavy bombers aren't being made flyable is the number of crew positions that need to be modelled. Each crew position takes as much work as that required to make an AI single seat fighter flyable, so a 10 position bomber like the B-17 takes approximately as much modelling work to make fully flyable as 10 single seat fighters.

For some aircraft other considerations apply as well.