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PBNA-Boosher
11-27-2005, 08:33 AM
http://www.screenshotart.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=25948

http://www.screenshotart.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=25949

If you love the Dauntless, tell us why! If you even like it, display affection.

It's slow, it's guns are weak, but together they can pack a mean punch.(And it's one of the best Zeke hunters in game if used properly)

Vuco1
11-27-2005, 09:37 AM
Nice pictures. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Yeah SBD is a cool plane but I would leave the zeke hunting to the fighter fellows.

han freak solo
11-27-2005, 09:39 AM
It's so cute and cuddly. Who could hate it?

Zeus-cat
11-27-2005, 10:06 AM
I like the SBD. Its just as crappy as the Val IMO. It took a brave man to fly these airplanes.

Anyway, I built a 27 mission campaign for it (Straight Down), and I am working on part 2. Part 1 is in available at airwarfare.com. By the way, anyone playing it?

Zeus-cat

SkyChimp
11-27-2005, 10:57 AM
I love it. But I wouldn't sleep with it.

han freak solo
11-27-2005, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
I love it. But I wouldn't sleep with it.

You love it like you love your mother? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

WWSensei
11-27-2005, 02:51 PM
Hi. My name is Mike and I am a dive-bombing addict. Whether it's the screaming of a Jerico or being able to look through your gunsight to line up the carrier trap I can't help but wallowing into battle in something too slow and unmanueverable to be really effective at anything but carrying one big, honking bomb.

I think we're gonna need a 12 step program...

redfeathers1948
11-27-2005, 03:04 PM
S~

I have considered narrowing in on the Diving Douglas as my divebomber of choice. It is all airplane and deadly and 'feels right'. I will download whatever there is out there to learn this stead. I will do it in memory of Torpedo 8.

jds1978
11-27-2005, 03:04 PM
OK, I'm in on the love-festhttp://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/jds1978/grab0006.jpg http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/jds1978/cs7.jpg http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/jds1978/cs6.jpg

jds1978
11-27-2005, 03:10 PM
I will do it in memory of Torpedo 8.

Much respect and <S> for TORPRON 8!

Tater-SW-
11-27-2005, 03:25 PM
I love the SBD. Makes me sad not to have a real bomb load for it (2x100s under the wings with the 500 or 1000 lber instead of the rediculous 500lb on the wings).

tater

F19_Orheim
11-27-2005, 03:39 PM
Check out a few of my first screenshot (links in sig) and you'll know I love her toohttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

fighter_966
11-27-2005, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
Check out a few of my first screenshot (links in sig) and you'll know I love her toohttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
What I would like to have is better sound to Stuka when its diving now its just whines.. when it should SCREAM.....

SkyChimp
11-27-2005, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
I love the SBD. Makes me sad not to have a real bomb load for it (2x100s under the wings with the 500 or 1000 lber instead of the rediculous 500lb on the wings).

tater

That's the way I feel about the F4U-1 Corsair. Insane, ahistorical loadouts.

Hawgdog
11-27-2005, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
I love the SBD. Makes me sad not to have a real bomb load for it (2x100s under the wings with the 500 or 1000 lber instead of the rediculous 500lb on the wings).

tater

That's the way I feel about the F4U-1 Corsair. Insane, ahistorical loadouts. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

maybe next patch we can get the Pe-8 loadout of the 5000kilo bomb in the stuka

VW-IceFire
11-27-2005, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
I love the SBD. Makes me sad not to have a real bomb load for it (2x100s under the wings with the 500 or 1000 lber instead of the rediculous 500lb on the wings).

tater

That's the way I feel about the F4U-1 Corsair. Insane, ahistorical loadouts. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Really? The Corsair seems fairly accurate to me...

I know the Dauntless is wrong and the P-47s are wrong...

Saunders1953
11-27-2005, 09:06 PM
I'm in.

jds1978--nice screenies, especially the last one.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/Ceasar1/TurningPoint.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/Ceasar1/SBDsoverAkagi.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/Ceasar1/db_Midway_-_The_Turning_of_the_Tide.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/Ceasar1/Dauntless.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/Ceasar1/CoralSea.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/Ceasar1/134.jpg

Siwarrior
11-27-2005, 09:15 PM
I don't know we id be without the SBD-3
dont ya just love turning up in ZvW with 7 SBDs in formation about the cripple a carrier and blow the Zero rice paper hunkojunk **** out of the sky?

PBNA-Boosher
11-27-2005, 09:46 PM
Some more frome me!

http://www.screenshotart.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=19106

http://www.screenshotart.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=18931

Waldo.Pepper
11-27-2005, 10:15 PM
Yar 'tis a fine ship, challenging ship, at least until you have to swim.

http://www.thesimpsonsquotes.com/images/captain_mad.gif

xTHRUDx
11-27-2005, 10:41 PM
i like it if only i could see it. my machine doesn't draw them

Siwarrior
11-27-2005, 11:01 PM
some from me
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/MS_Siwarrior/2sbds.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/MS_Siwarrior/DDdown.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/MS_Siwarrior/sbdddflat.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/MS_Siwarrior/sbd-5vb-12.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/MS_Siwarrior/IntoTheSUn.jpg

polak5
11-27-2005, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SkyChimp:
I love it. But I wouldn't sleep with it.

You love it like you love your mother? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

that trap is set !!

PBNA-Boosher
11-28-2005, 06:50 AM
All Hail Dauntless!
I'm underage, so just the root beer for me:

http://www.sodapopreview.com/Images/Root%20Beers/IBC%20Root%20Beer.jpg

Tallyho1961
11-28-2005, 10:27 AM
I saw one flying and on the ground at a local air show last August. It's a fine-looking piece of airframe, even though I don't fly it much.

Maybe that'll change.

PBNA-Boosher
11-28-2005, 10:45 AM
I believe you saw the Commemorative Air Force's SBD. It's really, really nice. Do you remember if it had the markings of a white 5, late 43 markings? (stars and bars, no red outline)

LStarosta
11-28-2005, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
All Hail Dauntless!
I'm underage, so just the root beer for me:

http://www.sodapopreview.com/Images/Root%20Beers/IBC%20Root%20Beer.jpg

Wussy.

han freak solo
12-04-2005, 03:19 PM
This makes me want to try Straight Down.

"The Douglas SBD Dauntless, variously known to its crews as the "Barge" or the "Speedy D", was not the most modern warplane when it first saw combat but its ouststanding feature was its ability to provide a rock-solid platform in a steep dive, so that the pilot could release his bombs accurately. Dive angles varied, although 80 degrees was considered the optimum. Although draughty and noisy and notoriously tiring to fly in long over-water flights, the machine was forgiving in battle when the best altitude or airspeed at the roll-in point, as a dive began, were not easy to achieve.


Many pilots learned to make quick corrections while plummeting seawards and to master the art of pulling out while at the same time taking evasive action to throw off enemy gunners. The SBD's airframe was built to take high stress and pilots could throw it around aggressively, pulling up to nine-g without breaking the machine apart.


US Navy doctrine made good use of the SBD's attributes. The standard attack formation was 18 aircraft strong, flying stacked up towards the sun in three groups of six aircraft each, flying in three-ship V-formations.


From an altitude of 15,000 feet the squadron leader, flying up-sun at the top of the stack, would initiate the attack, peeling off and diving, being followed in sequence by the entire formation. To begin a dive SBD pilots would first throttle back, lifting the aircraft's nose to force the beginning of a stall. Operating a lever to his right, the pilot now activated the landing flaps and dive brakes, pulling the aircraft on its side to fly "down the chute", the dive brakes holding the speed to around 275 mph.


The dive to the release altitude of between 2000 and 1500 feet took 30 nerve-racking seconds, during which time the pilot had to line up the target through his sight and try to compute aim-off for target speed and wind direction, while continuing to fly his aircraft with light touches on the stick and rudder.


The crutch gear was released, cradling the 1000-lb bomb and swinging it clear of the propeller arc. With the target bore-sighted the pilot had to pull the manual bomb release lever, sending 1000 lbs of high explosive plunging towards the target.


After bomb release the pilot now had to open the throttle to maximum and pull the stick hard back. With the dive brakes retracted the SBD would sharply accelerate while reversing its angle. The pilot often had to press the arteries in his neck with his left hand as he pulled the stick back with his right, in order to prevent blood draining backwards and a subsequent blackout, as he attempted at the same time to throw his aircraft into an evasive manoeuvre."


From Air War Pacific by Christy Campbell.

SkyChimp
12-04-2005, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Really? The Corsair seems fairly accurate to me...

I know the Dauntless is wrong and the P-47s are wrong...

I'm speaking of production planes, which is how I think they should be represented.

The F4U-1 was not produced with any centerline rack, or wing racks inboard of the landing gears. It was produced with bomb racks suitable for 100lb bombs outboard of the landing gears and just below the guns.

The F4U-1A should have a centerline "Brewster" rack for bombs up to 2000 lbs or an extra fuel tank. No wing racks at all.

The F4U-1D/C seem OK.

Kuna15
12-05-2005, 05:18 AM
I'm currently playing SBD career. I have NEVER had so much fun with g-attack missions. SBD is a really good bomber suited for every job; from attacking small targets to carriers. Big plus is that plane is probably the easiest one to land on carrier; dive brakes and big hook helps a lot.

I like that plane.

nakamura_kenji
12-05-2005, 05:36 AM
problem be sbd/d3a suffer much same problem they defense machine gun no able fire down. result be much easy attack below in high speed climb. only way pilot able defend is climb so gun able engage but will lose much speed. feel much sittng target feel comfartable need fighter escort much

codeseven7
12-06-2005, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
http://www.screenshotart.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=25948

http://www.screenshotart.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=25949

If you love the Dauntless, tell us why! If you even like it, display affection.

It's slow, it's guns are weak, but together they can pack a mean punch.(And it's one of the best Zeke hunters in game if used properly)

Is everyone getting this straight forward, over the pilots shoulder view from the back seat? I think my view ends before it reaches the canopy frame.

Kuna15
12-06-2005, 03:06 PM
Yes.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/Kuna15/Pacific_Fighters/fb_d3a_gunnerseat.gif

codeseven7
12-13-2005, 07:04 PM
When I switch to the Gunner position, I can only turn around so far before the view snaps back. Is there a keyboard command I need to hit when in the Gunner position in order to turn all the way around and see forward as in these pics?

PBNA-Boosher
12-13-2005, 07:08 PM
Turn 90 degrees to the right or left with your mouse and then use the hat switch to switch your point of focus.

codeseven7
12-13-2005, 07:28 PM
...and I was think'in there was some kinda back seat view I was missing out on! Thanks

clayman_52
12-13-2005, 08:26 PM
AH ... the Dauntless! Love this old crate.

http://home.comcast.net/~vclayman/Old_SBD3_Formation.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~vclayman/The_Flat_Top.jpg

.

redfeathers1948
12-13-2005, 08:51 PM
Stunning pics Clayman http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VW-IceFire
12-13-2005, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Really? The Corsair seems fairly accurate to me...

I know the Dauntless is wrong and the P-47s are wrong...

I'm speaking of production planes, which is how I think they should be represented.

The F4U-1 was not produced with any centerline rack, or wing racks inboard of the landing gears. It was produced with bomb racks suitable for 100lb bombs outboard of the landing gears and just below the guns.

The F4U-1A should have a centerline "Brewster" rack for bombs up to 2000 lbs or an extra fuel tank. No wing racks at all.

The F4U-1D/C seem OK. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ahh...ok. Good point! I was thinking only of the C/D when I said that.