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xTHRUDx
12-07-2004, 12:11 AM
got this from here:

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USMC/USMC-C-Aces/index.html

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>As new planes and crews arrived at Henderson and the frustrated Japanese planned their final attacks, the Cactus Marines fought on. On 7 November, a sighting of a force of Japanese ships near Florida Island scrambled a strike group of SBDs and their F4F escorts. Captain Joe Foss led eight VMF-121 Wildcats, each with 250-pound bombs beneath its wings. The VMSB-132 Dauntlesses carried 500-pounders in their centerline mounted bomb racks.

The heavily laden aircraft took some 30 minutes to climb to 12,000 feet as their crews searched for the enemy flotilla. As he looked ahead and below, Foss spotted six Japanese floatplane Zeros--a modification of the A6M2 model of the land-and carrier-based Zero--crossing from right to left, descending. Alerting his squadron mates, he dropped his light bombs and headed toward the unsuspecting enemy fighters.

In one slashing pass, Foss' Wildcats shot down five of the six Zeros, Foss' target literally disintegrating under the weight of his heavy machine gun fire. One of the other Wildcats shot down the surviving Zero. All six enemy pilots bailed out of their fighters and seemed to be out of danger as they floated toward the water. As the incredulous Marine pilots watched, however, the six Japanese aviators unlatched their parachute harnesses and fell to their deaths.
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xTHRUDx
12-07-2004, 12:11 AM
got this from here:

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USMC/USMC-C-Aces/index.html

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>As new planes and crews arrived at Henderson and the frustrated Japanese planned their final attacks, the Cactus Marines fought on. On 7 November, a sighting of a force of Japanese ships near Florida Island scrambled a strike group of SBDs and their F4F escorts. Captain Joe Foss led eight VMF-121 Wildcats, each with 250-pound bombs beneath its wings. The VMSB-132 Dauntlesses carried 500-pounders in their centerline mounted bomb racks.

The heavily laden aircraft took some 30 minutes to climb to 12,000 feet as their crews searched for the enemy flotilla. As he looked ahead and below, Foss spotted six Japanese floatplane Zeros--a modification of the A6M2 model of the land-and carrier-based Zero--crossing from right to left, descending. Alerting his squadron mates, he dropped his light bombs and headed toward the unsuspecting enemy fighters.

In one slashing pass, Foss' Wildcats shot down five of the six Zeros, Foss' target literally disintegrating under the weight of his heavy machine gun fire. One of the other Wildcats shot down the surviving Zero. All six enemy pilots bailed out of their fighters and seemed to be out of danger as they floated toward the water. As the incredulous Marine pilots watched, however, the six Japanese aviators unlatched their parachute harnesses and fell to their deaths.
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BlitzPig_DDT
12-07-2004, 08:16 AM
There's a lot of load out options missing from a lot of planes for some reason.

JG53Frankyboy
12-07-2004, 08:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BlitzPig_DDT:
There's a lot of load out options missing from a lot of planes for some reason. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

and there are loadout options available for some planes that were not there in reality , also for some reasons http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Tater-SW-
12-07-2004, 09:22 AM
That's an odd loadout. The text you quote also says "he dropped his light bombs." 250s are not light bombs at that point for a fighter. I wonder about that account, frankly, I've never heard of anything but 100lb bombs on the wings of F4Fs, though I suppose it is possible given the 58 gallon drop tanks weigh more than that.

The biggest load problem is the SBDs which carry 500s on the wings which they absolutely could not do. I have never read any account of them hauling more than 100lb bombs on the wings, a loadout that doesn't even exist in PF. The 250s are possible, but not used in RL that I know of, but dump the 500s and replace them with 100s!

tater

RidgeR5
12-07-2004, 12:34 PM
There are 40lb bombs, as well...but, also not modelled.

Another missing payload is M10 Rocket tubes on the P-51 series...

Tater-SW-
12-07-2004, 01:15 PM
They tried rocket tubeson the A-20aswell,I have pictures,actually.But it wasn'tliked at all.

tater