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fluke39
08-01-2003, 03:11 PM
seen as the B25 is one of the aircraft in todays dev update - does anyone have any information as to what versions we may be getting?

First off there is the one on every B25 fans lips - the 75mm cannon - which would be one hell of a pea shooter to have, and then theres the alternate armament of up to 18 .50 cals which i wouldn't be complaining about either /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

However one thing that came to my attention for the first time, whilst reading about it last night, is the so-called "Tiny Tim" rocket. Apparently this is a very late war armament and in order to carry them the B25 was stripped of all other armament except one .50 cal in the tail for defence - the pair of 11.75mm rockets were then carried under the belly of the aircraft.

Does anyone have any information about this intriguing armament? (not just as to whether we will get in in FB - but general info about it's use in Real life - whether it was succesfully used, where how good they were etc etc .....) thank you /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Message Edited on 08/01/0302:13PM by fluke39

fluke39
08-01-2003, 03:11 PM
seen as the B25 is one of the aircraft in todays dev update - does anyone have any information as to what versions we may be getting?

First off there is the one on every B25 fans lips - the 75mm cannon - which would be one hell of a pea shooter to have, and then theres the alternate armament of up to 18 .50 cals which i wouldn't be complaining about either /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

However one thing that came to my attention for the first time, whilst reading about it last night, is the so-called "Tiny Tim" rocket. Apparently this is a very late war armament and in order to carry them the B25 was stripped of all other armament except one .50 cal in the tail for defence - the pair of 11.75mm rockets were then carried under the belly of the aircraft.

Does anyone have any information about this intriguing armament? (not just as to whether we will get in in FB - but general info about it's use in Real life - whether it was succesfully used, where how good they were etc etc .....) thank you /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Message Edited on 08/01/0302:13PM by fluke39

fluke39
08-01-2003, 03:37 PM
*Bumpity-Bump*

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XyZspineZyX
08-01-2003, 03:44 PM
You mean this rocket? It's being fired here from an SB2C, not a B-25, but wow! Nonetheless!!!!
http://www.nawcwpns.navy.mil/clmf/images/ttim.GIF


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XyZspineZyX
08-01-2003, 03:46 PM
Very unlikely...

In mid-1945, VMB-612, based on Iwo Jima, flew specially modified PBJ-1Js (navy B-25's) capable of carrying the 11.75-inch Tiny Tim rocket. Two Tiny Tim rockets could be carried, one on each side of the fuselage above the bomb bay doors. Launch was by free fall, and ignition was actuated by a lanyard that was pulled after the rocket had dropped a certain distance. After launch, the bomb bay doors could be opened for conventional bomb drops. These Tiny Tim rockets were used during nighttime strikes against southern Japan in the interim between the dropping of the second atomic bomb on Japan and the final agreement of surrender on August 14.

This is a good site for B-25 info...

http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/baugher_us/b025-19.html



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XyZspineZyX
08-01-2003, 03:52 PM
http://www.nawcwpns.navy.mil/clmf/images/timdolly.GIF

http://www.chinalakealumni.org/IMAGES/1945/F4U-1D_Tiny-Tim_lanyard-reel.jpg

on a Corsair
And here is a cool link: http://rwebs.net/dispatch/output.asp?ArticleID=20
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Here is what it says at the end about it. It appears that it was used, however very late in the war: "Cram's pilots flew three night missions with the big rockets against targets in southern Japan on August 11, 12 and 13, 1945, in the last days of the war."

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Message Edited on 08/01/0310:59AM by tsisqua