View Full Version : VB, VF & VT?

10-28-2004, 06:32 AM
In the FMB squadron list some of the Japanese Kokutai are split into three parts, VB, VF & VT. What do they mean and is it relevant?

I'm guessing that it's Bomber, Fighter and Transport, but the V - no idea.


10-28-2004, 06:47 AM
VF, VB and VT comes from american pre ww2 aircraft types codes.

VF = fighter aircraft
VB = bomber aircraft
VT = torpedo aircraft
VS = search (recon) aircraft

Americans used these notations for their navy squadron names, attaching to these codes a number representing CV's number.

For example, early ww2 american navy SBD planes were divided into VS and VB squadrons.

10-28-2004, 06:50 AM
thats US Navy , not ImperialJapaneseNavyAirforce http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

VT = TorpedoSquadron
VS = Recce / scouting
VF = fighters
VB = bombers

that the IJNAF Kokutais are sometimes split in Fighters , Bombers, Torpedos :
one Carrierdivision (mostly 2 Carriers) shared one Kokutai (Airgroup). and one Kokutai had fighters, bombers and Torpedoplnes in their equipement

10-28-2004, 07:52 AM
here is some info on USN squadron desognations.


10-28-2004, 08:22 AM
Thanks guys, looks like it's been added to the Japanese squadrons in the FMB when it shouldn't have. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif


10-28-2004, 08:29 AM
The V is for "heavier than air" aircraft.


10-28-2004, 08:34 AM
We should definitely have the Akron and Macon included in PF! It would be very cool to launch and get caught by those airships. Maybe Gibbage could model them? Also a P-39 or a Brewster with no undercarriage to go with it.