View Full Version : Bomber or fighter?

03-22-2009, 04:13 AM
what do you prefer to fly i find the bombers a bit too slugish and I just feel so dam cool in the fighters what do you prefer and why

oh yeah forgot

Good Hunting

03-22-2009, 04:36 AM
I shot down a 190 in an A-20 once. Bombers arent to be underestimated...

It depends what kind of challenges you like. Bomber flying requires iron will and discipline and it is a welcome change from flying fighters for those who seek a change.

Personally, if it's got wings, I'll fly the pants off of it.

03-22-2009, 04:36 AM
The A-20 can be a bit of both, so that can be a laugh to dogfight in.

Personally my favourite is the Bf109, so i'm gonna have to say fighters

03-22-2009, 05:05 AM
If i fly bombers i'm in the mood for some instrument flying, 4 hour flight, 10minute bomb-run. Which i like.

Last night i got very ****ed off because all i wanted was a server with more than 15 people playing with the B25 or Heinkel and decent ground targets, with cockpit ON. Do you think i could find one?

Closest thing to a bomber i found was the SBD. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Cant wait for Warclouds to start getting people in again!

03-22-2009, 11:15 AM
theres usually bombers on UK-Dedicated

03-22-2009, 11:34 AM
Give way more points for ground target destruction and there will be more bomber fliers for sure.
After all, first you have to live to reach target. Figure about 10x or 12x, even if you die.

03-22-2009, 12:28 PM
Personally, I can't say that points are that important, and they do not reflect pilot skill or anything http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif But I must agree that number of ground targets destroyed have much more effect on the outcome of battles and wars than the amount of fighters destroyed. However in this game you only get a 1/3 of what you would get for destroying a fighter, and you get absolutely nothing for knocking out factories and oil facilities.

But in response to the question:
Fighters are fun. But bombers are just great. Nothing quite like a full real 1 hour sortie in a b-25 and dropping the bombs right in the "pickle-barrel". Multiply this fun factor by 2x in a dogfight server where people fly their b-25 at treetop and try to hit buildings like shturmoviks or stukas hit tanks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

03-22-2009, 12:42 PM
I fly both and enjoy both.

It is satisfying to de-wing your opponent in a DF, and equally satisfying to lay a string of bombs on his airfield, killing him from 6000 meters.


03-22-2009, 02:34 PM
A bit of both...I like doing either role. Actually I really like being a tactical fighter sweeping in with rockets and guns on targets and then mixing it up with some fighters at the same time.

The modern day equivalent is the F-15E Strike Eagle but in WWII its the Tempest, Lightning, and Thunderbolt that are the most fun for me. Also the A-20G is fantastic ...love flying that plane.

03-22-2009, 06:20 PM
Fighters, so I can shoot down bombers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Nothing like a Pe-8 for dinner, man those 4 engines go down so easily.

I do fly some fighter bomber roles from time to time in the FW190, Mosquito, Me-110 or IL-2. Tried out a Stuka once, man those things are criminally slow.

03-23-2009, 07:02 AM
I have a taste for both.

03-23-2009, 08:08 AM

Gives you the best of both.

03-23-2009, 04:02 PM
I agree, fighter bombers. The Fw-190A series is a pretty good multi role a/c.

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-23-2009, 07:32 PM
I fly everything, but when I fly bombers I do it reluctantly and whine like a baby the whole time.