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RocketRobin__
01-13-2005, 06:15 PM
I doubt this guy's ever experienced PF AI gunnery.

"With the dive brakes out the Dauntless goes down in an eighty-degree dive at about 250 knots. Takes a couple thousand feet to pull out. With the dive brakes and gear out, prop in flat pitch, she goes down at 150, vibrating like a banjo string. Still, you have all day to dope the wind and sweeten your aim, and you can pickle the bomb at a thousand feet, put the **** thing right down the smokestack before you have to pull out. Of course, while you are coming down like the angel of doom the Japs are blazing away with everything they have, and when you pull out of the dive you have no speed, so you are something of a sitting duck. You also run the risk of over-cooling the engine, which is liable to stall when you pour the coal to it. Still, when you really want a hit..." - Stephen Coonts/The Sea Witch.

In PF, that will work, even, WORSE than a lead ballon, but it's interesting reading :-)

RocketRobin__
01-13-2005, 06:15 PM
I doubt this guy's ever experienced PF AI gunnery.

"With the dive brakes out the Dauntless goes down in an eighty-degree dive at about 250 knots. Takes a couple thousand feet to pull out. With the dive brakes and gear out, prop in flat pitch, she goes down at 150, vibrating like a banjo string. Still, you have all day to dope the wind and sweeten your aim, and you can pickle the bomb at a thousand feet, put the **** thing right down the smokestack before you have to pull out. Of course, while you are coming down like the angel of doom the Japs are blazing away with everything they have, and when you pull out of the dive you have no speed, so you are something of a sitting duck. You also run the risk of over-cooling the engine, which is liable to stall when you pour the coal to it. Still, when you really want a hit..." - Stephen Coonts/The Sea Witch.

In PF, that will work, even, WORSE than a lead ballon, but it's interesting reading :-)