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zetareticulan
02-13-2006, 08:58 AM
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/5780/grab00016pm.jpg
Is this old hat, or something new we need to factor into the equation?

zetareticulan
02-13-2006, 08:58 AM
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/5780/grab00016pm.jpg
Is this old hat, or something new we need to factor into the equation?

MystiqBlackCat
02-13-2006, 09:04 AM
I have noticed that too, I was running some QMB's with the Mossie and Do-335 to practice high speed low lvl bombing and it seemed like my bomb was skipping over the ground for ~100 to 150 meters past the initial impact point.

First it did it on concrete as I was bombing an airfield, and that I can see as plausible but my bombs were skipping on open ground too.

Whats the dealio?? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

zetareticulan
02-13-2006, 09:12 AM
Yeah, I mean it's time to start paying attention to release points and bomb delays. It'll be an achievement when those variables come together. What a blast low level bombing's going to be!
I love this sim!

Treetop64
02-13-2006, 09:19 AM
You know, that is a pretty snazzy screenshot, BTW.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Willey
02-13-2006, 10:19 AM
I haven't tried it on real "dry land", but I'm sure it works on any airfield patterns as well as roads (paved & unpaved).

VonKlugermon
02-13-2006, 10:50 AM
Somewhere I recall this happened in real-life, Pacific theatre, I think I saw a picture somewhere. Low-level B-25 strikes on airfields where the delay-fuse bombs would sometimes bounce nearly to the altitude of the passing bomber. Probably one of the reasons that para-frags were developed.

Willy

WOLFMondo
02-13-2006, 10:56 AM
This has always been in FBhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Jetbuff
02-13-2006, 12:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
This has always been in FBhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Indeed, the original bombing tutorial track recommends skip-bombing into the side of a tank as the ideal means of attack.

WTE_Ibis
02-13-2006, 01:08 PM
Does it have anything to do with bomb delay settings??

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Cold_Gambler
02-13-2006, 02:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
This has always been in FBhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif
You fly this sim for years and still discover "new" details every so often... gotta love it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Can't wait to go test this out!

ImpStarDuece
02-13-2006, 02:55 PM
If they impact at high enough speed and low enough angles, bombs have always skiped off dirt and cement runways, dirt and surfaced roads, concrete areas in cities, water and maybe some other surfaces as well.

I seem to remember bouncing a bomb or two off some bunkers in the Normandy map while playing in the FMB.

Tater-SW-
02-13-2006, 04:28 PM
It happened in RL, I have many pictures of bombs bouncing in the air off the ground. It was a reason for paraDEMOS to be developed. Parademos were heavier bombs with drogue chutes. 100, 25, even 500lb bombs.

tater