1. #1
    greetings all: just finished the first flight of the campaign over japan in a p 38 and was suprised to see dauntlesses trailing us, but they had no bombs. very bizarre since i was carrying bombs, was i their escort or were they mine??? very strange or perhaps a glitch/bug/errorr somewhere.
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    greetings all: just finished the first flight of the campaign over japan in a p 38 and was suprised to see dauntlesses trailing us, but they had no bombs. very bizarre since i was carrying bombs, was i their escort or were they mine??? very strange or perhaps a glitch/bug/errorr somewhere.
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  3. #3
    I've seen lots of bizarre SBD3 behavior in several different campaigns.

    I have a notion the game considers them as fighters when unarmed....as did the U.S. command structure, at least once, when they tasked them to defend against incoming Vals and Kates during the Coral Sea Battle....which btw.. the game did for one mission when I was flying the Coral Sea map in a Dauntless squadron.

    In the U.S.Navy fighter Guadacanal campaign I'm into now we are defending against Betty raids flying in from Rabul. There is always a squadron of SBD3s that take off and end up following behind the Bettys on their return leg. The dauntlesses do not ever engage and I'm wondering if they aren't just getting airborn so as not to get caught on the ground. Not a bad tactic....but why follow the bombers home?
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  4. #4
    Not fast enough to catch 'em?



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  5. #5
    I'm currently flying a campaign with the USMC in 1942/43, I have edited the DGen configurations to allow me to fly F4U in 1943 and every time I go on a ground attack/bombing mission I'm being escorted by SBD 3 with no bombs, and the best part is: they're actually pretty good at it
    Last sortie I went on, the Dauntlesses scored 3 kills vs. Zeros to a loss of only one of the F4Us.
    BTW IRL SBD3s were actually used on CAP early in the war, though I don't know if they ever scored a kill.
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