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New MF Unit: Escorted Bomber

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Multi-Figure Units' started by Kryten, May 5, 2003.

  1. Kryten

    Kryten Smeee heeeeed

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    Here is an animation that would be difficult to portray as a single figure unit....



    This would be an ideal 'unique unit' for the Americans.
    During WW2, only the British and Americans had heavy strategic bombers....and the British Lancaster usually flew singly, at night, while the American B-17 flew in tight 'box' formations, escorted by Mustangs when they became available.
    (The Mustang fighter was created by hot rod, and has been slightly altered and adapted for multi-figure use)

    http://www.civfanatics.net/uploads4/MF_Escorted_Bomber.zip (1,513 meg)

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    The same as a normal Civ3 bomber, but with a defence slightly larger than the attack factor of a Civ3 Fighter.
    This reflects the problems enemy fighters had: not only must they dogfight the escorts, but the bomber's own machine guns as well.
    Additionaly, I suggest that this unit does not replace the standard bomber, but is instead a later upgrade.

    There is also a 2 figure version (with one bomber & one fighter) in the Completed Units Forum.

    :)
     
  2. zulu9812

    zulu9812 The Newbie Nightmare

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    no there isn'ae
     
  3. Kryten

    Kryten Smeee heeeeed

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    Aye there is..... :D
     
  4. Bobisback

    Bobisback Emperor

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    Awsome:goodjob::goodjob::goodjob::goodjob:
     
  5. zulu9812

    zulu9812 The Newbie Nightmare

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    pah! there is now, but there wasn't when you'd posted :p
     
  6. Kryten

    Kryten Smeee heeeeed

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    :lol:
    Well I had to post ONE of them first!

    (You are like an ex-girlfriend of mine....
    ....after receiving two ties as a Christmas present, I wore one, only to have her say "so, you didn't like the other one then". :crazyeye: )
     
  7. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    Well, I've never been with a Scottish zombie.
    Some of us have got standards. ;)
     
  8. LouLong

    LouLong In love with Rei Ayanami

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    Krtyen and mrtn, one day you will make me laugh to death !!!
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  9. Junkyard_Pope

    Junkyard_Pope Chieftain

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    This was an awesome idea for a M Unit and I think the details are good on it. One question, wouldn't it have a somewhat shorter range of movement due to the escort's lack of fuel capacity? Good unit though. Someone should do a Lancaster unit...
     
  10. Kryten

    Kryten Smeee heeeeed

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    Thanks Junkyard_Pope. :)

    Here are some aircraft facts:-
    B17 Flying Fortress (with a 6,000lb bomb load) = range 2,000 miles.
    P-51 Mustang (with external 'drop-tanks') = range 2,080 miles.
    Soooo.....Mustangs could escort the bombers all the way to Berlin and back from England.

    As for Lancasters, as I said in the first post, they usually flew at night (and it is very dangerous trying to fly in a tight formation in darkness ;) ).
    Still....when I get more time....I'll try to make an MF Lancaster unit.
    (It won't be for several months however....I'm just too busy at the moment)
     
  11. Spooky

    Spooky Chieftain

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    Yes but the P-51 was only able to do that from the beginning of 1944. Before that it was a nice but distinctly average, underpowered aircraft that had failed to impress the US airforce or government.

    The the RAF then decided to place the Merlin engine in them and a legend was born ..... then the US got interested.
     
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