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Old 01-14-2020, 06:21 PM   #1
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TBF/TBM Avenger: As AI eventually a must have, but it would also be very interesting as flyable module. While the upcoming F4U-1D is already very potent in the ground attack role and a decent dive bomber, the Avenger would add so many more possibilities: torpedoes, a bombsight for level bombing and in late aircraft even surface search radars.

Hopefully there is no need for an extensive introduction here. A 3 seated carrier based attacker, maybe best called a single engine medium bomber. An extremely versatile and important aircraft that could carry almost the entire arsenal of ground attack weapons, widely used even after WW2. A torpedo, various bombs up to a 2000 pounder or a 1600 pound AP bomb internally, depth charges, rockets. Good defensive armament, especially the hydraulically operated turret, very uncommon for an aircraft of it’s size.



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Old 01-14-2020, 06:44 PM   #2
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Absolutely. This is actually the number one module I want for the Pacific.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:19 PM   #3
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First, we need something to torpedo.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:34 PM   #4
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I'm sure naval assets will come. But apparently the commemorative airforce has three three of them and you can buy a ride in one. I'm sure they'd be a great resource for data.

Doing some more reading they have a truly impressive collection including a suprising amount of still flying Japanese WWII planes.

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Old 01-17-2020, 12:12 AM   #5
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+1000!! My Dad flew them in WWII. It is my all-time favorite for a WWII carrier plane.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:13 AM   #6
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+1000!! My Dad flew them in WWII. It is my all-time favorite for a WWII carrier plane.
Awesome! I hope we get the chance to fly it in DCS. Off topic but I also hope we get an S-55/H-19 someday because my grandfather flew those in Korea.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:17 PM   #7
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Awesome! I hope we get the chance to fly it in DCS. Off topic but I also hope we get an S-55/H-19 someday because my grandfather flew those in Korea.

There is a skin pack available for the Mi-8 that has a "heritage" skin of Korean war era paint scheme which is really nice!
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:25 PM   #8
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Thanks for the tip! I'll check it out.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:18 AM   #9
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The avenger is a beast of a plane. Would be great to have carrier battles vs the Japanese Navy. Who ever sinks the enemies carriers first wins!
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