Best Bomber of WW2 -- #3

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  1. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    I agree you have to have a high regard of respect for the Bomber crews. They new what they were flying into.

    As for the medium bomber I would go with the B-26 also.
     
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    ah, he said medium range, does the B-26 fall into that catagory??
     
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    I would prefer the Dornier 217 over the B26

    Its a lot faster with a larger bombload and about the same range. It was also manouverable enough to be used as a nightfighter and flexible enough to carry guided bombs which were used effectively in combat.

    Another of my personal underrated bombers of WW2
     
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    I would go with this. The ability to field guided weapons is a quantum leap in this timeframe.
     
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    Ill give you that the 217 was a good aircraft and very underated.
     
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    I agree. Even the humble Do-17 was a good plane in its early years, but by the BoB it was outdated.
     
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    The Flying Pencil.
     
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    that's the one, but for medium range what about the wellington?
     
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    Shes not bad either.
     
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    she'd cirtainly get you home.......
     
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    So would the 217 and the B-26.
     
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    The Wimpey would get you home but the Do217 would get more of you home as well as a lot quicker.
     
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    The Do-217 could have been a great bomber had she been used properlly and more extensivly and earlier.

    All what ifs though.
     
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    The Welly was outdated as well... No. 311 Czechoslovak RAF Sqdn flew them, was very succesful but also had huge losses... slow, bad armour... In 1943 they were re-equipped with Liberators GR Mk.V.

    Medium range... could Me 410 fall in there?

    And what about Me 262? :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    I will agree with you on the 410 but I can not agree with the 262.

    The 262 had too many problems especially with its engines. It was best suited to intercept bombers. It also could not carry a big eneogh bomb load.

    The 410 had great promise but it was too late and not built eneogh.
     
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    And what about the HE111, my favourite german bomber...
     
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    It was a joke concerning Hitler's order to use Me 262 primarily as a bomber. I thought you knew it...

    Well, He 111 was a bit "sitting duck" even it had very good armouring, it was totally outdated after the BoB...
     
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    yes the He-111 was not exeptionally good in the medium range bomber role........
     
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    Going back to the Me-410 you have a great point. A very capable plane in numourous role with a huge range of weaponry available to it.
     
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    Exactly had she been developed earlier and put into use in large numbers I think she would have done well.
     
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