Best medium bomber?

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  1. mosquitoman

    mosquitoman Active Member

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    What's people's opinions? I don't know how good the likes of the A-26, Mossie, Mitchell, Havoc or even the Battle ;)
     
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    I'm a'guessin' that somebody is a Monty Python fan!

    I'm also guessing that I know your choice for the best medium bomber but I'll have to think on it fer a spell.
     
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    i think this has to be split in two, Medium attack bombers and medium strateigic bombers, the B-25 is a strike bomber for example, the wellington a medium strateigic bomber.............
     
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    Yes good point...

    I dunno about the best strategic bomber though...
     
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    I think the B-25 and the Mossie probably fit the bill the best. In both the METO and the PTO (includes the CBI) the B-25 did it's share and then some.

    In the ETO and over the Atlantic the Mossie was great (of course thats what it was designed for).

    Medium bombers are really Tactical aircraft Gunships truly are but the Wellington and B-26 were more effective at level bombing small targets so they were more Strategic than Tacticle. That's about the best split I can think of.
     
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    B-25 would be my choice. The B-26 at times was very ill to it's crew.
     
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    A-26 Invader
     
  9. mosquitoman

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    The B-26 was only really bad to it's crew on one mission where it got sent somewhere for the second day running, without fighter esort. Reddragon, what do you think my favourite medium bomber is then?
     
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    Iirc the B-26 had the lowest loss rate of all the American medium bombers.
     
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    The Ju-88, was 1 of the best medium range bombers,I am surprised it didnt get any votes.
     

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    I forgot about that one, definitely up there with the best
     
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    my vote goes to the wellington........
     
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    Well, the Mosquito was such a versatile aircraft, I sort of thought you might be leaning toward that one. Seems it could so most anything.
     
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    I'd go for a Mossie or a B-25 if I was on a strike, a B-26 for bridges, train yards etc and a Wimpey for night bombing
     
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    Id have B-25 for attack bombing, and like NH said, the Ju-88 for strategic bombing 8)
     
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    B-25 for attacking a large target eg a ship or an airfield. Mossie for pinpoint bombing of a building
     
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    Better tell Coastal Command that they used their Mossies incorrectly.
     
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    Mossies were equal with the B-25, I just can't choose between them all
     
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    The plane depends on the rule, If we are talking on a dive bombing mission, Id rather be in a Ju-88 or the "timber terror"(Mossies),
    If high altetuid bombing, Then the B-26 no qustion.
     

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