WW1 Bombers.

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  1. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    What were WW1 bomberes like? any pics would be good too :D
     
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    Depends on when in the war you start looking. Let me post a few for you!!! :D

    Source: http://www.pilotfriend.freeola.com/...tory/airplane at war/airplane at war menu.htm

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    And there are many, many more!

    Kiwimac
     
  3. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    the 0/400's pretty good.............
     
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    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    cheers, i rather like that triplane one :D
     
  5. GermansRGeniuses

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    You would, it's Italian.
     
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    I'll have to disagree with the first part 'Bombers did not play a big part in World War I' maybe as a large cumbersome plane they did not but bombs dropped from aircraft did.
    A great disruption to the ground forces especially in the reserves being brought up to plug the holes. They provided great support to any operation, and after 1917 any sane Commander used aircraft to attack the ground and this would require bombs.
     
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    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    honestly, i didnt know that :lol:
     
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    Neither did I, I had to read the text myself.
     
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    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    :lol: just shows how much i love the italians
     
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    Fact is that Bombers qua heavy bombers did not really begin to develop until they had engines powerful enough to support them, so 1917 onwards.

    Light bombers were a very different thing. More of 'em than you could shake a stick at.

    Kiwimac
     
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    Handley Page O/400 bomber, one of the larger ones of WWI:
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    And of course the German Gotha bomber:
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    You keep it at heavy bombers, and they could be no dispute. Bombers alone is a different matter.
     
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    They had a Caproni Ca.3 at Dayton AFB. Wow. :shock: :D They are massive, impressive pieces of work 8)
     
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    cool 8) did you get any pictures of it?
     
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    the thing about WWI bombers was that they were just as fast as the fighters of the time :lol:.......................
     
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    SO do I, that i s why I built this. It spans 6 feet with a 5.5"wing chord and 3 Saito 4 stroke engines. Sounds great. Flies great. Lands not so great.
     

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    Wow :shock: Thats one hell of a machine :D I must congratulate you 8)
     
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    Impressive piece of work there, mate! :D
     
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    Im really jealous now. :lol:
     
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    The Bombers were very primitive, it was hard to hit your target. There was no radar, no laser, no blind-bombing sights, just a pair of binoculars and your own two eyes to conduct the bombing. Bombs were dropped on dead-reckoning and map reading.
     
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