Could you please have a serious look at attack bombers and the routines used by them. I´ve mentioned it several times on the main forum already, attack bombers seem to have some serious issues. Attached is a save that shows attack bombers BOMBING from 10,000ft and STRAFING. Now AFAIK attack bombers are supposed to attack at 100ft, strafe at that height and also bomb at that height. AFAIK they should use (and therefore also increase) STRAFE and LOWNAV skill. They do increase strafe skill, but instead of lownav, they seem to increase NAVBMB skill.
Next issue, seems like the skill routine for attack bombers was born after watching the movie that should not be named, because it seems the only way to have attack bombers with strafing skill is to put FIGHTER pilots into these bomber types because in my PBEM, it´s impossible to train any bomber pilot in strafing.
Another issue, if you put your bombers (any) on primary NAVAL attack and secondary AIRFIELD attack (or any other ground attack) and these bombers fly their ground attack mission in the afternoon then they often increase NAVAL skill and not ground bomb, which they should from flying an airfield attack.
There seem to bes some serious issues within the attack bomber and skill increase routines. Especially the issues with attack bombers should be looked after asap as these are near game breaking because every Allied player will be stuck with non or perhaps only semi working attack bombers and won´t receive any other medium level bombers for the USAAF, which leaves the USAAF with heavy bombers only. Not only is this a problem, it will also lead to PBEM issues with the Japanese player surely not being happy about EVERY USAAF squadron being upgraded to heavy bombers.
Attack bombers seem not to work in my PBEM, not even the graphic during the replay seems to work.
thanks for having a look at it.
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bathurst Island at 77,123
Weather in hex: Light cloud
Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes
Beaufort VIII x 4
B-25D1 Mitchell x 4
F4U-1 Corsair x 10
Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 1 damaged
4 x Beaufort VIII launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
< Message edited by castor troy -- 8/20/2010 2:35:01 PM >