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Aircraft Initiative - 6/12/2013 12:09:33 AM   
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What is the basis for computing it in tactical Bombers?

The Wellington, which was used as a strategic bomber, rates as a tactical AC. By strategic, the Wellington was 2/3 of Bomber Harris's first 1,000 plane raid on Berlin. Not exactly a Tac Bomber. Anyway, the Wellington rates 8 for initiative, while the US B26 Marauder rates a 3. The A-26 Invader has twice the horsepower, twice the speed, a HP to weight ratio, in a plane that was IMHO a clearly superior Tac bomber get a 7.
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RE: Aircraft Initiative - 6/12/2013 12:19:40 AM   
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Depends on who's flying it
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What is the basis for computing it in tactical Bombers?

The Wellington, which was used as a strategic bomber, rates as a tactical AC. By strategic, the Wellington was 2/3 of Bomber Harris's first 1,000 plane raid on Berlin. Not exactly a Tac Bomber. Anyway, the Wellington rates 8 for initiative, while the US B26 Marauder rates a 3. The A-26 Invader has twice the horsepower, twice the speed, a HP to weight ratio, in a plane that was IMHO a clearly superior Tac bomber get a 7.



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RE: Aircraft Initiative - 6/12/2013 12:32:12 PM   
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It's a very good question and I'd suggest you post it at the Slitherine forum, which is far more active. I'm interested to see the response.

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