"With the appearance of the Soviet MiG-15 in combat over North Korea in 1950, USAF propeller-driven bombers were rendered obsolete as strategic offensive weapons. Although the MiG-15 had limited range and lacked radar, the swept-wing Soviet jet carried heavy-caliber weapons and could fly faster and higher than the F-80C and F-84G, the B-29’s straight-winged jet fighter escorts. During daylight, the MiG-15 could attack the propeller-driven B-29s with impunity, forcing the United States to switch the B-29 to night raids." (Wikipedia)
This test run seems to confirm the above statement.
For my next test I will try some different strategies:
-Use a bomb that supports high altitude release (hi-hi-hi profile)
-Come in from a wider spread of directions - 1 squadron over the pole (from the North) and the other from over Norway/Sweden (from the West). In Nuclear war there are no national boundaries.
-Try to get some F-84E's over the target with the B-36's via a chain of KC-97s
-Or simulate the FICON program and "carry" 1-2 F-84's with each squadron
Next will be to move on to the B-47, B-52, and B-58. Then it's onto the first ICBMs and the USS George Washington (SSBN-598). Just too much fun.
Because of the wealth of platforms in CMNAO, beyond being a great game, it also becomes a wonderful tool to explore/recreate/hypothesize history. I'll bet Gen Curtis LeMay would have loved to have had a copy…
Hi glad you like the platforms, you could try basing F-84's in Northern United Kingdom Airbases and tank in or fly from Norway will try and build parasite F-84's for the B-36's should be intereasting if I pull it off
Paul aka Sirius
Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations
Cold War Data Base 1946-1979 Author
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