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Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 10/7/2013 4:06:55 AM   
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Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 for EDBTR v1.02

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v1.0:

- Changed A-20G, A-26B Invader, B-25J Mitchell, and Mitchell III designations from 'Level Bomber' to 'Fighter Bomber', as they were primarily designed as low-level ground attack aircraft. These aircraft will now be able to strafe ground targets with their guns as well as do low-level bombing.

- Removed the four FF 20mm cannons on the A-20G Havoc. Starting with the G-5 model, the 20mm cannons were replaced in favor of the more reliable .50 MG.

- Changed artwork for B-25J Mitchell and Mitchell III to now represent solid-nose configurations the ground attack versions had.

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This mod changes the A-20G, A-26B Invader, B-25J Mitchell, and Mitchell III light level bombers into ground attack bombers, as they were historically. These changes allow them to do low-level bombing missions, as well as ground strafings and fighter sweeps. Their durability plus heavy firepower nose configurations make them quite deadly ground attack aircraft. But they must have proper fighter escorts or they will become easy prey for interceptors.

** You must start a new game after installng this mod for it to work properly **

Download Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 here: http://www.filedropper.com/lightbombersgroundattackconversionv10_2


For more information regarding this topic, please visit the following links:

http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/best-strafing-aircraft-wwii-8907.html

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2981

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RE: Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 10/8/2013 9:14:59 AM   
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Thanks K 19 for the reup!


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RE: Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 10/10/2013 3:39:20 AM   
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You are going to need to do some testing before you release this. You are probably going to turn several level bomber groups into fighter bomber groups. That could cause some difficulties. Also, as guns don't fire at all during bomb attacks and only in airfield attacks for sweeps I am not sure there will be much benefit.

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RE: Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 10/11/2013 12:33:51 AM   
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I've been playing this mod for years and it works fine. And there are benefits to it. The heavy forward-firing gun armaments can be devastating to aircraft on the ground during fighter sweeps. The only thing one really needs to be careful of is getting into dogfights with interceptors.

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RE: Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 4/11/2014 7:55:35 AM   
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Sound like a great mod!

Would it also be possible to do this for Tempests as they are treated as Fighters though they carry 2 x 1000lb bombs and replace the excellent typhoon!

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RE: Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 4/11/2014 4:18:03 PM   
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In the ETO these aircraft were not really used as strafers like in the PTO, they also had a slight reduction in forward armament.
Most of them were used as standard level bombers.

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RE: Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 4/11/2014 11:47:06 PM   
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quote:

Would it also be possible to do this for Tempests as they are treated as Fighters though they carry 2 x 1000lb bombs and replace the excellent typhoon!


Not sure what you mean, but if you want the Tempest to be a fighter-bomber, just change its designation from fighter to fighter-bomber in the DB editor.

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In the ETO these aircraft were not really used as strafers like in the PTO, they also had a slight reduction in forward armament.
Most of them were used as standard level bombers.


Does it really matter? This is the beauty of the game, you don't have to be locked in to historical concepts. The war was fought in a certain way, this is your chance to give it a go in a different direction. If it works great, if it doesn't, the only thing that gets hurt might be your ego. You haven't condemned thousands of aircrew to death because of your strategic/tactical blunders. Relax, enjoy and have fun!

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RE: Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 4/12/2014 9:15:31 PM   
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It's ahistorical + the noted issue of changing bomber units into fighter-bomber units without option to switch back to another bomber. And if the older bomber version upgrades to the new FB-version you may switch all your bomber units into FBs.

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RE: Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 10/18/2014 8:17:47 PM   
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sam problem here with filedropper. Please, someone reupload to a different server. Thanks in advance.

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RE: Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 10/21/2014 11:37:18 PM   
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New updated link, this is the original as supplied by K 19. Contains Dat and Art folder plus the readme file.

http://www24.zippyshare.com/v/46413469/file.html

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RE: Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 10/22/2014 7:59:47 AM   
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ops, wrong thread.

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RE: Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 1/12/2020 6:47:55 PM   
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Anyone have this?

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RE: Light Bombers Ground Attack Conversion v1.0 - 1/12/2020 10:25:36 PM   
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https://www83.zippyshare.com/v/cmEVOGg6/file.html

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