From: San Diego
So I've just entered '44 as the Allies in my PBEM. While scrolling through my upcoming aircraft production pools I've noticed that I get a number of fighters capable of carrying two 1000lbs bombs (iirc, the P47d25, a certain Corsair model, a Hellcat model, and the P38-L I believe).
Now I know that strafing in this game is relatively useless, unless the fighter doing it has a 37mm cannon and a 500 pounder and is attacking troops or armor in wide-open terrain, merchant ships/barges, or in the rare case of an overloaded airbase with tons of planes on the ground. I've used my P39/P400s for this with occasional success.
My real question is, has anyone used these double 1k bomb fighters for anything ground/naval attack related? How successful were they? A corsair with two 1k's strapped underneath sounds like a nice weapon vs. the IJN (or an IJN port for that matter). Could they to be used off my CVs like an f-18 strike fighter (sometimes a2a, sometimes naval attack)? Or should they stick to just A2A only?
Thanks for the input!