From: Bristol, UK
Also, strat recon (in RL) usually likes the wider FOV. For unit or airfield recce you need indivual vehicles and aircraft to make sense of what is there, and oblique views are very useful. For strat recce, you generally want a picture of a whole site or suburb to make sense of the whole. This is a huge generalisation - the V weapons were explained by a single item (V2 on a launch pad), but to know what to destroy in a raid you need to understand the site as a whole (power stations, pumps, etc). The age old mistake in bombing industry is to hit the large impressive low value buildings... a warehouse might contain some raw materials or similar but knocking it out does nothing to output once they are replaced.
Like the 3rd camera. In conjucton with the altitude adjust for recce (+/- 12k) means you can set recce in the 24kft band and not have to micro manage it
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