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RE: Japanese CAS missions in PTO - 2/23/2018 3:15:48 PM   
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Any plane can dive - once

For level bombers, fixed or lowered landing gear creates drag and thus slows the dive.

I faintly remember having read somewhere that in one of the carrier battles, a Dauntless pilot deliberately dropped the landing gear during the dive in order to slow down his plane even more, allowing him to dive to a lower altitude before recovery and thus was able to plant his bomb with greater accuracy. He was also making himself a better target for AA.



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