Here is a very simple bombing scenario. It involves a two-plane group attacking four defenseless buildings using Mk84 LDGP bombs.
After the planes take off, you will notice that one plane has less fuel than the other. Both took off at the same time. By clicking on each, you will see that one plane is using approximately 30 more kg per minute than the other plane. Why? I have no clue. If you follow this around after the attack, then you will see that after the planes return to their normal 480 kts, that one plane again begins using fuel at a higher rate. In essence, at 480 kts, the planes are at two different fuel consumption rates. At 520 kts, they are spending the same. As with the other scenario before, one plane will end up with much less fuel than the other.
EDIT 1: Repeating the same exercise, but splitting the two planes (each flying solo, not combined in a group), each of the planes expends the same amount of fuel at the expected rate. So, the grouping, for some unknown reason, causes this.
As a second note, the planes fire these bombs from 36000 feet. In previous tests, the planes are much more accurate from lower altitudes than from 36000 feet. I don't know if this is by your design or not, but I would think that they should be lower. In continuing the scenario from where you are now, my planes were only able to hit two of the four buildings. That seems low to me.
EDIT 2: CMANO previously handled this situation by flying at 36000 ft; dropping down to 200 ft just before the attack run; popping up to 1500 ft and activating the laser and firing. Using all four targets were easily destroyed. I believe that 36000 is too high for the laser-guided bombs, so the flight profile has been changed from what used to work real well.
I just tried this save, using B1121.1. The two aircraft followed the same exact flight path (speed + altitude). When they entered the landing pattern on the return leg, the difference int heir fuel levels was the same as in the start of the save file, indicating that their fuel burn during the flight (from the save onwards) was identical.
I think this can be called fixed.
< Message edited by Dimitris -- 12/10/2019 9:23:20 AM >