- Bf 109E: Bomber destroyer. Pretty heavily armed so good against enemy bombers. Use it for protecting your airfields. It also has an upgrade path going Bf 109E-3 to B9 109E-4B to Bf 109E- 7/U1, the last being a tactical bomber with brilliant fighter capabilities. If fighter losses allow, consider changing out all Bf 109E-3’s so that you can get the other aircraft into your pool.
I have had real difficulty with understanding this. The Bf 109E- 7/U1 is a tactical bomber and cannot be used in fighter groups - so cannot be used as a fighter.
Is the meaning of this sentence that it is a bomber with the ability to outmaneuver or race away from a fighter - which would mean you are saying it has fighter bomber capabilities?
It is taken from the post I did specifying how I think of airpower.
When playing the Germans, tactical bombers and dive bombers tend to be in short supply, which is why I like the Bf 109E 7/U1. Once your numbers starts to dwindle, you can change a stuka gruppe into a Bf 109E 7/U1 and get spare frames for the other stuka groups.
Further, the Bf 109E 7/U1 does not need a fighter escort to do its job, as it is basically a fighter with stats better than the Soviet fighters at the start of the war. this frees up fighters to protect other valuable air groups.
Consequently, I try to minimize the use of Bf 109E-3's and upgrade them very soon, so that many of them will then be upgraded to Bf 109E-7/U1's which I feel is a more valuable aircraft.
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