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« on: September 19, 2018, 10:36:08 am »
When flying on TAW with civilprotection the other night, he mentioned that he uses a 5 second bomb delay, which allows him to drop bombs extremely low and have them go off successfully.  I tried it and it works!  I used to have the default 2 second delay, and sometimes I would drop too low and they would not arm/explode.

So, unless you are using bombs against moving targets where you want less of or no delay (at the cost of having to drop from higher alt), I suggest everyone use a 5 second delay if you plan on dropping bombs at very low altitude.

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Re: @Ground pounders
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2018, 03:11:03 pm »
At low altitude, do the bombs skip like they do in 1946?


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Re: @Ground pounders
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 10:02:55 am »
At low altitude, do the bombs skip like they do in 1946?

Sorry, missed this - I think they do somewhat.  It depends on your angle of attack. If you dive in fairly steep they stick where they hit.  If you are flying level on the deck they will skip the most, maybe a couple of bounces - anything in between the “skippage” varies depending on your angle of attack.