ok dont have all my tests done yet BUT, i have a few things jotted down right now.
all these prices are with a -2.7% inflation rate. so they may vary when checked with your own pricing.
the numbers under the names of the planes are for Soft attack-Hard attack-mid Air attack then the last number is Missile capacity
B2-A bomber costs $15,665m
250-231-0-30 stealth ability-120
B52H costs 987.41M
F-121 Aurora costs $1,314M
82-90-48-6 stealth ability-110
FB-111F Aardvark costs 1,066M
A-10 Thunderbolt costs 239.13M
F4E Phantomcosts 205.56M
These are the planes i have available as the north americans in the world scenario.
Now, heavy bombers arent very cost effective compared to fighter bombers at all.
Especially the B2-a, any stealthy bomber is a horrible use of money when you can build a fighter bomber that will end up doing MORE DMG because it can fly over the target and keep attacking, UP TO 10 attacks with the F-121 Aurora
While the bombers only receive I believe 1 attack chance and for some reason i usually see my bombers only make 1 attack then run back to base with whatever supplies they have. usually they have quite alot of supplies left when running back to base.
Its almost as if they were meant to be able to do 2 bombing passes?
Heavy bombers do have an advantage though Sorta
, they are indirect attack meaning they hit everything in the pile of troops.. but i think the bombers attack is divided up between all the units Please someone correct me if im wrong on this
. So that makes having very few bombers almost useless, Especially the B2 which costs so much money.
if the enemy has a stack of 7 soft units and you have 2 groups of B2-A's and bomb it for 250/7= 36 attack per unit x2... thats not exactly going to make a player run for cover.each unit will take a hit of 72, which yes is a bit, BUT, is not nearly as powerful as having 24 F-121 Aurora's which cost the same amount as the 2 groups of B2-A's
bombing those same units and killing them 1 by 1 creating large losses for the enemy.
the F-121 aurora's would be causing 1,968 soft dmg per attack if they all attacked at once and attacked the same unit. not to mention they could kill off most any fighter attack upon them with no problem, and outrun the fighters. Not to mention the F-121 can make 10 of these attacks before having to run back to a airbase to resupply.
now those numbers are with just 2 Heavy bomber squadrons of B2-a's, one of the least cost effective units in the game At this point in time
Now what if I do a more early tech comparison between the B-52H and the F4E- Phantom.
the B52 as said above has an cost of 987.41M
the F4E- Phantom has an cost of 205.56M
meaning i can build 4.8 or 5 phantom's for the same cost as the 1 B-52H
B-52's have the attack of 199-175-0
F4E phantom's have the attack of 40-56-18 x5 = 200-280-90
now i just took one of
the least effective fighter bombers in the game, and it is still going to be far more superior than the B-52.
The big reason to use fighter bombers is because they will make multiple attacks while heavy bombers are 1 use then gotta run back home for supplies. Which takes time, alot of time sometimes on the world scenario.
if i was in a real competitive game, i wouldnt touch a bomber for this reason, the long loading and travel times take forever to get to the enemy for a 2nd run at there units before they move lots of anti air there.
i am still getting all the numbers for this im building all the above fighters in a game right now and checking how many times each of them makes an attack and then double checking it so please bare with me
hopefully some of this info makes sense ill be double checking it and trying to make it a little more sensible.