Okay, i think im convinced,one illusion dead.
So what do we still really have ?
1)We still have 17 b-52hs attacking a single ship and unable to sink it without using missiles that are represented by units in the game.
2)We still have an ordance that the B-52h can use, thats proven to sink ships fairly well that is not represented in the game as a unit and not represened in the attack stats of the aircraft.
3) Although i now believe i was wrong in my beliefs of just how much a B-52h can carry in one load,we still have a rather large gap in the amount of missiles it can carry, vs the amount of missiles points it gets in the game.75 vs 340.
BUT we have the ammo thats nots represented by units , and that is represented by the attack stats as always on the aircraft taking up room that the could concievably be used to up the missile points.
So, currently.I think on
1 and 2: That any ordance that we know exists that is not represented as a unit in game like alot of missiles and bombs are,should be used as the measure for determining the atatck strength vs a particular target.
So like Draken said earlier on,the system should either include the jdams as seperate units or up the attack strength to represent their usage.
3:Not sure what to say here.We are never going to get an exact capacity to match a real world load, becuase there are too many variables dependant upon the contents of the load.I find it very unlikely the goats will push this far into "complexity" on this.
Nobles idea of removing the deafualt attack from heavy bombers and making them load for each run with ordance represented by units (like most key missiles and bombs are) is somehting i like very much on the surface.
BUT its very micro and makes getting the capacity right even more important.
Now as for the carpet bombing of ships.I still have no idea how to support my belief on this.I still have found no tests to look at for basing a decision on,beyond my belief.
So ill keep looking.
To me it just seems very unlikely that a B-52H can lay a huge path of destruction over a large area, but would be unable to catch a ship in such an area bombing with multiple hits.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 7520611793
And thats just one b-52, multiple that by 17.
Lets no forget what a few skyhawks accomplished.Is a B-52 not a more dangerous force than a few skyhawks ?Are 17 B-52s not a more powerful force than an equal amount of skyhawks,even when all using the same low tech bombs ?