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You know, like The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick.

If you could have flown any MSFS 2020 aircraft in WWII, in any role in the Pacific theater, which one would you choose and what actual WWII aircraft would it replace?

For example you might want to fly a bombing mission in a 747.

Of course the Mooney Ovation or Beechcraft Bonanza would make a nice fighter plane. On the other hand the Daher TBM 930 has a higher service ceiling and can escort those bombers...

 

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And a squadron of F16's could have ended the war several years earlier.

But...


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The drone to fly chocolate bars to the GI's in the Japanese prisoner of war camps!

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The 747, for two reasons: First up, it's unlikely anything else from that era could have hit or intercepted you when you're up at 45,000 feet, so you wouldn't be shot at at all, which is certainly a good thing for you if you are in a war. And even if something could have got on your tail, and manage to get up to Mach .80+ to keep up with you, you'd just turn the autopilot on and select LNAV and it'd go bonkers, all on its own, flying all over the place, which would function brilliantly as an 'automatic evasive action' button. 🤣

I would also send all the AI airport trucks to the enemy's airfields too, so that no enemy aeroplanes could take off, for fear of being hit by a catering truck the moment they attempted to taxi.

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28 minutes ago, 177B said:

And a squadron of F16's could have ended the war several years earlier.

But...

We don't have F-16s in MSFS yet...but a lot of single prop pistons I can't figure what to do with.

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4 hours ago, Chock said:

you'd just turn the autopilot on and select LNAV and it'd go bonkers, all on its own, flying all over the place, which would function brilliantly as an 'automatic evasive action' button. 

 

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******* OP, how drunk are you?

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Drunk enough to be kicking bombs out of the rear pax door of an unpressurised 747 at 20K+ feet, or duct taping 4 Brownings to the wings of a TBM :wink::laugh:🍻


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Not drunk, just thinking that it might be fun to reenact some great battles, by flying the more modern planes of MSFS2020 in the Pacific scenery in WWII livery. Maybe park a couple aircraft carriers somewhere in the Pacific, and fly carrier ops. I could see a squadron of "pseudo-Kates" headed for Pearl.

When we get the flight recording mod, should make some nice movies.

I want to paint one of my own aircraft to get the ball rolling so to speak, but I flunked the Capcha test to download the NVidia tools.

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1 hour ago, HighBypass said:

Drunk enough to be kicking bombs out of the rear pax door of an unpressurised 747 at 20K+ feet, or duct taping 4 Brownings to the wings of a TBM :wink::laugh:🍻

If you recall that's kind of how John Wayne won the war at the end of Flying Tigers.

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17 hours ago, 177B said:

And a squadron of F16's could have ended the war several years earlier.

But...

It would be the Germans who developed it since they were the jet technology leaders back then.

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Been done a few times out of desperation with transport planes acting as makeshift bombers - quite often in the Spanish Civil War and in quite a lot of local conflicts in Africa - including using Boeing 247s, Douglas DC-3s, Junkers Ju52s etc. Also happens in movies occasionally, probably most notably in the fabulous movie - The Wild Geese - where if I recall correctly, a Cessna 310 is used as a ground attack aeroplane to drop a napalm bomb on a truck column, which may or may not be realistic. I'm willing to bet it might have been done for real on occasion in Africa, where quite often in the past 'anything goes' in African aviation.

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6 hours ago, dobee51 said:

If you recall that's kind of how John Wayne won the war at the end of Flying Tigers.

..I've not seen the movie. Wikipedia alludes to a transport plane being used which crashes into the train, so were they planning to kick a bomb out of the door, or were the moviegoers meant to believe that the plane was a proper bomber? :unsure:


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