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 Post subject: Re: Crime Time
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:21 am 
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clancyphile wrote:
Hmm... might be a good idea for the first mission of that bomber program LeMay is managing...

I was also thinking that cruise missiles from Mr. Smith's submarine Nautilus would do nicely; four missiles at each of the nine refineries.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:38 am 
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Garrity wrote:
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Hmm... might be a good idea for the first mission of that bomber program LeMay is managing...

60 planes, each dropping 50 1,000-pound bombs would do the job nicely.

Uhh, how many bombs per plane did you say?


50. I know the B-36 can carry up to 86 1,000-pound bombs, but I figured on swapping out some bombs for a bomb bay tank.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:17 am 
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clancyphile wrote:
50. I know the B-36 can carry up to 86 1,000-pound bombs, but I figured on swapping out some bombs for a bomb bay tank.

or two MOABs...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:01 am 
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What about T-12 Cloudmaker? Better yet, put a Tarzon on it.

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Garrity wrote:
It is so noted; once again, you are a font of knowledge

Thank you; I had another thought over the weekend. Since KG-6 was assigned the counter-culture Canterbury raid in @, why not mandate that they were an elite unit, trained to do precision bombing at night? A bit like 617 Squadron post dams-raid or the Pathfinder force? That would justify the unusually high hit percentage on point targets. Just a thought.

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It is so noted; once again, you are a font of knowledge

Thank you; I had another thought over the weekend. Since KG-6 was assigned the counter-culture Canterbury raid in @, why not mandate that they were an elite unit, trained to do precision bombing at night? A bit like 617 Squadron post dams-raid or the Pathfinder force? That would justify the unusually high hit percentage on point targets. Just a thought.


They didn’t quite fit the SABS fit that 617 did for pinpoint precision though...

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Craiglxviii wrote:
They didn’t quite fit the SABS fit that 617 did for pinpoint precision though...

Reading Paul Brickhill's history of 617 squadron (Dambusters) though, its apparent that that they did do the precision marking for night bomber raids. IIRC they actually had a detachment of Mosquitoes and at least one Mustang for the role. IIRC the SABS fit was for Tallboy missions and eventually Grand Slam

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Francis Urquhart wrote:
Craiglxviii wrote:
They didn’t quite fit the SABS fit that 617 did for pinpoint precision though...

Reading Paul Brickhill's history of 617 squadron (Dambusters) though, its apparent that that they did do the precision marking for night bomber raids. IIRC they actually had a detachment of Mosquitoes and at least one Mustang for the role. IIRC the SABS fit was for Tallboy missions and eventually Grand Slam


Sorry Stuart <note to self, be more specific!>, I meant Ze Germans.

Brickhill’s book really is very good, especially one written at the time it was. Good to read it alongside Enemy Coast Ahead btw.

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Francis Urquhart wrote:
Garrity wrote:
It is so noted; once again, you are a font of knowledge

Thank you; I had another thought over the weekend. Since KG-6 was assigned the counter-culture Canterbury raid in @, why not mandate that they were an elite unit, trained to do precision bombing at night? A bit like 617 Squadron post dams-raid or the Pathfinder force? That would justify the unusually high hit percentage on point targets. Just a thought.

Excellent suggestion, sir. As you have written, so it shall be.

It will be a little bit before I can post the next update, as my computer's hard drive failed and I am getting it repaired.


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Once again, backup early and often.

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jemhouston wrote:
Once again, backup early and often.

I did, and my files are safe. Now, it's simply a matter of getting my computer operating again.


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Garrity wrote:
Francis Urquhart wrote:
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It is so noted; once again, you are a font of knowledge

Thank you; I had another thought over the weekend. Since KG-6 was assigned the counter-culture Canterbury raid in @, why not mandate that they were an elite unit, trained to do precision bombing at night? A bit like 617 Squadron post dams-raid or the Pathfinder force? That would justify the unusually high hit percentage on point targets. Just a thought.

Excellent suggestion, sir. As you have written, so it shall be.

It will be a little bit before I can post the next update, as my computer's hard drive failed and I am getting it repaired.


I've had a few of those. Never fun. :(

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Things coming up in future updates:

1) MG Thomas Holcomb (Commandant of the USMC) has a 'come to Jesus' moment wherein Mr. Smith lays down the law about Holcomb's male bovine excrement racism.

2) Bernardus Riphagen and the members of the Henneicke Column will die horribly...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dries_Riphagen


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To all and sundry:

After much hard work, I have reconstituted my files and edited the most recent update to reflect the discussions that have previously taken place. As always, your comments are appreciated.


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