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Shrino

bomber in opening movie

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I am pretty amazed by the quality of Wows opening.

When I watched it again and again in this afternoon, I found something interesting.

In that IJN airstrike. WG is showing us a D3A2 rather than D4Y series in dive bombing. D3A2 cannot take it dear up during diving may consider as a defect.

Is there any sepcial concern in this case?

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The D3A was historically used as a dive bomber despite the fixed undercarriage. It was used at Pearl in fact.

Though I don't know how steep an angle they were able to dive at realistically. But yes its more advanced successors would have retractable landing gears.

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On 9/29/2018 at 9:28 PM, Shrino said:

D3A2 cannot take it dear up during diving

I actually watched this into a fair few times myself.

You wonder if they had a look at the Ju 87 Stuka when they designed the D3A.

I guess that generation dive bomber was so slow in horizontal flight, a retractable landing gear wouldn’t make a big enough difference. Fixed landing gears are cheaper and sturdier. During the dive, they help the dive breaks slow the plane down, I guess.

I guess the logic was to have the big bomb under the fuselage, rather than under the wings. The bomb then swung out on a frame in both the Ju 87 and D3A and the WoWS video captures that very well.

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Both Ju 87 and D3A rely on Dive Brake to slow down. and same do those with retractable gears like Ju 88, Skua, SBD and SB2C.

Edited by tsuenwan
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