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Not the stock A-4B/C provided by 3rd wire, but you may be able to add it to the A-4Q. I would also pass this ? up send a pm to 1 of the resedent moders if i were you.

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I'm not sure which weapons Jet Thunder will model when it is released. I'm sure Dante will let us know :)

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I'm not sure which weapons Jet Thunder will model when it is released. I'm sure Dante will let us know :)

 

:)

 

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Hola Dante-JT

 

Please take a notice about bomb accuracy.

 

I am these 8 days flying with a Spainsh weapons test pilot that worked several years with the Expal bombs used by the Argentinian's A-4s against the Royal Navy in 1982.

 

He told me that accuracy with those bombs was really bad as their CoG was too far back and the very body of the bomb were made in an artesanal way, one by one. So it was not expected that a bomb would hit the same spot as a previous one of the same kind, from medium and low altitude, as sometimes these bombs even flipped back and could fall short or to one side of the pretended target. The faster the launcher plane the worse.

 

The Argentinians used very low altitude releases, so another problem arose as the bombs had no time to arm (3 secs I think was standard but I can ask again). This way, somebody come with the idea to spin the fuse by hand several turns, to shorten the arming time... with not very good results either.

 

Do you think those two caracteristics of the Expal bombs can be modelled?

 

If you need to cantact me, please use this e-mail

 

gadget AT telefonica DOT net

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Thanks, GADGET! Very interesting post.

 

The faster the plane the worse - indeed, Daggers had less success then slower Skyhawks.

 

Hola Dante-JT

 

Please take a notice about bomb accuracy.

 

I am these 8 days flying with a Spainsh weapons test pilot that worked several years with the Expal bombs used by the Argentinian's A-4s against the Royal Navy in 1982.

 

He told me that accuracy with those bombs was really bad as their CoG was too far back and the very body of the bomb were made in an artesanal way, one by one. So it was not expected that a bomb would hit the same spot as a previous one of the same kind, from medium and low altitude, as sometimes these bombs even flipped back and could fall short or to one side of the pretended target. The faster the launcher plane the worse.

 

The Argentinians used very low altitude releases, so another problem arose as the bombs had no time to arm (3 secs I think was standard but I can ask again). This way, somebody come with the idea to spin the fuse by hand several turns, to shorten the arming time... with not very good results either.

 

Do you think those two caracteristics of the Expal bombs can be modelled?

 

If you need to cantact me, please use this e-mail

 

gadget AT telefonica DOT net

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