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Ju 88 S Heavy Bomber is a German Air unit added in Back to Hell.


A mainstay of the Luftwaffe's arsenal, the Junkers Ju 88 was a twin-engined multirole combat aircraft introduced in 1939. The design suffered from numberous technical problems in its early years, primarily as a result of feature creep and constant piling of new features onto the plane. Most of the issues were rectified by 1941, and by summer of 1941, the Ju 88 became the durable war horse it's remembered as, evenetually becoming one of the most important aircraft designs of Nazi war machine, serving as a bomber, dive, bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber, recon plane, heavy fighter, and even a flying bomb.

Nearly 16,000 air frames were built in dozens of variants, but the basic structure of the aircraft remained unchanged. This particular bomber carries a complement of Sprengbomben Dickwandig 2 kg: Butterfly Bombs. These were canister-deployed anti-personnel munitions, sending 250 pieces of cast iron shrapnel upon explosion and capable of killing anyone in a ten meter radius.


According to the file GameData/Gameplay/Gfx/Generated/Ammunition.ndf each one of the small 2kg bombs "Ammo_Bombe_SD2_x96" has the following features:

   PhysicalDamages                   = 1.0    
   RadiusSplashPhysicalDamages       = 40m
   SuppressDamages                   = 50.0
   RadiusSplashSuppressDamages       = 40m
   RayonPinned                       = 60m

Due to the relative high densitiy of the bomb carpet the splash damage makes it possible to completely destroy crewed weapons of 5 men in one bombing run!

A drop can be interrupted manually by pressing the halt button (default: E). A second run can be ordered with the remaining load.

It worth mentioning that it does occur from time to time, that not all 96 bombs are dropped, for whatever reasons. In the likely case, that the original target was not destroyed, the plane will pursue a second run. The plane will not evacuate unless it has bombs left over!

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