After last weekend’s plateau in War Thunder, where I settled upon the US tree for a while, I again began to wander. Being in what I would call the “World of Tanks” model, where you earn experience that lets you unlock bigger/faster/better planes, I started thinking about where I wanted to go as opposed to what I wanted to do at that very moment.
And what I decided I wanted to do was drop bombs.
While I had been doing better with the P-26, I still had more time invested in the British tree. I had even invested in the first rung of the light bomber line, the Fairy Swordfish.
I did not have a lot of luck with the Swordfish, which is part of why I jumped to the US tree for a bit. The Swordfish is a torpedo bomber and comes by default with a torpedo slung between its under carriage. I have yet to end up in that plane on a map where there is anything to torpedo however. So that tends to get jettisoned at the first sign of trouble. The plane is also slow, not very well armed, and a bit fragile.
The Swordfish did introduce me to the joy of gunners. At the low tiers even the sting of a single .303 in the rear cockpit can be quite a surprise, and my gunner sent a number of attackers packing. You can, if you want, take over the gunner’s role. You switch spots, the plane goes into a straight and level autopilot, and you get to aim the rear gun. However, I found that the CPU gunner was doing okay on his own and that I was better off moving about rather than flying in a straight, predictable line. And the gunner thing got me to focus back on the British tree.
More after the cut because the 8 year old in me keeps making me take screen shots of airplanes.