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#4430024 - 07/12/18 03:21 PM Spitfire Drop Tank Bug  
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I was out and about in my Spit, carrying two, 250 pound, bombs. Plus the torpedo drop tank. I was going after a bridge, and like any self-respecting fighter pilot, I hit the button to get rid my drop tank. You don't dive into a target carrying petrol under your Spitfire. It just isn't done, old boy.
Well, when I pressed the button, EVERYTHING departed the airplanes wings. Tank, bombs, pylons!
Seems that there's a bit of a bug. Tank release jettisons all stores.
So, if you are carrying bombs and a tank, you'll have to take the tank with you into the bomb run, and then drop it later if you run into fighters, until they fix this.


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#4430055 - 07/12/18 05:48 PM Re: Spitfire Drop Tank Bug [Re: Pooch]  
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On the other hand, when you drop them, you're getting ~50 mph boost in top speed (another bug), so running into fighters is not an issue anymore biggrin. Don't know if it happens with mixed loadout or bombs only, however.

#4430060 - 07/12/18 06:14 PM Re: Spitfire Drop Tank Bug [Re: Pooch]  
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Ah, yeah. I'd read that. Once you drop your ordnance the airplane doesn't seem to know that it's gone, and you don't regain your airspeed. Well, at this point I don't think we were expecting a trouble free release. It just comes with the territory.


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