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« on: March 15, 2012, 08:50:13 PM »

The Last Bomb



History

The Strategic Bombing of Japan October 1944 - August 1945

On June 15, 1944, the first B-29 raid flew from China to strike at a factory in Japan. This was the precision target bombing that the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) had practiced for years.

This policy would be abandoned for area bombing of civilian targets. It would represent a major shift from the doctrine practiced in Europe and the policy that had cost so many American lives over German cities. The B-29 was arguably the finest bomber of the war. It could carry 20,000 pounds of bombs for 2,000 miles round-trip, and had remotely controlled turrets for defense. It incorporated many of the lessons of the air war in Europe, including pressurized cabins and heavy defensive armament.

The B-29s were being massed in daylight raids on precision targets, like their counterparts in Europe had done. The British had abandoned daylight bombing as too costly, preferring area bombing at night. The around the clock bombing raids had amounted to a second front, with thousands of men and machines held in Germany and away from battlefronts in Russia, Africa, Italy and France.

When Curtiss LeMay arrived and took command in January 1945, he ordered a switch from high altitude high explosive precision daylight attacks to night area bombing with a mixture of incendiaries and antipersonnel weapons. This prevented the firefighters from putting out the fires, which spread wildly over the Japanese cities.

From March 1945 through the end of the war, many Japanese cities were subjected to area bombing with incendiaries. Tokyo, Osaka, and many other cities were burned out by firestorms that reached over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. The bombings may have killed as many as 500,000 people.

The B-29 Superfortress

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was the largest bomber to enter service in World War II. B-29's played a major part in the overall bombing campaign in the Far East and two B29 Superfortress bombers ('Enola Gay' and 'Bockscar') took part in the atomic bomb raids on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
 


Battle Elements and Event Schedule

• April 8th – The Beginning of the End
• April 15th – Fight to the Last
• April 22nd – The Last Bomb

Each frame starts at 8pm in the UK, 9pm in France/Germany, 10pm in Finland/Estonia and 3pm EST. The planned length of a single frame is 2 hours.

“The Last Bomb” on YouTube

1 of 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH-toQZPAog
2of 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P7SQJjLpTY
3 of 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nnf6_ROisQ
4 of 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osgxcfLCs-Y

Frame 1 Background

“The Beginning of the End”
The XXI Air Force was created mainly from the XX Air Force and placed in the hands of General Curtis Lemay. The XXI Air Force’s primary objective was to destroy Japan’s industry, resources, and will
to fight. This frame will encompass a typical series of missions flown by these pilots of the XXI Air Force and the 7th Fighter Wing. The following is a mission summary flown 67 years ago.

MISSION SUMMARY
Mission Number 39
 
1.   Date: 4 March 1945
 
2.   Code Name: Enkindle #5
 
3.   Target: Tokyo (357) - Nakajima A/C Plant, Musashino
 
4.   Participating Units: 73rd and 3l3th Bombardment Wings
 
5.   Number A/C Airborne: 192
 
6.   % A/C Bombing Primary: 0 (0 primary, 159 Secondary, 17 last Resort and 1 opportunity)
 
7.   Time Over Secondary: 050940K - 051051K
 
8.   Altitude of Attack: 25,100 - 28,900
 
9.   Weather Over Target: 10/10
 
10.   Total A/C Lost: 1
 
11.   Resume of Mission: Bombing results unknown.  No damage assessment obtained from strike or post servile photography.  Fifteen early returns.  Enemy air opposition nil. 
AA meager to moderate and inaccurate.  Average bomb load 6,833 lbs, 73rd wing and 5,646 lbs, 313th Wing.  Average gas reserves 947 gallons.

Allies:

The Allies will sweep and attack tactical and strategic targets in and around the area of Nagasaki.

Aircraft: (Skin Selections)

B-29……. (6th BG, 40th BS and 24th BS)
P-51D….. (506th FG, 457th FS)
P-47N….. (318th FG, 333rd FS and 19th FS)
P-38L…... (475th FG)

Orders:

The B-29 bomber force will launch from A122 on the NW runway and air spawn to the NW for airspawn. The targets for the bomber force will be all start targets in the vicinity of sector 2,7.
The P-47Ns will launch from A122 on the NW runway and air spawn into position to provide escort for the bomber force to and from the target area. The P-51Ds will launch from
A122 to attack and destroy fuel and ordnance stores, then patrol north to sector 3,5 destroying target of opportunity. The P-38Ls will launch from A1 to attack the port facility
P86 located at 1,8,3 with order to attack targets of opportunity and RTB.

COs will manage their fuel and ordnance loads accordingly, as well as set the appropriate defensive posture for their side.

Restrictions:

The B-29s may not drop ordnance under the altitude of 20,000 ft. MSL. The P-51Ds may not carry bombs.

Axis:

The Axis force will counter strike at Allied headquarters and destroy the incoming bomber raids to the Nagasaki area.

Aircraft: (Skin Selection)

A6M5b…… (302nd NAG)
Ki-45(BF110C-4b).. (Default)
Ki-61……… (*Default)
Ki-67……....(61st Sentai)
Ki-84……… (73rd Sentai)
N1J2-J……..(343 NAG and 201 NFG)

Orders:

The Ki-67s will launch unescorted from A8 to destroy the Allies HQ located in position 0,0,5. The A6M5bs will launch from A8 and attack the incoming enemy force. The Ki61s will
launch from A28 with order to attack enemy fighter cover. The Ki-84s will launch from A28 with orders to find and destroy the incoming bomber forces. The Ki-45s (BF110C-4bs)
will launch from A27 with orders to find and destroy the incoming bomber forces. The N1k2-js will launch from A124 with order to destroy enemy fighters.

COs will manage their fuel and ordnance loads accordingly, as well as set the appropriate defensive posture for their side.

Restrictions:
None…



Victory Conditions:

*Note – If the Japanese bomber force is able to successfully destroy the Allied HQ of the XXI Air Force. The communication and leadership to all
Allied groups and squadrons in the area will be out of service for months, effectively winning the frame for the Axis.

In order to achieve a victory condition the Allies will need to produce 375 total objects destroyed.
If the Allies are unable to produce these numbers and the Axis is able to successfully attack the Allies HQ, this contest will be considered a draw.

Frame 1 - Arena Setting:

1. Terrain – Japan (Latest Map)
2. Icon Range - short
3. Wind – 25 kts W
4. Time – Start time 0600
5. Fighter and Bomber Warning Range - 36,960 about 7 miles
6. Enemy Collisions - On
7. External view for bombers (F3) - On
8. Visibility - 15
9. Friendly Collisions - Off
10. Fuel – 1.5
11. Ack - .3
12. Kill Shooter - off
13. Tower Range – 36,960 for display to match the above setting.
14. Radar – On

Designer Notes:
This is a single life event.

SEC Event Designer and Host

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 05:41:48 AM »

Mission Update...

Allies - FYI

The P-51Ds will target airfield A8 to destroy fuel and ordnance stores before continuining on to fighter sweep seconday mission.

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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 03:37:19 PM »

Ohhh....I likes!!!!



Nice looking setup fellas. This one is going to be a blast.  joystick
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 05:14:01 PM »

"The Last Bomb" - Frame 1 Results

I hope that everyone had a good time.

The battle raged over Nagasaki this day.

The Allies were very impressive destroying 313 objects.

The Axis put up a good fight, but could have used more forces to help in destroying more American bombers. The Allies HQ also remained operational.

Althought the Allied bomber force fell short of their 375 object goal. No one would deny that this was an Allied victory.

Frame 1 >>> Allies


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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 06:02:24 PM »

was our nikis that took out those few bombers to not allow u more damage
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 12:27:58 PM »

was our nikis that took out those few bombers to not allow u more damage

Pattonjr,

Please restate your question...

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