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    Rearming Blenheims

    When the Blenheim is done rearming bombs, the master arm - off message comes up and you hear the switch.

    The Blenheim doesn't have a Bombs Armed command, so you cannot rearm the bombs.

    This isn't a problem for the hurricane or Axis bombers, since they have Master Arm switches.

    Guns rearm fine.

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    Re: Rearming Blenheims

    Make this switch functional?



    Alias, since arm bombs is required for other bombers, why Blenheim (or any other) should be different?

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    Re: Rearming Blenheims

    We'll look into adding an arming switch to Blenheims... if that is historically accurate.

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    Re: Rearming Blenheims

    Yes, it looks like if you R&R with a Blenheim, the bombs load and drop, but they don't explode.

    Trying the normal "Toggle Bombs Armed" button I have set up doesn't do anything.

    So it looks like R&R doesn't work for Blenheims for now. Is that true?

    (We can warn people about it, at least, if so--or disable Blenheim R&R in our servers.)

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    Re: Rearming Blenheims

    Quote Originally Posted by TWC_Flug View Post
    Yes, it looks like if you R&R with a Blenheim, the bombs load and drop, but they don't explode.

    Trying the normal "Toggle Bombs Armed" button I have set up doesn't do anything.

    So it looks like R&R doesn't work for Blenheims for now. Is that true?

    (We can warn people about it, at least, if so--or disable Blenheim R&R in our servers.)
    This must have happened to me during a recent return sortie in a Blenheim after R&R. I thought I had hit the target but saw no explosion or notice of % damage. I assumed I must have missed the target. To complete a wasted trip I was then shot down by flak . Doh!
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    Re: Rearming Blenheims

    Quote Originally Posted by TWC_Flug View Post
    Yes, it looks like if you R&R with a Blenheim, the bombs load and drop, but they don't explode.

    Trying the normal "Toggle Bombs Armed" button I have set up doesn't do anything.

    So it looks like R&R doesn't work for Blenheims for now. Is that true?

    (We can warn people about it, at least, if so--or disable Blenheim R&R in our servers.)
    True, Flug.

    Master Arm switches after reload. Since this key is disabled, you can’t rearm.

    Bombs reload, but won’t detonate.
    Last edited by DRock; Jan-24-2020 at 09:53.

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    Re: Rearming Blenheims

    Now I tried R&R in a JU-88, and still no bombs explode after R&R. The 88 has a re-arm button and I pressed it (and in fact tried turning it on and off a few times, which seemed to work OK).

    Was this just some strange one-off thing? Maybe there is a different 'arm bombs' switch or key combo I need to use instead? Has anyone else gotten bombs to explode after R&R in a large bomber like Blenheim, JU-88, HE111?

    Thanks for any advice!

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