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billywarren007

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Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber
« on: January 25, 2012, 01:38:12 PM »

This was the only heavy Italian bomber of the war and as many of you are probably aware the Italian airforce in il2 1946 is lacking fire power in this sense with only the SM79 and the CANT 1007 (if modded). Wonder if anyone would be up for the challenge. Will try to provide interior pictures if required. Like to hear some opinions  ;D

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Re: Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 01:50:28 PM »

//forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=24999, may help alot  :), just copy it and paste it in the address
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Re: Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 02:20:46 PM »

Just some information for those who don't know what the P.108 was  :). It was the first and only 4 engine bomber used in action by the Regia Aeronautica in the second world war and some of its most notable raids were on Gibraltar, Algeria and Sicily in the Italians vain attempts at holding the allied forces back. It would carry either 7 × 250 or 500 kg, 34 × 100 kg or 38 × 50 kg in it's internal bomb bay and had a defensive armament of 6 Breda 12.7mm machine guns with one in the nose,  one in dorsal position and 2 on each of the wings controlled remotely and a retractable ventral turret, plus 2 7.7mm Bredas in the flanks. It had a crew of 8 with two in the cockpit and 6 in gunner positions. It is also notable that if the wing armament was lost then the bomber was subject to many blind spots in it's defensive armament
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Re: Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 02:47:31 PM »

more facts to help

General characteristics
 Crew: 6 or 7 (ignore my earlier statement of 8)
 Length: 22.30 m (73 ft 2 in)
 Wingspan: 32.00 m (105 ft)
 Height: 6.00 m (20 ft)
 Wing area: 135.0 m² (1,453 ft²)
 Empty weight: 17,325 kg (38,195 lb)
 Max. takeoff weight: 29,885 kg (65,885 lb)
 Powerplant: 4 × Piaggio P.XII RC.35 radial engine, 1,120 kW (1,500 hp) each
 
Performance
 Maximum speed: 430 km/h (267 mph)
 Range: 3,520 km (2,187 mi)
 Service ceiling: 8,500 m (27,187 ft)
 
Armament

 6 × 12.7 mm (.5 in) Breda-SAFAT machine guns
 2 × 7.7 mm (.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine guns
 3,500 kg (7,700 lb) of bombs
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Re: Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2012, 03:20:03 PM »

Wow, this is a lovely bird, thanks for the share!
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Re: Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 03:16:06 PM »

Thanks, just hoping someone wants to take it up
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Re: Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012, 03:17:50 PM »

If I could make planes, I'd love to do this one for sure yes!
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Re: Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 01:44:03 AM »

just for those interested, this was also the plane that killed Bruno Mussolini, Benito Mussolini's son. It killed him when it flew too low and crashed into a house. The cockpit section was separated from the rest of the aircraft and Bruno Mussolini died of his injuries also killing 2 others and wounding 5. So if this plane comes out, the lesson is don't fly too low.
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Re: Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2012, 11:42:09 AM »

just wondering, what software should I use for such a plane mod like this?
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Re: Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2012, 11:42:50 AM »

3ds max. But it takes years to learn how to make a plane.
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Re: Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2012, 11:44:19 AM »

damn, I guess the hunt is on to find someone interested in making it
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Re: Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2012, 01:55:23 PM »

damn, I guess the hunt is on to find someone interested in making it

There are a few B-17D skins to  make it look like the Piaggio P.108 at Mission 4 Today site.
A Frankenplane form the B-17D is very possible

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