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chaosyourgod
Minmatar
Virtual Warriors
IMPERIAL LEGI0N
Posted - 2011.03.22 15:40:00 - [1]
 

i was thinking of the best way to use a sb fleet properly and effeictively and of the kinds of tactics to use as a sb fleet and against them.

if anyone will be so kind as to help me with my thinkings please share with me your knowledge.

thank you

Rusha Mcrizzle
Posted - 2011.03.22 16:16:00 - [2]
 

last i checked you could only have 3 bombs in space at one time, so ripple firing ould be the way to do it.

3 bombers decloak, fire, wait til explosion... hope to get away...
3 more decloak and do same...
in theory you could wipe out a gate camp with this.

Fibby Sunhawk
Amarr
Hedion University
Posted - 2011.03.22 16:57:00 - [3]
 

If everyone fires the same kind of bomb I think you can use 6 in one volley.

Tactics would be either using a bait at a gate or a cloaky bubbler.

Gerrick Palivorn
Posted - 2011.03.22 17:05:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Gerrick Palivorn on 22/03/2011 17:05:00
Originally by: Rusha Mcrizzle
last i checked you could only have 3 bombs in space at one time, so ripple firing ould be the way to do it.

3 bombers decloak, fire, wait til explosion... hope to get away...
3 more decloak and do same...
in theory you could wipe out a gate camp with this.


You can have as many bombs as you like on the field, only that it's not advisable that you have more than 6 as they will start destroying each other. In order to complete a successful tandem bombing run all bomber, NO MATTER THE RACE, must use the same bomb type.

If you wait for your bomb to explode, your already dead.

Once you launch your bomb get off grid as fast as possible, if your good and have enough people you can get up to 10 bombing runs a minute, enough for any gate camp to think twice about staying at a known location. There have been recent battles in 0.0 where the deciding factor of the battle was a competent bomber fleet.

If you do choose to use a bomber there are many counters to them, and you will lose your ship, alot. Just remember, glass cannons shatter when fired. Good luck

Kuhn Arashi
Caldari
Wrecking Shots
Posted - 2011.03.22 19:48:00 - [5]
 

I'm a fan of blackops supported stealth bomber fleets.
They wont even see but one of you in local before its too late.YARRRR!!

On a side note: Black Ops fleets take alot of coordination, and logistics for fuel, and are skill intensive (2 Black ops with Portal abilities make for a nice efficient operation)

Normal stealth bomber fleets are fun too, But I like to have just cloaky fleets and not limit them to stealth bombers. recons and T3's along with bombers open up your viable targets by a large margin, even if you are in a smaller gang

Diablo Ex
Caldari
The Devil's Reject's
Posted - 2011.03.23 02:06:00 - [6]
 

One crucial thing with Stealth Bomber fleets is for all pilots to be using their Tactical Overlay (the button next to the directional scan). This provides an excellent quadrant reference and distance grid for co-ordinated fleet maneuvers. The quadrants always align the same so everyone has a common reference point, common compass directions, and common range to objects. Instead of bombing and then warping to a celestial, try bombing from the southern or eastern quadrant and warping to a designated fleet member in the opposite quadrant.


Soldarius
Caldari
Peek-A-Boo Bombers
Posted - 2011.03.23 03:52:00 - [7]
 

There are 2 ways to use stealth bombers. First way is the torp way. A solo bomber can take out a mission fit battleship, if flown by a competent pilot. Its much easier with multiple pilots, plus the target will go down much faster.

The other use is for bombing. A single bomb is unlikely to kill anything except an industrial, or a cruiser/frigate w/MWD on. A single bomb does 6400 damage of a single type, has 99.5% armor resist to that kind of damage, 240 armor hp, and 50 structure hp. So if it takes full damage from bombs exploding before it, it requires 7.5 bombs to reduce it to 0 armor. The eigth will finish it off.

Reports from the field indicate anywhere from 5-7 bombs can be launched simultaneously without losing any to friendly fire. 6 seems like a good number to me.

Also, bombs fly 30km in 10 seconds, and have an area of effect of 15km. This is the most important thing when it comes to bomber tactics. With multiple squads at varying ranges, you can ripple fire in waves. Squad one can align, launch at 30, then warp. 5 seconds later, a second squad can fire and warp. Continue until all targets are obliterated. Since all bombers can carry at least 3 bombs, you can do this for quite a while. Add a blockade runner or prepositioned anchorable cans for ammo and you're set.

Fitting suggestion: Manticores make good EWAR bombers because of their 4 mid slots.

Leopold Btters
Posted - 2011.03.23 07:07:00 - [8]
 

http://killboard.daddy-alliance.com/?a=kill_related&kll_id=150271

see this for ref.


B.R.

chaosyourgod
Minmatar
Virtual Warriors
IMPERIAL LEGI0N
Posted - 2011.03.23 13:01:00 - [9]
 

oh right, thank you all, i have learnt alot from that, but of course anything more will be great as well, i feel that i can fc a sb fleet but i wont know untill i try if im any good Wink


 

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