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New German Recon Plane 'Henschel Hs 126 B-1'

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Henschel Hs 126 B-1

This cheap and light aircraft is an effective German reconnaissance aircraft. Do not be fooled by the low speed of this plane. An experienced 2-man crew manning the forward and rear facing machine guns can pose a real threat.

The recon plane is great fun to fly and fight with, the rear gunner providing a lot of protection against enemy planes, and the pilot can often turn the plane so the rear gunner is able to harass and destroy both enemy infantry and light vehicles with his machine gun. Just as with other vehicles, the pilot is also rewarded for kills made by his gunner.

Last Friday we had well-known in game pilot iAmTheFlyingCow visit us here at Reto-Moto HQ and he took the plane for a quick flight, take a look below, or catch the entire Devstream on Youtube here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zxe0qV2GW0

How do I get one?

When you recruit a new pilot he will have the recon plane as his first plane. The plane has its own Specialist Ribbon that (for now) unlocks ammunition upgrades so you can get either light armor piercing rounds or HE rounds. This ammunition upgrade is only for the main gun, so having a rear gunner onboard cannot cost you anything.

The Fighter planes (bf109 for the German faction, Yak-9 for the Soviet and the P-38 Ligtning for the Americans) unlock with the Dog Fight Ribbon grade 5.

What is the strategic use?

Like all the recon planes, the Henschel Hs126 B-1 is a reconnaisance (recon) plane fielded by the "Fighter Recon" assault teams. Recon teams are slower than Fighter Squadrons, but also cheaper to buy and use. Once a Fighter Recon assault team has earned enough experience the can be upgraded to a Fighter Squadron should the player owning the Assault Team choose to do so.

Historical Facts

The Hs 126 was used as a reconnaissance and observation aircraft in both the Spanish Civil War and WW2. An interesting note is that in September 1943 Henschel 126s were used to tow 10 DFS 230 attack gliders from Pratica Di Mare airfield near Rome to the Gran Sasso in the raid that rescued the imprisoned Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.

Original post: https://heroesandgenerals.com/2016/12/new-german-recon-plane-henschel-hs-126-b-1/

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AlaskanBas    13

"The Fighter planes (bf109 for the German faction, Yak-9 for the Soviet and the P-38 Ligtning for the Americans) unlock with the Dog Fight Ribbon grade 5."

 

I just want to point out that it has to be Bf-109 and Lightning. I'm unsure if it also has to be Soviets and Dogfight.

 

 

I can't wait to play with the recon planes on the live server.

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Thorondil    80

Recon planes will definitely be interesting, but I'm not sure how much they will get used since they will be comparatively very weak to the fighter planes we all own.

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C0R0NER    8

add...

Fieseler Fi 156 Storch for RECON SOLDIER

Junkers Ju 87 Stuka for PILOT

 

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22 minutes ago, AlaskanBas said:

"The Fighter planes (bf109 for the German faction, Yak-9 for the Soviet and the P-38 Ligtning for the Americans) unlock with the Dog Fight Ribbon grade 5."

 

I just want to point out that it has to be Bf-109 and Lightning. I'm unsure if it also has to be Soviets and Dogfight.

 

 

I can't wait to play with the recon planes on the live server.

fixed the typos.. tahnks ;-) 

10 minutes ago, lazerdub2001 said:

This is probably a dumb question, but if I already have a pilot with a Bf-109, do I get this plane as well?

No,not a dumb question at all..

You will already have it unlocked and can just get one, but you wont be given one, just as new pilots who get the recon planes will unlock the current fighters and can then buy them, exactly the same as with tanks and other vehicles. 

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11 minutes ago, C0R0NER said:

add...

Fieseler Fi 156 Storch for RECON SOLDIER

Junkers Ju 87 Stuka for PILOT

 

All planes are for pilots. They are called Recon (Reconnaissance) planes they will be flown by pilots. And the Storch would IMHO be too OP compared to the others. 

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Vudu_guy    429

Just tried them on prototype and being tail gunner (of a pilot that know how to fly) is very fun indeed!

 

But @Reto.Robotron3000 what about the size of AT on the rts map? still 8 recons and 24 fighters? 24 seems too much!

 

I also liked the huge increase in area for  dogfight, but as in other threads looks like pilots  will get too busy fighting each others and no contribute with the battle on ground, so  air only maps are close to arrive? (aka soon?)

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AlaskanBas    13

I think you guys have a good reason for adding these three planes, but the Storch, Cub and PO-2 would be nice too. The three planes you're going to add all have a turret and forward firing MG and have somewhat similair flight characteristics. Some Cubs were used for taking out enemy positions, tanks and armored cars with M1A1 bazookas under the wings. Just imagine how OP the Cub would be ingame. Storch would be taxi and PO-2 would be too OP, because it has a turret and a nice payload for taking out vehicles, armor and personnel.

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Paciencia095    228
8 hours ago, Vudu_guy said:

Just tried them on prototype and being tail gunner (of a pilot that know how to fly) is very fun indeed!

 

But @Reto.Robotron3000 what about the size of AT on the rts map? still 8 recons and 24 fighters? 24 seems too much!

 

I also liked the huge increase in area for  dogfight, but as in other threads looks like pilots  will get too busy fighting each others and no contribute with the battle on ground, so  air only maps are close to arrive? (aka soon?)

they are 20 pilots 16 recon planes and the second rank 24 pilots 24 fighters

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Vudu_guy    429
Just now, paciencia095 said:

they are 20 pilots 16 recon planes and the second rank 24 pilots 24 fighters

I know im asking about the NEW at´s size-resize because sending 24 fighters instead of 8 will a plain waste (more than  rigth now it is) 

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Paciencia095    228
1 hour ago, Vudu_guy said:

I know im asking about the NEW at´s size-resize because sending 24 fighters instead of 8 will a plain waste (more than  rigth now it is) 

well until the at owner send them when its full all will be ok, same like with the tanks, if you send some before the match is full they will get all wasted.

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On 8. Dezember 2016 at 4:48 PM, Reto.Robotron3000 said:

 

You will already have it unlocked and can just get one, but you wont be given one, just as new pilots who get the recon planes will unlock the current fighters and can then buy them, exactly the same as with tanks and other vehicles. 

I already have a pilot and want to buy a recon plane. How much will it cost?

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