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With eight Breda machine guns and the strongest payload for a bomber, the Piaggo P108 was the Axis airship; it had sufficient protection from enemy aircraft and is more than capable of fending for itself in hostile territory. Its cheap price means this unit is easily mass produced, creating several flying arsenals that are imminent to enemy fire. To be a bomber, this plane is extremely fast, as advanced french fighters are slower.

P108s can destroy most buildings in one run, with the exception of some bunkers and the headquarters. They are perfect for raiding supply depots, and combined with blitz they can outrun many fighters.

History

The Piaggio P.108 Bombardiere was an Italian four-engine heavy bomber and the only one of its type to see service with Italy during World War II. The prototype first flew in 1939 and it entered service in 1941. It was one of a handful of Italian combat aircraft that could match the best manufactured by the Allies. Four versions of the P.108 were designed, but only one, the P.108B bomber, was produced in any quantity before the armistice. The other variants included the P.108A anti-shipping aircraft with a 102 mm (4 inch) gun, the P.108C, an airliner with an extended wingspan and re-modelled fuselage capable of carrying 32 passengers, and the P.108T transport version designed specifically for military use. Only one P.108A and 24 P.108Bs were built. The combined total number of all versions (and prototypes) was 35. Most of the P.108Cs were subsequently modified for use as military transport aircraft and could accommodate up to sixty passengers. Nine P.108 Ts were used by Luftwaffe transport units until the end of the war.

Pros & Cons

+Effectively an off-brand Ar 234 "Blitz", it's fast, nice payload and cheap with no add-on cost from research

Weapons

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Medium Bomb Carpet bombing
316 316 789 63 32 16 8 5 0 m
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Small cal. MG turrets
8 400 m

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