Mechanical Failures or combat damage can result in drag or slowing down your bomber. An unfeathered propeller, landing gear down, flaps down, cowl flaps open, BIP damage and Aft Bomb Bay Doors jammed open will cause drag.
7.42.1 The B-26 is out of formation (see 7.45.0 Out of Formation) immediately after the attack (Initial/Successive/FLAK/Mechanical Failure - see A.5.26) and after all actions are finished in the current Turn the B-26 must begin the next Turn returning to base. (See also 7.42.4 to 6.)
7.42.2 Bombs must be dropped. If the bombs cannot be dropped the B-26 must crash land or the crew bail out at the end of the second turn at the latest. Jettison ammunition and machine guns to gain one more turn.
7.42.3 With one engine out and drag the crew must bail out Table BO-1b. If at 2000ft or lower Table BO-1c or crash landing on LT-1a (Land) or LW-1 (Water). Bail out or land at the end of the Turn.
7.42.4 If DRAG damage in the Target Zone by Mechanical Failures/Fighters: The B-26 is out of formation and the bombs must be dropped. It will not go through FLAK nor bomb with the Formation. After all actions are finished in the current Turn the B-26 must begin the next Turn returning to base. (See 7.42.6.)
7.42.5 If DRAG damage in the Target Zone by FLAK: The B-26 is out of formation and the bombs must be dropped. It will not bomb with the Formation. After FLAK in the current Turn the B-26 must begin the next Turn returning to base. (See 7.42.6.)
7.42.6 When returning the B-26 must go through two Turns in the current Turn and two turns in each of the following zones.
7.42.61 If returning in the Target Zone after FLAK, the first Turn has first FLAK (TZ-2) then Fighters on MT-2. The second Turn has only Fighters on MT-2. (If Advanced Table MT-1a is used, roll on it first each Turn.)
7.42.62 If already returning from Target the B-26 is out of formation and must go through one more turn in the current zone.
7.42.4 The mission may be aborted.
7.42.5 No Evasive Action (7.46.0) is allowed.
7.42.6 Drag & Fuel Consumption. (MAY CHANGE!)
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