IAR JRS-79B1 Maker: Industria Aeronautică Română Introduced: 1938 Wingspan: 69 ft 7 in Length: 55 ft 2 in Speed: 271 mph Forumini Speed: 16 Service Ceiling: 30,000 ft Armament: 6 x 7.92 mm MG, 1 x 20 mm cannon, 3300 lbs bombs Range: 1090 mi
Light Defensive Armament - Whenever an enemy Fighter attacks this unit during the Air Defense phase, this unit gets +1 armor this turn.
ASW Bomber 2 - Once per game, instead of making a Bomb attack during your Air Attack step, this unit can make a 2-dice ASW attack. Airborne Raider - This unit rolls one extra attack die when making Bomb attacks against Destroyers and Auxiliary units.
The JRS-79B1 was the the finial derivative built by Romania powered by 2 junkers jumo 211F engines from the Italian tri- motored SM-79. In 1942 fearing Soviet naval landings 2 squadrons of these aircraft were placed near coast to counter that threat and to interdict convoys. They created a new style of attack including the forward firing 20mm cannon and low level bombing attacks to some effect but at higher attrition rate.