(jimbotosome @ Jan 31 2006, 12:09 AM) [post=45093]Hold the phone Ang. I think you are referring to the use of heavies. [/b] No. I think I know the difference in the terms heavy, medium and light bomber, also fighter-bomber, as used in WWII. IX AAF, for instance, had the following operational aircraft on D-day: Med bomber 624 Light bomber 228 Fighter 1487 By the way, the Germans had nowhere near 8,000 tanks in Normandy.