Jump to content


(Tier VI) La-5


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

Poll: La-5 Plane Balance (22 members have cast votes)

How balanced do you think this plane is overall?

  1. Very overpowered (1 vote [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  2. Somewhat overpowered (6 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  3. Reasonably balanced (7 votes [31.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.82%

  4. Somewhat underpowered (4 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  5. Very underpowered (4 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

How fun is this plane to fly?

  1. One of my favorites! (9 votes [40.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.91%

  2. I really like it (2 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  3. It’s fun (5 votes [22.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.73%

  4. Not my favorite (3 votes [13.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.64%

  5. I hate it! (3 votes [13.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.64%

How much of a factor does this plane contribute to a team’s victory? (Assume all planes are of the same tier in the match)

  1. Overwhelming contribution (1 vote [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  2. Strong contribution (11 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. Reasonable contribution (2 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  4. Low contribution (8 votes [36.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  5. Non-factor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Vote Guests cannot vote Hide poll

Raizei #1 Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:45 AM

    Community Specialist

  • Member
  • 86 battles
  • 709
  • [WGA-B] WGA-B
  • Member since:
    06-11-2012
Hello Pilots!
We want to hear your feedback! In addition to answering the poll above, we would like your feedback on the categories below:
Battles played - How many games have you flown in this plane?
Plane balance - please explain why you think this plane is overpowered, underpowered, or balanced. Give specific reasoning like firepower, turn rates, climb speed, etc., that contribute to the planes balance.
Historical accuracy - please note any specific characteristics that make this plane unique historically and what things may be missing from that would better reflect the capabilities of the plane.
Power curve - How does the plane feel stock vs. fully upgraded?
Adjustment recommendations - Explain any recommendations you have to balance this plane and why.
Additional notes - Anything else you have to say about this plane that doesn’t fit in another section above. Include any tactics or uses that may have been overlooked by other players.
Cheers!
~Raizei

Please read the WOWP Game and Forum rules.
Forum Rules - Game Rules - EULA - TOS
Find us on Facebook & Twitter!


IllustriousCheeseburger #2 Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:20 AM

    Senior Master Sergeant

  • Closed Beta Tester
  • 0 battles
  • 372
  • [PTATO] PTATO
  • Member since:
    01-26-2012
Battles played? I've only got 31 battles in this aircraft in open beta, but a great deal more back in closed.
Plane balance? I think this one may actually be a little bit overpowered, but it isn't the easiest to fly, its very sensitive. Once you get the hang of its roll, it becomes an absolute killing machine, especially once upgraded.
Historical accuracy? I don't know enough about it historically to comment.
Power curve? At fully stock, the aircraft is already quite powerful, and supremely maneuverable. Once you upgrade it though, there isn't a single downside to be found, even adding a third 20mm actually increases your stats overall. Fully upgraded, this plane is extremely powerful.
Adjustment recommendations? While I wouldn't change maneuvering or climbing ability, I would make it so the third 20mm actually negatively impacts the aircraft's performance, rather than increasing it while also increasing firepower. A small balancing measure if nothing else.
As for additional notes...
My final thoughts on this aircraft? A beast. An absolute beast.
A good enough pilot can essentially become a god in this monster of an aircraft. It does just about everything well. Its pretty fast, it climbs well, and it turns on a dime. Nose mounted cannons also allows it to have brilliant accuracy when engaging a target, and with three 20mm cannons when upgraded fully, it can shred just about anything that it gets in it's sights.

Edited by IllustriousCheeseburger, 13 August 2013 - 04:27 AM.

"Don't worry about me when you see me on the enemy roster. I'm completely harmless."

_Down_Range #3 Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:39 AM

    Master Sergeant

  • Closed Beta Tester
  • 721 battles
  • 95
  • Member since:
    03-19-2012
Very good plane when fully upgraded.
I have found it difficult to aim and hit for some reason with this plane ( it just might be me) more so than other planes.
Damage output is tremendous when you can land hits with the three 20mm's.
Very manueverable plane. I prefer to keep it as light as possible to keep the manuever rate up. Difficult plane to deal with once its behind you.
No changes reccommended.

capitanveneno #4 Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:39 AM

    Airman Basic

  • Member
  • 3882 battles
  • 3
  • [FALCO] FALCO
  • Member since:
    07-18-2013
Era uno de los mejores aviones de caza ligeros antes de la ultima actualización. ahora esta mucho mas parejo con respecto a las armas y a la aceleracion. Sigue siendo un avion recomendable. El tema de apuntar y pegar no es muy complicado solo hay que pulir el ametrallamiento desde la cabeza ya que venimos acostumbrados a las armas de ala que cubren mas espacios. Gracias!

mizer67 #5 Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:01 PM

    Command Chief Master Sergeant

  • Open Beta Tester
  • 0 battles
  • 916
  • Member since:
    03-02-2013
Excellent plane, but I find it's much less fun to fly after the nerf to the overheat on the cannons. Before the nerf I played ~125 battles with it, after <10.
True, the bullet hose the guns were before was OP, but now it seems overdone and takes a very fine aim and excellent trigger control not to be waiting on cool-down often, particularly when attacking GAs.
The La-7 is more fun to fly now for me since overheating is less of a problem vs. the La-5, but gets put up against jets more often which is a bit deflating.

Edited by mizer67, 23 September 2013 - 05:02 PM.


mizer67 #6 Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:00 PM

    Command Chief Master Sergeant

  • Open Beta Tester
  • 0 battles
  • 916
  • Member since:
    03-02-2013
Since the 0.5.3 altitude patch, all my Russian fighters are obsolete and never leave the hanger. I think I played one game in an La-7 since 0.5.2.

Good job taking the fun out of the whole line, WG. The La series were excellent planes back in 0.5.1.

EasyEight #7 Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:27 PM

    Senior Master Sergeant

  • Alpha tester
  • 0 battles
  • 133
  • Member since:
    01-26-2012
The La-5's guns oveheat WAY too fast, it's pathetic. And they don't seem to have enough punch for triple 20mms, should do more DPS. That makes this plane not too different from a Yak, dunno why they did that. By that I mean, sucky guns, overheat fast so you have to try and stay on someone's tail long enough for your guns to ping-ping them to death.

QuickSilver_1 #8 Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:27 AM

    Senior Master Sergeant

  • Open Beta Tester
  • 0 battles
  • 298
  • Member since:
    09-18-2013
Hi I Researched the La5 on wiki and it was shot down more than any other ussr plane.  the german airforce got hold of one said it was hard to fly too many controls to move and fight. thefw-190 way better plane. I get killed by this like I am standing still I never heard of this plane before this game in other game people said it was over powered too it seems on paper its great and you guys went with it but read the real life report on wki leaks. low level plane .  not a fast climber you over did this crate.  I was reading the report on the L-a5 in the other game and they did it too till people researched it and complained. No air drag?? come on. it bleeds speed too,be real. german pilots were told to get it to come up and kill it .  this speed demon is on paper only in  a fight you have to see the fighter not spend time on finding controls, 6 control to climb and adjust trim. thats like tieing your shoe lace in a kick boxing match you get your head knock off.
please read that report.

Heh #9 Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

    Sky Whale Historian

  • Closed Beta Tester
  • 0 battles
  • 11,960
  • Member since:
    01-26-2012

View Postwhitetigerp51, on 20 October 2013 - 09:27 AM, said:

Hi I Researched the La5 on wiki and it was shot down more than any other ussr plane.  the german airforce got hold of one said it was hard to fly too many controls to move and fight. thefw-190 way better plane. I get killed by this like I am standing still I never heard of this plane before this game in other game people said it was over powered too it seems on paper its great and you guys went with it but read the real life report on wki leaks. low level plane .  not a fast climber you over did this crate.  I was reading the report on the L-a5 in the other game and they did it too till people researched it and complained. No air drag?? come on. it bleeds speed too,be real. german pilots were told to get it to come up and kill it .  this speed demon is on paper only in  a fight you have to see the fighter not spend time on finding controls, 6 control to climb and adjust trim. thats like tieing your shoe lace in a kick boxing match you get your head knock off.
please read that report.

I'd like to point out that there was a strict minimum altitude for Germans to fight La-5s and Yak-3s alike, thus showing that if they both had proper two-stage superchargers, they'd actually be far more dangerous. The fact that there was a minimum engagement altitude alone shows that the La-5 was extremely dangerous under said limit, to the point of forbidding engagements at said altitude. Down low, the La-5 was capable of punching 109Gs and Fw 190s quite well, and of course, the leading Allied ace flew an La-5 and an La-7 exclusively.

So yes, the La-5 was actually decent, but was a bit tarnished due to inexperienced pilots.

Btw, the OP claims were during the pre-optimal altitude patch, so all planes performed up high the same as they performed down low, except when close to the ceiling. From that patch and this one, the La-5 has less gun overheat time and took a needed hit in the energy department. And doesn't perform as well at high alt.
Heh - aeromarine biologist

View Posthahiha, on , said:


OMG Heh you have had so many posts O_O

AntonioHandsome #10 Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:04 PM

    Master Sergeant

  • Closed Beta Tester
  • 192 battles
  • 87
  • [SEAMN] SEAMN
  • Member since:
    12-12-2011
The La-5 is easily one of my fav planes, having tried the completely awful Yak-3 line (up to the Yak-1M, admittedly) and the Yak-9U line (both with the 45mm and the 23/x2 20mm like a Yak-3). I find it able to compete with most fighters, even at altitude, as long as you don't lose all your speed and know what you're doing. The biggest problem (imo) is gun overheat and spread at high altitude. It'd also be good if it received a buff when it comes to optimal altitude, since I don't see a nerf to energy fighters happening, this thing needs to improve to keep BnZ in check.

Otherwise, great plane would fly again.

JDMFreakz #11 Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:45 PM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Closed Beta Tester
  • 106 battles
  • 1,654
  • Member since:
    10-20-2012
engine? kinda useful
speed? outrunned by everything except russian and japanese
climb? the only worse one is yak 7-9 series
turn? spitties and some mustangs won.
armaments? overheat too damn fast, really.
HP? enough.

 





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users