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Guide to Successful Heavy Fighter Operation

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Worf359 #41 Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:48 PM

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Although, the AO is terrible for typical heavy fighter playstyle. It is decent in a turnfight though, I was surprised.
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ang000 #42 Posted 18 August 2013 - 02:24 PM

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Awesome guide. Although not Heavy user, every player should read this. Helpfull

Sheolraver #43 Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:24 PM

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Thanks! Very informative. +1
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burndaddy02 #44 Posted 14 September 2013 - 02:23 PM

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I read this a long time ago, made good use of it. And I've had a good time in Heavies ever since.

Rythcan #45 Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:07 PM

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I find also when in a heavy fighter and your cant shake your tail if you have a flat area to fly straight quite a few time I have killed fighters on my tail by going into a straight line barrel roll by making it off center so its wobbly. My rear gunner does the rest if they are foolish enough to follow.

twichy07 #46 Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:08 AM

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View PostHeh, on 18 June 2013 - 09:19 PM, said:

Back when I played, my Moby's tailgun, Ivan, wiped out a skorca all alone, dealing 25% damage per interval since I know how to aim said tailgun. Since tailguns were worse than right now, I'd have to say yes, they do significant damage especially in the engines.

If you know how to play with one, they have enough upgrades, the gunner knows what its doing (high enough experience), and the guy following you doesn't know the blind spots then yes they are very effective, However, any decent fighter with almost certainly be able to counter most tail gun tactics. I haven't downed a fighter with my tail gun in a while and play nothing but Russian GA and German HF. I use to make a habit of getting little guys on my tail just to let my gunner have fun.

0fcksGiven #47 Posted 16 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

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Only Tail Gunner I’ve seen so far that I have afraid of is IL-20, it’s so OP its ridiculous

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pyantoryng #48 Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:02 PM

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View PostLindy, on 16 September 2013 - 01:51 PM, said:

Only Tail Gunner I’ve seen so far that I have afraid of is IL-20, it’s so OP its ridiculous

100+ damage per burst, what else can you say?

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sciwi #49 Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:05 PM

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Great info, all i need to do is get to a tier with heavy fighters

Worf359 #50 Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:37 AM

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Or, y'know, play the other branch of the German tech tree.
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Worf359 #51 Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:44 AM

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The AO and fw56 are ok, but it's once you get the 110B that you'll shine as a HF player. I've had more than a few ace battles in the heavy fighter. Couple ground rules, never head-on another 110 or higher tier, and if you've got enemy n00bs, let them come to you on your terms.
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DGShannon #52 Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:01 PM

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View PostWorf359, on 24 September 2013 - 03:44 AM, said:

The AO and fw56 are ok, but it's once you get the 110B that you'll shine as a HF player. I've had more than a few ace battles in the heavy fighter. Couple ground rules, never head-on another 110 or higher tier, and if you've got enemy n00bs, let them come to you on your terms.
If the player does not know what to do with the Ao192 or FW57, then getting a 110B is not going to magically make them "shine". Yes you have some meaner guns to yield, but it is far less the plane than it is the pilot at the controls. In general, a "head-on" with anyone is not a good plan, if avoidable. And, n00b or not, it is better that you don't "let then come to you", as that means they know where you are. Far better to be unsuspected, and swoop down from on high in a slash attack, which is 100% on "your terms".

RudyTGoat #53 Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:21 PM

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Wonderful reads ....very helpful to me.......Thanks guys.

jamesriley #54 Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:30 AM

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Great Read ,You know I wish I had read this befor I :trollface:  found out the hard way.I would not of had to eat so much turf. :ohmy:

wreckerpro #55 Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:03 AM

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Lol

Diving down on that squirm burner hugging the ground and getting your fangs stuck in the deck is part of the education process.

Bad_Lag #56 Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:12 AM

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With the new tier spreads in lower tiers, the AO is a very effective BnZ now. Unsuspecting tier 1 and 2 fighters drop fast with an AO diving in on them.

Centurion_LXIV #57 Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:22 PM

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I wish I had more +1 to give you for this.

I used these tactics in the 110C yesterday and managed to get my first 3 kill battle, more importantly I was still alive at the end.

Going into a vertical climb and boosting as I watch the fighter that was attacking me disappear is awesome then dropping down on top of him at 600k with gunbs blazing is fantastic.


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burndaddy02 #58 Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:39 AM

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Playing the German Heavies this guide proved to be instrumental in making flying Heavies "click" for me.

That said, the new British Heavy Line is testing some of the advice and analysis that this guide holds too. They operate at lower altitudes and have greater maneuverability, making them better turn-fighters than you'd expect. Some of the planes also have a larger number of low caliber guns, and so shorter range firepower.

So keep that in mind. I think every Heavy Plane pilot should read this guide, but then keep in mind that some of doesn't quite apply to the Brit planes.

CrazyNikel #59 Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:56 AM

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great read man.

caeman #60 Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:49 AM

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Sometimes, you can enter a turn engagement.  Last night, my Fw57 went below 800m and I had the enemy fighter down to 10% HP.  I did a climbing spiral, always trying to keep my rear gunner on the enemy.  The plan worked because the fighter kept trying to turn with me.  He kept himself in my rear gunner's sights.  All hail the rear gunner!

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