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losttwo #1 Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:42 PM

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Battles 41 with 61% victory. 32% survival rate. The destruction of 17 aircraft and 77 ground targets. This aircraft to me is underpowered and lacks ability to hold it own in a combat. Not one of my favorites to play with but I use it for the experience. It can only hold 200 lbs worth of bombs ( 2/ 100 ) and takes a couple of passes to destroy most targets. Not a good plane to go after headquaters but is fun enough to go after AA while poppping up off the ground on occasion and taking out an enemy aircraft or atleast feeding some damage. Historical accuracy....heck I would not know, I looked it up in Wiki and from what I gather it was never really used.

Heh #2 Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:45 PM

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>using the Tandem for ground attack

Ridiculous if not atrocious. You drop the bombs then go skorca mode.
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Eleven_Hotel #3 Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:49 PM

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I use it, its okay for ground attack. I find the tail gunner does more damage than I can to enemy aircraft.

The_Dutch_Oven #4 Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:59 PM

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View PostHeh, on 25 August 2013 - 09:45 PM, said:

>using the Tandem for ground attack

Ridiculous if not atrocious. You drop the bombs then go skorca mode.

Really? I use it for GA all the time. I've gotten over 10 ground kills in one battle with it, along with air kills.
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jpersons73 #5 Posted 25 August 2013 - 11:47 PM

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I love this plane in 70+ flights have 50 air kills and over 100 ground kills, on the high tier maps it is very weak vs Ground Targets this is to be expected.I only  wish it had more then 2 bombs but can live with it. I will be buying this plane when the game goes live

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bearrick #6 Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:11 PM

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The Sh-tandem was part of the alternate school of thought for building a shturmovik.  Instead of creating a heavily armored heavy aircraft, take a light fighter base anf modify it for strafing run capabilities.

The tandem wing layout allowed the wings to be constructed of wood because of their divided wing loading.  The theory was that this would give the plane more maneuverability.

The Sh-tandem is more a mix between skorca and whale.  Good thing it's likely one of the tester rewards.

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EliEli56 #7 Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:06 PM

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In a tandem I have been very happy with the results...I have also bombed people in it.

onkycat #8 Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:54 PM

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I like the Tandem, but likewise I just take out two GT's quick and then go after the other GA's if possible.  Otherwise head into the melee and circle with the two gunners.

IRCrimson #9 Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:46 AM

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View Postlosttwo, on 25 August 2013 - 08:42 PM, said:

Battles 41 with 61% victory. 32% survival rate. The destruction of 17 aircraft and 77 ground targets. This aircraft to me is underpowered and lacks ability to hold it own in a combat. Not one of my favorites to play with but I use it for the experience. It can only hold 200 lbs worth of bombs ( 2/ 100 ) and takes a couple of passes to destroy most targets. Not a good plane to go after headquaters but is fun enough to go after AA while poppping up off the ground on occasion and taking out an enemy aircraft or atleast feeding some damage. Historical accuracy....heck I would not know, I looked it up in Wiki and from what I gather it was never really used.

The tandem is better in every statistical category than the equal tier I-17. It puts the P in Premium.

Heh #10 Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

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View PostIRCrimson, on 04 September 2013 - 06:46 AM, said:

The tandem is better in every statistical category than the equal tier I-17. It puts the P in Premium.

>compares fighters to sky whales

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losttwo #11 Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:31 PM

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OK, OK, after reading many of the responses i went back in and changed my tactics with the Sh-Tandem. my new tactic is to just circle the entire map shooting at whatever gets in my sights. I drop the bombs on the first ground target I can find then start scorching the earth or flipping up into the air to sling shot a few rounds into the enemy.....kool beans everyone this thing is fun and yeah, a few medals for the effort too. Stats are on the rise, just the way I like it.

tahee59 #12 Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:38 PM

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I like mine but dang it takes forever now to shoot down a plane and I always save the bombs for tailgaters

Anublister #13 Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:07 AM

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Hate, hate, hate this plane. I am sure I would love to own one and fly it, but against it is not fun at all. The tail gunner is way too accurate. That alone with the high armor and good manuverability makes this plane the go-to OP plane for cash farmers and stat seekers.

Heh #14 Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:59 PM

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View PostAnublister, on 24 September 2013 - 12:07 AM, said:

Hate, hate, hate this plane. I am sure I would love to own one and fly it, but against it is not fun at all. The tail gunner is way too accurate. That alone with the high armor and good manuverability makes this plane the go-to OP plane for cash farmers and stat seekers.

Hey, it's not that hard-hitting. :c
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Raindrops #15 Posted 25 September 2013 - 03:39 AM

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View Postbearrick, on 26 August 2013 - 09:11 PM, said:

The Sh-tandem is more a mix between skorca and whale.  Good thing it's likely one of the tester rewards.
That'd be nice. Along with the Pegas, it's one of those premiums I was pleasently suprised with upon purchase.

I'm with Heh on this one - drop the bombs, then go after air targets. The bombs are heavy enough to destroy headquarters, and you can chew through light fighters right quick with its quartet of guns. While as durable as a ground-attack plane should be, its far more maneuverable than the LBSh, making it far more enjoyable than that beachd whale.
As for fighting against it, remember it is a ground-attack - it's not the most maneuverable plane ever, so getting on its tail is a good idea. If its on yours, climbing is a good idea, as its intended for low-altitude flying, and won't be able to follow. Also, the guns fire fast, but are of lo caliber - keep jinking, as bursts don't do much damage, but sustained doses do.

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Panzer_Leader_3 #17 Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

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I can Skorca tier sixes in this. I killed a IL-2T by flying right over it and dropping my bombs. :trollface:  Then I snuck up behind a Hawk75M and shot it down,then everyone was onto me,so I energy fought the rest and shot another one down. And when a A6M1 thought that tailguns were for decoration,my vunderful TG shot him down too. Then I was bounced by a mustang. Still,one of my faves.

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ScrewySqrl #18 Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:36 AM

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I'm going to miss this plane

VoidGranite #19 Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:46 PM

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I loved my Tandem; 2 bombs could net you 4 GT's if you used it smart and it was decently manuvuarable for a GA craft, to the point I think I even got an Ace in it a few times. I was hoping they'd have the Tandem in the store for purchase once everything went live, but it appears that it's gone for the moment.

 

Does anyone know when, or even if, WG intends to put it back in the store for purchase?



ScrewySqrl #20 Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:03 AM

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Its available in the Russian server store. I assume it'll show here eventual-like

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