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Is it worth upgrading weapons on IL-2, or just push to the (t)?


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KiloZulu #1 Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:00 AM

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The title kind of says it all - would anyone who's played through the IL-2 have a recommendation on whether I should bother spending xp to upgrade the IL-2's weapons, or should I just save up until I get to the IL-2(t)?

 

I have the FAB-100's and the ROFS-82, but I'm using the stock gun yet.  All told, the plane does decent damage, in my mind, and I'm wondering if spending the points on more weaponry would speed up my progress towards the next plane or slow it down.  Thanks for the feedback.



An_Average_Jho #2 Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:07 AM

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You should at least get the 23mm cannons. The 37mm cannons are very, very fun, but they don't transfer over; skipping them shouldn't be too big a deal (though, again, they are very fun to use).

 

The IL-2(t) will have trouble with only the 20mm cannons. The 23mm cannons will help you grind until you get the 37mm.


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Nihtwaco #3 Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:51 AM

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If you keep your IL-2 you will want to elite it to train the Pilot faster. If you will be transferring the Pilot up tier elite the Plane so has greater skill when you do so. If you will be burning free XP to get to the IL-2 (t) no avoid the 37mm and use other resources to train the pilot.

Rosebud #4 Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:45 AM

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I upgrade the guns but not the engine. The 37mm makes it easier to take out targets, targets render exp.. exp. gets you the IL-2(t). When you get the IL-2(t) get the tail gunner updated first because after so long without one you will be very pleased with his output.


 


Lou #5 Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:35 AM

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Get the 23mm's then grind the 2t. If you plan on keeping it, then grab the 37's for the giggles after unlocking the next plane. I still fly the daily doubles for the free xp in the IL2. But the 23mm's make the grind go much faster, and the you have them for the next plane.

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djwhodat #6 Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:03 AM

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As far as keeping it lol no way but you can I wouldnt..Now as for what to upgrade get your engine bombs and rockets and move to the 2T.  I have over 12000 matches in ground pounders maily the IL line.  If you need any help message me..

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pyantoryng #7 Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:24 AM

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The 23mm cannon can be used in the IL-2t.

 

The 23mm Vya-23 is plenty good all the way to tier 7...so save yourself some trouble and get it at T5 so it can help you out at T6.



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JDMFreakz #8 Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:45 AM

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atleast get the VYa-23..

 

but the Sh-37 is really fun.. i swear


 





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