Aircraft available as of 1.6
Tier VII Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R2 Full price 6400 Gold.
The first, new German "Mutli-Role" aircraft comes in as an evolutionary upgrade to the ingame, tech tree tier VI Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5. The A-8/R2 enjoys many refinements over the A-5, pairing it's position next to the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D at tier VII, very well.
Above average hitpoints (rated at 330. Messerschmitt Bf 109 G rated at 285, Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D rated at 320, both with optimal upgrades).
Above average firepower vs tech tree contemporaries (rated at 462, Messerschmitt Bf 109 G rated at 241, Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D rated at 387, both with optimal upgrades).
Below average maneuverability and rate of climb.
- Below average rate of climb and dive speed.
- Below average operational altitude (rated at 1850, Messerschmitt Bf 109 G rated at 2300, Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D rated at 2100, both with optimal upgrades).
The mounted 13.2 mm MG-131 is shared with the Messerschmitt Bf 109 F Friedrich, Bf 109 G Gustav, Messerschmitt Me 209 A, Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5 and Fw 190 D. The mounted 20 mm MG-151/20 (1941) is a variant shared with the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5. The mounted 30 mm MK-108 (1942) is shared with the Fw 190 D. The optional SC-250 bombs are shared with Messerschmitt Bf 110 B, Bf 110 E, Me 410 Hornisse, Bf 109 Z Zwilling, Me 262 Schwalbe, Me 262HG II, Me 262 HG III, and Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D.
Tier VII Yakovlev Yak-3RD Full price 6600 Gold.
It's a plane? It's a rocket? Nope, it's both! The Yak-3RD combines the proven Yak-3 Fighter with a rocket to bring the fastest Soviet tier VII into the game.
- Above average airspeed.
Highest operational altitude among same tier tech tree aircraft (rated at 1800. Yakovlev Yak-9U and Yak-3 rated at 1300. Lavochkin La-7 rated at 1600, all with optimal upgrades).
- Below average maneuverability and rate of climb (un-boosted)
- Below average firepower.
- Highly susceptible to catching fire when hit.
The lone mounted 23 mm NR-23 (H) is unique to this aircraft.
Tier VII Gloster Meteor F. I Full Price 6800 Gold.
Introducing the iconic British aircraft, and as a premium! For the first time, a jet now appears in the game below tier VIII, and was the reward for completing the "A Streak across the Sky" event in August 2014.
Above average rate of climb (rated at 32.10. Supermarine Spitfire IX rated at 28.10, Westland P.1056 rated at 20.10, with optimal upgrades).
Above average airspeed (rated at 485. Supermarine Spitfire IX rated at 331, Westland P.1056 rated at 471, with optimal upgrades).
Below average optimal altitude (rated at 1600. Supermarine Spitfire IX rated at 1950, Westland P.1056 rated at 2100, with optimal upgrades).
The mounted 20 mm Hispano Mk.V ( C ) are a tiered down variant found on both the Westland P.1056 and Gloster P.228.
Tier VII Fisher XP-75 Eagle Full Price 6200 Gold.
Either the Mustang has a much bigger brother or the Tigercat has a leaner, meaner new relative. At any rate, this American premium Heavy is very well armed and quick to take on it's role.
Faster than it's fully upgraded tech tree counterpart (rated at 697. Grumman F7F Tigercat rated at 680 with top engines installed).
- Good rate of climb and dive speed.
- Slight edge in maneuverability over the Tigercat.
Below average firepower (rated at 270. Grumman F7F Tigercat rated at 480 with optimal weapons installed).
- Lower operational altitude than the Tigercat (rated 1800 vs 2100).
The mounted 12.7 mm AN/M2 (W) is shared with the Grumman XF4F-3, Bell XP-77 and Chance-Vought XF4U-1. The mounted 12.7 mm AN/M2 (S) is a variant of the (W).
Tier VII Mitsubishi J4M Senden Full Price 6300 Gold.
While not quite a Heavy Fighter, the Senden does bring a much tougher aircraft to the battle over a better equipped, same tiered Mitsubishi A7M.
Above average firepower vs it's fully upgraded tech tree counterpart (rated at 437. Mitsubishi A7M rated at 329 with optimal weapons installed).
- Good dive speed.
- Higher operational altitude than the A7M (rated 2000 vs 1600).
- Below average rate of clime.
- Below average maneuverability (rated at 265. Mitsubishi A7M rated at 349 with optimal upgrades installed).
The mounted 30 mm Type 2 ( C ) is shared with the Kyushu J7W1 Shinden. The mounted 20 mm Type 99-2 Model 5 ( C ) is shared with the Kyushu J7W1 Shinden and J7W2 Shinden-Kai.
Edited by Quesnel, 28 October 2014 - 04:01 PM.