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PressureLine #1 Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:36 PM

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Since the nation specific subforums got nuked, I figured I should repost this...

 

Tier II: Boeing P-26 'Peashooter'

 

2x.30 sync or 1x.30 sync + 1x.50 sync - Same as the P-23 and F2F

 

Tier III: Severesky P-35

 

1x.30 + 1x.50 synchronised

When the US govt embargoed Sweden, the USAAC bought the rest of the production run of what became the P-35A which was re-armed with US spec weapons.

2x.50 sync + 2x.30 in the wings

Middle of the road firepower vs the other tier III US fighters, should require researching the P-35A airframe to unlock the wing guns.

 

Tier IV: Republic P-43 'Lancer'

 

2x.50 sync + 2x.30 in the wings, with an upgrade to 2x.50 in the wings, again once the P-43 airframe is researched from the YP-43

 

Tier V: Republic XP-47

 

The Allison in-line engined Thunderbolt prototype.

2x.50 sync + 4x.30 in the wings, probably do an upgrade to 6x.30 in the wings.



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Tier VI: Republic P-47B 'Thunderbolt'

 

Some sources state there was an early version which had 6x.50 in the wing, so I'd consider using that as a starting point, with the 8x.50's researchable.

 

Tier VII: Republic P-47D 'Thunderbolt'

 

Tier VII: Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

8x.50 in the wings. not much to say about this one, just a bit better platform than the P-47B, plus better engine options etc.

 

Tier VIII: Republic P-47M/N 'Thunderbolt'

Note: this also includes the XP-72 as engine/airframe/weapons upgrades

 

Bit of an odd thought here. As Kird said, it's gonna need the XP-72's engine to truly compete and not be a total dog for the tier. And the 47M/N and 72 were semi-parallel projects anyway.

8x.50 in the wings to start, with 4 of the MGs being replaceable by 2x37mm cannon once the XP-72 airframe is researched (similar to the way the cannons work on the Spitfire I)

 

Tier IX: Republic F-84 'Thunderjet'

 

6x.50 and 8x5 in. rockets or 2000 lbs of bombs

 

Tier X: Republic F-84F 'Thunderstreak'

 

6x.50 and 24x5-in. rockets or 6000 lbs of bombs



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You know that the P-35 was already in game as a Tier 4 Premium as the 2PA-L variant.  I wish they would bring that back.  Makes me wonder if the P-35 would be a Tier 4 of the line instead of Tier 3 since the 2PA-L variant is a Tier 4 Premium Plane.

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Interesting stuff on some planes i'd never heard of.  Why they do goofy stuff like disorganize the forum in attempts to organize it, i'll never know. 

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View PostDrSinister, on 29 March 2014 - 04:59 PM, said:

You know that the P-35 was already in game as a Tier 4 Premium as the 2PA-L variant.  I wish they would bring that back.  Makes me wonder if the P-35 would be a Tier 4 of the line instead of Tier 3 since the 2PA-L variant is a Tier 4 Premium Plane.

 

The 2PA-L was a 2 person aircraft though, capable of covering its own tail. That seems along the lines of something that would help bump it up most of a tier, as seen by the tier 5 and 6 IL-2s.


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View PostPressureLine, on 29 March 2014 - 05:40 PM, said:

Tier VI: Republic P-47B 'Thunderbolt'

 

Some sources state there was an early version which had 6x.50 in the wing, so I'd consider using that as a starting point, with the 8x.50's researchable.

 

Tier VII: Republic P-47D 'Thunderbolt'

 

Tier VII: Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

8x.50 in the wings. not much to say about this one, just a bit better platform than the P-47B, plus better engine options etc.

 

Tier VIII: Republic P-47M/N 'Thunderbolt'

Note: this also includes the XP-72 as engine/airframe/weapons upgrades

 

Bit of an odd thought here. As Kird said, it's gonna need the XP-72's engine to truly compete and not be a total dog for the tier. And the 47M/N and 72 were semi-parallel projects anyway.

8x.50 in the wings to start, with 4 of the MGs being replaceable by 2x37mm cannon once the XP-72 airframe is researched (similar to the way the cannons work on the Spitfire I)

 

Tier IX: Republic F-84 'Thunderjet'

 

6x.50 and 8x5 in. rockets or 2000 lbs of bombs

 

Tier X: Republic F-84F 'Thunderstreak'

 

6x.50 and 24x5-in. rockets or 6000 lbs of bombs

Nice thanks for the pics those jets look fun. I wouldn't hesitate to fly one if they were added.:playing:



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View PostMercsn, on 30 March 2014 - 10:01 AM, said:

Interesting stuff on some planes i'd never heard of.

 

Yeah, its a few hours work1 in total to research a full tree. And that's without writing a 'history' paragraph on each plane. US planes especially also often had dozens of engine variants, which can be a bit of a pain when trying to tier the planes. Glad someone enjoys reading though!

 

1 I somewhat hesitate to call it work, because I actually enjoy doing stuff like this more than my real job, but doing this doesn't pay the bills or feed my kids...



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Give them extra gun damage against ground targets as they're fighter-bombers. As in, half sky whale.

 

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OMG Heh you have had so many posts O_O

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How similar to the FW tree do you picture this tree being? What differences would there be?

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View PostS01836775, on 10 April 2014 - 12:03 AM, said:

How similar to the FW tree do you picture this tree being? What differences would there be?

 

Greater energy retention (actually, much better energy retention), laughable turn radius, so-so roll rate (which never changes at high speed), lower firepower, a crapton of HP and armor that is only slightly inferior to an HF's. And the ability to carry a crapton of ordnance.

 

Yeah, maybe that line will be OP when it first gets released.


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DJChrisRock #12 Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:52 AM

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Thanks for the post PL!  I love the lines of the Lancer, the Thunderbolt looks like a beast (8x.50 doesn't hurt), and the look of the Thunderjet would definitely drive me to make my first climb into the high Tiers.

 

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