Ok, so I finished all the missions on the CT, and here is my assessment on each one.
First, the Dangerous Stuff missions:
Part 1 (Shoot down 3 enemy aircraft and 10 Ground targets with the Fw. 189C):
This was pretty easy. The tier 4 German attack aircraft has Bombs, Great guns, and an awesome tailgunner, all 3 of which I got kills with.
This plane is going to be nasty when it hits the live server, and I plan on getting it. You need 4600 xp from the FW 57.
Part 2 (Shoot down 3 enemy aircraft and 10 Ground targets with the Ju. 87G):
This was a little more challenging. You lose your bombs when you get the Stuka (this variant didn't have bombs), and that made things a lot harder. After experimenting, I also suggest not using the 37mm cannons. They slow the Stuka down tremendously, are difficult to aim at planes, and can't even do much to hard targets. The 20mm cannons are a lot better.
This is one of the planes in the line I didn't like all that much.
Part 3 (Shoot down 3 enemy aircraft and 10 Ground targets with the Hs. 129):
This was the WORST of all the missions. In short, this plane sucks. No Tailgunner, bombs make you demount your primary weapon, and slow as molasses (the IL-2 is faster and outran me).
The only way I was able to get 3 air kills was through other players playing poorly. This is probably the worst plane in the line, and the Stuka should always be chosen over it.
Part 4 (Shoot down 3 enemy aircraft and 10 Ground targets with the Ju. 88P):
I LOVE this plane. Even though it still has no bombs, that 50mm cannon is just too much to pass over, and the tail gunner keeps on rocking it. The 50mm pops soft GT's in one hit, and rips through hard GT's like butter. But the best part about the cannon is hitting an enemy plane. If that plane isn't an attack aircraft, its an insta-derp (I one shotted a Mosquito). This is a plane I will be getting after it goes live.
Part 5 (Shoot down 3 enemy aircraft and 10 Ground targets with the Me 265):
Finally, at tier 7, you get bombs again (tier 5 sca 250)! (although these are the same bombs that you will have for the rest of the line, so meh). This plane can be researched from either the Ju. 88P (60,500xp) or Me 410 (for 67,500xp) and it is awesome. Per tier, I would say it is the best plane in the line. It was really easy to get the 3 kills 10 Gt's, and I highly recommend this plane.
Part 6 (Shoot down 3 enemy aircraft and 10 Ground targets with the Me 329):
This plane had more difficulty shooting down enemy aircraft than it's predecessor. It was still fairly easy to do, and the GT's were easy as usual, but this plane in particular struggles against IL-20's. The rear gunner on the IL-20 is too strong for this plane's liking. Overall, its still a very solid plane.
Parts 7 and 8 (Shoot down 3 enemy aircraft and 10 Ground targets with the Me 1099B-2 and Me. P. 1102B):
At this point in the game these aircraft are excellent dogfighters and can hold their own. The rear gunner is good, the guns are excellent, and it has boost to keep up with enemy fighters to a point. Even though I got 2 bomb kills at tier 10, the tier V bombs on this plane are still a problem, as they are way too weak for the tier. Other than that, the tier IX and X are solid planes.
Next, the Revenge missions:
Part 1 (Shoot down 3 German GAA with any USSR plane):
I only did this in USSR attack aircraft, and therefore have no idea as to how the fighters would do (I would expect not well). It wasn't easy at all; the German GAA's were always able to out do me in a fight (except in the IL-20) and I was forced to rely on bomb,rocket, and ram kills. The only plane that could compete at its tier was the IL-20 (that rear gunner). This was hard.
Part 2 (Shoot down 3 German GAA with any German plane):
This was probably the easiest of them all. The heavy fighters do an excellent job of taking out the German GAA, as do the German GAA themselves. Even the fighters have a chance of doing it with some success. This was easy.
Part 3 (Shoot down 3 German GAA with any British plane):
This took a while only because it was hard to find a battle that had any German attack aircraft. However, the British heavies (tier 8 and up) see very capable of getting the job done. I didn't get any experience with the light fighters, but I would expect them to have difficulty. This was moderately hard.
Part 4 (Shoot down 3 German GAA with any USA plane):
This was very easy with the USA heavies. This was very hard with the USA fighters. This stark contrast came to me at no surprise, because the US heavies have plenty of HP and firepower to kill attack aircraft, while the light fighters don't have enough HP and/or firepower to deal with them effectively. If a battle gets down to a German Attack Aircraft (minus the Hs. 129) vs. a US light fighter, the German attack aircraft will win 9 times of 10. This was easy or hard depending on how I did it.
Part 5 (Shoot down 3 German GAA with any Japanese plane):
I hated doing this. Tier 7 and below doesn't have enough firepower, while tier 8 and above doesn't have enough HP unless you engage while at full. What's worse, at tier 8+ I found my plane being OUTSPED by the German Attack Aircraft I was pursuing! There is a reason why the Japanese planes are considered the worst in the game, and this only further exemplifies that. The was extremely hard.
In conclusion all the German attack aircraft (Minus the Hs. 129) are very solid planes to play, and most fighters and USSR attack aircraft will have difficulty shooting them down.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Edited by TheHuffpuff, 14 February 2015 - 07:06 PM.