Okay, first off, I know what you're thinking: "There's no Komet in Warplanes, and WG has said there won't be." Well, it was because of that shortsighted absolute statement that I asked Community Ace Hawkeyededic to produce a mod that strips the Hinomaru off of the J8M, replaces it with the Balkenkreuz and gives the aircraft a woodland camo, effectively turning her into the Komet as the two aircraft are functionally identical. Hopefully the continued interest in the Komet will get the point across to WG and the Dev team will put the minimal amount of work in that it would take for there to be a German version of this aircraft available either for purchase in the shop or as a trophy aircraft that one can earn through a warcache type mission or event.
The Komet is an interesting and dangerous fighter; flying like nothing else at or above her tier the Komet requires very specific tactics to be used effectively or to be fended off by wary defenders. The rocket booster the aircraft depends upon for propulsion makes the Komet the best climbing aircraft at tier VIII; nothing can get higher than her in the same amount of time. Altitude and speed are the Komet's greatest weapons, because when she starts to shoot, she only has a pair of MK 108 30mm cannons. Those guns can get the job done, but only if the pilot is very familiar with their ballistics and can hit with at least 50% of his shots. A great way to assist your accuracy in this beast is to sucker other aircraft into chasing you to higher altitudes where you can stall them out and slaughter them at your leisure. Bots are especially susceptible to this tactic, and growing knowledge of this flaw in their programming has led to a lot of bot abuse at the hands of the Komet.
If one of these are on the enemy team, you should keep your eyes up for it at all times; be aware of where the Komet is on the map and direct your teammates to ambush her while she's diving down on a target; the Komet is small, fast, and hard to hit, but doesn't have a lot of durability and is likely to brew up and explode with one solid connecting burst of fire. Having a good disciplined wingman is one of the best ways to completely disarm the Me.163 and keeping it from running away with the battle.
Edited by MagusGerhardt, 29 January 2017 - 03:05 AM.