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MagusGerhardt #1 Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:16 PM

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Hey pilots!  Sorry it's taken this long to get a new video posted up, but with the move and the new job life has kept me very busy!  I have a lot more piled up in the pipeline behind this one, but the XP-31 has been waiting the longest out of all the footage I already have recorded.
The Swift is a fighter aircraft that has been in the game for quite awhile, having originally been given out for Warplanes' second anniversary.  Since then she's been sold a handful of times, and she's a very good aircraft for the asking price.  With her outstanding speed and decent firepower she feels like a low tier P-51 Mustang and would be comfortable as a tier three.  When top tier against Is and IIs she feels a little bit unfair.

She gets edged out by her competition in maneuverability but her speed and ability to fight vertically is unmatched by other single engine fighters in her own tier.  Even heavy fighters can't run away from her by climbing if the Swift has a good amount of boost built up.

The Swift's biggest weakness is her fragility; she has very low hit points and her large single wing will catch a lot of fire from deflection shots.  Her four guns are individually quite weak, being only 7.62mm, but they are packed together around her nose in a 109-like firing pattern, so getting lots of hits with them is not a problem if you get your target within range and make use of the universal incendiary type ammunition.

 

I don't fly mine very often as demonstrated by the small number of killmarks on her, but it's not because I don't enjoy the aircraft.  If she comes up for sale I highly recommend her as a must have for any pilot's hangar.

 

Good hunting!  :honoring:


 

 

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PhoinexFire #2 Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:18 PM

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pyantoryng #3 Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:49 PM

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The XP-31 has flaps...one of the few planes in its tier level that has it.

 

...but who use flaps in low tiers, because there aren't any!



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SHOCKOJAMBO #4 Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:49 PM

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Lol. Dracs flighted in tier 2.

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You know, I was getting ready to say to be prepared for the "SC" accusations because flighted. I was too slow.

 

Plane is pretty though. Fly what you want, when you want, how you want. It's just a game. 

 

Love your videos.

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MagusGerhardt #6 Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:54 PM

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View PostSHOCKOJAMBO, on 16 July 2017 - 07:49 AM, said:

Lol. Dracs flighted in tier 2.

 

Did you see a DRACS tag on LMM?  :P

 

Try watching it again, and stow the snark, clown.  This was when I was evaluating LMM the hopeful recruit.  :D


 

 

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20thCenturyLtd #7 Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:57 PM

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View PostSHOCKOJAMBO, on 16 July 2017 - 08:49 AM, said:

Lol. Dracs flighted in tier 2.

 

Dude, really ? Your guys are the Kings of Tier II...and tier I for that matter.

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SHOCKOJAMBO #8 Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:59 PM

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Oh I see you drop tags to go to tier 2 . To funny, you dracs know all the was around this game.

MagusGerhardt #9 Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:02 PM

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View Postpyantoryng, on 16 July 2017 - 07:49 AM, said:

The XP-31 has flaps...one of the few planes in its tier level that has it.

 

...but who use flaps in low tiers, because there aren't any!

 

Good catch, Pyan.  I neglected to mention that, and it is a very good strength for the aircraft.  Just don't hammer her flaps too much while turn-cheating, because she needs that speed to make an escape from a pinch!  

 

View PostBuffaloTime, on 16 July 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

 

You know, I was getting ready to say to be prepare for the "SC" accusations because flighted. I was too slow.

 

Plane is pretty though. Fly what you want, when you want, how you want. It's just a game. 

 

Love your videos.

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Hahahaha, thanks, Buff, but I don't mind it.  As I explained to the accuser, recruits to the clan get evaluated, this was my test of LMM.

 

Suffice it to say, he passed my examination.  :D

 

 


 

 

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MagusGerhardt #10 Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:02 PM

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View PostSHOCKOJAMBO, on 16 July 2017 - 07:59 AM, said:

Oh I see you drop tags to go to tier 2 . To funny, you dracs know all the was around this game.

 

:facepalm:

 

 

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20thCenturyLtd #11 Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:04 PM

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View PostSHOCKOJAMBO, on 16 July 2017 - 08:59 AM, said:

Oh I see you drop tags to go to tier 2 . To funny, you dracs know all the was around this game.

 

i see you still abuse tin foil. It's not too late to get help.

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SHOCKOJAMBO #12 Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:05 PM

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View Post20thCenturyLtd, on 16 July 2017 - 02:57 PM, said:

 

Dude, really ? Your guys are the Kings of Tier II...and tier I for that matter.

 

I know your not talking about me, look at my games and tell me how many I got 3 and below.

SHOCKOJAMBO #13 Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:07 PM

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View Post20thCenturyLtd, on 16 July 2017 - 03:04 PM, said:

 

i see you still abuse tin foil. It's not too late to get help.

 

Dracs are a bunch of ladys who just need to man up when someone calls you guys out.

 



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View PostSHOCKOJAMBO, on 16 July 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

 

Dracs are a bunch of ladys who just need to man up when someone calls you guys out.

 

 

Oh, I'm sorry, you want to do the "man up" thing. Remind me, how many times did ya'll beat us in the last PvP tournament...was it: 4, 3, 2, 1 or 0 ? Still wanna play this game ?

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MagusGerhardt #15 Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

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View PostSHOCKOJAMBO, on 16 July 2017 - 08:05 AM, said:

 

I know your not talking about me, look at my games and tell me how many I got 3 and below.

 

View PostSHOCKOJAMBO, on 16 July 2017 - 08:07 AM, said:

 

Dracs are a bunch of ladys who just need to man up when someone calls you guys out.

 

 

That's "you're" and "ladies".  At least man-up and correct your grammar and spelling when you are called out on it.  :trollface:


 

 

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PhoinexFire #16 Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:28 PM

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View PostSHOCKOJAMBO, on 16 July 2017 - 10:07 AM, said:

 

Dracs are a bunch of ladys who just need to man up when someone calls you guys out.

 

 

Your clan is a nest of stupidity and mentally unstable people, buddy. Lemme know when you got the guts to go against us. When you have the gore to slander this clan, I begin to question your existence. One of parasitism, that is.

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Glad to see you back Magus, great flight and video.:great:

 



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