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Orion03 #21 Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:08 AM

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yes... but after a few shots the canons stop shooting... why.... well I don't know

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View Posthoom, on 30 October 2017 - 05:37 AM, said:

I had the ramjet I-15 & the Hawk3 Premiums from I dunno how or when, always handy to have some Premiums but the thing where you can't use Premiums to help accelerate retraining is annoying, breaks a standard set in the other WG titles.

 

You can use to train, though it seems to be a hybrid of tanks and ships. You can put any pilot in any premium and he/she functions just like ships. Unlike ships you can't train proficiency. So that 90% retraining; you have to work the remaining 10% off on the plane.

 

Here's the good part. Like tanks, you can turn on acceleration and XP goes to the crew. And like tanks, a like class premium can train a like class crew.

 

My HF Bf 110 C-6 can train the crew for my HF Bf 110 E, but not my crew for my GA Fw 189c, though the latter crew can fly the 110 C-6 with no penalty

 

And there's a 20% crew bonus in premies. 


Edited by Destroyer_Suzukaze, 02 November 2017 - 06:09 AM.


hoom #23 Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:36 AM

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Yeah with the 90% retrain for Silver I can live with that retraining oddity.
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View PostOrion03, on 02 November 2017 - 12:08 AM, said:

yes... but after a few shots the canons stop shooting... why.... well I don't know

 

They may have overheated.

hoom #25 Posted 03 November 2017 - 01:21 PM

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It is mine yes :B

 

And my first outing, fully stock :playing:

Spoiler

 

Edit: Question

Whats the game relationship between Top Speed and Engine Thrust?

Like most planes won't go Top Speed on base 100% throttle right? But with better Engine Thrust they'll get closer to it.

Wheras Top Speed buff is going to increase diving/boost speed?


Edited by hoom, 03 November 2017 - 01:28 PM.

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hoom #26 Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:41 AM

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Just look at it, so beautiful :B

 

Also I upgraded to La-5F :child:


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hoom #27 Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:30 AM

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I saw people talking about Spitfire I as being easy mode so I got it.

Along the way the ugly as sin Bristols, I love to hate the Skua because its ugly but its also slightly elegant in its way, the Bristols are just ugly.

146 is a pretty amazing fighter with those 8* 303s just melting enemy planes in a way that other similar tier fighters I've played just don't.

 

Anyway, have Spitfire I and it really is amazing, looks so beautiful and from 6 battles I've got four over 10,000 :playing: two of them over 14,000 :amazed: what a monster.

 

La-5 is now late FN but still with only the 2* 20mm.

Very much looking forward to the extra firepower of the third 20mm since I currently seem to often spend a loooong time behind totally defeated enemies but constantly waiting for guns to cool to shoot enough to finish them off.


Edited by hoom, 08 November 2017 - 11:41 AM.

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Orion03 #28 Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:20 AM

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did you map the buttons for machine guns only? I tend to go fire all. then go to machine guns only, then back to fire all when the canons cool down.

hoom #29 Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:16 AM

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La-5 has only 20mm, no machineguns so its shoot or don't shoot.

But yeah I've been experimenting with a Cannon only button mainly for XFL-1 & Yak-7, actually haven't really tried MG only so gonna give that a try.

 

An oddity: I seem to be getting big Cannon hits with the Yak-7 37mm much easier than with the XFL-1, I'm suspecting the Yak has faster muzzle velocity? But can't find any stats for that.


Edited by hoom, 09 November 2017 - 01:21 PM.

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hoom #30 Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:21 PM

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I guess this is turning into a 'my progress through the trees' thread but I'd worked up to P-36 on US tree, stayed there using it for the low part of missions but I've reached a lot of my 'gotta get that' planes, kinda need to find a line to take higher so its on to P-40.

I had a model of one as a kid & always loved that giant chin radiator

But I had the impression historically it wasn't really considered a very good plane, fairly fast but not that great at turning, fairly meh armament with 6* 0.50 cals.

Ingame its pretty amazing, effortlessly boosts over 500km/h & stays high pretty long so it gets around the map pretty quick, turns well and the guns do melt stuff very quickly, no wonder I've had a lot of trouble against them in other planes.

Not quite racking up the kills like the Spitfire I but really loving the ability to rapidly flex between cap points.

 

Last battle opened with a real nice sequence: I ran high/tail cover for a Blenheim F who was down & dirty doing ground attack, was able to chase defense fighters off his tail, keep him alive & smack some down for a quick cap of two points :playing:


Edited by hoom, 09 November 2017 - 01:22 PM.

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hoom #31 Posted 10 November 2017 - 08:35 AM

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Got 3 gun La-5FN :playing:

Definitely much more impactful hits with these: the extra gun, a bit extra RoF & a healthy chunk more effective range.


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hoom #32 Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:23 PM

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By god the P-40 is magnificent

It just feels so great to fly :B


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pyantoryng #33 Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:01 PM

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That B-20 will go a long way...many in other USSR fighter line use those.

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hoom #34 Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

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Yes so it does :)

And this is the lowest tier to get it at too.

 

Definitely getting better at hitting with the 37mm cannons now, so nice to see huge chunks of healthbar disappear when they land :playing:


Edited by hoom, 11 November 2017 - 02:16 PM.

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Mercsn #35 Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:52 PM

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View Posthoom, on 01 November 2017 - 08:09 PM, said:

Hmm so-far the separate grouping is feeling very sticky: not always but often shoots the previous button first time I change :sceptic:

 

I'm getting that too, and didn't have that problem 3 years ago with groups. So, i'm guessing bug.

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Mercsn #36 Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:50 PM

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Answer to where's the Hurricane:


 

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Edited by Mercsn, 11 November 2017 - 03:50 PM.

All the Important Thread Links (go here for answers!) Might be outdated!

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The below was said to me (Mercsn), from a concerned player:

Edited, on 12 March - 2:01PM , said:

and PS...play more, forum less.  Your opinion might be more credible.

hoom #37 Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:10 PM

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Yes, have played catch with those a few times :(

 

Its not Hurricane I want to fly though, I'm yearning for Tempest & Fury :playing:

A Multi-Role Hawker line via Hurricane seems like the way to get there.


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hoom #38 Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:18 PM

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So I've moved on to Spitfire V, bought P-38F & this little beauty

 

Spit 5 still not fully upgraded, feels solid but not as super strong as the T5.

P-38, so fast, damn fast, incredibly fast, also still using stock engines so really looking forward to it with the upgrades, also the 37mm as currently lacking in oomph during passes.

Yak-9 I don't understand yet, it feels magnificent to fly very smooth somehow, feels much faster than La-5 though numbers show its really not, might be it keeps speed better?

Still just on the stock 20mm so lacking the big bang, I'm really looking forward to that big gun :playing:

 

Nearing the end of La-5 grind, had been going to stay with it but I think I will push on to La-7.

Having fought against them I'm pretty keen to get hold of Yak-1 & head for Yak-3 but I've only got 1 hangar slot left atm, kinda got too many planes already & I'm fairly keen to go down the Bf109 line too.


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View Posthoom, on 16 November 2017 - 06:18 AM, said:

. . . got too many planes already . . .

 

​no such thing!

235 in the hangar, with 82 open slots; when tokens were introduced during Winter War Cache 2 years ago, I overdosed on hangar slots, spinning the wheels like crazy to get the JL-1A-37



hoom #40 Posted 19 November 2017 - 06:26 AM

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So with the extra Hangar slot from this weekend missions I folded & started down the Yak-1 line :hiding:

I-17 is surprisingly strong, a pleasant grind, though I seem to get dumped into fairly high altitude battles more than it likes.

 

I also completed the La-7 research, bought it, got a all bot-match -> Hero of the sky first battle, with the 3* XP I have pilot fully retrained & a spot of Free XP the upgraded engine :)

Slightly disappointed that there is almost 0 visual difference between stock airframe & the top La-5 airframe but I guess not too surprising given La-7 is basically just a further improved version of La-5.

 

Got the 37mm on Yak-9 :playing:

Sure is a pretty polly

 

Answering my own question about why it seems easier to hit stuff with the Yak-7 cannon/muzzle velocities I found some numbers in Wiki:

Soviet NS-37 900m/s (vs 814m/s for 12.7mm UBS or 825m/s ShKAS)

US M4 is indeed much slower at 610m/s (vs 890m/s for M2 0.50)

 

Basically can just expect NS-37 to hit where the machinegun does whereas the US 37mm needs to lead well ahead of where its machineguns hit which makes for all around much more userfriendly shooting.

 

Edit: 45mm in the haos!

I'm slightly inclined to decide the 'nice smoothness' to flying Yak-9 is actually 'not that good at turning' though...

 

NS-45 should be a slower 780m/s so will have to overlead a bit with the MGs

 

Edit2:

Its very nice to land that thing :trollface:

But its not very efficient trying to hit a dodging nimble enemy.


Edited by hoom, 19 November 2017 - 06:57 AM.

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