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StoptheViolins #1 Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:18 PM

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They have rather nicely done models and details.  The glass on the Do-217 really stands out as it looks brand new and slightly reflective.  The Hurricane looks like it is covered in doped cloth as does the Tornado.

 

Once thing I don't get is what is the deal with the Do-217's tail.  It is either a drag parachute or a form of Rato (no intake)..  I can only look at the planes right now... work now play later.


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Do 217...planning on dropping a pair of SC250s at once?

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View PostStoptheViolins, on 21 December 2017 - 09:18 AM, said:

They have rather nicely done models and details.  The glass on the Do-217 really stands out as it looks brand new and slightly reflective.  The Hurricane looks like it is covered in doped cloth as does the Tornado.

 

Once thing I don't get is what is the deal with the Do-217's tail.  It is either a drag parachute or a form of Rato (no intake)..  I can only look at the planes right now... work now play later.

 

Me, I can't wait to get my hands on the Tier IV. Gorgeous Flying Pencil.

 

Not to mention, a nice mix of good defense(3 defensive turrets with good arcs of fire, a very good bomb load(shared with the Tier V Ju 88A) and good looks. I've been waiting for the Flying Pencil for like forever. I can't wait for the Do 17 Z!


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View Postpyantoryng, on 21 December 2017 - 12:26 PM, said:

Do 217...planning on dropping a pair of SC250s at once?

 

That looks like the case - it has 8x250kg.. 

 

Update on the mystery thingy - it looks like a big air brake...



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The Do.217 was designed for both level bombing and dive bombing, so yes that thing is a dive brake. The Ju.188 had it as well.

 



 

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l scooped the Tornado out of Santa sack will give it a whirl today.

vcharng #7 Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:07 AM

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I'm a bit worried about the Do17Z...all bombers at the moment have the same altitude performance with the German heavy at the same tier, but the Do17Z has less. Considering altitude being almost the only way to stay safe for a bomber, I think this would be a problem.

But the problem disappears with the 88A and 217M, just a temporary problem, maybe?



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View Postvcharng, on 21 December 2017 - 07:07 PM, said:

I'm a bit worried about the Do17Z...all bombers at the moment have the same altitude performance with the German heavy at the same tier, but the Do17Z has less. Considering altitude being almost the only way to stay safe for a bomber, I think this would be a problem.

But the problem disappears with the 88A and 217M, just a temporary problem, maybe?

 

Hmm. Perhaps the Do 17 Z needs a buff then. The only way for me to predict with absolute certainty that the Do 17 Z needs a buff, though, would be to compare her altitude performance to another bomber of the same tier, a feat impossible right now because there ARE NO other Tier IV bombers yet.

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HazeGrayUnderway #9 Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:01 PM

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I have the Do-17 Z-7.  It cannot catch a high flying Blenheim.  I tried and tried, even with gradual altitude climbing, engine boosting, whatever.  She cannot catch Blenheim IV(e) if it's flown high enough.  Yesterday I tried to catch a player flown Blenheim IV(e) that wasn't even in the 3000m altitude marker.  The highest I could get her was 2200m and she was sputtering.  Not even Engine Boost could keep her up at that altitude.  Do-17 Z-7 is a very bad bomber interceptor.

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It's not a very good heavy, period. The Fw57 is better in almost every regard. Unfortunately, its also one of the few premiums with a gunner's position, so I need it to grind XP for the gunner who's going to be manning my tier X batplane.

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l got Do-17 Z-7 in santa sack after trying it out l think l will turn it into a GA plane.

lts got 4x 2100 dmg bombs and a rear gunner plus Hp's not bad so why not?

Throw a little armor on her and leterrip :izmena:

 



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View PostFurysghost, on 29 December 2017 - 03:44 AM, said:

l got Do-17 Z-7 in santa sack after trying it out l think l will turn it into a GA plane.

lts got 4x 2100 dmg bombs and a rear gunner plus Hp's not bad so why not?

Throw a little armor on her and leterrip :izmena:

 

 

The problem with that is the reloads on those bombs, which is very poor. Coupled with the tier she's at she's a pretty mediocre GAA as well. Better than nothing I guess


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StoptheViolins #13 Posted 29 December 2017 - 04:55 AM

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Z-7 is a "heavy". The z is the tech tree bomber.

StoptheViolins #14 Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:20 PM

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It looks like the Tornado will lead to the Spit IX on the tree for now.  Obviously the Skua is intended to lead to the Hurricane I.  With some mercy I hope WG moves the BF-110 line under the Ar 80 line as two planes off the Fw 57 is grueling enough in the current game meta.

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View PostStoptheViolins, on 21 December 2017 - 05:18 PM, said:

Once thing I don't get is what is the deal with the Do-217's tail.  It is either a drag parachute or a form of Rato (no intake)..  I can only look at the planes right now... work now play later.

 

As others have said, it's a dive brake.  See pic.

 

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I've got the 217 and the 88.  The 217 is quite good, but the 1 min reload is punishing.  You need to turn the cap with one bomb load or you really get bogged down.  The Ju88A is poor, it's slow and the reload is poor, plus the turrets are completely insufficient.

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View PostStoptheViolins, on 04 January 2018 - 10:20 AM, said:

It looks like the Tornado will lead to the Spit IX on the tree for now.  Obviously the Skua is intended to lead to the Hurricane I.  With some mercy I hope WG moves the BF-110 line under the Ar 80 line as two planes off the Fw 57 is grueling enough in the current game meta.

 

And the Do 217 M leads to the Me 265.  I was looking at going down the Me 265 starting at tier 2, but I have that bomber and looks like I could just grind it ...

 

 


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View PostMoggytwo, on 04 January 2018 - 10:54 PM, said:

 

As others have said, it's a dive brake.  See pic.

 

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I've got the 217 and the 88.  The 217 is quite good, but the 1 min reload is punishing.  You need to turn the cap with one bomb load or you really get bogged down.  The Ju88A is poor, it's slow and the reload is poor, plus the turrets are completely insufficient.

 

Think they will buff the 88, and the z-7?

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View Postamericankraut, on 11 January 2018 - 07:47 AM, said:

 

Think they will buff the 88, and the z-7?

 

I don't know. It would be a good idea, though.

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StoptheViolins #19 Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:22 AM

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The Z-7 can be a bear.  It out climbs everything in its tier.

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Not wanting to start a new thread, does anyone recognise the Hurricane I paint I got in an Albion crate?

 

Red spinner, cockpit frame & lightning bolt.

Silver nose & other bits.

Should be a fairly distinctive one but my googlefu is failing to find it.

 

Found references with yellow lightning bolt, red spinners & silver nose, but not all in one plane.

I have the idea from somewhere that the red cockpit frame was the Polish squadron? But couldn't find any reference to a silver nose for any of them.


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