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SpiritFoxMY #41 Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:33 AM

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View Postallenr, on 11 January 2018 - 07:55 PM, said:

well, some may laugh, but my fab favorite is the ME209 v4,

 

I got it from a code and I must say its a fun little machine. I can't place it above the Boomer but its close.


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CruzANDBruz #42 Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:22 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 12 January 2018 - 01:33 AM, said:

 

I got it from a code and I must say its a fun little machine. I can't place it above the Boomer but its close.

 

I suck terribly with that 209.  I thought it would be a lot of fun, but I struggle to make it work.

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View Postcrzyhawk, on 13 January 2018 - 03:32 AM, said:

 

I suck terribly with that 209.  I thought it would be a lot of fun, but I struggle to make it work.

 

I play it as a pure boomer up high, never going below 1500 unless I'm alone with my target. Keep the speed up, boom through, point nose up and boost into the orange where people can't follow you. 

 

The thing is stupidly fast in a straight line and has a max altitude higher than anything at its tier. It's firepower is anemic but played right its untouchable. If the 262 has the same playstyle I'm going to enjoy it immensely


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crzyhawk #45 Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:19 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 13 January 2018 - 04:10 AM, said:

 

I play it as a pure boomer up high, never going below 1500 unless I'm alone with my target. Keep the speed up, boom through, point nose up and boost into the orange where people can't follow you. 

 

The thing is stupidly fast in a straight line and has a max altitude higher than anything at its tier. It's firepower is anemic but played right its untouchable. If the 262 has the same playstyle I'm going to enjoy it immensely

 

oh yeah, I don't have a problem staying alive in it, just killing in it.

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View Postcrzyhawk, on 13 January 2018 - 05:19 AM, said:

 

oh yeah, I don't have a problem staying alive in it, just killing in it.

 

Yeah, that's the issue. I use my BV pilot in her and he's got Marksman I and II as well as the Gunsight upgrade but it's still hard to kill in her. Its this reason really why I prefer the Boomer over her

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View Posthoom, on 12 January 2018 - 12:23 AM, said:

 I thought so too but playing the P-39N-1 it really is significantly better: seems to be easier to hit with the 37mm for some reason, more mgs, faster, better altitude performance.

Maybe right about the Soviet one though.

XFL-1 is definitely very nice :)

 

 You're bonkers :facepalm:

 

P39N-1 is a 6 not a 5. But yeah fantastic plane. Torn between my love of the p38f, spit, or xfl at tier 5.



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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 13 January 2018 - 05:29 AM, said:

 

Yeah, that's the issue. I use my BV pilot in her and he's got Marksman I and II as well as the Gunsight upgrade but it's still hard to kill in her. Its this reason really why I prefer the Boomer over her

I was also gonna say the me 209 I love the speed. Which plane is the Boomer?



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View PostJager_Gunner, on 24 January 2018 - 03:34 AM, said:

I was also gonna say the me 209 I love the speed. Which plane is the Boomer?

 

Boomerang, British t5 Premium. She's got the HP, the maneuverability and the firepower. Only lacking in speed.

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 24 January 2018 - 03:46 AM, said:

 

Boomerang, British t5 Premium. She's got the HP, the maneuverability and the firepower. Only lacking in speed.

Ahh, I see, it is quite simmilar to the spitfire right?



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View PostJager_Gunner, on 24 January 2018 - 03:49 AM, said:

Ahh, I see, it is quite simmilar to the spitfire right?

 

Slower than the Spit but more HP.


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My absolute favorite tier 5? The Tomahawk IIb. 

It may not be the best, and it may be an inferior P-40, but I can still put up a serious fight in it, and, well, I mean, who DOESN'T want to dress up their plane like the Flying Tigers and go wreak havoc on enemy aircraft? (also just looks cool on the scoreboards)


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View PostReitousair, on 24 January 2018 - 05:19 AM, said:

My absolute favorite tier 5? The Tomahawk IIb. 

It may not be the best, and it may be an inferior P-40, but I can still put up a serious fight in it, and, well, I mean, who DOESN'T want to dress up their plane like the Flying Tigers and go wreak havoc on enemy aircraft? (also just looks cool on the scoreboards)

 

I roll with my cousin in Tiger flights. Because it. Is. Awesome

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I gotta go with the seemingly minority pick of the BF 109 E. Have always been a BF pilot since I've started, and I will continue to have that plane in my garage no matter what.

Hits hard, flies high, and turns tight. Not the best at any of them, but not the worst by any means. Just the way I like it :great:


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 P39N-1 is a 6 not a 5. But yeah fantastic plane

 Yes. I was responding to 'I worry that P-39 is just an uptiered XFL-1' so I thought it was obvious that it was a reference to a T6.

 

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 I gotta go with the seemingly minority pick of the BF 109 E.

 Frankly I'm pretty disappointed with it so far.

Its not nearly as quick as I'd expected even with a speed build, my speed build P-40 would have outpaced it easy. (to be fair the 109 pilot is only 5pt vs 8pt on the P-40)

3-level mixed armament is annoying, does a bunch of quick damage on a pass but is no good at sustained fire.

Doesn't really turn very well in my experience.


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My favorite T5 is the P-40

Favorite T5 premium is the XP-77



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View Posthoom, on 24 January 2018 - 04:51 AM, said:

 Yes. I was responding to 'I worry that P-39 is just an uptiered XFL-1' so I thought it was obvious that it was a reference to a T6.

 

 Frankly I'm pretty disappointed with it so far.

Its not nearly as quick as I'd expected even with a speed build, my speed build P-40 would have outpaced it easy. (to be fair the 109 pilot is only 5pt vs 8pt on the P-40)

3-level mixed armament is annoying, does a bunch of quick damage on a pass but is no good at sustained fire.

Doesn't really turn very well in my experience.

 

I run the consumable that increases your turn rate instead of fire extinguisher, in the event I find myself turn fighting any other light fighter; it either stalls the fight out enough for me to out turn through aerobatics, or stalls long enough to get the objective (since they stayed on me and not just destroying other planes). 

 

It's absolutely, 100%, without a doubt a burst fighter. You don't burst them down in the first spread, it'll be a turn fight or they're gone. 

 

Additionally, it was never that fast of a plane. The tier 6 and on are rather nimble, but they lose the armament. A P-40 going into the P-51 Mustang line is naturally going to be faster, considering it's definitely an energy fighter. 

 

I get that it's not a plane for everyone, it really just isn't. The line isn't that fun after tier 5/6 until tier 8. That's my opinion. I wouldn't be surprised if someone else said they hated the line until tier 6, then loved it all the way up. Like I said, I have a minority favorite, and I know it :hiding: The P 1101 is definitely worth it for all grinds though.


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Well I got 6th skill point on the 109 pilot, reskilled from both Engine Gurus to: Guru1, Aerodynamics Expert & Aerobatics Expert, not hugely noting a speed loss (I slightly suspect Guru2 is broken?) but the agility boost is making it much more pleasant to play :)
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