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mnbv_fockewulfe #61 Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:49 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 29 January 2018 - 12:51 AM, said:

 

Dora must've been glorious then, because she's a really good plane now. I am neutral about the 30mms - they are what make her as effective as she is in ground attack but they are at best a sidegrade from the 20mms in air combat because while their muzzle velocity might be the same, their ballistics aren't so hitting a fighter with all three weapon sizes (13,20,30) is quite a challenge.

 


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mnbv_fockewulfe #62 Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:50 AM

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When 1.9 came out I thought it was 1 step forward 2 steps back. Now it looks like the good old days.

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Captain_Rownd #63 Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:22 AM

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LOL, this HAS to be the worst plane in the game.  Words just can't express its lack of capabilities.  I have to run away if ANY other plane looks in my direction, and the control surfaces are the first thing to go out when a few bullets hit you.  :facepalm:  Oh wait, the engine too. 

 

Haha, got enough XP to get past it.  Taking a breather before trying the A-5, so I'm trying a heavy now.


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SpiritFoxMY #64 Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:44 AM

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For the A-5, prioritise getting the additional 2x20mms first, then throw everything at the engine. This plane lives or dies by how quickly it can accelerate and how fast it can run. If you found the A-1 difficult to fly, the A-5 might be a challenge : its main advantage is its terrifying forward firepower.

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wotsalthor #65 Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:48 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 29 January 2018 - 02:22 AM, said:

LOL, this HAS to be the worst plane in the game.  Words just can't express its lack of capabilities.  I have to run away if ANY other plane looks in my direction, and the control surfaces are the first thing to go out when a few bullets hit you.  :facepalm:  Oh wait, the engine too. 

 

Haha, got enough XP to get past it.  Taking a breather before trying the A-5, so I'm trying a heavy now.

 

I hated the A-1, but love the A-5 and my premie A-8. The A-1's guns are awful. 2x 20mm is nothing special on a plane that can't turn.

 

4x 20mm and 2x 7.62 are another story when loaded with Universal, though. The A-5 is fast, hits hard, and loves to set things on fire. It also climbs much better than the A-1 (at least, it feels that way), meaning you can much more effectively hunt heavies and bombers.






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