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Best tier 10 fighter in 2.0?

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Poll: Best tier 10 fighter in your opinion (13 members have cast votes)

Subjectively and objectively, which tier 10 fighter is best?

  1. La-15 (2 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  2. Mig-15bis (4 votes [30.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  3. Fw 252 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Me P.1101 (1 vote [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  5. Yak-30 (1 vote [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  6. F-86A (2 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  7. Swift (3 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  8. Ki-162-III (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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Cogent #1 Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:37 AM

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Hey guys, I'm pretty new to the game. I enjoy playing my Spitfires but I'm wondering if the Swift is worth grinding to. At tier 9 and 10, British fighters' maneuverability drops significantly. I'm not sure how this is going to impact the play-style, maybe maneuverability isn't that important at tier 10? I have no idea. Anyways, I have already diversified my fighter portfolio by playing the P-40 and Yak-1 lines, but so far they've been pretty mediocre. I like the Yak-1 but the firepower is just too underwhelming compared to the Spitfire. Nonetheless, the tier 10 Yak seems pretty decent (retains maneuverability). P-40's and P-51's are really good at climbing and taking down bombers, but that's not really the play-style I'm looking for.

 

Main attributes I'm looking for:

  • Good maneuverability
  • Above average weapons platform
  • Forgiving

 



pyantoryng #2 Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:47 AM

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La-15.

 

Pretty much what you want in 2.0.



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Cogent #3 Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:03 AM

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View Postpyantoryng, on 18 February 2018 - 04:47 AM, said:

La-15.

 

Pretty much what you want in 2.0.

 

The F-86A isn't any good compared to the La-15? On paper it seems like the F-86A has better handling characteristics save for armament. Those machine-guns have insane RoF though.

SpiritFoxMY #4 Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:15 AM

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So far, my experience up to tier 8 has been that planes lose their extreme maneuverability in exchange for speed and altitude - the further up you go and the fights get steadily faster and higher: I find even at tier 6 my 190 A-5's 1800m optimum ceiling can severely hamper my ability to respond to a high flying enemy team. The tier 10 Yak might be maneuverable but it has such a low optimum that you'll probably be constantly struggling to keep up with the high fliers.

 

I have to say the La-15 struck me as distinctly mediocre compared to the MiG-15. But I haven't played either so I cannot comment. What I CAN comment on is that 6x.50 is pretty awful even at tier 7. I don't want to think what it would be like at tier 10. 


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SpiritFoxMY #5 Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:18 AM

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Also, the 10.8 turn time on the BV210 seems more than enough for me, especially when buffed with turn equip, but your mileage may vary.

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pyantoryng #6 Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:43 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 18 February 2018 - 11:15 AM, said:

So far, my experience up to tier 8 has been that planes lose their extreme maneuverability in exchange for speed and altitude - the further up you go and the fights get steadily faster and higher: I find even at tier 6 my 190 A-5's 1800m optimum ceiling can severely hamper my ability to respond to a high flying enemy team. The tier 10 Yak might be maneuverable but it has such a low optimum that you'll probably be constantly struggling to keep up with the high fliers.

 

I have to say the La-15 struck me as distinctly mediocre compared to the MiG-15. But I haven't played either so I cannot comment. What I CAN comment on is that 6x.50 is pretty awful even at tier 7. I don't want to think what it would be like at tier 10. 

 

The M3 fires at 1200RPM and there are 6 of those. The problem is, cannon damage had been buffed so hard that the machine gun damage becomes irrelevant.

 

The La-15 is balanced betwenn firepower, mobility, and ease of use.


Edited by pyantoryng, 18 February 2018 - 11:43 AM.


WoWP makes a great jousting game...especially with the 262 and people busy in furballs...
I am deaf, silent, and fly with unrealistic controls. Do not count on me to carry - my back's already broken from overweight.

StoptheViolins #7 Posted 18 February 2018 - 04:56 PM

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Yes, the 0.50 sucks.  Where 20mm on up can nuke an opponent in a few burst the 50 takes a longer period that you may or may not.

Mercsn #8 Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:24 PM

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The biggest advantage of cannon is their range and higher crit chance.

 

It's nice to see I started on a solid line 4 years ago. Maybe if there was a reason to play above teir 8, I'd finally buy my first 9 and 10.


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:

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

FIight #9 Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:38 PM

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I would say La-15, me-1101, Swift and Ki-162-3 are all Class I fighters, La-15 the balanced all-rounder--speed altitude and maneuverability as well

as firepower are quite average; me-1101 focuses more on firepower and altitude; Swift focuses more on speed and the guns aren't bad either(800m

is as far as revolver 20); Ki-162-3 focuses more on maneuver but the guns require practice. It all depends on your playstyle, and which plane you are

used to best. All planes can be good except fw-252. 



Martard #10 Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:28 PM

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I vote for the La-15, it can out turn almost everything else, the 3x23mm are good for taking down anything, the altitude is about as much vertical range as you need and it can accelerate. I vote for the Mig-15bis as a close second if not 1st-bis lol. It has the altitude advantage vs the Lavochkin, better speed and acceleration but slightly worse turn time. The thing about maneuvering combat is the 23mm and the 37mm have different velocities so it can be hard to get both cannon types to connect, so in essence it's like fighting with only two 23mm cannons. This of course doesn't matter when the target continues to fly straight in front of you so if you can get the 23s and 37 to connect it has superior firepower.

hoom #11 Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:23 AM

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This is an interesting topic which I've oddly not really considered previously.

 

I've got Swift, La-15 & Yak-30 in that order. (Yak-30 just the other day, the others a while back)

Honestly haven't actually played them much though.

 

Swift is attractive & quick, agility is a bit lacking, the 30mm feels like La-160, good bursty damage but maybe a little lacking for T10?

 

La-15 seems a good mix, its pretty quick, decently agile & the 3* 23mm give good damage output, bit funny looking though.

 

Yak-30 is basically just a further buffed Yak-19, agile with the 3* 23mm but a bit slow & lacking altitude, looks nicer than Yak-19 though with the swept wings.

I've been thinking of selling the La-15 and keeping the Yak-30 but then I look at stats of La-15 & it seems the better plane so I think more likely I'll sell Yak-30 instead.


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