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LeastWeasel #1 Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:49 PM

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Hey all, currently finishing up on my Stuka (started off hellish, ended fun) & wondering if the Ju-88, as an experience, brings anything unique, satisfying, or integral to the German GA line. I’ve got an Me.410 in hangar, so I could always sidestep it... worth slogging through, or am I blinded by the allure of the flying wings?

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View PostLeastWeasel, on 12 April 2018 - 09:49 AM, said:

Hey all, currently finishing up on my Stuka (started off hellish, ended fun) & wondering if the Ju-88, as an experience, brings anything unique, satisfying, or integral to the German GA line. I’ve got an Me.410 in hangar, so I could always sidestep it... worth slogging through, or am I blinded by the allure of the flying wings?

It's been awhile since I played but I remember the cannon could one shot someone out of the sky but it had a slow fire rate.


 

 


 

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The cannon can two shot people - it no longer insta-derps unless he's down to about two thirds of his HP already. Firepower-wise its about the same as the Stuka G except its got one long range derp rather than two smaller derps so you only have one shot to worry about. Overheats slower too.

 

I thought it was ok - it turned into a slog towards the end but I'm not much of a GAA player. LMG swears by it and I can see its allure. Lack of bombs does mean that its best at cleaning up ground targets rather than the big alpha of the ILs. Can't cap fast but the enemy cannot afford to leave you alone over their base because you'll burn it down sooner or later. Don't be fooled by the two gun mounts it upgrades to - essentially they act as a single HMG.

 

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Reitousair #4 Posted 12 April 2018 - 05:47 PM

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The Ju-88P is pretty much the last German GA that tries to imitate the Soviets, beyond it you get the actual German GA line.

 

I wouldn't recommend skipping it however, it's a pretty fun plane to fly when you don't get assaulted by lots of enemies and though you can't flip caps instantly, you can delete most light fighters in a single shot (though usually you won't score a perfect hit and only take out 90% of their health.) Fun plane to use but don't grind it too hard, it's not one you want to play over and over, only in small bursts.


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View PostReitousair, on 12 April 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

The Ju-88P is pretty much the last German GA that tries to imitate the Soviets, beyond it you get the actual German GA line.

 

I wouldn't recommend skipping it however, it's a pretty fun plane to fly when you don't get assaulted by lots of enemies and though you can't flip caps instantly, you can delete most light fighters in a single shot (though usually you won't score a perfect hit and only take out 90% of their health.) Fun plane to use but don't grind it too hard, it's not one you want to play over and over, only in small bursts.

 

I remember the first time I one shot a guy.....it was like what just happened?

Like you said its fun for a few matches and depending on your aim that day it has it's good days and bad days.

I may start playing again.


 

 


 

Chuck_norris10 #6 Posted 12 April 2018 - 08:20 PM

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The only thing missing off the junkers 87 is the jericho siren and I dont know if the 88 used it but I can see it giving ground troops a scare.

I think the competition has it.

 

 

 


 

 


 

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The Ju 88 P is basically a better Ju 87 G. Everything's improved. If you liked one, you'll like the other. Otherwise, the Ju 88 P won't change your mind on cannon-only GAAs. I've been pondering whether both planes could use a slight damage buff to take down armored buildings in one less shot/volley


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JU-88 in a nut-shell...

 

Pretty good against ground targets, tho lacking in ordnance the cannon is efficient... anti-air is more luck than anything else, unless you get -really- good at leading.


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YagabodooN #9 Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:24 PM

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I was tempted too skip it but I slogged through it and recently got myself an Me265 and now Im never looking back.  Loving the more hybrid style; no better way to humiliate spitfires than killing them with a GA.  Nobody expects to be bursted down by a close support plane flying at 1200m. 

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View PostCenotaph, on 12 April 2018 - 04:00 PM, said:

JU-88 in a nut-shell...

 

Pretty good against ground targets, tho lacking in ordnance the cannon is efficient... anti-air is more luck than anything else, unless you get -really- good at leading.

 

Yup,I think the ping and lag at the time had a lot to do if you got your shot in on target.

Good days or bad days depended on how good your connection was at the time.

Now i could be wrong but I think I could get both the 87 and 88 into a pretty freaking fast dive when BnZ was a rush.

I have barely played since the new version came out and it will be like learning the game again and thats what kept me from playing.

I'm used to this.


 

 


 

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I spent a lot of money on this......no spawns,every man for himself. I dont like the new version.This was fun!


 

 


 

Wombatmetal #12 Posted 13 April 2018 - 03:18 AM

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JU-88P is a bit unique with the top gun, it taught me to count shots. Armored target, 5 shots, move to the next one before it is destroyed. Because it will be. You can shoot from far out, and I learned discipline in taking out GT instead of just pew-pew until it goes boom. 

 

So I do think there is value in playing it. Made me a better player



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Learning the ju 88 is important to learning the tier 9, I wouldn’t skip. It’s a good plane, though I would recommend mounting the tail gun range mod(if you have the silver) to bring them from poor to atleast meh.


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View PostLeastWeasel, on 12 April 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

Hey all, currently finishing up on my Stuka (started off hellish, ended fun) & wondering if the Ju-88, as an experience, brings anything unique, satisfying, or integral to the German GA line. I’ve got an Me.410 in hangar, so I could always sidestep it... worth slogging through, or am I blinded by the allure of the flying wings?

It will help you learn accuracy over spray and pray.  I say don't skip.  



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Stickin’ with it. Learning process. 

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Ah, I see now that the Ju-88P only has the one big-[edited]forward firing gun ?!

Was hoping that it had some additional guns like the Hs-129 (7.92's and 20mm's). After capping a base I often hang around in the Henschel to hunt GA's, which is a lot easier with the mg's than with the 37mm.



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View PostGonerNL, on 01 May 2018 - 08:09 AM, said:

Ah, I see now that the Ju-88P only has the one big-[edited]forward firing gun ?!

Was hoping that it had some additional guns like the Hs-129 (7.92's and 20mm's). After capping a base I often hang around in the Henschel to hunt GA's, which is a lot easier with the mg's than with the 37mm.

 

The 50 is very scary for anything you point it at, being able to one-shot fighters and melt GAAs. Sadly, it's less accurate than a stormtrooper shooting at a Goblin while surfing on a Pancake. I highly suggest running full accuracy on it


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Finally finished the Ju-88...  in a nutshell? Durabilty, followed by accuracy. Boost across the map, flaps down & hover on the edge of a cap, snipe every soft target you see & clean up. Reposition before it gets scary. Use that insane range, you are an air-to-ground turret that excels at mid-size caps but struggles with factiories. Air-to-air combat is unreliable but hilarious.

...I was wholly unprepared for how insanely fun the Me-265 is for a GA, and what a departure it is from the Stuka/Ju.  


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View PostLeastWeasel, on 02 May 2018 - 12:37 PM, said:

Finally finished the Ju-88... in a nutshell? Durabilty, followed by accuracy. Boost across the map, flaps down & hover on the edge of a cap, snipe every soft target you see & clean up. Reposition before it gets scary. Use that insane range, you are an air-to-ground turret that excels at mid-size caps but struggles with factiories. Air-to-air combat is unreliable but hilarious.

...I was wholly unprepared for how insanely fun the Me-265 is for a GA, and what a departure it is from the Stuka/Ju.

 

The Me 265 was the aircraft that made me realize how important ordnance is for ground pounding. I guess the Hs 129 B had that job, but I didn't get the memo my first time through


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Yeah, if I don’t have bombs, armored targets are last on my hit list.




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