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Arrow's Grind Week: La-9 Setups & First few battles (video)

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ArrowZ_ #1 Posted 24 April 2018 - 12:28 AM

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Part 2: https://youtu.be/E1Tc3CW6J0Y

Part 3: https://youtu.be/V8FO50XvfAg

 

Continuing my WOWP grind series, I pick up the La line where I left off - The La-9! Easy to learn TnB aircraft. Didn't take long for me to get used to this nimble tier 8 Light Fighter. And it does really well even near stock with little to no pilot skills. Goes to show how effective the TnB meta is nowadays with 2.0. Had one battle where I reached 22k combat points where all the enemy just wanted to do nothing else but to keep coming back to the same area I was turnin' n burnin'. Played out well! Sadly it wasn't the triple exp victory I needed. The guns on this thing hit HARD. I don't recall the 23mm being this powerful before 2.0. I definitely struggle to land hits with this caliber more than the 20mm. But it's probably more due to the high latency that anything. Also briefly talked about the XF-85 of its current premium bundle situation (no I'm not going to buy it!)

 

As always I share my setups of the La-9 and a few gameplays. Are there different specs I can try? What's the pilot skill plan that you think is best for the La-9? Tell me what you guys think down below! And I'll see you guys in the skies :honoring:


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desert786 #2 Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:20 AM

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the La 15 is worth the grind. it fly's very nicely and your not shackled to the ground like the Yak is. It also looks damn sexy.

 

the La-9 is a fine plane. as with the whole line you kinda have to outplay your opponents a bit more than the other TnB or BnZ. I enjoyed it

 

I didnt care much for the La 160, the 37s and 30mm gun don't have very good shell velocity making it very difficult to hit things in a turn fight. Plus it doesnt turn better than either Ki or Yak and its feels about the same as the FJ-1. So the La 160 a bad turn fighter with moderate alt and difficult to use guns. it just felt bad, its one of the few tier 9s that i have sold.



ArrowZ_ #3 Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:45 AM

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View Postdesert786, on 24 April 2018 - 10:50 AM, said:

the La 15 is worth the grind. it fly's very nicely and your not shackled to the ground like the Yak is. It also looks damn sexy.

 

the La-9 is a fine plane. as with the whole line you kinda have to outplay your opponents a bit more than the other TnB or BnZ. I enjoyed it

 

I didnt care much for the La 160, the 37s and 30mm gun don't have very good shell velocity making it very difficult to hit things in a turn fight. Plus it doesnt turn better than either Ki or Yak and its feels about the same as the FJ-1. So the La 160 a bad turn fighter with moderate alt and difficult to use guns. it just felt bad, its one of the few tier 9s that i have sold.

 

Good to know. Sounds like the La-160 is a tough Tier 9 Jet - Challenge Accepted! :playing:

 

I'm waiting on getting the maxed engine on the La-9 to see if it makes much of a difference in speed & altitude perfs. Thx for sharing!


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Kiwiav8r #4 Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:55 AM

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And the even bigger challenge for you ArrowZ_ is landing hits with those cannons on your latency.  The 37s especially are really difficult.

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ArrowZ_ #5 Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:58 AM

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Kiwi! Wow it's been ages. How ya been mate? And yea I'm totally going to struggle in that department for sure.

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desert786 #6 Posted 24 April 2018 - 02:00 AM

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The La 160 isnt a bad plane, the 30s are good guns when they work. the plane just didnt work for me, I would rather be in any other LF at tier 9 than the la 160.

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View Postdesert786, on 24 April 2018 - 11:30 AM, said:

The La 160 isnt a bad plane, the 30s are good guns when they work. the plane just didnt work for me, I would rather be in any other LF at tier 9 than the la 160.

 

Understandable. Right now The P.1092 and the BV212 are my two favourite picks for tier 9 battles purely because of their ever consistent 20mm lazers that lands even on the worst latencies.

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hawkeyededic #8 Posted 24 April 2018 - 12:30 PM

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View PostArrowZ_, on 23 April 2018 - 07:45 PM, said:

 

Good to know. Sounds like the La-160 is a tough Tier 9 Jet - Challenge Accepted! :playing:

 

I'm waiting on getting the maxed engine on the La-9 to see if it makes much of a difference in speed & altitude perfs. Thx for sharing!

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ArrowZ_ #9 Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:15 AM

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View Posthawkeyededic, on 24 April 2018 - 10:00 PM, said:

If you like it now you're going to love it with the top engine.

 

Right you are hawkeye. The La-9 is a completely different fighter after the max engine upgrade wow! The acceleration you get with that RD boost!

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