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GOLDEAGLE_2015 #1 Posted 05 August 2018 - 02:59 AM

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Hi 

I was just wandering what are some good fighter lines, as fighters are the only of lines im good at and like. 

what im looking for:

-good damage

-speed and maneuvaribility

-overall an op fighter

 

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SpiritFoxMY #2 Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:27 AM

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Spitfires. Spitfires are Cancer.

 

The only problem is that their tier X has wildly erratic guns on an excellent plane.

 

Edit: Also I guess I should let you know since I'm recommending Spits here that I make it a personal mission to ruin every Spitfire pilot's day if I see them in double Spitfire Specialist flights below tier 7. Because those offend me so, so much.


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ClosedCoffin #3 Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:37 AM

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Yeah I like Fighters as well.

UK Spifires, USSR Is and Las,  JPN Zeros and Kis, German Bf109s are all good fighter lines. Up to tier 7 anyways, which is where I find myself loitering currently.

But specifically, i guess when you think your ready, you might want to purchase the Tier VI Premium German Spitfire V DB 605, it has the qualities your looking for..


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Well, you can't go wrong with British Spitfires, they feature an incredibly strong balance of characteristics to the point they're considered the meta in most situations. They have no real flaws and while not the greatest in anything, they are usually towards the top of their class in everything but raw HP and acceleration (both while cruising and boosting.) Just beware of using them as crutches, I've seen some pilots who've grown so used to Spitfires they cannot fly anything else, especially the last two aircraft in the line, the Attacker and Swift, most Spitfire pilots also end up very turnfight happy meaning they will frequently lack any energy to retaliate against faster aircraft or lack the knowledge of how to deal with anybody beyond "just turn!"

 

Another great line is the Soviet MiG line. Though the I-210 is painfully undergunned, if you can make it past that the line ends up one of the strongest for solo play with their extremely high speed, solid maneuverability, and punchy guns. They usually lack the heat cycles (how fast guns overheat and cool down) to deal with extremely heavy aircraft and if they take any critical damage they're severely crippled from using their strengths, but if you're flying so fast and at the right angles, how are you getting shot anyways?

 

The Soviet Lavochkin line is a very rarely played series of aircraft however have hidden potential that very few ever get to see. The LaGG-3 is painfully outclassed by a lot of other tier 5 fighters but with careful positioning that 23 is vicious. The real fun begins at the La-5 where they're the epitome of a balanced aircraft, they have nothing they are strong in (however the guns are slightly above average) but they have no flaws whatsoever (beyond slightly below average acceleration under boost until the La-15.) The La-160 is a massive curveball having a playstyle unlike any other plane in the game but if you can make it past that you end up with one of the strongest tier 10 fighters in the game right now. The barrier to entry for most is the LaGG-3, but if you can survive you'll have one of the most dependable lines of planes you can ever use.

 

The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) line aka the "Ki" (pronounced: key) line. While a bit of a struggle to use, they always boast superb killing power and maneuverability, they really come into their own at the Ki-61 where they become medium-high altitude, fast aircraft while still maintaining hard-hitting guns and ridiculous maneuverability. These planes have one, serious flaw however, durability. People will joke the A6M's are made of paper and coated in gasoline, the Ki's are more befitting of this, EVERYTHING is highly vulnerable to critical damage, and you'll get ignited from somebody firing shots in your general direction, the low healthpool does not help this meaning you can get destroyed in mere seconds by every other plane you'll face. Learn what the situation is around you or control the fight, because you stand no chance withstanding enemy attacks unless you manage to take only grazing shots while dodging their pass.

 

 


Edited by Reitousair, 05 August 2018 - 04:17 AM.

I do fly Chinese aircraft a fair amount so... *ahem*

CHINA NUMBAH WAN

 

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Animal_of_Pryale #5 Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:04 PM

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Buy a Fantome.  It will spoil you for any other fighter.  Being able to out turn even the tightest turning jap plane.  The 20mm at tier IV with the 2- .303 Browning is enough gun to take them on head on when they try that.  Just aim at the engine.  If they don't die before they get to you, you can flip and finish them.  You can dive and 180 to avoid the heavy fighters, then take them from behind as they pass over you.  They can't turn quick enough to ram you.

 

Get the first engine guru and aerobatics for your pilot and you rule the skies.  If you want them to hate you, get this plane.  They take it personal.


 For higher tier - the tier IX La-160 with the 30 mm rules.  But you can have the Fantome right now.

 

 

The entire La- line is enjoyable.  The American fighter line you will hate the entire way.  Not worth the grind just for the FJ-1 and Sabre, neither of which were as good as the La-160.  The tier X La-15 was inferior to the La-160.


 

The German fighter line always promises but never delivers, very disappointing.

 

Spitfire players think they are tough ****, til the run into a Fantome.

 

A good mid plane is the A6M3 (exp.)  Tier V with 2- 30mm, 2- 7.7mm and decent maneuverability.  And not flammable like the rest of the Jap planes.  Limited optimal altitude at 800. But stay low, take out the low fighters, and the 30s let you take ground targets as well.


 

 

 


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View PostAnimal_of_Pryale, on 06 August 2018 - 12:04 AM, said:

Buy a Fantome.  It will spoil you for any other fighter.  Being able to out turn even the tightest turning jap plane.  The 20mm at tier IV with the 2- 7.92mm is enough gun to take them on head on when they try that.  Just aim at the engine.  If they don't die before they get to you, you can flip and finish them.  You can dive and 180 to avoid the heavy fighters, then take them from behind as they pass over you.  They can't turn quick enough to ram you.

 

Get the first engine guru and aerobatics for your pilot and you rule the skies.  If you want them to hate you, get this plane.  They take it personal.


 For higher tier - the tier IX La-160 with the 30 mm rules.  But you can have the Fantome right now.

 

 

The entire La- line is enjoyable.  The American fighter line you will hate the entire way.  Not worth the grind just for the FJ-1 and Sabre, neither of which were as good as the La-160.  The tier X La-15 was inferior to the La-160.


 

The German fighter line always promises but never delivers, very disappointing.

 

Spitfire players think they are tough ****, til the run into a Fantome.

 

The Germans are energy fighters and require some finesse and an understanding of how energy works to get the most out of but once you have that down, you'll find that the 109B and 109E are among the most powerful planes at their tiers. The 109B in particular dominates tier IV. The Emil has competition from the Spitfire I but its a much more flexible weapon than the Spit. Again at tiers XIII, IX and X, the German fighters are once again powerhouses that are not to be trifled with but still need a good head at the controls as they suffer from lower maneuverability and lower max speeds than their rivals in the UK, US, Japanese and Soviet trees. Their signature at high tiers is their massive firepower.

 

The main problem with the 109 line is tier VI and VII. Both the Franz and the Gustav are excellent airplanes with terrible firepower that will struggle to put down even other fighters let alone bombers and GAAs. Its a huge mid-tier roadblock and one I personally never bothered to fight through despite the excellence of the early 109s and the promise of the 209A and P.1092.

 

Americans are an acquired taste. They don't have the alpha and low-speed maneuverability so you need to get good with your energy fighting to keep their .50 cal on target to use your dps to burn them down. Their biggest weakness will always be range, though. All the way up to the Sabre.


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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 04 August 2018 - 11:27 PM, said:

Spitfires. Spitfires are Cancer.

 

The only problem is that their tier X has wildly erratic guns on an excellent plane.

 

Edit: Also I guess I should let you know since I'm recommending Spits here that I make it a personal mission to ruin every Spitfire pilot's day if I see them in double Spitfire Specialist flights below tier 7. Because those offend me so, so much.

 

i knew exactly who wrote this, even before i looked to the left to verify 

 

yep, he really hates seeing specced spits over on the red side

 

when we flight together, we prioritize specced planes in general, and spits in particular 


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One thing you might consider, although not technically a fighter, the Me 329, makes a better low altitude heavy fighter, than the German heavy fighter line.  Massive hit points, excellent tail gun, and 4 X 30 mm forward cannons.  I use it to hunt IL-40s and IL-20s, and of course, other 329s.  They fall fast to those 4 x 30s.  Shooting fish in a barrel.

 

   


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Those wings on the specialist plane markers are like flags, saying, "I'm not a bot, come kill me".



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View PostAnimal_of_Pryale, on 05 August 2018 - 10:07 PM, said:

Those wings on the specialist plane markers are like flags, saying, "I'm not a bot, come kill me".

 

Good observation.

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Lot to choose from. For a new player, Spits are all around good planes and pretty fool proof. Next I would recommend German Bf 109 line - they rely more on speed and energy than turn and burn but are good all the way to tier 10. 

 

I would avoid American. They are under performers in the game as a line. Pains me to say that 



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View PostWombatmetal, on 06 August 2018 - 07:43 AM, said:

Lot to choose from. For a new player, Spits are all around good planes and pretty fool proof. Next I would recommend German Bf 109 line - they rely more on speed and energy than turn and burn but are good all the way to tier 10. 

 

I would avoid American. They are under performers in the game as a line. Pains me to say that 

 

Agree with spits.

German LF are cool up to 109G. Making it through 109G requires extensive amounts of alcohol, as it has [edited]firepower stuck up a low-velocity hole.

 

I would recommend USA fighters over German. They are quite forgiving. Low damage, but really long bursts (so if you mess up your mouse control for a second, nothing happens). You can outspeed most of the planes that can outmaneuver you. Fly high and snipe HF if you are not confident, and go to fur-ball when there are no good players i LF around. The only real road block in playing them is that after Tier7 P51-D, Tier 8 looks ugly. But you can live with it.



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View PostWombatmetal, on 06 August 2018 - 02:43 AM, said:

Lot to choose from. For a new player, Spits are all around good planes and pretty fool proof. Next I would recommend German Bf 109 line - they rely more on speed and energy than turn and burn but are good all the way to tier 10. 

 

I would avoid American. They are under performers in the game as a line. Pains me to say that 

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I did a video about that. It's not just fighters but ever class of planes over all.


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View PostMadJackChurchil, on 06 August 2018 - 11:34 PM, said:

German LF are cool up to 109G. Making it through 109G requires extensive amounts of alcohol, as it has [edited]firepower stuck up a low-velocity hole.

 

grinded up to 209a today, and got slashed and burnt in my first handful of battles 

 

209 has much heavier weight of fire when fully upgraded than a G, but everyone else at this higher tier now has big guns, too

 

i've got a stable full of T8s now, but i only do somewhat well in the pancake, sadly

 

because pancake

 


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View Posttrikke, on 08 August 2018 - 10:36 AM, said:

 

grinded up to 209a today, and got slashed and burnt in my first handful of battles 

 

209 has much heavier weight of fire when fully upgraded than a G, but everyone else at this higher tier now has big guns, too

 

i've got a stable full of T8s now, but i only do somewhat well in the pancake, sadly

 

because pancake

 

 

Eh, you'll learn. Last night was some really rough matchmaking.


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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 05 August 2018 - 06:52 PM, said:

The 109B in particular dominates tier IV.

 

I prefer the He-112 in that tier, but after that I took the Bf-109 line ; I just can't handle the Fw-190 ...


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View PostAnimal_of_Pryale, on 05 August 2018 - 04:04 PM, said:

Buy a Fantome.  It will spoil you for any other fighter.

 

I can't tell if you're serious. My experience is the Fantome is a sitting duck head-to-head. What am I missing?



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The Fantome is not for head-ons, it's for getting on someone's 6 and shooting him. Head-ons are for heavies ...
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Well for t4 I run the the I17, but the brit multi line are fun as well. Its manuverablity is very good and its gun load out it effective. It suffers at altittude and is not fast by any stretch. But a semi-skilled pilot will  do very well in it. t5 I liked the Ki very manuverable, yak 1 is also very good. T6 I really enjoyed by ijn fighters the zero and the KI, but I find I spend most of my time t6  in my Mustang 1. T7  both Jap fighters. Fragile but vicious killers. T8 yak15 or spit. T8 heavies I love the pancake. Its is fairly manuverable and its top guns are amazing as is its climb and speed. The brit t8 1056 is also a good heavy great for taking out ground targets, gaa and bombers. t9 i really enjoy the fj-1 pretty manuverable, ok speed. Guns are good but you have to be pretty close compared to the heavier caliber most other fighters had in t9. f84b t9 multi second favorite plane, It has tons of ordinance for shredding ground targets same guns for all intensive purposes as on the fj-1. very manuverable and good speed. No t10 yet but im working on it. pardon my spelling lol




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