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Yak-15 Russian turn fighter

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CorvusCorvax #1 Posted 04 November 2018 - 06:08 PM

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Got the Yak-15 today, and found it to be so much fun that I sold my Yak-3.  I'm not even going to look back.  Even in bone-stock, lowest-configuration, it gets the job done.  Not quickly - those 2x23mm take a while.  But they eventually make life hard on the target, and the target isn't getting away, unless it has a LOT of engine.

 

I was defending a mining plant, and turning in the vertical to keep out of the guns of the GAA was child's play.  Some human in an Me-365 was VERY angry that I camped the mining plant, waiting for the trickle of MRF and GAA.  Oh, the F2G is a really powerful opponent at that tier, at least for a fighter with only 300HP.  Made me rethink my Dora ownership for a few seconds.  ;)



pyantoryng #2 Posted 04 November 2018 - 06:26 PM

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Get NR-23 and you've got yourself a lazer blaster.

 

It sure is a fine plane worth keeping. Good luck working it up!


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CorvusCorvax #3 Posted 04 November 2018 - 06:36 PM

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View Postpyantoryng, on 04 November 2018 - 06:26 PM, said:

Get NR-23 and you've got yourself a lazer blaster.

 

It sure is a fine plane worth keeping. Good luck working it up!

 

I was thinking I might actually completely grind it to specialized.  I'm not really interested in going further with the line - the -15 was my goal.  I've heard the -19 if fun, too, but I'm going to be rounding out my Bf-109 line, and grinding two fighters at the same time is boring as hell. 

Captain_Underpants53 #4 Posted 04 November 2018 - 07:54 PM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 04 November 2018 - 01:36 PM, said:

 

I was thinking I might actually completely grind it to specialized.  I'm not really interested in going further with the line - the -15 was my goal.  I've heard the -19 if fun, too, but I'm going to be rounding out my Bf-109 line, and grinding two fighters at the same time is boring as hell. 

 

A guy I know who loves and plays the Yaks extensively told me he thought the Yak 15 was the pinnacle fighter, until he got the Yak 19.
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CorvusCorvax #5 Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:47 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 04 November 2018 - 07:54 PM, said:

 

A guy I know who loves and plays the Yaks extensively told me he thought the Yak 15 was the pinnacle fighter, until he got the Yak 19.

 

I'm not really a turny fighter kind of guy.  It was a hoot, but I can't imagine playing it all the time, because my natural inclination is fast, with guns - turning optional.  I was literally laughing out loud yesterday flying my HGII.  diving down at over 1000kph, letting the cannons rip, then blasting away, while the guy on the other team types into chat "W-T-F?"

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hoom #6 Posted 04 November 2018 - 11:20 PM

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I mostly didn't enjoy it.

The lack of altitude & speed were too much of an impediment.

 

3 guns (which T9 & 10 have & is great) or a more powerful engine would have made it fun.


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sandtiger #7 Posted 04 November 2018 - 11:20 PM

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the yak 19 is an awesome jet .. the yak 30 is even more fun

sandtiger #8 Posted 04 November 2018 - 11:22 PM

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i have the yak 15  yak 19 and the yak 30 like all of them i got my vampire because of my yak 30 so for me they are all great  jets  hope you have fun with your new plane good luck 

StoptheViolins #9 Posted 05 November 2018 - 12:46 AM

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Yak-15 always felt like I was a Chihuahua trying to take down a bull.

GonerNL #10 Posted 05 November 2018 - 08:45 AM

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I love my Yak-3 (Normandy Niemen camo) and -15 ... got the -19 researched, so maybe should get that too.
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