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HarryVoyager #1 Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:10 PM

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Realizing I don't have any US Premium aircraft, despite that all of my current main aircraft are US fighters, so I'm trying to think of which one might fit with the way I fly.

 

Currently I'm mostly running the P-47B and P-40 as BnZers with vertical loops. Mods are gunsight, and improved Boost, and I've taken to running the Engine coolant consumable to pile on the energy when I need it. I'm not generally running the lightweight or uprated engine so I'm not finding that my engines are getting nailed that often. Pilot skill plans for my US fighters are likewise very similar: Marksman 2, then Aerodynamics Expert, with things branching from there.

 

I'm thinking the Eagle might be a good fit, as its based around 0.50 cals, and seems to be both fast and boost heavy, but was wondering what other people thought of it.

 

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Cenotaph #2 Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:44 PM

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Haven't flown my XP-75 too much, the MGs are funny but it flies a bit brickish... XP-58 is a ton of fun however, if you're willing to up your purchase a bit.
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Jazz_4 #3 Posted 15 December 2018 - 06:52 PM

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from what I seen she is good in fire power also the a26b is a good USA premium bomber

PoliticallyIncorrectName #4 Posted 15 December 2018 - 07:09 PM

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Good sustained firepower but you will not win head-on against other heavies. Very good on killing bombers/HFs but very limited against LFs as you cannot just zerg past them.

 

7.5/10 for me, worth buying for gold but not for $



Reitousair #5 Posted 15 December 2018 - 08:47 PM

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I love the XP-75 personally, it's a pretty good aircraft all-round with 10 .50 cals for a huge DPS hose, just keep in mind that as PIN mentioned above, you have sustained DPS, you don't have the raw burst damage to head-on other HF's (or even the I-220.)

The controllability is a bit low as Ceno pointed out which means it's somewhat unresponsive when trying to maneuver, however you can outmaneuver every tier 7 HF sans the VB-10 which you're on par with (arguably better thanks to the energy retention.) 

The main crippling flaw I found, is that the engine is EXTREMELY prone to getting critted, HAVE AN ENGINE RESTARTER WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES.

An oddity of the plane is that there is almost no upper yellow or red band of speed, you can fly very close to your maximum dive without losing any controllability/maneuverability.

Another oddity of the XP-75 is that you have a large advantage over every plane in one way or the other meaning with practice you can exploit these advantages to beat every plane in tier 7... except the P-51D/K. Yes, this is the one, single plane that gets hard-countered by the P-51D/K, no climbing away, no diving away, no outmaneuvering, no running away, no ramming (Mustangs are very heavy for their class and have wonky wing hitboxes meaning they're great for ramming. combined with your low healthpool for an HF) You don't have a huge edge in firepower either, it's pretty much just down to whether or not you can crit the P-51D/K or have somebody to help you in order to survive.

 

Still, I'd say it's a good plane but it requires even more practice than the Mustangs to perform well with it. It's an amazing duelist and your guns can shred through tons of enemies without overheating, but you can't sustain many fights due to your low healthpool. Head-ons are largely recommended against since, again, low health pool for a heavy fighter and your guns don't quite have the reach to compete with the 20mm cannons you see. Oh also it's tier 7, so you're extremely likely to run into tier 8's which will destroy you.


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HarryVoyager #6 Posted 15 December 2018 - 09:25 PM

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Interesting. Given I'm working on the P-47 as my primary, how similar/different are its stats from the P-47 Line? More or less agile, more or less durable, more or less fast?

The engine does sound like a bit of a weakness; I tend to use the engine coolent to make sure I can get to hot spots in a hurry and still fight. Though if it's got enough boost, that might be a moot point.

Reitousair #7 Posted 15 December 2018 - 09:36 PM

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View PostHarryVoyager, on 15 December 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

Interesting. Given I'm working on the P-47 as my primary, how similar/different are its stats from the P-47 Line? More or less agile, more or less durable, more or less fast?

The engine does sound like a bit of a weakness; I tend to use the engine coolent to make sure I can get to hot spots in a hurry and still fight. Though if it's got enough boost, that might be a moot point.

 

It flies similar to the P-47 actually, however you trade durability and ordnance for energy retention and altitude. 20s of boost is plenty enough if you know how to manage it, and with specialist you can take a restarter and cooling.

 

Just remember, you're playing a heavy fighter, not an MRF, so go do heavy fighter things like flying high and diving on them rather than blitz ground targets.


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

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I even made a custom skin for my IL-10M!

 


trikke #8 Posted 16 December 2018 - 03:58 PM

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View PostReitousair, on 15 December 2018 - 04:36 PM, said:

It flies similar to the P-47 actually, however you trade durability and ordnance for energy retention and altitude. 20s of boost is plenty enough if you know how to manage it, and with specialist you can take a restarter and cooling.

 

Just remember, you're playing a heavy fighter, not an MRF, so go do heavy fighter things like flying high and diving on them rather than blitz ground targets.

 

always great advice, coming from a master pilot

 

i will try this plane again, now armed with your experience and knowledge 

 

however, you do well in all of the hard-to-fly planes, so...


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Neblin #9 Posted 17 December 2018 - 03:37 PM

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Don't think I've flown mine since 2.0 hit. Hate what they did to MG's/HMG's, in that the reach out to around 250-300m, and then hit an invisible wall and stop dead.

Back before 2.0, this plane was a real beast because with all that lead, it still did damage (albeit greatly reduced) out past 1000m. So, even if they tried to run from

you, you still had a good chance to finish em' off!

 

Ah, the good ol' days of WoWp! 






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