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The Me-262 HGIII - is it the ultimate expression of a heavy fighter?


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CorvusCorvax #1 Posted 04 January 2019 - 05:17 AM

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I ask, because I had planned to stop at T9 with my HGII.  But flying the other day, downtiered against to Yak-30s, I couldn't help but think that if I have to fight against T10 planes, I want to have T10 speed.  The Yaks can no way match how bloody fast the HGIII is, even if it has the turning radius of an ocean liner.  Plus those IL-40s and -40Ps just about melt away under the 4x30mm cannon of the HGIII.

 

The downside is that I will have to fly the HGII repeatedly - maybe as many as 100 battles - to get enough XP to move up to the HGIII.  Probably more like 40-50 battles, but still - that's a couple of months of playing for me (I tend to fly all the aircraft in my hangar, and I have quite a few aircraft.  Focusing on one aircraft would make me sad.)

 

If I flew it non-stop, I might be able to grind it in a couple of weeks.

 

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 04 January 2019 - 06:03 AM, said:

I am no expert but I recommend flying what's fun for you.   :great:   It's why you play, after all.

 

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Try it you will like it the HGIII is all that and a bag of chips

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I am in a similar position concerning the HG-II/HG-III... Sort Of...

 

Got my HG-II Elited some time back... then I read rather Mixed Reviews on the HG-III.

Then got utterly Derailed by pursuit of the F-86A and Yak-30...

(My F-86 is Sweet and my Yak-30 ROCKS!)

I've got about half the XP in my HG-II needed to get the HG-III, but would need to source the $6 Million Clams to buy it.

 

Still not sure I NEED the HG-III, as I understand, it looses the AA-Rockets?

 

I am Loosely pursuing the Russian and German GAA's at the moment along with the BV.P's and Mig-15...

Though recently I've been working up Several Premiums that I received from Santa's Bags...

Got my XF-55 Specialized last night... And got all my New British MR's Elited as of yesterday.

 

Maybe I have too many Irons in the Fire... 8^)

 

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View PostShoeButton, on 04 January 2019 - 07:06 PM, said:

I am in a similar position concerning the HG-II/HG-III... Sort Of...

 

Got my HG-II Elited some time back... then I read rather Mixed Reviews on the HG-III.

Then got utterly Derailed by pursuit of the F-86A and Yak-30...

(My F-86 is Sweet and my Yak-30 ROCKS!)

I've got about half the XP in my HG-II needed to get the HG-III, but would need to source the $6 Million Clams to buy it.

 

Still not sure I NEED the HG-III, as I understand, it looses the AA-Rockets?

 

I am Loosely pursuing the Russian and German GAA's at the moment along with the BV.P's and Mig-15...

Though recently I've been working up Several Premiums that I received from Santa's Bags...

Got my XF-55 Specialized last night... And got all my New British MR's Elited as of yesterday.

 

Maybe I have too many Irons in the Fire... 8^)

 

-ShoeButton

 

I decided I'd turn off "accelerate crew training" and see if I can't grind it.  Of course, I'm grinding the B&V jets, and the Messerschmitt fighter line, and the German GAA line, and the Soviet GAA line, and playing in low tiers for tokens...

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 04 January 2019 - 11:03 AM, said:

I am no expert but I recommend flying what's fun for you.   :great:   It's why you play, after all.

 

Dilly dilly!

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 04 January 2019 - 11:03 AM, said:

I am no expert but I recommend flying what's fun for you.   :great:   It's why you play, after all.

 

Well, when someone looks at my hangar, they will see something interesting in the airplanes I've chosen to keep.  The fact that I own almost all the German heavy fighters, from T2 - T9, AND have the Do-335 AND the Bf-110C-6 (premium heavy fighters, German), means I must REALLY enjoy playing those types of planes.  By hours played, the German heavies are far and away the time-spent winners.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my American and British heavies, and have even started down the Japanese heavy line (hmmmm, there's a pattern here, I think), but I always play my German heavies first, and if I have a bad run, come back to my Me-410 for a comfort flight.

 

I guess I had stopped at the HGII because the HGIII was just more of the same, but at a higher tier.  But after getting stomped by a flighted pair of Yak-30s, I was mad enough to want to have some sweet, sweet revenge on low-altitude, turny, fragile, slow Soviet fighters.  Oh, and when I get my Messerschmitt tier X light fighter, look out.  :)  In any case, I was hoping that those with experience would pipe up and tell me what to love about the HG III better and more than the HG II.



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Grinding the III means flying the II, and brother, am I having a blast with that plane.  It absolutely shreds GAA.  And bomber flights?  Wow.  Want to have some low key fun?  Escort your own bomber flights.  Or run it in the weeds with bombs.  LOL.  I'm having a great time!

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 08 January 2019 - 08:55 PM, said:

Grinding the III means flying the II, and brother, am I having a blast with that plane. It absolutely shreds GAA. And bomber flights? Wow. Want to have some low key fun? Escort your own bomber flights. Or run it in the weeds with bombs. LOL. I'm having a great time!

 

I'm glad to hear the HGII is so nice, the T8 262 is.... not my favourite 

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View PostWhiteKnight416, on 09 January 2019 - 08:16 PM, said:

 

I'm glad to hear the HGII is so nice, the T8 262 is.... not my favourite 

It took me a long time to get used to it.  It was specialized long before I had enough XP to get the HGII.  Now I seem to raking in the XP - I might have the HGIII before then end of the month.



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Very nice, because I hit Tier 10 on the German GA line I have all the engines and weapons for the HGII so that's been my reason to get back on that grind

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So... I have ground the entire German Heavy Fighter line to T9.

It was the -FIRST- line I chose to grind and I gave up on it at T5 and went over and did bombers and GAA for a long time, then side-tracked on spitfires and yaks.. and... and and.. well.. long story short.. I then ground up to the Zwilling.. and I sold that plane in rage 3 freaking times before I finally ground it to get the 262.

The 262 was "fun" as it were.. I mean.. it really was especially because I was quite good with its guns from GAA usage and taking out my fellow GAA. However.. it had a serious point production issue as far as I was concerned and it was... difficult? to drop AI bots and players -over- a node before they could get out sometimes. Which meant my contribution to capturing nodes felt.. very flat and bleh.

The 262 HG II however... just restored my faith in the German Heavy Fighters. I got it tonight and that thing is.... I understand your love affair with it. It's still not -my- playstyle per se... but this thing is a BLAST and holy canoli is it gratifying to watch -everything- just disappear. First battle out, I two passed an entire bomber flight and boosted out before the players could catch me.. wash, rinse, repeat, while picking off every GAA or player/ai bomber I saw... I'm just... kinda in awe and also feeling like WG must deliberately hide these gems. :P 
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Go for it. At least you'll have something to hunt the tier X German bombers come March. 

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I'm going to -be- one of those Tier X German Bombers.. this project is preparation in learning the weaknesses of my primary hunters =D

 


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View PostWhite_Widow18, on 08 February 2019 - 04:13 AM, said:

I'm going to -be- one of those Tier X German Bombers.. this project is preparation in learning the weaknesses of my primary hunters =D

 

It's on!



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View PostWhite_Widow18, on 07 February 2019 - 08:13 PM, said:

I'm going to -be- one of those Tier X German Bombers.. this project is preparation in learning the weaknesses of my primary hunters =D

 

 

 

Lady, don't count me out of that race. I may not be in the Tier X for a very long time, but I WILL be in the Tier VII before too long, and then maybe even the Tier VIII.

 

Also, I'm hoping that the He-177 Greif is the Tier VII. I WANT THAT THING SO VERY, VERY, VERY BADLY!


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yesterday was my first day in my fully-upped HG II, and i couldn't be more pleased!     

 

all of my equipment is still stock, and there were only a few humans, and i was flighted with a magician...  still, i felt that i was actually contributing!

 

only 11 sorties so far, but a respectable 5.7 kills per sortie...  i've never had huge guns work this well before now!

 


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View Posttrikke, on 17 March 2019 - 01:03 PM, said:

yesterday was my first day in my fully-upped HG II, and i couldn't be more pleased!     

 

all of my equipment is still stock, and there were only a few humans, and i was flighted with a magician...  still, i felt that i was actually contributing!

 

only 11 sorties so far, but a respectable 5.7 kills per sortie...  i've never had huge guns work this well before now!

 

 

The HGII was a revelation for me.  I was going to stop there, but I was winning often enough I felt that the grind to the HGIII would be relatively easy.

 

I hardly noticed.  Flying the HGII or the Me P.1092 @T9 make me feel like a god in the skies.  I need to play more against real people, however.  It's just not fun against bots.

 

At T10, the HGIII feels invulnerable.  I think I fly it into the ground more trying to knock off IL-40Ps in high-angle passes than I get shot down by aircraft.  Don't be an idiot - fly right.  :)



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the hg 3 is so expensive...  i'll be stuck right here for a while, but it's certainly a glorious 'stuck'

 

1092 prints money too, but nothing anywhere near this monster's haul, for me

 

i used to fear downtiering in the T9 1092, but i've flown against human T10s in the hg 2... and contributed 


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