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Captain_Rownd #1 Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:15 AM

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Recently I've been trying to make sure I have flown ALL the oddball premiums in my hangar, and today I found that I had not flown the premium Buffalo yet.  Summary: :ohmy:  I played it...nay, I SUFFERED it until I finally got a Victory, handing out free XP to every enemy with a pulse.  In the Victory game I flew around alone in back end of the outermost friendly cap for about the last 5 minutes of the game so the enemy wouldn't find me and kill me.  I think I was one of the last two planes alive on my team at the end, which squeaked out the win.  By hiding.   :child:

 

 


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trikke #2 Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:24 PM

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great post!     

 

i had such fond memories of the Buffalo from alpha, but somewhere along the line, it seemed to have gotten 'adjusted'


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Captain_Underpants53 #3 Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:46 PM

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I feel the same way about the Metallica.  It's the only plane I ever sold for keeps.  So naturally I got it back in a package deal with something I actually wanted.  Ah well.
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Captain_Rownd #4 Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:33 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 12 January 2019 - 02:46 PM, said:

I feel the same way about the Metallica.  It's the only plane I ever sold for keeps.  So naturally I got it back in a package deal with something I actually wanted.  Ah well.

 

 

The Metalico isn't great, but at least it's manouverable

 


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_DerUberMensch_ #5 Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:23 AM

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Captain_Underpants53 doesn't like Metallica?

 



jack_wdw #6 Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:27 AM

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I really like the tier 3 buffalo.
The armament is a bit weak though, but in terms of speed, i think it's one of the fastest fighters at Tier III.

I don't see any real advantage in achieving specialist status, unless you can trade in the .30 cal for another .50 cal.
 

Captain_Rownd #7 Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:05 PM

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View Postjack_wdw, on 13 January 2019 - 10:27 AM, said:

I really like the tier 3 buffalo.
The armament is a bit weak though, but in terms of speed, i think it's one of the fastest fighters at Tier III.

 

:unsure:   Well, at least it can try to run away then. I will have to try to attempt flat zooming


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 13 January 2019 - 01:07 PM.

Specialist planes:

SPAD S.510 :: P-40 :: MiG-3 :: A6M1 :: XP-44 :: Fw 190 A-5 :: Me 209 V4 :: Venom :: Caudron C.714 :: Ki-88 :: Wirraway :: Tomahawk IIb :: TsKB I-7 :: Ki-5 :: F2A-1


jack_wdw #8 Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:27 PM

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It's really not that bad in my experience.
But maybe i'm a bit biased because i have a strange obsession for the Buffalo.

I use it with lightweight airframe, lightweight engine and improved reflector sight. All modules enhanced halfway.
Pilot has cruise flight, firefighter and aerobatics expert as skills.
 

 


Edited by jack_wdw, 13 January 2019 - 01:29 PM.


Captain_Underpants53 #9 Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:15 PM

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View Post_DerUberMensch_, on 13 January 2019 - 04:23 AM, said:

Captain_Underpants53 doesn't like Metallica?

 

 

On the contrary.  I have all, or almost all, of their albums.  Ride The Lightning!
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Captain_Rownd #10 Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:35 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 13 January 2019 - 01:05 PM, said:

 

:unsure:   Well, at least it can try to run away then. I will have to try to attempt flat zooming

 

I haven't given up on F2A-1.  I loaded all the equipment slots - sights, manouvery surfaces, and uprated engine - and enlisted the aid of my Engine Guru 2 pilot.  I'm trying to enter caps at full non-boost speed and keep the turns very gentle if there are fighters around.  Peeling off low flying GA before getting too close to their tails because the guns take a while to chew on them while they're dropping bombs and Buffalo can't do last moment evasive turns.  I really get owned by the tech tree Buffalo, though.

Edited by Captain_Rownd, 15 January 2019 - 09:37 AM.

Specialist planes:

SPAD S.510 :: P-40 :: MiG-3 :: A6M1 :: XP-44 :: Fw 190 A-5 :: Me 209 V4 :: Venom :: Caudron C.714 :: Ki-88 :: Wirraway :: Tomahawk IIb :: TsKB I-7 :: Ki-5 :: F2A-1





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