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Corsair4790805 #2941 Posted 24 August 2021 - 08:34 AM

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So in one my battles tonight, I flew my IL-2 (not yet spec'd).  It was a 1v1 on a 3 sector map - 2 missile bases, 1 garrison.   Human on Red was in a B-17D.

 

I really expected to get out-capped by the bomber.   When the game was over and I'd won (it was close - 400:372), I took a look at the other player.  136 battles, and he capped 2 sectors - the garrison.  TWICE!  I only got one cap (the northern missile base) before getting tangled up with heavies and multi-roles, though I managed to survive them all somehow and even popped a couple of the multi-roles.  Then I ditched and went back to recapture the northern missile base, but the game ended before I could recap it.

 

Say it with me, fam....target P-R-I-O-R-I-T-Y matters.

 

Then I pulled a Marseille and McGuire in my Bf 110 B - and just missed a Winged Legend and a Hero of the Skies - on a 5 sector map.   I was happy with the Marseille - I'm more likely to see a Unicorn and magic fairy dust than I am a Marseille :)

 



ItsSubmersible #2942 Posted 26 August 2021 - 03:21 AM

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Rough day running bombers. Decided to take out the 109z. I love those 30mm's! As long as I don't do anything stupid, just cruise along wiping out bombers & HF's. Actually dropped a few bombs with it as well (usually forget it's under there).

trikke #2943 Posted 26 August 2021 - 12:48 PM

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finished a ten token mission today, Aristocrats (UK) and Cowboys (Dallas)      

 

ty, SFMY!    for flying bombers today, so that i didn't have to compete with him for kills       he drains the whole pool every time we fly

 

first time ever that i finished the high tier part first, then mid, then low      US heavies for the high, Axis (and a bit of goose-juice) for mids

 

then the T4 Blennie heavy for the lows      i don't have any USA planes below T5, because there are no USA heavies below T5

 

still wary of flying high tiers, it's just too fast for me to compete        but i can be talked into it without much hesitation these days


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ItsSubmersible #2944 Posted 27 August 2021 - 02:01 AM

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Messing around with the Bv. Researched out the 20mm's, tried them for a few battles and switched back to the 30's. I like the more immediate destruction they cause even if it is only short range cannon. Keep getting 2 rocket kills per game. One day I'll get the magic 3+.

wylleEcoyote #2945 Posted 05 September 2021 - 09:20 PM

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View Posttrikke, on 26 August 2021 - 07:48 AM, said:

finished a ten token mission today, Aristocrats (UK) and Cowboys (Dallas)      

 

ty, SFMY!    for flying bombers today, so that i didn't have to compete with him for kills       he drains the whole pool every time we fly

 

first time ever that i finished the high tier part first, then mid, then low      US heavies for the high, Axis (and a bit of goose-juice) for mids

 

then the T4 Blennie heavy for the lows      i don't have any USA planes below T5, because there are no USA heavies below T5

 

still wary of flying high tiers, it's just too fast for me to compete        but i can be talked into it without much hesitation these days

 

View PostItsSubmersible, on 26 August 2021 - 09:01 PM, said:

Messing around with the Bv. Researched out the 20mm's, tried them for a few battles and switched back to the 30's. I like the more immediate destruction they cause even if it is only short range cannon. Keep getting 2 rocket kills per game. One day I'll get the magic 3+.


Keep at it Guys :great:   The glory is in the struggle.


Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is on par with my WinRate. Hit or Miss.
 I start on the right track and then sometimes make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 

Specialist Planes earned: Japan, USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:  zeGermans,ja? All of them. I-17Yak-1MiG-3, La-5
Ki-5/8/10/27/43-I/43-II, A4N, A5M, A6M1/2/3, Hurricane Ia, Bristol 146, Spitfire I/Vb IM, DH.100 F1,
P-23/36/36C/39N-1/40 /51 A/D, XP-31/36F/55, Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1XF15C

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44, P-47B/N, F11C-2, F4F/U-1, 
Skua, Hurricane I/II/D, Tornado, Typhoon, Sea Hawk, All of zeGermans, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: F5F, P-38 F/J, XP-54/58/75, F7F, P-82 B, Beaufighter/ VAo 192, Fw 57, Bf 110 B/C-6/E, Me 410, Bf 109 Z, Do 335 A-1, BV P.203, Me 262/ HG II, Tu-1, SE 100,

Attack Aircraft: BSh-2, All of zeGermans, Wirraway
Bombers: B-17 G, Do 17 Z / 217 M, He 111 H2, Ju 288 C, Pe-2 

 


ItsSubmersible #2946 Posted 07 September 2021 - 02:42 AM

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Unlocked the Starfire and Me262. Stuck the Vulcan on the Starfire and life is good! Me262, not quite so good. Going to take a while to grind out the 4 30mm's and all the bits and parts. Stock ,it is pretty so-so in my hands.

 

Decided to get the neglected lines up to at least t7/8 across the board. Currently banging head against wall in a P47. Great scores but can't buy a win. This thing can cap, just don't turn!


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I was unhappy with my k/d ratio with my Spit V, so I rebought it and spammed it.  I'll probably sell it again once I get to 4:1 or so.  it didn't go as well as I'd have liked but still moved it forward.

 

EDIT:  Apparently I did enough.


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trikke #2948 Posted 14 September 2021 - 01:50 AM

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View PostItsSubmersible, on 06 September 2021 - 10:42 PM, said:

Me262, not quite so good. Going to take a while to grind out the 4 30mm's and all the bits and parts. Stock ,it is pretty so-so in my hands.

 

i haven't flown the 262 much     or maybe just once         brb            wow, i've flown it 5 times in early 2.x       i couldn't figure out the 30s

 

2.45 average       20 sorties in 5 battles, omg        an average of 4 deaths per battle         no wonder i dropped it

 

but i love the HGll!     it's almost exactly the same plane!       i've gotten a ton more german 30mm practice in the last year or so...

 

i'm trying it again!      wish me luck

 

edit:    they don't have the same guns, dammit       213s vs 108s      well, crap         well, i'll try it anyway

 


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crzyhawk #2949 Posted 17 September 2021 - 02:11 AM

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I took my Ki-61 out tonight, I forgot just how darned good that thing is.

 


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I have been making a concerted effort of late in making the most of the Fw 252. 
A plane with an ill and (imo) undeserved reputation.
Born more from players trying to make it do things that it doesnt favor.
A steady progress has been made toward specialization. 

Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is on par with my WinRate. Hit or Miss.
 I start on the right track and then sometimes make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 

Specialist Planes earned: Japan, USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:  zeGermans,ja? All of them. I-17Yak-1MiG-3, La-5
Ki-5/8/10/27/43-I/43-II, A4N, A5M, A6M1/2/3, Hurricane Ia, Bristol 146, Spitfire I/Vb IM, DH.100 F1,
P-23/36/36C/39N-1/40 /51 A/D, XP-31/36F/55, Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1XF15C

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44, P-47B/N, F11C-2, F4F/U-1, 
Skua, Hurricane I/II/D, Tornado, Typhoon, Sea Hawk, All of zeGermans, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: F5F, P-38 F/J, XP-54/58/75, F7F, P-82 B, Beaufighter/ VAo 192, Fw 57, Bf 110 B/C-6/E, Me 410, Bf 109 Z, Do 335 A-1, BV P.203, Me 262/ HG II, Tu-1, SE 100,

Attack Aircraft: BSh-2, All of zeGermans, Wirraway
Bombers: B-17 G, Do 17 Z / 217 M, He 111 H2, Ju 288 C, Pe-2 

 


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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 17 September 2021 - 08:36 AM, said:

I have been making a concerted effort of late in making the most of the Fw 252. 
A plane with an ill and (imo) undeserved reputation.
Born more from players trying to make it do things that it doesnt favor.
A steady progress has been made toward specialization. 


Dammit, Mr. Coyote.  Are you going to make me turn on my Ta-183 XP again?

I've never had much issue shooting down FW-252s with my P.1101 or my MiG-15, but I'm always up for some plane that has "secret sauce."  I really like surprising other players.  :)



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With the Battle of Britain weekend going on, I've been flying UK planes that I rarely venture out in.  Managed to complete the PP mission, so switched to ze Germans. Took the Bf-110 C-6 out for the first time in ages, and ended up with a 6-medal game.

 

Ace for 20 kills, Mc/Mc, Marseille, Hero, Legend.  Some days, the derp is stronk!  Had a Clan brother in red in a bomber, who earned a Doolittle and Thunderer.  I never actually spotted him, I suspect we were just going in circles capping red sectors and never crossing paths. 



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I had an interesting battle today, 4 human 109's vs 4 human Spitfires.  I was on team Luftwaffe in my 109F and we cleaned the RAF clocks.

 


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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 17 September 2021 - 08:27 AM, said:


Dammit, Mr. Coyote.  Are you going to make me turn on my Ta-183 XP again?

I've never had much issue shooting down FW-252s with my P.1101 or my MiG-15, but I'm always up for some plane that has "secret sauce."  I really like surprising other players.  :)



Well its official. Fw252 is now Specialist. And with it every (Light and MultiRole) fighter in the German Tech Tree. 

As for the Fw 252's secret sauce?  well compared to actual air superiority fighters like the Sabre MiG and P.1101 that have no issue out turning it at any altitude ....
it has 20% more Cruising speed. It also has more about 150 extra hit points. And is harder to crit than the others.
Finally it is worth mentioning that it also comes with best in class roll rate by a significant margin in spite of its sub-par average turn time 
That is what you get stock; right out of the box. 

to tame the cannons i used an advanced (now ultimate) gunsight from battle one. I dont care about the lack of bonus skills i still get the primary Buff.
I also used an Improved Polished skin.and an Advanced Uptuned Engine. Between the two of them i get enough cruise speed to hang with heavies long enough for my cannons to connect. and enough constant acceleration to maintain that high speed indefinitely even in altimeter red zones. 

Spoiler

 

Ideally you slid up behind a Heavy and unless they boost away you kill them with ruthless efficiency. 
Additionally; that extra tankiness mean it can intercept things with tailgunners and NOT instantly get a wounded pilot a broken engine and a wing crit.
So there you go either you escort bombers to keep those heavies from stopping them from flipping caps. 

Or be an extra heavy and put those attackers and bombers under your cannons. 
Perfect for sector defence against multiengine aircraft. 

Single engine planes are another story. Air superiority planes will kill you.

Spoiler


MultiRole aircraft are a juuuust a bit less maneuverable than other lights. So you can; with good air to air skills, take them on and even win as often than not. 

BUT doing so is kind of time intensive.  Best used in a 1v1. 

When multiple targets are available and you should switch to strictly boom and zoom.

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Oh yeah keep an eye out for those pesky Swifts they turn juuuust a bit better than you and still have your speed + altitude
Their primary weakness is that their guns are just as cross-eyed as yours.
 


Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is on par with my WinRate. Hit or Miss.
 I start on the right track and then sometimes make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 

Specialist Planes earned: Japan, USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:  zeGermans,ja? All of them. I-17Yak-1MiG-3, La-5
Ki-5/8/10/27/43-I/43-II, A4N, A5M, A6M1/2/3, Hurricane Ia, Bristol 146, Spitfire I/Vb IM, DH.100 F1,
P-23/36/36C/39N-1/40 /51 A/D, XP-31/36F/55, Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1XF15C

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44, P-47B/N, F11C-2, F4F/U-1, 
Skua, Hurricane I/II/D, Tornado, Typhoon, Sea Hawk, All of zeGermans, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: F5F, P-38 F/J, XP-54/58/75, F7F, P-82 B, Beaufighter/ VAo 192, Fw 57, Bf 110 B/C-6/E, Me 410, Bf 109 Z, Do 335 A-1, BV P.203, Me 262/ HG II, Tu-1, SE 100,

Attack Aircraft: BSh-2, All of zeGermans, Wirraway
Bombers: B-17 G, Do 17 Z / 217 M, He 111 H2, Ju 288 C, Pe-2 

 





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