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wylleEcoyote #741 Posted 09 September 2019 - 04:26 AM

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View PostJockobeans, on 05 September 2019 - 10:14 PM, said:

P-51A. Bang-head-on-desk type of grind.

 

View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 05 September 2019 - 10:31 PM, said:

 

51A is pretty good. A lot better than the 109F and I-210. Use your speed and acceleration to get in close, evade attacks and murder everyone

 

View Postcrzyhawk, on 08 September 2019 - 01:54 PM, said:


I tend to have no respect for 51A's.  I mean people shoot me down in them from time to time, but usually they are easy kills.  I think your comment might be colored by your skill level.


Just specialized the P-51A.
It does better than most other light fighters in the P-51's high altitude bands. But the trick is getting up there in the first place.
You should make a point of acquiring the engine power you need to not just be up there but to get there in a hurry.

Even at the cost of having a "turn Build".
A turn build on a mustang is only good against other mustangs and the occasional Bf 109 or I-210.
There is nothing else that a turn build helps you out turn, that you werent gonna out turn anyway at the high altitude you thrive at.

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Especially as for some reason i will see planes "up high" that have no business being there.
Normally that is great when it is a Multirole. Even the ones with "decent for its class" altitude ratings (thuds and Fw 190's).

But sometimes I only realise that; in point of fact, it was myself that was "too low" when what looks like a stalled out Hien or Hayate manages to out turn me anyway. A few cannon shells later im toast and it flies off with all of the 8 hitpoints i left him with after the first pass ...  :facepalm:

KI's a weird like that. They out turn everything right up until they suddenly just cant turn at all.

And one other thing for any prospective Mustang Driver. It takes just a bit too long to kill things with Ma Deuce.
This means when you are killing stuff you are spending a few too many seconds flying in a slow, easy to track, flight path. 
In times like that; when your "enemy plane is targeting you" warning is on YOU MUST DISENGAGE
no matter how close to death the target is.
The extra second or three it takes to finish off your kill is all the time it takes for a cannon shell to RIP you a new one. 

There is litterally no other way to get around that particular problem without having a good Wingman.


  

View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 03 September 2019 - 06:04 AM, said:

The Ki102 is a monster and you won't regret it. I'd say ditch the Ki45 and go straight up to arguably the most powerful tier 6 plane in the game


Let me add to the laundry list of !?wth?! that the Ki102 can do.
My elite P51A stalled out in a climb trying kill one of these planes.

 


Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is very hit or miss. Usually I start on the right track and then a make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 
And yet it doesn't stop me from speculation.
Specialist Planes i have:
USA: XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C,
F11C-2, F4F, P-47B,

P-38 F/J,  XP-58 

USSR: Tu-1  UK: DH.100 F1. Japan: not even once. France: SE 100
Germany: Fw 56, He 112, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D,
Bf 109 B / E / E-3, Me209v4, Me209 A,
Do 17 Z, He 111 H2, Do 217 M,
Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2, 
Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1,


Wombatmetal #742 Posted 09 September 2019 - 07:45 PM

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Still flying the Ki 102. That and the Beaufighter.

Funny, the P51a can give me fits in my Ki 102 if it catches me too low

I may restart my grind of the Mustang tree

Wombatmetal #743 Posted 10 September 2019 - 03:43 AM

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Ki 102 again, no wins. Every game was bottom tier, getting shot down by Tier 7 players. Frustrating night. 

SpiritFoxMY #744 Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:12 PM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 09 September 2019 - 06:24 AM, said:

Finally specialized the Ta-183.  The grind was painful.  Worked some on the Ki-162.  If you need a turny plane that catches on fire if you look at it funny, this is the plane for you.

 

Try Rei's patented lolifighter build. Reinforced Airframe, Armor. Ram kill heavy fighters instead of shooting them :trollface:


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And a laurel to crown each end


CorvusCorvax #745 Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:18 PM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 10 September 2019 - 05:12 PM, said:

 

Try Rei's patented lolifighter build. Reinforced Airframe, Armor. Ram kill heavy fighters instead of shooting them :trollface:


LOL, that sounds awesome.  I can't even imagine how funny that would be.  A little less turny, a lot more tanky.  I might just do that.



wylleEcoyote #746 Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:50 PM

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It seems that I skipped the specialist grind for the Fw 190 A-1.  So a few days ago I decided to fix that. 

I forgot just how bad the horse power issues were. No wonder i jumped to the A-5 as soon as i had the credits. 

But i am doing much better in it than i used to.
Managing to score 10k points in this plane is really satisfying. Outscoring the human spitfires in the process ... is sweet enough to give ya diabetes. 

Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is very hit or miss. Usually I start on the right track and then a make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 
And yet it doesn't stop me from speculation.
Specialist Planes i have:
USA: XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C,
F11C-2, F4F, P-47B,

P-38 F/J,  XP-58 

USSR: Tu-1  UK: DH.100 F1. Japan: not even once. France: SE 100
Germany: Fw 56, He 112, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D,
Bf 109 B / E / E-3, Me209v4, Me209 A,
Do 17 Z, He 111 H2, Do 217 M,
Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2, 
Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1,


Wombatmetal #747 Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:50 PM

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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 08 September 2019 - 08:26 PM, said:

  


Let me add to the laundry list of !?wth?! that the Ki102 can do.
My elite P51A stalled out in a climb trying kill one of these planes.

 

 

Thanks for the comment. Frustrations last night aside, I kept this in mind and when I got caught with a fighter trying to get me I went into a vertical climb. When my rear gunner stopped firing, I flipped over and there was a fighter stalled and it was an easy hit with the cannon. Did this 3 or 4 more times and it really helps. 



wylleEcoyote #748 Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:06 PM

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View PostWombatmetal, on 10 September 2019 - 01:50 PM, said:

 

Thanks for the comment. Frustrations last night aside, I kept this in mind and when I got caught with a fighter trying to get me I went into a vertical climb. When my rear gunner stopped firing, I flipped over and there was a fighter stalled and it was an easy hit with the cannon. Did this 3 or 4 more times and it really helps. 


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CURSE YOU, RED BARON!


Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is very hit or miss. Usually I start on the right track and then a make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 
And yet it doesn't stop me from speculation.
Specialist Planes i have:
USA: XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C,
F11C-2, F4F, P-47B,

P-38 F/J,  XP-58 

USSR: Tu-1  UK: DH.100 F1. Japan: not even once. France: SE 100
Germany: Fw 56, He 112, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D,
Bf 109 B / E / E-3, Me209v4, Me209 A,
Do 17 Z, He 111 H2, Do 217 M,
Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2, 
Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1,


Dru83 #749 Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:02 AM

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I tend to skip around between high tier, mid tier, and low tier. So, tonight's planes were:

 

I-250 - I did surprisingly well considering I'm more of a turn fighter guy - win

Typhoon - I'm still trying to get the hang of this one... It's kind of a jack of all trades in that it's not really good at anything... other than winning head ons against light fighters. - loss

AR-2 - working on a daily for top 3 on destroyed ground targets - win, but I didn't score too high because we had supremacy for a while, so for a bit I pretended to be a heavy fighter and tried to shoot down a bot Blennie bomber. - win

No issues with the game other than a tiny bit of lag.


 

To Jockobeans and others talking about the P-51, I find with boom and zoom light fighters that I survive I lot longer if I stay above my targets. Instead of shooting someone and flying past them, pull out of your dive before you fly past them. Then, loop up and around and dive again. The wimpy guns mean you'll need a few passes, but if you stay high and fast, they can't keep up.



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Ju 87 G - tent popping

Hs 129 B - yes please, fly your heavy fighter right in front of me

He 100 D-1 - Der Interceptor.  Did well, but somehow lost.

P.38 Wilk - 20k points against bots, LOL


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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