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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 much like my WinRate. 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 earned: Japan, USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:   XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C, DH.100 F1,
Fw 56/159, He 51/112, Ar 68, Bf 109 B/E/E-3/F, Me 209 v4/A, Me P.1092, I-17
MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, F11C-2, F4F, P-26 /-35 /-43, XP-44, P-47B,
Ar 65, Fw 190 A-1/A-5/D, I- 5 / 15 / 16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Beaufighter,  Ao 192, Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262, Tu-1, SE 100,

Attack Aircraft: Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2
Bombers: Do 17 Z, He 111 H2, Pe-2, Do 217 M
 


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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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 much like my WinRate. 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 earned: Japan, USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:   XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C, DH.100 F1,
Fw 56/159, He 51/112, Ar 68, Bf 109 B/E/E-3/F, Me 209 v4/A, Me P.1092, I-17
MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, F11C-2, F4F, P-26 /-35 /-43, XP-44, P-47B,
Ar 65, Fw 190 A-1/A-5/D, I- 5 / 15 / 16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Beaufighter,  Ao 192, Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262, Tu-1, SE 100,

Attack Aircraft: Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2
Bombers: Do 17 Z, He 111 H2, Pe-2, Do 217 M
 


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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 much like my WinRate. 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 earned: Japan, USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:   XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C, DH.100 F1,
Fw 56/159, He 51/112, Ar 68, Bf 109 B/E/E-3/F, Me 209 v4/A, Me P.1092, I-17
MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, F11C-2, F4F, P-26 /-35 /-43, XP-44, P-47B,
Ar 65, Fw 190 A-1/A-5/D, I- 5 / 15 / 16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Beaufighter,  Ao 192, Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262, Tu-1, SE 100,

Attack Aircraft: Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2
Bombers: Do 17 Z, He 111 H2, Pe-2, Do 217 M
 


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.



Captain_Rownd #750 Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:04 AM

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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


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Dru83 #751 Posted 15 September 2019 - 04:13 PM

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I've been trying to work on the event, so I've been flying three event planes nonstop, the A6M1 Zero, the Beaufighter, and the F-94. I repurchased the Zero for the event and it's been fun so far... but I've also seen things like getting exploded out of nowhere by a Yak-7 cannon, and being in matches where just about every other human player was in a specialized plane.

 

The Beaufighter is interesting... It's basically a flying tank. It's big, slow, and takes forever to turn. However, it does have a humongous arsenal in and under its wings.

The F-94 has been more fun than the others if only because there's less humans up at tier 9 and less specialized planes. It's a nice interceptor with a gatling and Air to Air rockets, but it takes a lot of planning to turn at the right time and to not stall out when chasing bombers and heavies.


 

I've mostly focused on specializing premium planes. So, except for a couple tier fours, most of my tech tree planes are elite only, so it gets interesting sometimes. Zero vs. Zero gets a little crazy when the other guy is specialized and you aren't.



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I'm so pleased that this thread is at 750+ posts, and also surprised that so few of them are mine.     


so interesting to read what others write


but I just don't have much luck recalling what I flew, by the time I get to this thread


except...  I participated in more bot-only battles in the last two days than I've seen before.  ever


Yesterday, 5 outta 10.   Today, 3 outta 9.   

High tiers were almost completely deserted, on both Sat/Sun am EDT.     but some battles were T6, ffs


There's even an event going on that includes high tiers!      Did anyone else see this, too?


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View Posttrikke, on 15 September 2019 - 08:45 AM, said:

I'm so pleased that this thread is at 750+ posts, and also surprised that so few of them are mine.     


so interesting to read what others write


but I just don't have much luck recalling what I flew, by the time I get to this thread


except...  I participated in more bot-only battles in the last two days than I've seen before.  ever


Yesterday, 5 outta 10.   Today, 3 outta 9.   

High tiers were almost completely deserted, on both Sat/Sun am EDT.     but some battles were T6, ffs


There's even an event going on that includes high tiers!      Did anyone else see this, too?

 

I played a few bot battles yesterday; two or three players on my side and all bots on the other, tier 3. Weird. 



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Finished up my evening. Flew my Fw 57 and finished up the battles for the event, then went on and finished specializing it. Then I flew about an hour in my Ki 102, and then finished up on my Me 410. Made about a million credits which is not bad as I didn't fly any premiums. Saw Hoom, Nova, and Cobra. Good day all in all

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Bf-109F, almost exclusively.  Sold it back when, because I thought I needed the credits to climb the 109 line.  Should have never sold it - it's an utter gem at T6.  Specialized, it will be WICKED.

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P-47N - Building XP for the XP-72.  Hopefully I'll have enough credits to purchase it next weekend

P-51A - Not flown in many months. (year?)  P-51D costs too many credits, so I bought some gold to put perma-camo on P-51A.

I-17 - The enemy player cussed at me! 

Yak-19 - Working towards the top engine.  Lots of medals, but no wins.  After a few battles of hard Yakking both my throttle and joystick hands were too stressed to continue.

 


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SpiritFoxMY #757 Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:08 PM

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Close game in the He 100 D-1. Probably should have lost but the other team's bots threw the southmost MB in the dying minutes of the match and I managed to superiority them by capping the airfield. Came in with about 9k+ points against their Specialized SE100 player with 15k+ points.

 

Bot game in the Horten. Testing out my newly ultimate-d Soviet LRBs. No noticeable drawbacks from the reduced burst length but still missing the bonus to weapon cooling speed from the GOA.On the plus side the additional 10% damage is nice.

 

Rebought and kitted out the Mosquito. Had to sell the I-220 (which I wasn't flying anyway with so many other more interesting planes to fly at tier 7) and strip the pilot from my Tempest (which I also wasn't flying for the same reason). I'd forgotten how much of a slug that thing was. Had trouble being downtiered against a guy in a 302 but fortunately had hoom on my team. Also nordon_1 seems to do better in a GAA than in a B-32 so yay.

 

Went down and clubbed a bit in the P.V.3 to try to complete a daily. Failed to complete daily because I didn't read the fine print. 


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So here's to a life of glory

And a laurel to crown each end


wylleEcoyote #758 Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:36 PM

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I stopped specializing a Bf 109 Z and sold it to have an Me262 for the weekend event. 
At the rate i am going Im about 6-10 [EDIT: it only took 4 :amazed:] battles away from specializing it.
and thanks to doing enough of heavy fighter flying in this game to know what to be looking out for in a heavy that likes to boom and zoom..
its been an interesting and illuminating grind.  A pleasant surprise. But a welcome one to be sure.
Now i understand why this bird is so popular.

Still not sure about what build to focus. But that is a whole 'nuther can of worms.
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According to my player profile I get stats that say ... 
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there is still much to learn here. And i like that.
Sooper sweet bonus: I get to do it in a really fun (for me) plane :great:

And I may get a perseverance award. Which is also nice.
 

Edited by wylleEcoyote, 18 September 2019 - 01:13 PM.

Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is much like my WinRate. 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 earned: Japan, USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:   XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C, DH.100 F1,
Fw 56/159, He 51/112, Ar 68, Bf 109 B/E/E-3/F, Me 209 v4/A, Me P.1092, I-17
MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, F11C-2, F4F, P-26 /-35 /-43, XP-44, P-47B,
Ar 65, Fw 190 A-1/A-5/D, I- 5 / 15 / 16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Beaufighter,  Ao 192, Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262, Tu-1, SE 100,

Attack Aircraft: Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2
Bombers: Do 17 Z, He 111 H2, Pe-2, Do 217 M
 


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Afternoon quickies:

 

Yak-19 - Earned the top engine while pwning unescorted GA at the mining plant.

Tempest - bottom Tier against jets, so not as much pwnage activity...

 


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GonerNL #760 Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:13 PM

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Grinding the Fantome ... hadn't flown it for quite a while, but picked it up for a lower tiers mission.

It really is a good plane !! Very maneuverable - even unspecced - I have no problem turning with Spits and Zeros and the 20mm Oerlikon is quite effective.


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