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crzyhawk #261 Posted 08 November 2020 - 05:42 AM

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I finally finished my Tempest.  I did not enjoy that grind.

Edited by crzyhawk, 08 November 2020 - 05:44 AM.

USA: XP31; F11C-2; YP29; F2A-1; XF4F-3; P36C; Hawk 81A1; P38F; XFL; XF4U-1; P39N; XP55; P-47B; F4U1,4; P51H  

UK: Goldfinch; Skua; Type 224; Wirraway; Bristol 146; Blenheim F; Fantome; Hurricane I, II, IId; Beaufighter, V, ; Mosquito; Boomerang; Venom; Spit I, Ia, V, Vb, IX, XIV; Tornado; Mustang I, Ia; Tempest; Seafang; Vampire |   

 | Germany: FW56; AR67; Do17Z7; BF109B, E, E-3, F, G; Bf110B; Me209v4; Spit V DB605, FW190A5   | Japan: Ki5, 61, 84, 88; A6M1, 3, A7M; | 

  ROC: Hawk II; Ki43c; Tomahawk IIb; Mosquito 26; P51K | EU: S510; B534; S199 | VVS: LaGG 3(4); P40M105; Yak7M82, 1, 1M, 3; La5


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View Postcrzyhawk, on 08 November 2020 - 05:42 AM, said:

I finally finished my Tempest.  I did not enjoy that grind.

 

hate to tell you, but the Sea Chicken grind is x10 times worse. 



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View Postqu33kKC, on 08 November 2020 - 12:46 PM, said:

 

hate to tell you, but the Sea Chicken grind is x10 times worse. 


You got that right.  I am still working on it.  :(

 



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View Postqu33kKC, on 08 November 2020 - 07:46 AM, said:

 

hate to tell you, but the Sea Chicken grind is x10 times worse. 

I probably won't bother.  I don't enjoy period 3 game play, so I hardly see the point.


USA: XP31; F11C-2; YP29; F2A-1; XF4F-3; P36C; Hawk 81A1; P38F; XFL; XF4U-1; P39N; XP55; P-47B; F4U1,4; P51H  

UK: Goldfinch; Skua; Type 224; Wirraway; Bristol 146; Blenheim F; Fantome; Hurricane I, II, IId; Beaufighter, V, ; Mosquito; Boomerang; Venom; Spit I, Ia, V, Vb, IX, XIV; Tornado; Mustang I, Ia; Tempest; Seafang; Vampire |   

 | Germany: FW56; AR67; Do17Z7; BF109B, E, E-3, F, G; Bf110B; Me209v4; Spit V DB605, FW190A5   | Japan: Ki5, 61, 84, 88; A6M1, 3, A7M; | 

  ROC: Hawk II; Ki43c; Tomahawk IIb; Mosquito 26; P51K | EU: S510; B534; S199 | VVS: LaGG 3(4); P40M105; Yak7M82, 1, 1M, 3; La5


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keep your head up. i hear nice things about the tier 10.
Not that i would know. Because yeah the sea chicken grind is a pain and i have alot of other planes i could be flying..
Like Fokkewulf's (all done but for the teir 10) :great:
and BV P.goblin.gliders.
Speaking of ... I finally got around to specing the 212.03 his weekend. (i've been busy! I swear) 
It is just like specing the 210.
i.e. too fun to call a grind. 
Now i just need to harvest the credits to buy the 215.02
which should be a completely different experience as a flying dispenser of the  #MacrossMissleMassacre

Edited by wylleEcoyote, 08 November 2020 - 06:33 PM.

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:  Ar 68/80, Bf 109 B/E/E-3/F/G, Fw 159, He 51/100 D-1/112, Ho 229, Me 209 A/ v4/ P.1092, Spit.V DB605​, Ta 152 
Ki-5/8/10/27/43-I/43-II, A4N, A5M, A6M1, Hurricane Ia, Bristol 146, Spitfire Vb IM, DH.100 F1, I-17Yak-1MiG-3
P-23/36/36C/39N-1/40, XP-31/36F/55, Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1, , P-51A, XF15C

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44, P-47B, F11C-2, F4F/U-1, 
TyphoonAr 65, Fw 190 A-1/5/D, BV P.210/212.03, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

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

Attack Aircraft: BSh-2, Hs 123/129 A, Ha 137, Fw 189 C, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2
Bombers: B-17 G, Do 17 Z / 217 M, He 111 H2, Ju 288 C, Pe-2 

 


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I finished up my Ki-88 last night.  I had six ADA aircraft needed.  I did kills spamming the plane in Crimson Tide, but obviously couldn't get the ADA.

USA: XP31; F11C-2; YP29; F2A-1; XF4F-3; P36C; Hawk 81A1; P38F; XFL; XF4U-1; P39N; XP55; P-47B; F4U1,4; P51H  

UK: Goldfinch; Skua; Type 224; Wirraway; Bristol 146; Blenheim F; Fantome; Hurricane I, II, IId; Beaufighter, V, ; Mosquito; Boomerang; Venom; Spit I, Ia, V, Vb, IX, XIV; Tornado; Mustang I, Ia; Tempest; Seafang; Vampire |   

 | Germany: FW56; AR67; Do17Z7; BF109B, E, E-3, F, G; Bf110B; Me209v4; Spit V DB605, FW190A5   | Japan: Ki5, 61, 84, 88; A6M1, 3, A7M; | 

  ROC: Hawk II; Ki43c; Tomahawk IIb; Mosquito 26; P51K | EU: S510; B534; S199 | VVS: LaGG 3(4); P40M105; Yak7M82, 1, 1M, 3; La5


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Finished up the Mosquito 26 today.  I did the kills during bomber escort, and only had caps left to finish.

USA: XP31; F11C-2; YP29; F2A-1; XF4F-3; P36C; Hawk 81A1; P38F; XFL; XF4U-1; P39N; XP55; P-47B; F4U1,4; P51H  

UK: Goldfinch; Skua; Type 224; Wirraway; Bristol 146; Blenheim F; Fantome; Hurricane I, II, IId; Beaufighter, V, ; Mosquito; Boomerang; Venom; Spit I, Ia, V, Vb, IX, XIV; Tornado; Mustang I, Ia; Tempest; Seafang; Vampire |   

 | Germany: FW56; AR67; Do17Z7; BF109B, E, E-3, F, G; Bf110B; Me209v4; Spit V DB605, FW190A5   | Japan: Ki5, 61, 84, 88; A6M1, 3, A7M; | 

  ROC: Hawk II; Ki43c; Tomahawk IIb; Mosquito 26; P51K | EU: S510; B534; S199 | VVS: LaGG 3(4); P40M105; Yak7M82, 1, 1M, 3; La5


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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 30 October 2020 - 08:44 PM, said:


I recall some years ago, me encouraging you to do HFs...

So now, let me encourage you to fly the planes that fly SORT OF like HFs - energy fighters.  If you like the Me-210, you'll LOVE the Bf-109E.  The He-100.  MiG-3.  That's T5.  :)

 

love both the Emil and the Mig-3     and the p-40 was my first fav T5      and i also own the he-100, but never once flown it 


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I finished the tech tree Mosquito.  I wont be keeping this one, especially since I have the Mosquito 26 also.

USA: XP31; F11C-2; YP29; F2A-1; XF4F-3; P36C; Hawk 81A1; P38F; XFL; XF4U-1; P39N; XP55; P-47B; F4U1,4; P51H  

UK: Goldfinch; Skua; Type 224; Wirraway; Bristol 146; Blenheim F; Fantome; Hurricane I, II, IId; Beaufighter, V, ; Mosquito; Boomerang; Venom; Spit I, Ia, V, Vb, IX, XIV; Tornado; Mustang I, Ia; Tempest; Seafang; Vampire |   

 | Germany: FW56; AR67; Do17Z7; BF109B, E, E-3, F, G; Bf110B; Me209v4; Spit V DB605, FW190A5   | Japan: Ki5, 61, 84, 88; A6M1, 3, A7M; | 

  ROC: Hawk II; Ki43c; Tomahawk IIb; Mosquito 26; P51K | EU: S510; B534; S199 | VVS: LaGG 3(4); P40M105; Yak7M82, 1, 1M, 3; La5


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Spec'd the F5F this afternoon.  Ultimate Gear added almost 40 kph to cruise speed and +2 to Maneuver stat.  Took it out for a spin, and it FELT like a heavy at last, speedwise.  It's still under-gunned, but having some accuracy and damage boost from the Ultimate Long Barrels was certainly a help in that regard.  Still need two more skill points for AdEx to really boost the equipment bonuses.

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Added the P-36C to my specialist collection.

USA: XP31; F11C-2; YP29; F2A-1; XF4F-3; P36C; Hawk 81A1; P38F; XFL; XF4U-1; P39N; XP55; P-47B; F4U1,4; P51H  

UK: Goldfinch; Skua; Type 224; Wirraway; Bristol 146; Blenheim F; Fantome; Hurricane I, II, IId; Beaufighter, V, ; Mosquito; Boomerang; Venom; Spit I, Ia, V, Vb, IX, XIV; Tornado; Mustang I, Ia; Tempest; Seafang; Vampire |   

 | Germany: FW56; AR67; Do17Z7; BF109B, E, E-3, F, G; Bf110B; Me209v4; Spit V DB605, FW190A5   | Japan: Ki5, 61, 84, 88; A6M1, 3, A7M; | 

  ROC: Hawk II; Ki43c; Tomahawk IIb; Mosquito 26; P51K | EU: S510; B534; S199 | VVS: LaGG 3(4); P40M105; Yak7M82, 1, 1M, 3; La5


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View Posttrikke, on 26 November 2020 - 03:22 AM, said:

 

love both the Emil and the Mig-3     and the p-40 was my first fav T5      and i also own the he-100, but never once flown it 

High alt, turny, fast.  Guns are super-weak.



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Just specialized the P-39N.  The plane was good before, and it is still good, but isn't transformed.

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Had a stonkin' game in the HG III, and realized that I was only 17 kills short of Spec.  So, two games later, I've got wings on the HooplaG III.  The test run was pleasant, extra speed and a bit faster "nose around" time always nice, and the accuracy boost from the Long Barrels was very welcome.

 

 



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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 25 December 2020 - 11:28 AM, said:

Just specialized the P-39N.  The plane was good before, and it is still good, but isn't transformed.

 

loved the N, but couldn't get any production out of the Q        90%-ish the same planes, really         

 

there's a thin blue line between what i can't fly and what i can


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View Posttrikke, on 06 January 2021 - 07:41 PM, said:

 

loved the N, but couldn't get any production out of the Q        90%-ish the same planes, really         

 

there's a thin blue line between what i can't fly and what i can


the extra .30 cals in the N make a big difference.  I feel the same way about the difference between the P-51A and the Mustang I.  Those 4 extra .30 cal guns at T6 are worth the altitude and speed it loses out to the P-51A.


USA: XP31; F11C-2; YP29; F2A-1; XF4F-3; P36C; Hawk 81A1; P38F; XFL; XF4U-1; P39N; XP55; P-47B; F4U1,4; P51H  

UK: Goldfinch; Skua; Type 224; Wirraway; Bristol 146; Blenheim F; Fantome; Hurricane I, II, IId; Beaufighter, V, ; Mosquito; Boomerang; Venom; Spit I, Ia, V, Vb, IX, XIV; Tornado; Mustang I, Ia; Tempest; Seafang; Vampire |   

 | Germany: FW56; AR67; Do17Z7; BF109B, E, E-3, F, G; Bf110B; Me209v4; Spit V DB605, FW190A5   | Japan: Ki5, 61, 84, 88; A6M1, 3, A7M; | 

  ROC: Hawk II; Ki43c; Tomahawk IIb; Mosquito 26; P51K | EU: S510; B534; S199 | VVS: LaGG 3(4); P40M105; Yak7M82, 1, 1M, 3; La5


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Spec'd the BV P.210 "batplane" yesterday.  Noticed a few days back that I was fairly close in both batplanes, so put some flights into the P.210 for a couple days, and reached the milestone.  Between Ultimate gear and retraining the Pilot in AdEx, I added a full 10 points to Maneuverability stat.  My test run was interfered with by a hotshot YAK-3Rd on an annoying map, but overall, I was loving the improvements.  I then put a few games into the Tier IX.  That one needs a session or two more.

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Took another session, but got the Tier IX batplane to Spec as well.  The Ultimate gear made less of a numerical impact then Tier VIII, but I already had AdEx on the pilot.  Test run was a Tier X battle where Kingwicked and a GAVCA Ace were playing at a different level of ground pounding.  I managed to catch the GAVCA bomber just after squall, and I suspect that was the main reason that my side won.  (thanks for the carry, King!!!)  :honoring:

 

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Su-9. Not a carry plane. Two matches last night to finish. One win. #1 and #3. #3 in the win. That was a painful grind. 
 
 
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Noticed that I was 40 kills from Spec in the Messerschmitt Me P.1092, so put on the Grinding Goggles* and went to work.  Test run with Ultimate gear went fairly well, despite being a Tier X game.  The RBC REALLY helped out the gun overheating issues, and along with AdEx pilot, added a full 10 points to the Maneuver stat. 

 

*note that the Grinding Goggles are not NEARLY as much fun as Yuri Goggles.






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