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CorvusCorvax #381 Posted 08 October 2021 - 10:22 PM

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Specialized the P.228.  It benefits from being able to mount another engine thing and polished skin.

Not enough to keep flying it, but it *is* better specialized.
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Spec'd the Masha this afternoon.

 

I must say, based one the single game flown afterwards, that having an Ultimate Gunsight goes a ways towards helping the gun issues.  Just generally got a bit nimbler and a bit faster, which is always a good thing in any plane.



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Specialized my XP-44 Rocket.  It was pretty good before, but now, with the open engine consumable slot, I have nearly as much boost time as a HF,with better acceleration.

While I won't be catching speed build P-38Fs or Me-209V4s, everyone else is fair game!
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wylleEcoyote #384 Posted 02 December 2021 - 06:08 PM

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equip a set of aerodynamic pylons polished skin and uprated engines and those heavies are a lot easier to catch

 


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:  Germans? All of them. I-17Yak-1MiG-3, La-5
Ki-5/8/10/27/43-I/43-II, A4N, A5M, A6M1/2/3/5, Hurricane Ia, Bristol 146, Spitfire I/Ia/Vb IM, DH.100 F1,
F2A-1,FJ-1, P-23/36/36C/39N-1/40 /51A/D/H, XF15C/-85XP-31/36F/55, YP-29Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1,  

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44/72, P-47B/N, F11C-2, F2A, F4F/U-1, 
Rule Britannia, Deutschland uber alles, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: F5F, P-38 F/J, XP-54/58/75, F7F, P-82 B, Beaufighter/ V,  All of zeGermans, 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, EF 131, Pe-2 

 


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Whelp the P-51H is specced out now. 
Its a sweeet ride, indeed. I dont even know why it (or the rest of the line) was buffed.  Heck it just feels more like every other plane in the game caught a nerf. :unsure: 
Additionally; a fresh off the assembly line  Fury and Pirate have just been hauled into the Hangar. 
 

Edited by wylleEcoyote, 18 December 2021 - 10:22 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:  Germans? All of them. I-17Yak-1MiG-3, La-5
Ki-5/8/10/27/43-I/43-II, A4N, A5M, A6M1/2/3/5, Hurricane Ia, Bristol 146, Spitfire I/Ia/Vb IM, DH.100 F1,
F2A-1,FJ-1, P-23/36/36C/39N-1/40 /51A/D/H, XF15C/-85XP-31/36F/55, YP-29Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1,  

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44/72, P-47B/N, F11C-2, F2A, F4F/U-1, 
Rule Britannia, Deutschland uber alles, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: F5F, P-38 F/J, XP-54/58/75, F7F, P-82 B, Beaufighter/ V,  All of zeGermans, 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, EF 131, Pe-2 

 


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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 16 December 2021 - 05:22 PM, said:

Whelp the P-51H is specced out now. 
Its a sweeet ride, indeed. I dont even know why it (or the rest of the line) was buffed.  
Additionally; a fresh off the assembly line  Fury and Pirate have just been hauled into the Hangar. 
Heck it just feels more like every other plane in the game caught a nerf. :unsure: 

Twinsies!

I just specced my P-51H last night.  I can see now why people like the H - specialization REALLY wakes this guy up.  I was having trouble with getting places and chasing down other planes before.   

Not now.  And the new climb rate?  Wow, just wow.

And with only a 7-point pilot.

While I do not hate this plane any more, I still MUCH prefer my Me-209A.  For sure, the .50cal bump helped out, but I am still a cannon guy.


Edited by CorvusCorvax, 16 December 2021 - 05:45 PM.

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wylleEcoyote #387 Posted 16 December 2021 - 05:48 PM

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pffft i was enjoying the Mustangs BEFORE y'all thought they were cool.
As a bit of a christmas surprise i got the P-80 in a crate.
so a wound up putting most of that mustang gear into the Star just to keep them on par with each other.
That climb rate IS pretty special. Even for tier 8.

P.S Thuds are >extra< angry now. :playing:


Edited by wylleEcoyote, 16 December 2021 - 05:53 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:  Germans? All of them. I-17Yak-1MiG-3, La-5
Ki-5/8/10/27/43-I/43-II, A4N, A5M, A6M1/2/3/5, Hurricane Ia, Bristol 146, Spitfire I/Ia/Vb IM, DH.100 F1,
F2A-1,FJ-1, P-23/36/36C/39N-1/40 /51A/D/H, XF15C/-85XP-31/36F/55, YP-29Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1,  

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44/72, P-47B/N, F11C-2, F2A, F4F/U-1, 
Rule Britannia, Deutschland uber alles, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: F5F, P-38 F/J, XP-54/58/75, F7F, P-82 B, Beaufighter/ V,  All of zeGermans, 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, EF 131, Pe-2 

 


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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 16 December 2021 - 05:48 PM, said:



P.S Thuds are >extra< angry now. :playing:

[evil grin]

 

[rubs hands together in gleeful anticipation]


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wylleEcoyote #389 Posted 18 December 2021 - 10:36 PM

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Guess who's got a thumb  and FINALLY managed to specialize a "Duñkerque Special" Spitfire Mk. I Mod. a?   

Thats right its ... This guy! :great:


Edited by wylleEcoyote, 18 December 2021 - 10:38 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:  Germans? All of them. I-17Yak-1MiG-3, La-5
Ki-5/8/10/27/43-I/43-II, A4N, A5M, A6M1/2/3/5, Hurricane Ia, Bristol 146, Spitfire I/Ia/Vb IM, DH.100 F1,
F2A-1,FJ-1, P-23/36/36C/39N-1/40 /51A/D/H, XF15C/-85XP-31/36F/55, YP-29Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1,  

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44/72, P-47B/N, F11C-2, F2A, F4F/U-1, 
Rule Britannia, Deutschland uber alles, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: F5F, P-38 F/J, XP-54/58/75, F7F, P-82 B, Beaufighter/ V,  All of zeGermans, 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, EF 131, Pe-2 

 


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Plodding around in the B17g, finally specialized! Reload down to 57secs, Turrets maxxed out. Had a blast on it's maiden specced cruise! Took out LF's with ease. TIP for LF's. I am not going to sit still and will turn to bring as many guns to bear as possible. If I shoot you down on your 1st 2 tries, Your next 2 tries probably weren't going to go well either. Leave it to the heavies. (Shot the same guy down 4 times).

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the gun buff made my xf4f-3 better able to cope when going against tier 5 planes, and made me take another go in my f4f.

im really enjoying that extra range and damage.them are the only 2 ive tested the gun buff on and the buff is real,im surprised also that weegee did a good job on the buff and didnt over do it.


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wylleEcoyote #392 Posted 27 December 2021 - 05:01 AM

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 Grinding Kandi Kanes (441 so far) is really gettin weird. Its like everyone and their cousin is out and about in the broken low tiers.
This 4x christmas aint helping.
But i managed to spec out the F2A-1.  That Buffalo is well named. Mostly quick but also kinda manuverable. guns are meh.

Also specced out the YP-29 which is an experience for sure.  Unlike the Bufalo the Boeing is Mostly manuverable. And kinda quick. guns are still meh.
I know its a prototype torpedo plane but still some kind ordnance would have seemed appropriate. But then it wouldnt be a fighter. 

Both of them play alot like the Wildcat. Which is to say if you speed fight a turn fighter you win and turn fight a speed fighter you win.
But if you get it wrong ... you lose. So you wont see very many out and about. 
 


Edited by wylleEcoyote, 27 December 2021 - 05:14 AM.

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:  Germans? All of them. I-17Yak-1MiG-3, La-5
Ki-5/8/10/27/43-I/43-II, A4N, A5M, A6M1/2/3/5, Hurricane Ia, Bristol 146, Spitfire I/Ia/Vb IM, DH.100 F1,
F2A-1,FJ-1, P-23/36/36C/39N-1/40 /51A/D/H, XF15C/-85XP-31/36F/55, YP-29Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1,  

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44/72, P-47B/N, F11C-2, F2A, F4F/U-1, 
Rule Britannia, Deutschland uber alles, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: F5F, P-38 F/J, XP-54/58/75, F7F, P-82 B, Beaufighter/ V,  All of zeGermans, 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, EF 131, Pe-2 

 


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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 27 December 2021 - 05:01 AM, said:

 Grinding Kandi Kanes (441 so far) is really gettin weird. Its like everyone and their cousin is out and about in the broken low tiers.
This 4x christmas aint helping.
But i managed to spec out the F2A-1.  That Buffalo is well named. Mostly quick but also kinda manuverable. guns are meh.

Also specced out the YP-29 which is an experience for sure.  Unlike the Bufalo the Boeing is Mostly manuverable. And kinda quick. guns are still meh.
I know its a prototype torpedo plane but still some kind ordnance would have seemed appropriate. But then it wouldnt be a fighter. 

Both of them play alot like the Wildcat. Which is to say if you speed fight a turn fighter you win and turn fight a speed fighter you win.
But if you get it wrong ... you lose. So you wont see very many out and about. 
 

I really like the F2A-1.  That .50cal HMG does pretty good work.

But it is almost as fast as my FW-57!  I should work on specializing it...


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wylleEcoyote #394 Posted 01 January 2022 - 01:38 AM

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Its funny you mention that. Because i have been busy grinding that spec lyfe. 
THe Me 262 HGIII is finally specialized. And with it the entire german Heavy line :izmena:
As is the Hunter. and by extension the entier British MultiRole Line  :playing:
Its a good way to finish off 2021. 
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Edited by wylleEcoyote, 01 January 2022 - 01:46 AM.

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:  Germans? All of them. I-17Yak-1MiG-3, La-5
Ki-5/8/10/27/43-I/43-II, A4N, A5M, A6M1/2/3/5, Hurricane Ia, Bristol 146, Spitfire I/Ia/Vb IM, DH.100 F1,
F2A-1,FJ-1, P-23/36/36C/39N-1/40 /51A/D/H, XF15C/-85XP-31/36F/55, YP-29Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1,  

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44/72, P-47B/N, F11C-2, F2A, F4F/U-1, 
Rule Britannia, Deutschland uber alles, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: F5F, P-38 F/J, XP-54/58/75, F7F, P-82 B, Beaufighter/ V,  All of zeGermans, 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, EF 131, Pe-2 

 


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After grinding the Spitfire line to get the Spit XIV, I was tired of light fighters.  So, let's scroll around and find out what needs some spec love.  Hey, what, the Ki-61?  OK, it's a light fighter, but it's got some altitude, and some turn.

Lots of bottom-tier battles, but finally, spec..

 

Needed another 25 enemy fighters for spec in my J7W1.  Ugggggh.  Bottom tier SO MANY BATTLES.  It's almost like WG knows I need spec, so it makes it hard.

But that guy is spec now, too.


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Well, now - here was something - I only needed a few more ground target segments to spec my IL-2(mod).  How in the heck do I play these planes and somehow forget that I'm so close to specialization?

The P-47B spec grind WAS a grind.  Over 50% of that string of battles was bottom tier.  I was about to rage and go grab my Tu-1 for a bit of "kill zem.  Kill zem all", but I finally got a string of three top-tier battles where I was actually able to do P-47B stuff AND kill red planes for the spec.  8x.50cal, especially with the new HMG buff, just MELTS opposing aircraft.  I think that poor Do-217M pilot was tearing his hair out - I could get up into my red and still keep guns on target long enough to melt him down, three times.  A very enjoyable outing, for the most part.
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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 11 January 2022 - 04:25 PM, said:

Well, now - here was something - I only needed a few more ground target segments to spec my IL-2(mod)

Do you have the IL-20 yet?  


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View PostWhoaBlackBetty, on 11 January 2022 - 11:22 PM, said:

Do you have the IL-20 yet?  

Yes, but I am not a very good GAA* pilot.  I have it, but I don't play it often.  When I do, I do OK if I stick to the plan.








*or MRF, or HF, or LF, or bomber


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Flew the FJ-1 under a cloud the last few days to get spec.  The cloud of "Get 8000 PP to get a candy cane!" and players dropping to hangar as soon as their 8k PP were earned.  Funny thing, most of those flights bottom tier.  Get the thing specced, and then get four top-tier battles in a row.  Weird.
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I got bored and decided to get all my planes Spec.  I had roughly 125 Spec so over 175 to go.

 

11K tokens, 120,000,000 silver, and untold Free XP later BINGO!  306 Spec planes.  I might even fly one some day.


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