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CorvusCorvax #101 Posted 12 August 2019 - 11:30 PM

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View PostPostal_Monkey, on 12 August 2019 - 11:24 PM, said:

P-39N is so fun!


It's embarrassingly good.  Almost as embarrassing as the Spit V DB605.



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View PostMegatron1984, on 20 July 2019 - 04:45 AM, said:

tier 3- Focke-Wulf Fw 159 (Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV e is a close 2nd)

tier 4- Messerschmitt Bf 110 B

tier 5- Bristol Beaufighter (Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is a close 2nd)

tier 6- Dornier Do 217 M

tier 7- Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D

tier 8- Mikoyan-Gurevich I-250

tier 9- Messerschmitt Me 262 HG II (Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 is a close 2nd)

tier 10- Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis

I can totally see this list being enjoyable. I found the I-250 to be 'meh' at best but glad you like it :)


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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 12 August 2019 - 11:30 PM, said:


It's embarrassingly good.  Almost as embarrassing as the Spit V DB605.

View PostDirtySquirrell, on 08 August 2019 - 08:27 PM, said:

9. F2H favorite plane in the game, absolutely wrecks at altitude.

10. I do best in the La-15, but really love the rockets on the Bv P215.02 hard to say. Worst plane is the F7U, unbearable but have had great games, better in tandem with another F7U.

 

View PostDirtySquirrell, on 08 August 2019 - 08:32 PM, said:

I-210 is a grinder. I-220...I can't tell if it's good or I'm just relieved the 210 is behind me, it seems good though.

Honestly it can be a toss up between Spit V DB and P-39N. They each have their perks over the other but they are both clearly ahead of other fighters at this tier.

F2H is love. Such a good plane, all around balanced well... mmm. I just got the La-15, played two games but loved it from game #1. Surprising ability for sure. Stellar, just stellar.

I wondered the same thing about the I-220 over the I-210 lol. But it really is that good. Easily one of the top Tier VII's.



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Well, seeing as this thread is seeing something of a "where are they now" revival, I guess I'll post a revised list of favorites, this time with a bit of explanation and I'll try to keep it to one per tier with having multiple entries be down to similarities I find in playstyle.

 

Tiers 1/2/3/4: Refer to earlier post

 

Tier 5: P-38F, 

just P-38F. I don't play tier 5 much at all anymore and despite enjoying other aircraft, the P-38F is effectively just a raw powertrip as you take a tier 6 HF into tier 5 and be nearly unbeatable once you get the hang of it, it's probably the only truly cancerous plane that I really enjoy playing with any regularity beyond "lol this thing is crazy good."

 

Tier 6: Bf-109 F/S-199 

The P-51A isn't too far behind the Bf-109 F but I prefer the 109 F overall due to the slight edge in maneuverability it grants along with the stronger climb, both very solid energy fighters that really let me do what I want to do when I need to with little restriction, the guns aren't too much of a problem but their low DPS can prove... frustrating.

The S-199 copy/pastes all of the soft stats of the Bf-109 F; sold. Despite the hard stats getting thrown into the trashcan a la Mustang I(A) they finally added a (Frankensteined) 109 with gunpods, with all of the guns being exceedingly accurate and four small, but good enough bombs. It may be surprising how good it is but then again the Mustang IA is pretty great and that plane looks like it'd be a struggle to use on paper, so the precedent was already there. Though, I'd still say the Mustang IA is the better plane compared to the S-199, but remember how I said I slightly prefer the 109 F to the 51A? Same case here, it's arguable that you just replace these two with P-51A/Mustang IA they're so close.

 

Tier 7: J4M

The J4M takes the playstyle of the JL-1A-37, handicaps the altitude, and places it in tier 7, yes. Oh it also gets two okay bombs that you'll only use once in a battle thanks to their hilariously long reload. They might've changed it but before it had an incredibly low ceiling meaning that its already bad altitude completely crippled by just going a couple hundred meters above optimal.

 

Tier 8: JL-1A-37

Wait, before you panic, no, I have not had a falling out with my IL-10M, I still love it to bits and it's one of my favorites but this aircraft I love just the tiniest bit more and therefore it's booted from tier 8 favorites. The J21RB is also very close to my heart but, again, I prefer the JL-1A-37 just that slight bit more and therefore it doesn't make the cut, besides, I said I'd try to only have multi-entries for similar aircraft, right?

The JL-1A-37 is a MiG-9 but in tier 8 and with its maneuverability completely crippled. To an extent it's my second signature aircraft and I've had quite a lot of success in it using the very high speed in tandem with the guns to tear through pretty much everything, tier 7/8/9, LF/MRF/HG/GA/Bombers, though, a lot of this comes from equipment, without it there are problems with taking out heavier aircraft and the wonky characteristics of having mixed calibers sometimes on top of many tier 9's being able to laugh at your key advantage; speed. There was a bit of a running gag in my clan for a while about how childlike I was in wanting to get my hands on this thing and there were a fair few laughs to be had when it was finally sold and my reaction, but, still, it was worth the wait.

 

Tier 9: F6U/F2H (Unchanged)

F6U is an F2H but with more maneuverability and less altitude, these planes are extremely similar to each other in that they are very fast aircraft with consistent (but prone to having hitreg turn off) guns that can fly high, climb and dive well, and pretty much maintain some edge over every match-up they can get in to at their respective tiers. They're both incredible aircraft with a bit of practice and nowadays the F6U leads into the F2H which makes sense, just... a bit of a shame you have to grind through the less popular NA line compared the Chance-Vought line these days.

 

Tier 10: Swift

I mean, I still like my F7U a ton but, well... the game has changed these days and the Swift has always been one of my favorite tier 10's so... now it takes top spot as my favorite tier 10. Extremely responsive, extremely fast, very maneuverable (but crippled by very high minimum optimal and stall speeds, the Hunter has the same turning radius as this thing) and very powerful guns that need a bit of equipment to wrangle them in, oh did I also mention the Swift is actually fairly durable? Due to ADE being broken right now this thing can be built to meme on XF-90's, you know, the fastest plane in the game. Even without ADE it's still the fastest LF in the game and can really raise hell for bomber and HF players which are oh so common at tier 10 these days. It's been a real joy to fly as of late and I suspect that it might actually be a tier 10 meta plane, just that very few really give it a fair shake.


Edited by Reitousair, 13 August 2019 - 01:00 AM.

I do fly Chinese aircraft a fair amount so... *ahem*

CHINA NUMBAH WAN

 

I even made a custom skin for my IL-10M!

 


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View PostReitousair, on 13 August 2019 - 12:54 AM, said:

Well, seeing as this thread is seeing something of a "where are they now" revival, I guess I'll post a revised list of favorites, this time with a bit of explanation and I'll try to keep it to one per tier with having multiple entries be down to similarities I find in playstyle.

 

Tiers 1/2/3/4: Refer to earlier post

 

Tier 5: P-38F, 

just P-38F. I don't play tier 5 much at all anymore and despite enjoying other aircraft, the P-38F is effectively just a raw powertrip as you take a tier 6 HF into tier 5 and be nearly unbeatable once you get the hang of it, it's probably the only truly cancerous plane that I really enjoy playing with any regularity beyond "lol this thing is crazy good."

 

Tier 6: Bf-109 F/S-199 

The P-51A isn't too far behind the Bf-109 F but I prefer the 109 F overall due to the slight edge in maneuverability it grants along with the stronger climb, both very solid energy fighters that really let me do what I want to do when I need to with little restriction, the guns aren't too much of a problem but their low DPS can prove... frustrating.

The S-199 copy/pastes all of the soft stats of the Bf-109 F; sold. Despite the hard stats getting thrown into the trashcan a la Mustang I(A) they finally added a (Frankensteined) 109 with gunpods, with all of the guns being exceedingly accurate and four small, but good enough bombs. It may be surprising how good it is but then again the Mustang IA is pretty great and that plane looks like it'd be a struggle to use on paper, so the precedent was already there. Though, I'd still say the Mustang IA is the better plane compared to the S-199, but remember how I said I slightly prefer the 109 F to the 51A? Same case here, it's arguable that you just replace these two with P-51A/Mustang IA they're so close.

 

Tier 7: J4M

The J4M takes the playstyle of the JL-1A-37, handicaps the altitude, and places it in tier 7, yes. Oh it also gets two okay bombs that you'll only use once in a battle thanks to their hilariously long reload. They might've changed it but before it had an incredibly low ceiling meaning that its already bad altitude completely crippled by just going a couple hundred meters above optimal.

 

Tier 8: JL-1A-37

Wait, before you panic, no, I have not had a falling out with my IL-10M, I still love it to bits and it's one of my favorites but this aircraft I love just the tiniest bit more and therefore it's booted from tier 8 favorites. The J21RB is also very close to my heart but, again, I prefer the JL-1A-37 just that slight bit more and therefore it doesn't make the cut, besides, I said I'd try to only have multi-entries for similar aircraft, right?

The JL-1A-37 is a MiG-9 but in tier 8 and with its maneuverability completely crippled. To an extent it's my second signature aircraft and I've had quite a lot of success in it using the very high speed in tandem with the guns to tear through pretty much everything, tier 7/8/9, LF/MRF/HG/GA/Bombers, though, a lot of this comes from equipment, without it there are problems with taking out heavier aircraft and the wonky characteristics of having mixed calibers sometimes on top of many tier 9's being able to laugh at your key advantage; speed. There was a bit of a running gag in my clan for a while about how childlike I was in wanting to get my hands on this thing and there were a fair few laughs to be had when it was finally sold and my reaction, but, still, it was worth the wait.

 

Tier 9: F6U/F2H (Unchanged)

F6U is an F2H but with more maneuverability and less altitude, these planes are extremely similar to each other in that they are very fast aircraft with consistent (but prone to having hitreg turn off) guns that can fly high, climb and dive well, and pretty much maintain some edge over every match-up they can get in to at their respective tiers. They're both incredible aircraft with a bit of practice and nowadays the F6U leads into the F2H which makes sense, just... a bit of a shame you have to grind through the less popular NA line compared the Chance-Vought line these days.

 

Tier 10: Swift

I mean, I still like my F7U a ton but, well... the game has changed these days and the Swift has always been one of my favorite tier 10's so... now it takes top spot as my favorite tier 10. Extremely responsive, extremely fast, very maneuverable (but crippled by very high minimum optimal and stall speeds, the Hunter has the same turning radius as this thing) and very powerful guns that need a bit of equipment to wrangle them in, oh did I also mention the Swift is actually fairly durable? Due to ADE being broken right now this thing can be built to meme on XF-90's, you know, the fastest plane in the game. Even without ADE it's still the fastest LF in the game and can really raise hell for bomber and HF players which are oh so common at tier 10 these days. It's been a real joy to fly as of late and I suspect that it might actually be a tier 10 meta plane, just that very few really give it a fair shake.

I know we've talked F2H/F6U before but I'm always glad to see a fellow Pirate lover... that last sentence could be really odd if taken out of context.

Anyways I believe you're right: the Swift is a darn fine anti-meta plane that would actually be meta if people were paying more attention lol. Considering the great things it does as a non-specialized plane I can only imagine what it can do once fully equipped! I'm sure its the dual 30's that cause struggles. Like all planes with only two 30's it takes some getting used to but the Swift is so strong. And fun :D



hoom #106 Posted 13 August 2019 - 04:29 PM

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Yes I've been considering going for a full speed build on the Swift.

 

I've currently got a half-assed agility build since its already really quick & I kinda pathologically try to T&B with inapropriate planes :hiding:

But the slots & base speed potential are there for something pretty spectacular on a speed build while still retaining ~10.x turn time.

 

Edit: well jebus, I did a Test with my best gear & its super-fast, though I'm also way over-tired and out of practice with the Adens so I did horrendously but its super fast. (also I don't know quite how fast a built XF-90 gets in comparison)


Edited by hoom, 13 August 2019 - 04:49 PM.

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View Posthoom, on 13 August 2019 - 09:29 AM, said:

Yes I've been considering going for a full speed build on the Swift.

 

 

Don't build full speed, do cruise speed + lightweight power unit, that way you can cruise as fast as an HF and turn around faster than normal letting you pursue faster aircraft better. The boost may be nice but the only way they can escape is if they fly away level or in a very shallow climb, if they suffer any crits it's unlikely they'll be able to get away at all.

 

View PostPostal_Monkey, on 13 August 2019 - 06:17 AM, said:

Anyways I believe you're right: the Swift is a darn fine anti-meta plane that would actually be meta if people were paying more attention lol. Considering the great things it does as a non-specialized plane I can only imagine what it can do once fully equipped! I'm sure its the dual 30's that cause struggles. Like all planes with only two 30's it takes some getting used to but the Swift is so strong. And fun :D

 

Yeah, the 30's are a real pain on the Swift, though a GOA in tandem with a gunsight usually fixes this thanks to you throwing out more lead and therefore more chances to RNG shots into people, higher DPS is pretty nice for killing enemy LF's too.

 


I do fly Chinese aircraft a fair amount so... *ahem*

CHINA NUMBAH WAN

 

I even made a custom skin for my IL-10M!

 


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 do cruise speed + lightweight power unit,

 Yeah I currently have Lightweight Wing (calibrated Advanced), Lightweight power unit (uncalibrated Improved) & Uprated engine (calibrated Stock).

I don't really feel a lack of speed/accelleration compared to most enemies & I like having the extra agility to get on target/find lead easier.

 

Eventually I'll get round to a decent optimisation/improvement but its low priority atm.

 


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