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Postal_Monkey #1 Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:13 AM

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Thank you to all those who responded to my last 'favorite plane' question! Let's mix it up a bit. Instead of by tier let's just provide 5 planes that are your favorite. Can be ANY tier but only ONE per class: Fighter, Multirole, Heavy Fighter, Ground Attack, Bomber.


 

What's yours?



Postal_Monkey #2 Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:31 AM

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View PostPostal_Monkey, on 16 March 2019 - 11:13 AM, said:

Thank you to all those who responded to my last 'favorite plane' question! Let's mix it up a bit. Instead of by tier let's just provide 5 planes that are your favorite. Can be ANY tier but only ONE per class: Fighter, Multirole, Heavy Fighter, Ground Attack, Bomber.


 

What's yours?

 


 

Fighter: F-86A Sabre

Oh my goodness this was so freaking tough. I mean when I asked the question I didn't think it would be this difficult to pick just one fighter. But after really sitting back and thinking about it, I had to choose the Sabre. With the new bombers out there this plane has actually gotten better. Yes yes yes the guns are anemic. But with patience you can put yourself in a position to beat ANY plane out there. ANY.


 

Multirole: Fw 190-D

Yeah, the Russians have the boomsticks but I wanted to choose a 'do-it-all' plane. I mean that's what MULTIROLE means, yes? There are a plethora of good multiroles but the Fw 190-D really can do it all. Granted, I think the F-84F might take my top spot eventually and the F2G is a beast in any game you put it in. But the Fw 190-D can win a game on it's own better than most other planes out there.


 

Heavy Fighter: F2H Banshee

This plane is still my Heavy 'happy place'. I can be having a sh!tty day and this jet will perk me right up. A well balanced killer!


 

Ground attack: Me 265

I mean, come on, this thing is FUN! And I can't say that about most of the GA I've played. Granted I don't have any Tier X's (yet) but the Me 265 is a great little GA.


 

Bomber: Ju 88A

I really don't get into bomber play. But the Ju 88A has its perks. I'll have to dive into the class a bit more now that there is exciting high tier options.

 


Edited by Postal_Monkey, 16 March 2019 - 01:12 PM.


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If  we were to answer that question :sceptic: " What's your favorite plane to fly? by class ".

The next day,....they would Nerf each one of them.:ohmy:



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  F MRF HF A B
I N/A Type 91 N/A N/A N/A
II Ki-5, Ki-8, S.510 Hawk III      
III Ki-27        
IV A6M1, Fantome Ar 197   Fw 189C  
V A6M3 Hurricane IID Beaufighter    
VI A6M5, XP-55        
VII J8M, Vampire F.1   Ki-94-I, Ki-93    
VIII Ki-94-II J7W1      
IX Ki-162-I J7W2      
X Ki-162-III J7W3      

 

Bold = if I had to pick just one per class

Gray = not yet specialized


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Postal_Monkey #5 Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:53 PM

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View PostJ311yfish, on 16 March 2019 - 12:40 PM, said:

  F MRF HF A B
I N/A Type 91 N/A N/A N/A
II Ki-5, Ki-8, S.510 Hawk III      
III Ki-27        
IV A6M1, Fantome Ar 197   Fw 189C  
V A6M3 Hurricane IID Beaufighter    
VI A6M5, XP-55        
VII J8M, Vampire F.1   Ki-94-I, Ki-93    
VIII Ki-94-II J7W1      
IX Ki-162-I J7W2      
X Ki-162-III J7W3      

 

 

Dude that's a lot! What's your favorite fighter, if you had to choose just ONE :)

 

Nevermind, I see your bold planes 0_o

 


Edited by Postal_Monkey, 16 March 2019 - 01:04 PM.


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View Postcobra_marksman, on 16 March 2019 - 12:35 PM, said:

If  we were to answer that question :sceptic: " What's your favorite plane to fly? by class ".

The next day,....they would Nerf each one of them.:ohmy:

 

If they nerf the Banshee I'll hurt something

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Fighter: La-5 or I-220, both have great firepower of unified type concentrated in the nose, La-5 more agility, I-220 more rakish looks, better speed & altitude.

 

Multi Role: probably Hurricane I, I like the reasonable mobility, dogfighting firepower of 8* machineguns & fast reloading bombs, Tornado is a contender, feels more comfortable than Typhoon/Tempest which seem to always be struggling for speed & hits in a way that Tornado doesn't.

 

Heavy: Beaufighter probably but maybe Hornet, blatting round the battlefield stomping on the unwary.

 

Ground Attack: out of only 3 I've actually played has to be the massive firepower of Il-20 even if its horrifically ugly & not easy to lug around the battlefield.

 

Bomber: A-26B, great mix of decent speed, altitude, defenses, 4 mini-strings of fairly quick reloading bombs makes it very enjoyable with lots of playstyle options.


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For me it's the MiG-15bis. Nothing more satisfying than that 37mm finding it's mark.

Just a note for the F-86A, if you use Autocannon Ammo in the 50s it may cure your firepower problem, it did for me.



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View Posthoom, on 16 March 2019 - 05:50 AM, said:

Fighter: La-5 or I-220, both have great firepower of unified type concentrated in the nose, La-5 more agility, I-220 more rakish looks, better speed & altitude.

 

Multi Role: probably Hurricane I, I like the reasonable mobility, dogfighting firepower of 8* machineguns & fast reloading bombs, Tornado is a contender, feels more comfortable than Typhoon/Tempest which seem to always be struggling for speed & hits in a way that Tornado doesn't.

 

Heavy: Beaufighter probably but maybe Hornet, blatting round the battlefield stomping on the unwary.

 

Ground Attack: out of only 3 I've actually played has to be the massive firepower of Il-20 even if its horrifically ugly & not easy to lug around the battlefield.

 

Bomber: A-26B, great mix of decent speed, altitude, defenses, 4 mini-strings of fairly quick reloading bombs makes it very enjoyable with lots of playstyle options.

 

I like the Hurricane I as well. I'm still grinding to the II, and I just had a top of the team victory in it in a Tier V match. It is good and comfortable. Not perfect, but flexible, and fun/comfortable in that way.

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View Postlegoboy0401, on 16 March 2019 - 09:01 PM, said:

 

I like the Hurricane I as well. I'm still grinding to the II, and I just had a top of the team victory in it in a Tier V match. It is good and comfortable. Not perfect, but flexible, and fun/comfortable in that way.

 

The Hurricane II might be the best per tier in this line. Same guns as the Tornado but at Tier V. I mean they're all good don't get me wrong but the H II is awesomeness

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Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one's view's and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one's valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.

 

 

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Fighter - MiG-3 (Runner up Ki-61 or P-39N)

Multirole - LaGG-3 Series 4

Heavy - Doriner Do-335 A1

Attack - Messerschmidt Me-329

Bomber - Heinkel He-111 H-1


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View Postjonnymule74, on 16 March 2019 - 01:41 PM, said:

Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one's view's and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one's valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.

 

 

:izmena:

 

Sounds like you need a beer!

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View Postjonnymule74, on 16 March 2019 - 09:41 PM, said:

Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one's view's and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one's valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.

 

 

:izmena:

 

View PostAzis_, on 16 March 2019 - 10:30 PM, said:

 

Sounds like you need a beer!

:P

 

make it two!

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One of each? Okay, I'll give you my 5 favorite planes...

Fighter: Vampire, Spitfire IX, and Spitfire XIV
Multirole: Hawker Hunter
Heavy: F2H Banshee

What? That's still five planes... :hiding:

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View Postjonnymule74, on 16 March 2019 - 04:41 PM, said:

Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one's view's and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one's valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.

 

 

:izmena:

 

I do believe I take offense with that.

 

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jonnymule74 #17 Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:32 AM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 16 March 2019 - 11:25 PM, said:

 

I do believe I take offense with that.

 

:D

 

I'm sorry you do. It would be greatly appreciated if you tried not to drop your load on me. I'm just a lonely fighter pilot avoiding massive objects falling from the sky.  :hiding:
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(Light) Fighter: JL-1A-37

Multirole Fighter: F7U Cutlass
Heavy Fighter: Ki-93

Ground Attacker:I believe this one is obvious enough
Bomber: Pe-2 M-82

 


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Fighter: Any Spit or Zero I have in the barn. Are they easy?.....I guess, but I'm not here to make you comfortable (Snowflake)

 

Multi: F2G.....It floats like a Cadillac (which is hard for me because I want to turn)

 

Heavy: SE100...It's been good to me, and the XP-58 (still trying on that one) 

 

GA: IL-20?....I really suck at that, probably flown it 4 times.

 

Bomber: I also suck at that even though I have a hand full of them.

 

If you see me sucking at any plane other than a fighter it's because I suck.

 

Thank you.  :hiding:

 

 


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View Postjonnymule74, on 16 March 2019 - 07:32 PM, said:

 

I'm sorry you do. It would be greatly appreciated if you tried not to drop your load on me. I'm just a lonely fighter pilot avoiding massive objects falling from the sky.  :hiding:

 

LOL

 


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