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Postal_Monkey #61 Posted 25 March 2019 - 10:29 PM

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View Posthoom, on 23 March 2019 - 04:56 AM, said:

 But Hurri I has bombs and they reload quickly (30s?). Edit: checked ingame and its 60s.

 

You drop bombs & kill a Medium target, maybe finish off 2 damaged ones, kill a couple of ADA and if the cap hasn't already flipped you'll have bombs again and they'll definitely be reloaded by the time you get to next cap.

 

It actually took me until this event to notice that Hurri Ia is a Fighter not Multirole :hiding:

 

The problem with the Hurri Ia is that lack of bombs: When I fly it I often find myself frustrated by having to chase down some plane thats faster/higher than me because I can't just break off & drop bombs to finish off the cap flip.

 

I think the problem wit the whole UK MRF line is lack of ground armament. The Sea Hawk is passable and the Hunter finally becomes a ground attack beast but the rest of the line is mediocre for destroying ground targets. Great at taking down air targets tho!

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View PostDisgruntledSnowman901, on 23 March 2019 - 10:33 PM, said:

 That being said, I'd still rather spend my time in a fighter class engaging in air-to-air combat

 

Yeah, I notice you kicking fighter butt out there pretty often xD



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View Postsandtiger, on 25 March 2019 - 09:10 PM, said:

haha i like all my planes

but  some of my favorite

planes are the do 335 a 1

the  vamp

both the ki 9 and 10

 the Germans and plane that has

an me in front of its number

me 109 LT 

but if you forced me to pick one i could not do it

i  would  just say yak 30

 

 

 

I can not WAIT until I get my hands on the Vampire, I'm drooling... any who, can't argue with the Yak-30.

 

When I want a constant sh!tstorm game, you know a match when you aren't in the the hornets nest but you ARE the hornets nest, that's when I hop into the Yak-30. Great plane!!



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(Light) Fighter: Me1101

Multirole Fighter: see my profile!
Heavy Fighter: XF-90

Ground Attacker: IL-40P
Bomber: Do217M


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wylleEcoyote #65 Posted 26 March 2019 - 02:42 AM

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Its hard for me to pick JUST one.

High Alt Light fighter ...  its the Me 209 A.   For the moment. 
                                         Honorable Mention: Me 209 v4.  Tier 8 airspeed and tier 3 guns in tier 5
                                         its really fun. To fly.
                                     (Emil  E3 and P-40 are all close seconds)

Low Alt Turn fighter ...   Heinkel He 112

MultiRole    Fw 190.   
                 though typhoon/tempest is a turny bit if fun.

Heavy Fighter.  P-38 Is my Waifu. She is Best Waifu and your waifu is trash 
                         (the Arrow and Chain Lightning are really close seconds)

Bomber    Dornier 217.

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 any who, can't argue with the Yak-30

 I can.

La-15 is objectively better in every way except firepower (equal) and 360 turn time (only slightly inferior and still way better than near everything else in tier).

Yak 30s lack of altitude & top speed is a serious impediment.


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View Posthoom, on 25 March 2019 - 11:10 PM, said:

 I can.

La-15 is objectively better in every way except firepower (equal) and 360 turn time (only slightly inferior and still way better than near everything else in tier).

Yak 30s lack of altitude & top speed is a serious impediment.


Mmm.. 12 less maneuver for 2 more airspeed and 8 more altitude... from a -raw- stat stance that's +10 for -12.. but that doesn't really mean much other than #s that may or may not actually display the real picture of a plane.. still though.

I like my Yak-30 and will eventually pick up the La-15 as well. I'd say the La is a bit more balance inside itself.. but with an agility and minor speed boost build that Yak-30 becomes a whirling dervish of death that nothing can keep up with in turning and the -2- less base speed it has than the La isn't worth the lost 12 base maneuverability to -me-.. and an 8 altitude performance base increase means an extra what? 800-1200 feet before I'm still out of optimal altitude? To me they -look- like minor variations on the same plane. I regularly turn fight around 8000 feet and I've shot down Ju287s more than once while maintaining speed with them. I'll never keep up with a heavy or an energy fighter and I know that.. but I can out turn any of them so that's my strength. I usually stay low and use terrain and sneakiness and tight quarters to increase my advantages... with the La... it looks like Deja Vu and Spitfires.. but in high tier and the wrong nation. Based only on what I can observe mathematically there obviously as I only have the Yak-30 and its stats are.. well 85 airspeed, 101 maneuverability 51 altitude performance.. which doesn't tell the whole story, obviously.. but I suppose for me I have to be sold to put the La into the queue to acquire as I'm already going down the MiG line.. though I'm somewhat regretting that.. so talk me into this maybe? LOL.

I'm just having a hard time seeing enough of an diffference in it vs. the Yak-30 because those guns -are- identical and the stats are so similar.. but I feel like somehow I'd lose something by losing 12 base turning.. especially when you consider equipment modifiers are all percentages.


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View PostWhite_Widow18, on 20 March 2019 - 03:24 PM, said:

MRFs and I just.. have never gelled. I'm not certain why to be honest.. but I get halfway through a battle in one and I'm frustrated or bored. So I've mostly avoided them.

 

same           

 

half fighter / half GA / half heavy doesn't really work in this meta, at least for me anyway 

 

but i've watched SFMY sweep the entire red team in his 190        so many times 


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View Posttrikke, on 26 March 2019 - 12:09 PM, said:

 

same           

 

half fighter / half GA / half heavy doesn't really work in this meta, at least for me anyway 

 

but i've watched SFMY sweep the entire red team in his 190        so many times 

 

You have to be really careful in how you attack him in that plane.  He's possible to beat, but if you don't have your head screwed on really tight, you're going to lose.

 



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View PostWhite_Widow18, on 26 March 2019 - 11:26 AM, said:


Mmm.. 12 less maneuver for 2 more airspeed and 8 more altitude... from a -raw- stat stance that's +10 for -12.. but that doesn't really mean much other than #s that may or may not actually display the real picture of a plane.. still though.

I like my Yak-30 and will eventually pick up the La-15 as well. I'd say the La is a bit more balance inside itself.. but with an agility and minor speed boost build that Yak-30 becomes a whirling dervish of death that nothing can keep up with in turning and the -2- less base speed it has than the La isn't worth the lost 12 base maneuverability to -me-.. and an 8 altitude performance base increase means an extra what? 800-1200 feet before I'm still out of optimal altitude? To me they -look- like minor variations on the same plane. I regularly turn fight around 8000 feet and I've shot down Ju287s more than once while maintaining speed with them. I'll never keep up with a heavy or an energy fighter and I know that.. but I can out turn any of them so that's my strength. I usually stay low and use terrain and sneakiness and tight quarters to increase my advantages... with the La... it looks like Deja Vu and Spitfires.. but in high tier and the wrong nation. Based only on what I can observe mathematically there obviously as I only have the Yak-30 and its stats are.. well 85 airspeed, 101 maneuverability 51 altitude performance.. which doesn't tell the whole story, obviously.. but I suppose for me I have to be sold to put the La into the queue to acquire as I'm already going down the MiG line.. though I'm somewhat regretting that.. so talk me into this maybe? LOL.

I'm just having a hard time seeing enough of an diffference in it vs. the Yak-30 because those guns -are- identical and the stats are so similar.. but I feel like somehow I'd lose something by losing 12 base turning.. especially when you consider equipment modifiers are all percentages.

 

So far, Yak-30s have been easy meat for my Me-262 HGIII.  When I don't have any pesky bot MRF or HFs harrassing me, and I can concentrate on setting up my attack runs, the lack of speed and altitude really burns the Yak down.  I have not optimized my P.1101 to fight Yaks yet, so I wait until they're engaged before I begin my attack run. 

 

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 26 March 2019 - 08:16 PM, said:

 

So far, Yak-30s have been easy meat for my Me-262 HGIII.  When I don't have any pesky bot MRF or HFs harrassing me, and I can concentrate on setting up my attack runs, the lack of speed and altitude really burns the Yak down.  I have not optimized my P.1101 to fight Yaks yet, so I wait until they're engaged before I begin my attack run. 

 

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Well according to some, the La-15 is probably one of the two most meta tier X light fighters (the other being the P.1101). I cannot vouch for it, but I can say the Yaks have some pretty broken climb characteristics; although their maximum altitude is only about 1600m, they can chase you straight up beyond 3000m easily because of the way the game calculates climb. Just point the nose vertical and boost. Just be warned that you'll stall out as soon as you flatten your trajectory, but its a viable tactic if you spot some high-altitude fighter jock dicking around above you - just boost into him and give him the surprise of his life.

 

MiG-15bis is generally considered the worst of the three Soviet tier X fighters on account of its mediocre maneuverability compared to other fighters and its mixed caliber armament that isn't as reliable as the triple Nr-23s of the Yakovlev and Lavochkin. I do like it, though - its an excellent high altitude fighter and the 37mm packs a helluva wallop against lightweight targets


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 Mmm.. 12 less maneuver for 2 more airspeed and 8 more altitude... from a -raw- stat stance that's +10 for -12.

 By the actual numbers its 9.6s 360 vs 8.6s but also 184deg/s roll vs 140, 2000m altitude vs 1500m.

1000km/h top speed vs 900km/h and a 50hp health advantage.

In an extended turn battle the Yak will win certainly but its pretty easy for the La to be in the advantage from altitude &/or speed, much harder for the Yak.

 

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 but I suppose for me I have to be sold to put the La into the queue to acquire as I'm already going down the MiG line.. though I'm somewhat regretting that.. so talk me into this maybe? LOL.

 Oh don't regret the MiG line, nope there are a bunch of really great planes in that line, just the I-210 thats particularly sucky.

 

But I had both Yak-30 & La-15 in my hangar for a while, sold the Yak-30.


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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 26 March 2019 - 01:40 PM, said:

 

Yaks have some pretty broken climb characteristics; although their maximum altitude is only about 1600m, they can chase you straight up beyond 3000m easily because of the way the game calculates climb. Just point the nose vertical and boost.

I have been the victim of this.  The way out is pretty simple.  If you see a Yak doing this, point the nose of your aircraft just shy of horizontal, and boost-count to four seconds, pitch up, half loop and come back at them.  They will be at altitude, out of boost, and out of speed. A short burst of 30mm, or a longer burst of 20mm, and they will be sad they chased you into the clouds.  Warning, sometimes some additional control inputs are required to prevent them from landing shells while you're positioning them for the kill...  



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The biggest mistake I see most Yak fliers do is they go into a furball or out in the open. They think that their turning advantage will somehow save them.. except that's not how distance aiming works so.. people just peg them to death at distance and fly through the debris. I stay low.. just over the horizon as it were.. because with a boost consumable I can be on top of you and kill you and turn to kill your buddy from a -very- great distance.. and by the time the two of you are dead my boost has refilled and I can turn on #3. Mountain maps are my -fav-.

Also.. my best tactic for heavies is to get up just high enough to ting them a couple of times without using boost. They almost always pull that trick of trying to loop on me.. except I'm waiting, under-fly them on full boost, flip it on its back and peg them in the rear of their engines and wings.. crippling them and allowing me to finish the kill. Doesn't always work, but it's quite effective on most players. I have a harder time with bots actually in my Yak than I do players.

 

View Posthoom, on 26 March 2019 - 07:42 AM, said:

 Oh don't regret the MiG line, nope there are a bunch of really great planes in that line, just the I-210 thats particularly sucky.

 


I am on the I-210 right now.. I know how bad it sucks unfortunately firsthand. It's great if you're in a wing with another LF or an MRF, bad to random solo battle.



Also.. speaking of the meta... Ya know.. I'm really digging my Swift. Once I completely master these guns... I run down everything in it.. light fighter.. heavy fighter.. if you don't get behind me and stay there long enough I'm going to kill you. Those 30mm ADENs hit so hard that a few well places shots and things just kinda disappear in the MRF/LF range and GAA.. heheh... it's fun to watch them react to a light fighter taking most of their health in 3 shots :P The Swift honest to god feels like the P1101.. but on steroids with guns that require you to fire in microbursts. I've had to retract every bad thing I ever said about the Swift now that I've learned to play energy fighters. I actually was going to to toe with a little P.1101 specialist in my Swift night before last. Just like the Battle of Britain... the German started off strong.. but ultimately collapsed and I beat him all the way back to his spawn point.

 


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View Posthoom, on 26 March 2019 - 01:42 PM, said:

 By the actual numbers its 9.6s 360 vs 8.6s but also 184deg/s roll vs 140, 2000m altitude vs 1500m.

1000km/h top speed vs 900km/h and a 50hp health advantage.

In an extended turn battle the Yak will win certainly but its pretty easy for the La to be in the advantage from altitude &/or speed, much harder for the Yak.

 

 Oh don't regret the MiG line, nope there are a bunch of really great planes in that line, just the I-210 thats particularly sucky.

 

But I had both Yak-30 & La-15 in my hangar for a while, sold the Yak-30.

 

shame on you! I'm grinding the La line and look forward to the Tier X but I can't imagine getting rid of the Yak-30

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 I know how bad it sucks unfortunately firsthand.

 Let knowledge that the I-220 more than makes up for it keep you motivated!

 

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 Ya know.. I'm really digging my Swift.

 Yes, its fast, guns hit hard when you get the lead & heat management right.

I try to shoot fairly slow single shots to find the lead/grind them down, when you get properly on target, they settle to predictable course and have decent heat left you can burst it for a heap of damage.

I find it OK but not nearly as fun as the La-15.

 

La-160 has similar guns with the La line 9.6s turn time and OK 900km/h top speed, altitude still better than Yak-30, so if you're digging Swift you should like that too.

 


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View Posthoom, on 27 March 2019 - 12:35 AM, said:

 Let knowledge that the I-220 more than makes up for it keep you motivated!


 

 

 Yes, its fast, guns hit hard when you get the lead & heat management right.

I try to shoot fairly slow single shots to find the lead/grind them down, when you get properly on target, they settle to predictable course and have decent heat left you can burst it for a heap of damage.

I find it OK but not nearly as fun as the La-15.

 

La-160 has similar guns with the La line 9.6s turn time and OK 900km/h top speed, altitude still better than Yak-30, so if you're digging Swift you should like that too.

 

 

I-220 will definitely make things better.

I'm certainly looking forward to the rest of the La line too. On a completely different note, if you like the Swift guns, the Hunter has four of them instead of two... very nice indeed. I mean completely different game play style of course but man those guns kill.

 



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Yeah really looking forward to Hunter, the thought of 4* Adens on a reasonably agile airframe is very exciting plus its one of those great classics of the era.
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Let's see:

 

Light Fighter: 

 

I don't own a lot, but my favorite for the moment is probably the P-40 Warhawk, for the moment. Mildly overperforming with good firepower and flight characteristics, it's a craft very easily played to much of its potential.

 

 

Multirole Fighter:

 

I don't own a lot, and I am NOT fond of the class in general, but my fave at the moment is the Hurricane II. I can't say why, it just is.

 

Heavy Fighter:

 

For the moment, it is still my SE-100, my most played plane, but this might change once I have started playing the Me-410(which I am only around 500,000-something credits away from getting and outfitting).

 

Attack Aircraft:

 

This is an easy one for me. The Ju-87G. It just feels right, and those 37 mm cannons are OH-SO-ADDICTING to use.

 

Bomber:

 

This is a tough one, I like all my bombers in some capacity, but, I'm going to have to echo SpiritFoxMY here and say the B-17G. I just LOVE the darn thing, and having not-entirely-useless defensive firepower for once.


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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 23 March 2019 - 02:24 AM, said:

Fighter: my beloved SPAD - loop-de-loops for days  :D 

 

GA: Wirraway

 


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