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gerr22 #21 Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:11 PM

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il8

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ar67

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ju86e

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ki10

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Trophy_Wench #22 Posted 03 June 2019 - 02:29 PM

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Hawker Demon

I-7 

I-15 w/ the propane heaters strapped to it (I forget the exact designation)

Ki-84

 

Truth be told, I am one of those people who just generally don't keep planes I grind through unless I really liked it. For instance my above Ki-84, absolutely love that plane. The rest were just some low tier planes I managed to specialize in like one play session for funsies and mild clubbing. The Demon in particular was the first plane I specialized after 2.0.5 just to mess around with it so that once is calibrated as well. I do plan to specialize more of my planes, but I am also saving credits so It'll just happen when I get around to it. The planes I have that I will eventually specialize are:

USA:

P-36c

P-40

P-39N

A-26

P-51H? (This one is really debatable, I'm using it to grind to the F6U so It will invariably complete the specialization grind as well. But I'm not sure if I really want to keep it around after... so we'll see.)

 

USSR:

La-5

Yak-3

RB-17 (someday)

Yak-30

 

UK:

Spitfire Mk.1a

Vampire F.1 (when I get it)

 

Germany:

Nothing yet

 

Japan:

Nothing else yet

 

France:

S.510

C.714

 

China:

Nothing yet, maybe the Ba.27 if I play it enough?

 


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Reitousair #23 Posted 03 June 2019 - 02:45 PM

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US
USSR
Germany
Japan
UK
China
France

 

Note, these planes are only specialized, not necessarily fully kitted out in ultimate gear.


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

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BuffaloTime #24 Posted 03 June 2019 - 04:14 PM

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147 out of 256 total. No bombers specialized. Somebody on Warplanes Facebook page has 274 specialized. 

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CorvusCorvax #25 Posted 03 June 2019 - 06:30 PM

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View Posttrikke, on 03 June 2019 - 11:08 AM, said:

 

but there's so many more of those fragile planes shooting you when you're down low           

 

high altitude effectively takes that heavy out of the battle for several minutes         high altitude separates the men from the boost-feathering boys

 

but i certainly bow to your expertise 

 

I'm not going to paint myself as an expert.  Because I am not.  But I will tell you this:

 

Bombing from the stratosphere has not been as successful for me as doing stuff below 500m, or dive bombing.  I think there are two reasons for that:

 

1.)  High-altitude AAA is murder.  Even when I never fly in a straight line, I get the snot stomped out of me by flak.  Add the HF ADA, and sometimes a solo cap becomes a dicey affair.

 

2.)  Bot HF headhunting.  Up high, nothing challenges them.  It's just me and them.  Down low, I can get my bot team mates to shoot at the bot HF and make him break off.

 

What you say makes sense.  And if I hadn't have done my way of flying, I would totally agree with you.  But some things in the game are learned purely empirically.  I was having trouble with the high-alt bombing, so decided to change stuff up.  Lo and behold - success in dropping eggs down below 500m.  Higher scores.  More GT destroyed.  I'm doing something right, OR I'm playing to my particular style.  Either way, it works for me.

 

It might not work that way for everyone, and it might not be the best way to get it done.



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I finished up the specialization of my tier 4 : I-16(late) this morning.

OMG it makes such a difference now. 6 straight wins.

Went with a T&B build and less HP but OMG does it survive a battle or what.

I thought they were good before 1.9...Holy Cow this thing is a dream.

Wish i had room for my tier 3 : I-16(early)

Might have to ask wife for some gold.



Cardinal604 #27 Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:05 PM

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What do you guys think I-16s or I-17 whats better

 

Also Im close to specializing my J8M anyone have suggestions for equipment to run ? Pilot skills (assuming 8)



legoboy0401 #28 Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:20 PM

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As for me, I only have 3 purchased out of a total of 5 unlocked:

 

Purchased:

 

 

SE-100(my very first specialist plane)

 

IL-2(mod)(I play this plane enough that it was worth it)

 

Tomahawk IIb(my first specialist Fighter)

 

 

Unlocked, but not purchased:

 

 

Ju-87G(for a long time I was not sure whether I would keep this plane. Now that I have decided to keep it, I just haven't gotten around to purchasing the specialist configuration for it, as credits are tight for me right now)

 

Bf-110 C-6(JUST unlocked this one the other day, in the middle of my Bf-109 Zwilling credit grind(which I still have not completed yet). Once I purchase the Bf-109 Zwilling and get it configured how I want it, I WILL purchase the specialist configuration for this plane)

 

 


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losttwo #29 Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:34 PM

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View PostCardinal604, on 03 June 2019 - 06:05 PM, said:

What do you guys think I-16s or I-17 whats better

 

Also Im close to specializing my J8M anyone have suggestions for equipment to run ? Pilot skills (assuming 8)

 

I-17 built for speed is a great specialist plane, better than the I-16(L).

The I-17 speed build is excellent against tier 5



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14 out of 61 are Spec. from Tier I to Tier V
T-I    
I-5
T-II
I-15
F2F
F111C-2
TSh-2
AO192
S.510
T-III    
I-15bis DM
AR 80
TSh-3
Ha 137 V1
T-IV
I-16 (i.)
Bf 110 C-6
T-V
IL-2 (mod)

 

I have another 19 of the 61 that are Elite and being held just at Spec. on purpose.  Now I have the incoming XP on all aircraft at or above Elite directed solely towards gathering crew skill points.
Improvements on all planes and crew are always directed to agility and accuracy.
Franchement I got tired of being a magnet with those wings showing in-game so I'm in the process of maxing the other 28 right up to qualified for Spec. but not buying it.  Building crew instead.  When I get tired of that, buy more aircraft or maybe Spec a few that I already have.
I don't grind one particular plane or type, I just fly what interests me at the time so play is one perpetual grind and once in a while there's a surprise Spec qual or crew member picking up a skill point.  It's all cool.

I don't ever sell any of my aircraft nor do I switch crew around so I guess I'm a casual/collector player.  No great ambitions, just havin' fun.  Doing the same on the EU server so it all takes time, which is fine with me. If I wish, there's always time for rabies.

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trikke #31 Posted 04 June 2019 - 12:56 AM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 03 June 2019 - 02:30 PM, said:

 

I'm not going to paint myself as an expert.  Because I am not.  But I will tell you this:

 

Bombing from the stratosphere has not been as successful for me as doing stuff below 500m, or dive bombing.  I think there are two reasons for that:

 

1.)  High-altitude AAA is murder.  Even when I never fly in a straight line, I get the snot stomped out of me by flak.  Add the HF ADA, and sometimes a solo cap becomes a dicey affair.

 

2.)  Bot HF headhunting.  Up high, nothing challenges them.  It's just me and them.  Down low, I can get my bot team mates to shoot at the bot HF and make him break off.

 

What you say makes sense.  And if I hadn't have done my way of flying, I would totally agree with you.  But some things in the game are learned purely empirically.  I was having trouble with the high-alt bombing, so decided to change stuff up.  Lo and behold - success in dropping eggs down below 500m.  Higher scores.  More GT destroyed.  I'm doing something right, OR I'm playing to my particular style.  Either way, it works for me.

 

It might not work that way for everyone, and it might not be the best way to get it done.

 

all great points    of course you'll have help from blue bots and your humans, if you fly through the middle of a furball      

 

there's nothing sweeter that creeping up behind a guy that's fixated on a bomber 

 

i will try your ideas and report back!

 

however, i use bombers as a stress reliever from flying fighters, so that'll be a little problem for me personally 


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View PostCardinal604, on 03 June 2019 - 07:05 PM, said:

What do you guys think I-16s or I-17 whats better

 

Also Im close to specializing my J8M anyone have suggestions for equipment to run ? Pilot skills (assuming 8)

 

i own the j8m but have never flown it     got it free a year ago      better pilots than me struggle with it, so maybe you're the pro from Dover now!

 

i enjoyed the i-16s long ago     however, the i-17 just frustrated me, but i would pass on all three today        may i recommend the 109 line instead?


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Cardinal604 #33 Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:10 PM

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View Posttrikke, on 04 June 2019 - 01:07 AM, said:

 

i own the j8m but have never flown it     got it free a year ago      better pilots than me struggle with it, so maybe you're the pro from Dover now!

 

i enjoyed the i-16s long ago     however, the i-17 just frustrated me, but i would pass on all three today        may i recommend the 109 line instead?

 

I am by no means a J8M pro... Its more like stubbornness and continual play for that plane.

 

I do Like the 109... I have the F version in my garage most people dont like it but it works for me somehow. Also I love the Romanian Paint Scheme.



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I started off pretty slow, not seeing much point in it.

More recently I've put in effort to finish off Specialist on a bunch of Favourites/Premiums/planes for specific Mission tasks or just because I now better understand the improvements the extra slots with Enhanced and Calibrated Equipment can bring.

 

USA

XP-36F

XFL-1
P-40

F4F

F4U-1

P-39N-1
A-26B

P-47N

 

Soviet

I-15bis DM

BSh-1
SB
I-153 DM-4
I-207/4

MiG-3
Il-2 (mod.)
La-5
Tu-1
I-220
La-9
Il-40

La-15

MiG-15bis

 

German

Fw 159

Ha 137

Bf 109 B
Bf 110 C-6

Me 209 V4

He 100 D-1

Spit.V DB605

Fw 190 A-5

Fw 190 D

 

Japan

A6M1

Ki-84

 

UK

P.V.3
Skua
Blenheim IV (e.)
Hurricane Ia

Hurricane I
Hurricane II

Beaufighter (but I run it non-specialist)
Tornado
Typhoon

Hornet (not purchased)

Spitfire XIV
Tempest

P.1056 (not purchased)
Vampire F1

Swift

 

Europe

B-534

SE 100

 

China

Tomahawk IIb

 

I've recently reduced number of grind lines and been cycling in 2-3 planes at a time to my 'to play' group to actively work toward Specialist.

Currently working toward:

Ki-45

F-86A

 

 

What slots does I-210 get?

I'm feeling kinda interested in buying it back to see what it can do full elite :unsure:

 

Edit: updated list

 

Edit again: further updated list

 

Edit further: another update


Edited by hoom, 15 September 2019 - 05:28 AM.

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View Posthoom, on 05 June 2019 - 08:42 AM, said:

What slots does I-210 get?

I'm feeling kinda interested in buying it back to see what it can do full elite :unsure:

 

Cockpit, Airframe and two engine slots iirc.


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Simply too lazy to track down all the planes I have specialized.  Basically almost all Russian GAs and some of the higher tier German GAs.  And a smattering of other planes here and there.  

 

One thing I discovered:  If you don't specialize or upgrade or calibrate for like a month due to general disinterest in the process, you gain a ton of materials.  Then you can go full orgy on the upgrades when you have a hankering for such a thing.  



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Yeah I had from whenever they bought it in until Tu-1 Event worth when I started doing Calibration etc, went ham without care for what I was spending.

 

Now I'm scrambling for single Flight Instruments like Charlie Bucket.

 

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 Use the Filters, Specialist is one of the options.

 


C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas le SerB.

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My biggest problem with gearing is I'm constantly out of silver or mechanical parts one of the two. EVerything else I'm pushing 5 digits worth of in terms of parts and silver.. well.. I make it like mad.. but I spend it almost as madly.

BB3_Oregon_Steel #39 Posted 17 July 2019 - 11:43 PM

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Ok, old thread but I have something to share, so I will ... so there. 

 

I have entered the whole specialization thing reluctantly.  It has nothing to do with the usual reasons I've seen about why people don't like specialization, it has to do with the wings.  

 

Putting wings on your ingame symbol is putting a bullseye on your back.  Not only do you immediately advertise to any plane in view that you are a human, it also at a glance tells them that you've improved your plane, hopefully considerably and as such, you represent a greater threat than the average plane.  This can do unhealthy things to your life expectancy in game. 

 

What I have traditionally done, when I've decided to invest in improvements, is to add components up through the 2nd level and then spent some additional time calibrating them for better performance.  This gets me as least some of the benefits of those improvements without the extra unwanted attention from the red planes. 

 

However, recently, I've decided to test that most important question, can the improvements you can access through the specialist configuration improve your plane's performance enough to warrant all the unwanted attention.  So, what I've done is taken the low risk, low cost approach by going through and specializing all my Tier I's and seeing how they react. I've been happy enough with the results to begin doing the same with a couple of tier II's so it's sort of an experiment in progress.  


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Its more advantageous in the higher tiers where you unlock more slots -> can make a bigger performance difference.

 

I also was concerned about the extra attention but concluded that most of the time most of the enemy is Bots -> doesn't matter, a bunch of the time the enemy players aren't as good as me -> doesn't matter or enemy players are close to my ability/better & likely to target me anyway -> doesn't matter.

 

Gonna update my list up-thread, I have 37 Specialists now vs 28 then.

 

Edit: 39 including a couple that I never purchased Specialist for.

 

Edit2: 40


Edited by hoom, 18 July 2019 - 10:05 AM.

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