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hoom #1 Posted 23 July 2019 - 07:52 AM

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Why does the F4F Specialist config have compulsory Rockets mounted?

All the other Specialists I've seen make ordnance optional but its compulsory on F4F.

I want to run it with a speed/agility build and this kinda kills it.


Edited by hoom, 23 July 2019 - 07:53 AM.

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

J311yfish #2 Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:00 AM

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It certainly would have been nice to know that before your time investment!


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wylleEcoyote #3 Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:39 PM

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I treated that particular set up as a challenge worthy of my skill.
And before you ask YES i do scream <WITNESS YOUR DOOOOOOMMMM!!! > as I shoot rockets when going head on vs any heavy in the F4F

Especially Me 410 drivers. I know who they are and what they bring. They have it coming.

And jokes aside i needed the challenge.
I am most competent at placing bombs wherever i want them to go whenever i need to.
Rockets on the other hand, not nearly so much.
so now my F4F pilot has a rocketeer skill. And a rocket sight. eventually ill get the hang of it.

Though if you feel the need for speed i suggest that you
C O N S T R U C T   A D D I T I O N A L  aerodynamic P Y L O N S
80% drag reduction on your rockets for 12% longer reload is the closest you will get to running slick in that specialist bird.

Also 2 rockets per AA gun means you have 3 less guns shooting at you and your team as you do your job as a MultiRole
... 6 if your really good.

Edited by wylleEcoyote, 23 July 2019 - 09:47 PM.

Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is very hit or miss. Usually I start on the right track and then a make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 
And yet it doesn't stop me from speculation.
Specialist Planes i have:
USA: XP-31, F1C-2, Model 81A-1, P-40, F4F, P-38F, P-39N-1, P-47B, P-38J, XF15C, XP-58 

USSR: Tu-1  UK: DH.100 F1. Japan: not even once. France: SE 100
Germany: Fw 56, He 112, Fw 190 A-5, Bf 109 B, Bf 109 E, Bf 109 E-3, Me209 A, Do 17 Z, Do 217 M, Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2,  Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1,


trikke #4 Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:58 PM

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I like the way you're looking at the mandatory rockets, WEC


it's just so unusual that we're forced to carry equipment that we didn't know about and don't want


I guess it sells those rockets!

Now, let's talk about you wanting to fly the F4F...


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wylleEcoyote #5 Posted 24 July 2019 - 01:22 AM

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at first I was like ...this plane is not fun but at least it will get me to the corsair.

Then i got this ridiculous paint job that also has a 20% xp bonus. So i hung on to it.

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And somewhere along the way to specialization i got a handle on its peculiar brand of B&Z. 

I have moved on to corsairs. Because CANNONS

ANd yet ... i do take an extra special amount of schadenfreude when i kill a Zero with the F4F 

Edited by wylleEcoyote, 24 July 2019 - 01:41 AM.

Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is very hit or miss. Usually I start on the right track and then a make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 
And yet it doesn't stop me from speculation.
Specialist Planes i have:
USA: XP-31, F1C-2, Model 81A-1, P-40, F4F, P-38F, P-39N-1, P-47B, P-38J, XF15C, XP-58 

USSR: Tu-1  UK: DH.100 F1. Japan: not even once. France: SE 100
Germany: Fw 56, He 112, Fw 190 A-5, Bf 109 B, Bf 109 E, Bf 109 E-3, Me209 A, Do 17 Z, Do 217 M, Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2,  Bf 110 C-6, Me 410, Do 335 A-1,


Captain_Rownd #6 Posted 24 July 2019 - 01:35 AM

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I was going to mention the cool motivational paint job, but stupid forum doesn't allow in-line images. 

 

Give me those good old honest american machine guns, baybee.  Here's a shower of buckshot up your buttslot.

 


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hoom #7 Posted 24 July 2019 - 02:11 AM

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Yes for the glory of Aiur my Probe has already warped in Aerodynamic Pylons.

Point is that they made the change to allow Ordnance to be optional for Specialists but have missed this plane -> bug.


Edited by hoom, 24 July 2019 - 03:40 AM.

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

CorvusCorvax #8 Posted 24 July 2019 - 11:19 PM

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View Posthoom, on 24 July 2019 - 02:11 AM, said:

Yes for the glory of Aiur my Probe has already warped in Aerodynamic Pylons.

Point is that they made the change to allow Ordnance to be optional for Specialists but have missed this plane -> bug.


And not my Me-210, either.  Makes me carry da bombs, that I do not want on a plane that needs all the speed it can muster...



hoom #9 Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:39 AM

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Hmm, I wonder how many others there are.
C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas le SerB.




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