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Tier 4 Fighters - Which Do You Like The Most?


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Poll: Russian, German, American (29 members have cast votes)

Russian, German, American

  1. Polikarpov I-153 DM-4 (2 votes [3.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.51%

  2. Polikarpov I-17 (6 votes [10.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  3. Bf 109 B (20 votes [35.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.09%

  4. Heinkel He 112 (4 votes [7.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.02%

  5. XF4F-3 (4 votes [7.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.02%

  6. Curtis Model 81A-1 (4 votes [7.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.02%

  7. Curtis P-36C Hawk (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Serversky 2PA (2 votes [3.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.51%

  9. Curtis XP-36F Hawk (5 votes [8.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.77%

  10. Curtis P-36 Hawk (7 votes [12.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.28%

  11. none (3 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

Japan, British, China, Europe

  1. A6M1 Zero (9 votes [16.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.98%

  2. Ki-43-I (7 votes [13.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.21%

  3. Fairey Fantome (5 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

  4. Hawker Hurricane Mk. Ia (8 votes [15.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.09%

  5. Bristol Type 146 (10 votes [18.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.87%

  6. Ki-43-Ic (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  7. Caudron-Renault C.714 (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  8. none (6 votes [11.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.32%

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CorvusCorvax #21 Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:03 PM

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The Bf-109B is crazy-good at T4.  I fear no turny-birds, and really, the only things I have to look out for are T5s and T4 HFs, The Bf-110C-6 is dangerous because it can hack off giant chunks of HP with that 30mm sniper gun.

Vanillain #22 Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:39 PM

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I use to hate the Reppu, I was very disappointed in it. But I flew it again a few time the other day and I can't remember what was bad about it. I love it just as much as the A6M1 now. 

trikke #23 Posted 12 August 2019 - 02:30 AM

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109b and the 112 are go-to T4 LFs


but I love the Hayabusa, too


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SpiritFoxMY #24 Posted 12 August 2019 - 04:19 AM

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View PostVanillain, on 12 August 2019 - 04:39 AM, said:

I use to hate the Reppu, I was very disappointed in it. But I flew it again a few time the other day and I can't remember what was bad about it. I love it just as much as the A6M1 now. 

 

The Reppu and all other Japanese Navy planes suffer from being highly situational - they're devastating down low over a single critical capture point but they lack the speed and the altitude to really take the fight to the enemy and thus lack the ability to seriously drive the flow of a match. They're like a really big rock - if the river is forced to flow through you then you can hold the tide, but if it can, it'll just flow around you and leave you helpless in the middle.


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Captain_Rownd #25 Posted 12 August 2019 - 05:47 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 11 August 2019 - 06:19 PM, said:

 

The Reppu and all other Japanese Navy planes suffer from being highly situational - they're devastating down low over a single critical capture point but they lack the speed and the altitude to really take the fight to the enemy and thus lack the ability to seriously drive the flow of a match.

 

Their job is basically to park in a cap and make sure more planes from the enemy team are in the penalty box waiting to respawn than planes from your own team. 


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Mercsn #26 Posted 12 August 2019 - 10:38 AM

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View PostVanillain, on 11 August 2019 - 02:39 PM, said:

I use to hate the Reppu, I was very disappointed in it. But I flew it again a few time the other day and I can't remember what was bad about it. I love it just as much as the A6M1 now. 

 

Besides what Spirit said, they also seam to be a rather large target, especially when they turn.  They're super easy to stall out in that tier and if they are turn fighting with something, they are super easy to swoop in on and splash before they can get out of the way.  It's the same problem with the zeros.  They turn so well, but at such low speed, that they literally turn INSIDE an attackers bullet stream instead of get out of the way of it by cutting the angle.  It's just worse with the repu because by tier 7 the meta has shifted to higher and faster...and it's a bigger target than the zeros.


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crzyhawk #27 Posted 12 August 2019 - 12:23 PM

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View Posthoom, on 09 August 2019 - 10:10 PM, said:

A6M1 is amazing when you can setup on a key cap & mulch the stream of bots/players but when you have one of those matches where its a capping race and/or you have to try to solo Heavy ADA coordinated pairs it just sucks.

 

 

This is why I have been experimenting with my Spitfire I set up for speed.  When I get uptiered in my Ia, sometimes it feels like it takes forever to get to where I need to be.  Yeah, once it's there, not much can turn with it...but getting there can be a problem.  The Mk I though cruises at nearly 400kph, and there is still more left in the upgrade department.  I'm pretty sure it's faster than my DB605 Spit.  It doesn't turn as well...but I can already out-turn nearly everything that isn't a spec'd spitfire or zero.


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CorvusCorvax #28 Posted 12 August 2019 - 03:57 PM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 12 August 2019 - 04:19 AM, said:

 

The Reppu and all other Japanese Navy planes suffer from being highly situational - they're devastating down low over a single critical capture point but they lack the speed and the altitude to really take the fight to the enemy and thus lack the ability to seriously drive the flow of a match. They're like a really big rock - if the river is forced to flow through you then you can hold the tide, but if it can, it'll just flow around you and leave you helpless in the middle.


This is exactly why I dislike my Ki-84 II.  My playstyle is NOT "sit on a cap point" - and it's not just any cap point, either.  The Ki-84 II will have a tough time keeping a plant because the airplanes that attack a plant are more the prey of HFs.  Holding an airbase is child's play.  Command center or military base?  Easy.  Garrison or airfield, sure, but why?

I think that once I get the Salamander, errr, Ki-162, I think that'll be far enough with this line.






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