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qu33kKC #1 Posted 01 September 2019 - 03:29 PM

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Realized yesterday that I had enough xp on the Tempest to unlock the Sea Hawk.  Just finished watching a bit of Tironan's videos on the plane, and was wondering what the Forum folks had to say about the plane, good bad or indifferent, how it stacks up, and whether the Tier X beyond it is worth the effort.

 

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hoom #2 Posted 01 September 2019 - 03:45 PM

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Sea Hawk is pretty solid with 4* 20mm in the nose, good stock config, decent speed & agility even if not especially strong at any of them.

Might be the best looking T9.

 

I haven't bought it yet since I've been lacking Silver but Hunter gets 4* Adens in the nose (same as the Heavy but presumably shorter burst), seems to have reasonable performance and might be the most beautiful airframe in the game.


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Bubba_Zanetti #3 Posted 01 September 2019 - 03:50 PM

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Ya mon!  Great fun!  Pew pew!  Shoot stuff...get anniversary bonuses on the acquisition date!  What was it again...1 month, 3 month, 9 months, 1 year....good times...best WG game ever! :izmena:

 

Pro Tip:  use the free xp and gold from chests to buy a tier 8 French heavy tank and other WOT stuffs!  Can’t do this in ships yet...different company apparently...too bad there’s no vision/guidance/competence at the corporate level...good luck scrub!


 

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View Postqu33kKC, on 01 September 2019 - 03:29 PM, said:

Realized yesterday that I had enough xp on the Tempest to unlock the Sea Hawk.  Just finished watching a bit of Tironan's videos on the plane, and was wondering what the Forum folks had to say about the plane, good bad or indifferent, how it stacks up, and whether the Tier X beyond it is worth the effort.

 

"Just the facts, ma'am." 

 

Please and thanks.

 


Until you get the top modules, the performance is lackluster.  It does stuff, just not really well.  And T10 planes will eat you alive.

 

I am currently grinding modules, and will not only keep the plane and specialize it, I will also be getting the Hunter, which I hear is the best T10 MRF.

 

 



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View PostBubba_Zanetti, on 01 September 2019 - 10:50 AM, said:

Ya mon!  Great fun!  Pew pew!  Shoot stuff...get anniversary bonuses on the acquisition date!  What was it again...1 month, 3 month, 9 months, 1 year....good times...best WG game ever! :izmena:

 

Pro Tip:  use the free xp and gold from chests to buy a tier 8 French heavy tank and other WOT stuffs!  Can’t do this in ships yet...different company apparently...too bad there’s no vision/guidance/competence at the corporate level...good luck scrub!

 

Glad to see you being so helpful Bubba. And maybe lose the "scrub" stuff.  :sceptic:

 

I have the darn thing, just don't fly it.


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SpiritFoxMY #6 Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:30 PM

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I burned all my FXP to just buy past it after talking with Reitousair. Last I spoke with him, the verdict was "too mediocre for its own good". Doesn't have speed, doesn't have maneuverability, doesn't have controllability, doesn't have altitude. It's not bad but it's stunningly mediocre.

 

I don't know if he's changed his opinion of it since but we've mostly abandoned tiers 9 and 10 as a bomber-infested wasteland. A Sea Hawk can't do anything against that meta


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hoom #7 Posted 03 September 2019 - 01:32 AM

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Hmm yeah not much good vs high & fast player bombers.


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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 02 September 2019 - 11:30 PM, said:

I burned all my FXP to just buy past it after talking with Reitousair. Last I spoke with him, the verdict was "too mediocre for its own good". Doesn't have speed, doesn't have maneuverability, doesn't have controllability, doesn't have altitude. It's not bad but it's stunningly mediocre.

 

I don't know if he's changed his opinion of it since but we've mostly abandoned tiers 9 and 10 as a bomber-infested wasteland. A Sea Hawk can't do anything against that meta


Yeah, it's a HF/high-altitude fighter world.  I was doing OK in my B&V P.212 last night, but only OK.  If you don't have a high flyer with big guns, you are not going to win a high-tier battle, IMO.  MAYBE if you have a flight partner with a GAA that you can take along, but still...



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Yeah, it's a HF/high-altitude fighter world.  I was doing OK in my B&V P.212 last night, but only OK.  If you don't have a high flyer with big guns, you are not going to win a high-tier battle, IMO.  MAYBE if you have a flight partner with a GAA that you can take along, but still...

 

I personally think that GAAs and MRFs need to be buffed. GAAs need higher speeds and MRFs need either more altitude or faster ordnance reload


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hoom #10 Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:08 AM

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Buff GAs? You gotta be kidding.

But MR ordnance reload rate I'd be down for certainly.


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SpiritFoxMY #11 Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:28 AM

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GAAs are outclassed at the higher tiers. Its either buff them or nerf bombers. But bombers are finicky so nerfing them is a delicate balancing act which WeeGee has repeatedly demonstrated it is incapable of. A GAA buff doesn't require quite as much finesse so it might be easier to buff them by just increasing their movement speed or the % self heal they get. Plus improving GAAs gives MRFs part of their niche back (hunting GAAs).

 

My opinion anyway. The Hunter is an awesome airplane but again suffers in the current bomber meta by lacking the ability to rapidly cap points compared with a bomber or a pure fighter. 


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View Posthoom, on 03 September 2019 - 06:08 AM, said:

Buff GAs? You gotta be kidding.

 

Yeah, no buff needed, just un-nerf them ...

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hoom #13 Posted 05 September 2019 - 01:55 AM

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Fine but only if it becomes possible to crit the gunner on bot GAs & flights get restricted to 1* GA or Bomber.
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InfiniZ3ro #14 Posted 07 September 2019 - 07:38 PM

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Since it is the only tier 9 I own,  I can't speak on any others except what I have seen during battles.  I do really like the way it looks.  Smoothe sleek lines.  From the right angle , the front of it looks a bit like the new JSF ( mYbe I'm thinking of the F35 or the F22).  As far as performance,  I think that painfully adequate is a good way of putting it.  The 4 20s in the nose can get the job done but at tier 9 you do have to put more holes in enemy planes than at lower tiers.  The maneuverability is just adequate as well.  You can turn better than some and I don't think it's really fast enough to outrun much at the tier.  Boosting vertically, I find myself in the red sooner than I thought I would but this is my first jet so my judgement of ket powered boost is limited.  All in all,  I like it just fine.  Don't do very well or horribly in it.  Once again......painfully adequate.

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Painfully Adequate is a pretty reasonable way of putting it yeah.

Its the sort of plane where some people find its not good enough at anything to be any use, others find it good enough.

 

When I say 'good stock config', its got no gun upgrade to research for max firepower, 11.7s turn is good enough, the top engine only adds 40km/h so stock isn't that badly disadvantaged (vs some other T9s where top engine adds 80km/h)


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View PostInfiniZ3ro, on 07 September 2019 - 08:38 PM, said:

The 4 20s in the nose can get the job done but at tier 9 you do have to put more holes in enemy planes than at lower tiers.  

 

The British Hispanos are a bit meh, indeed. 

I recently got the German P.1092 and its 20mm's are awesome ; they do more damage, have a much higher rate of fire and better range.


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