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hoom #1 Posted 22 September 2019 - 12:58 PM

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I feel a bit looking a gift horse in the teeth about this but how do people cope with the Boomerang?

 

I see from forum search its another oddity that SpiritFoxMy enjoys but not anything about the build..

 

I'm a guy who likes 'happy medium' type planes like the Lavochkins and on the face of it Boomerang should be one of those.

But from my first outings in it its feeling more of an 'unhappy medium', its not quick, doesn't really turn great, firepower & altitude are directly comparable with Spit I and its neither good looking nor even endearingly ugly.

 

I've got 9 other T5 Premiums in my hangar and I really can't see a good reason to fly the Boomerang over any of them.

 

So what to do with it other than leave it a hangar queen?


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losttwo #2 Posted 22 September 2019 - 03:00 PM

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Shouldn't that be hoomerang?

 

The Boomerang. As I recall it is a decent aircraft.

Fly a few more battles in it and see if you can get the feel for it.

 

I of course will do the same and see if I can get some video of it.



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Still a fun plane. Can't carry against good players but can contribute. Video from Pre 2.0.

 


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CorvusCorvax #4 Posted 22 September 2019 - 04:52 PM

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I have one, and never, ever play it.  The Spit Ia is better in each and every way.

HoujuuNue #5 Posted 22 September 2019 - 07:15 PM

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Spitfire1 but worse

qu33kKC #6 Posted 23 September 2019 - 01:36 AM

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I ran into someone flying a Spec'd Boomerang a weekend or so back, and it actually gave me fits.  I don't remember which Me-109 I was flying, but I wasn't able to get on it in the vertical.  That being said, my usual tactic in either 109B or E vs the ADF Boomerangs is to drop flaps, but vs a human pilot I didn't think that would work.  Entirely possible that I used the wrong tactics, but c'mon, a SPEC'd BOOMERANG?????  :amazed:

hoom #7 Posted 23 September 2019 - 04:05 AM

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Yeah the ADA Boomerangs have nerfed turn over 10s if I recall so going slow & trying to turn with a player Boomerang in a 109 will get you killed.

 

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 Spitfire1 but worse

 Indeed.

 

SpiritFoxMy is apparently on a temp Forum ban but sent me this:

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Build: Gunsight, Lightweight Wing Frame and Lightweight Power Unit. For your second piece of airframe equipment, I'd suggest either Polish or Reinforced Skin.

 

The trouble with the Boomerang is that its really really slow so honestly improving speed isn't going to do much for you (a Zero can chase you down for instance). Your real advantages are being in a really REALLY fat Zero. Your turn time is misleading - the Boomerang has ridiculous rudder (yaw) so you must abuse that to the maximum, along with your increased rate of roll in a close in brawl against Spitfires and Zeros. You cannot outrun them so you must outlast and basically outfly them using your superior roll, yaw and firepower to put them down quickly before their superior low speed handling gets you.

 

In this vein, taking Polish allows you more tactical options as you can use your superior dive to put some space between you and Zero and force him into a high(er) speed fight. On the other hand, just being a tough little [edited]with Reinforced Airframe means you can hope to outlast them and aim for that crippling shot to give you the advantage.

 

 


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losttwo #8 Posted 23 September 2019 - 08:57 AM

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wylleEcoyote #9 Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:59 AM

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:teethhappy: 

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Edited by wylleEcoyote, 23 September 2019 - 09:59 AM.

Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is much like my WinRate. 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.

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desert786 #10 Posted 23 September 2019 - 11:07 PM

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the boomerang guns are not placed as stupidly as the spit 1 and it turns better than spit 1 at the cost of overall engine performance. i thing the spit 1a turn better than it, with or without the pilot while stile having slightly better engine performance.

 

i personally think playing low tier turn fighters are boring and painful to play. you give up almost all of you ability to control the map to turn gud. :child:

 

i will probably specialize my boomerang but am in no hurry to do so. its just so slow.



hoom #11 Posted 24 September 2019 - 02:26 AM

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 the boomerang guns are not placed as stupidly as the spit 1 and it turns better than spit 1 at the cost of overall engine performance.

 Not much less stupidly, is more compact though.

 

Spit I stock has 8.7s turn, 8.6 with airframe upgrade which is same as Spit Ia, 9.2s for Boomerang.

Maybe as SpiritFoxMy suggests the effective turn is better when you bring in the Yaw/Controlability? But its not an officially visible/comparable stat.


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Nachthexen_Tribute #12 Posted 24 September 2019 - 02:27 AM

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I rock in the specialized  Boomerang.

 

Nach

 


Edited by Nachthexen_Tribute, 24 September 2019 - 02:41 AM.

I use Nach instead of Nacht on purpose. And I pronounce it with the English "ch", like catch.




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