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Panoptic #21 Posted 20 October 2020 - 02:38 PM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 20 October 2020 - 12:36 AM, said:

To be fair, the 215.02 isn't completely irredeemable but its not an easy plane to fly. You're a one-plane meme machine. Guns are good - they're the same as the 1101 but with better burst length so your DPM is a lot better. Its got a buttload of HP so its fairly tough and its also surprisingly fast once fully equipped with Ultimate equipment thanks to its 20s boost length, allowing you to power across the battlefield in the same manner as a heavy fighter. And you have your rockets. The R4Ms can be used fairly effectively against both air and ground targets and your WGr21s are decently powerful as well. Taken together, you are a fairly good multirole being able to rapidly blow up light and medium targets and pick off slower moving, less nimble airplanes for a solo cap.

 

The problem is its performance is just awful. Turn time is bad and you're a massive target. Acceleration is multirole anemic without equipment and your tailgun is basically useless. It takes a lot of patience and planning to use properly and anything you can do, someone else can do better. If nothing else, you're a bigger, lower performing Hunter which trades the massive firepower of the quad ADENs for the meme of a massive cloud of rockets. Rockets that have been nerfed against the 215.02's primary prey - GAAs. You also have basically no damage resistance and your lumbering performance makes you vulnerable to even ADAs let alone bots or other humans if you don't plan your moves right.

 

So overall - its a plane that's been indirectly nerfed multiple times (it was collateral damage in the Explosive Damage nerf vs GAAs and the turret range nerf) and then basically replaced by a superior version of itself (the Hunter) and in this it is similar to the Fw252 - its a lesser version of its British counterpart. You can still have fun in it, just prepare to suffer if you face off against any competent opposition.

 

A very special note: the R4Ms that the 215.02 has are actually upgraded over all other R4Ms the rest of the German tree use and have something like 200m more maximum range so if anyone is dumb enough to try and charge you down face first, you can nuke him from almost 2km away.

 

And if you're REALLY crazy and outfit a Rocket Sight with maximum range upgrades, you can extend your rocket's range to just shy of 2.5km which, if you want to go full meme, means that with seasonal camo and fully upgraded RadNav gear for maximum stealth you can lob rockets at people from beyond visual range. You'll never hit them, of course, but its THEORETICALLY possible.

 

 

I enjoy reading your aircraft reviews. My favorite kind of post.

 

What equipment and skills do you have on your specced 215.02? 



SpiritFoxMY #22 Posted 20 October 2020 - 02:51 PM

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View PostPanoptic, on 20 October 2020 - 10:38 PM, said:

 

 

I enjoy reading your aircraft reviews. My favorite kind of post.

 

What equipment and skills do you have on your specced 215.02? 

 

Equipment:

Gunsight, Lightweight Wing Frame, Uprated Engine, Turbine, Strengthened Hardpoints.

 

Consumables:
First Aid Kit, Control Surface Trim, Engine Coolent, Universal Ammo, Heavy Warheads

 

Pilot:

Aerodynamic Expert, Demolition Expert, Expert Rocketeer, Marksman I, Engine Guru I

Gunner:
Defensive Fire, Precision Gunner, Armorer, Endurance, Spotter

 


Edited by SpiritFoxMY, 20 October 2020 - 02:54 PM.

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Panoptic #23 Posted 20 October 2020 - 06:24 PM

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Nice. I am tempted to spec it out with tokens. I might try and get the 50% token discount. But probably not.

Captain_Rownd #24 Posted 21 October 2020 - 06:45 AM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 19 October 2020 - 07:28 PM, said:

 

So far, I-211 and F-84F.   I think I'll probably save for J7W1 as my last March of Nations purchase.

 

I added P-39Q-15 because I was in a jolly mood, and was pleased to see that I already had a metallic camo for it.

 


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hoom #25 Posted 21 October 2020 - 09:10 AM

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Not going to get the XF-90.
C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas le SerB.

hoom #26 Posted 25 October 2020 - 03:07 PM

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Did get the XF-90.

After finishing the UK 2.5mil mission I found I had enough energy left, ran a few flights in F2H -> finished Specialising & then the XF-90 research.


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

trikke #27 Posted 25 October 2020 - 04:30 PM

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View PostMaqor, on 17 October 2020 - 01:22 PM, said:

I bought three tier 6 premiums with some gold I've had lying around: Spit DB, IL-1, and XP-50.

 

loved the Spit DB, it paid for itself easily     loved the way you could climb up to folks who weren't expecting to see you that high

 

i watched Reito fly the IL-1 a lot in SNL, so i got it       it turned out to be another reminder that i'm no Reito

 

i wanted the XP-50 to work so badly that i bought it, sold it in disgust      bought it again 2 years later, this time with tons more heavy time     

 

still hate it, but kept it in case it ever gets buffed       because it's so ridiculously fragile and undergunned       every heavy in T6 can swat it down like a fly

 

even the bots hate to fly it


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