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crzyhawk #21 Posted 12 April 2021 - 11:37 PM

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There actually are a few skins out there for it. 

 


trikke #22 Posted 13 April 2021 - 06:28 PM

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View Postteeaichsee, on 11 April 2021 - 12:54 PM, said:

i love my f4f and im getting better with it.im about 50-50 against fighters,the rest im a nitemare to, heavy fighters especially.i got everything maxxed on it and a 8 point pilot and its alot of fun,beleive it or not i like it better than my sabre and i love my sabre.do they have a paint shceme that looks like ketchup or a mod?

 

so i'm curious       i haven't flown it since early days (was it available in alpha or beta?)       anyways, i was a confirmed turner back then, and hated it

 

what are your tactics that you're seeing success with?       fly it like a heavy?       are you just picking off stragglers around the edges of caps?

 

is it fast enough to disengage from a turny LF?     let me look at the stats in both Compare and 3dmodels...

 

omg...   it's outclassed by almost everything       starting with max altitude = 1k meters       that's GA-ish low!      and six 50s is less than three 20mms

 

though i always have a good battle in the P-40, with the same 50s            but that's not enough to invest time in the f4f       for me, anyway


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wylleEcoyote #23 Posted 14 April 2021 - 06:05 AM

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The F4F can be a soft counter to everything it faces. As long as you know how to use that rudder well and are efficient with your boost usage.
It is faster than anything that can out turn it. While at the same time out turns anything faster than it. And that is with its payload of HVAR mounted. Which are very good for reliably securing ground kills on demand with a rocket sight.   

the only trouble happens when you try to be fast and turn fight at the same time. Like when take on a turn fighter and a fast mover intervenes (or vice versa)
Keep your head on a swivel and pick your fights (and cap zones) with care and you can be competitive with all the Multi-Roles you see.

Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is on par with my WinRate. Hit or Miss.
 I start on the right track and then sometimes make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 

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SpiritFoxMY #24 Posted 14 April 2021 - 06:14 AM

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I'd disagree with being able to outrun things it cannot out-turn. The F4F's biggest Achilles Heel is that it sits uncomfortably in a zone where it can be caught by Spitfires and Messeschmitts while not being able to easily out-turn them. It doesn't bleed speed like a Focke-Wulf which makes it a lot more energy efficient but also means it cannot exploit the bleed-boost jank of the Warplanes flight model to artificially tighten its turn like the 190s can. It rudder isn't as bleedingly strong as the Boomerang and its stall speed is 30kph higher, all of which adds up to a plane that is frustratingly average, neither fast enough nor with enough boost to outlast a pursuer, suffering from multirole boost acceleration and altitude meaning it can be caught in a sprint quite easily and at the same time doesn't have the enough soft stats to pull off some real jank.

 

Its an ok plane but it isn't a good one. You need to pick your fights and position with a great deal of care and that alone limits its ability to move the needle


Edited by SpiritFoxMY, 14 April 2021 - 06:15 AM.

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crzyhawk #25 Posted 15 April 2021 - 03:30 AM

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It could really use a lower stall speed.

 


hoom #26 Posted 17 April 2021 - 11:16 PM

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It definitely needs the option to not carry rockets while Specialised.

Thats an extra 10-12km/h Cruise & Boost speed plus a smidgen of climb.


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teeaichsee #27 Posted 18 April 2021 - 01:04 AM

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i agree a lower stall speed would help alot.but i still love it.ive been watching doc.on the enterprise aircraft carrier in battle with the japanese and now i really love the f4f.i didnt know the missles were mainly for anti-ship and were nicknamed holy moses.this plane still works for me,i play very aggressive in it and for me its a better fighter than the p40(which i love).

painintheglute #28 Posted 06 April 2022 - 08:17 PM

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yes since the gun buffs weegee did to the .50 cals the f4f is a great all around plane.

it a definate threat in the right hands.and a decent low alt.fighter

it does the ABC thing very well.

the missles are awsome.plus its tuff----missles plus tuff =equals not fun in head ons for opponents,,lol

as of this posting its my favorite plane in the game


Edited by painintheglute, 06 April 2022 - 08:20 PM.

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