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Panoptic #21 Posted 14 September 2021 - 03:00 AM

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Good: Bf-109E, XP-44, MiG-9, Ta-152, P-36, Blenheim F, Ju-287, EF-131, 

Not so good: LaGG-3, B-17D, B-17G



V8Daniel #22 Posted 14 September 2021 - 02:40 PM

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like:
B-29C
P-38F
MIG-3

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F4F
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Four_Leaf_Tayback #23 Posted 16 September 2021 - 08:41 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 12 September 2021 - 08:20 PM, said:

Pe-2 M82    :(

Honestly curious what you do not like about the Pe-2 M82?

 

Personally, I love that little bomber, but granted, I play all types of planes and I like how it can maneuver and the extremely fast bomb reloads. Granted, only 4 bombs, but they reload so fast, it's more like an unlimited supply. It is a bit fragile, but all bombers are when under the guns of heavies or other big cannon types.


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GiN_nTonic #24 Posted 16 September 2021 - 09:35 PM

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View PostTrauglodyte, on 12 September 2021 - 10:43 PM, said:

 

- Ju 87 G because she doesn't have bombs and its anti-aircraft capability is anemic (but super sexy when they land)

 

When does the Ju 87 "land" in this game?  

 

FYI - the Me 209 v4 was fun in 1.9 (and below) for its ability to take its time and pickoff plane-by-plane using its crazy speed.  In the more arcade-like-mayhem of 2.0 its just completely impractical.  They should give this plane a 30mm in the nose and let it chase bombers....after all IRL this plane was never armed. 



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View PostMaster_Cylinder, on 13 September 2021 - 02:25 PM, said:

47 planes in my favorites too many to list but here are the ones that stand out: BVP210, F94D, KI94I and 94II, Typhoon, ME410, Yak3RD

 

Ones that I do not like: Spits, 109's, 

 

You like the Yak3RD but don't like the spits and 109s?  You're an odd duck my friend.



Trauglodyte #26 Posted 16 September 2021 - 09:56 PM

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View PostGiN_nTonic, on 16 September 2021 - 09:35 PM, said:

 

When does the Ju 87 "land" in this game?  

 

FYI - the Me 209 v4 was fun in 1.9 (and below) for its ability to take its time and pickoff plane-by-plane using its crazy speed.  In the more arcade-like-mayhem of 2.0 its just completely impractical.  They should give this plane a 30mm in the nose and let it chase bombers....after all IRL this plane was never armed. 

 

I land shots, against planes, all of the time.  I had a tier 6 game, a couple of weekends ago, where I one-shot a full health P-38J, just as I was about to fully stall and fall.  I tried like 10 different times, as I was climbing.  That last pull of the trigger connected and down that plane went.  It was responded with the receiver calling me a "clown".  The best part was they were flighted up with an OP-54, on a 3 node map, and we trounced them both.  They spent the entire game farming and declined to look at me doing the ground pounding (as weak as it can be).

 

As to the Me 209 v4, it is a donkey plane that I stupidly bought because I like playing the ghetto planes and seeing if I can make them work.  I cannot make this thing work.  It has about 60% of the firepower of the Bf 109 B and it isn't much faster than the Bf 109 E.  The sad thing is that they could remove it and put the 20 on the He 100, as it was intended to carry 2x 7.92 mm and a single 20 mm.  But, Heinkel didn't fully equip it, as they were notorious for never putting the full weapons load, on prototypes.  So, WarGaming, in their infinite wisdom, gave guns to a racing plane (that would never see combat), and kept the literal guns on a plan that was going to have it and ignored the "this is what it would have been" aspect.

 

EDIT:  That the He 112 has a "proper" weapons loadout and WarGaming went with the weak loadout on the 100 is just silly.  Why downgun the higher tier when all of the literature pointed to what it would have been AND that what it would have been would have only been that weak for the initial prototypes?


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Captain_Underpants53 #27 Posted 17 September 2021 - 12:23 AM

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View PostFour_Leaf_Tayback, on 16 September 2021 - 03:41 PM, said:

Honestly curious what you do not like about the Pe-2 M82?

 

Personally, I love that little bomber, but granted, I play all types of planes and I like how it can maneuver and the extremely fast bomb reloads. Granted, only 4 bombs, but they reload so fast, it's more like an unlimited supply. It is a bit fragile, but all bombers are when under the guns of heavies or other big cannon types.

I think the bombs are too weak for Tier VI.  The Pe-2, on the other hand, with the same bomb load is great at Tier V.  I don't much care for the Su-10 either.


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trikke #28 Posted 17 September 2021 - 12:59 AM

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i flew the T5 Pe-2 again, on your recommendations back long ago, and liked it       not a bomber guy, but it was fun

 

but i missed shooting stuff


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GiN_nTonic #29 Posted 17 September 2021 - 05:50 PM

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View PostTrauglodyte, on 16 September 2021 - 09:56 PM, said:

 

I land shots, against planes, all of the time.  

 

Oh, gotcha.  For some reason I was thinking you meant actually landing.

 

So you know in 1.9 and below WG didn't purposefully nerf the accuracy of those guns against planes and it was awesome.  Just like WG to go screw up a great thing for no reason.  I mean especially in 2.0 when you respawn you'd think it was a non-issue anyways.  That plane, along with the Ju-88 was more a mixed GA and A-to-A and was crazy fun. 


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Trauglodyte #30 Posted 17 September 2021 - 06:34 PM

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View PostGiN_nTonic, on 17 September 2021 - 05:50 PM, said:

 

Oh, gotcha.  For some reason I was thinking you meant actually landing.

 

So you know in 1.9 and below WG didn't purposefully nerf the accuracy of those guns against planes and it was awesome.  Just like WG to go screw up a great thing for no reason.  I mean especially in 2.0 when you respawn you'd think it was a non-issue anyways.  That plane, along with the Ju-88 was more a mixed GA and A-to-A and was crazy fun. 

 

Gotcha.  I wish that they were more accurate.  Though, I imagine if they were that they'd raise havoc, given that you can literally one shot planes +1 tier higher and, if you ever saw them, could do 90% of health against a lot of +2 tier LFs and MRFs.  I think what really bothers me, about GAA in particular, is that the engines aren't powerful enough, to maintain a decent level of climb.  That means that you end up having to take a very long flat elevation angle, to get higher up, which in turn takes both time, energy, and defeats the overall purpose.  It feels like you don't actually get to be a plane, until tier 7 (for the Germans).

 

Now, I'll caveat that with this video:

 

I want to point out both 28:16, where he's talking about the Stuka D variant carrying 500 kg and even 1000 kg bombs (earlier, he also states that they carried up to 2x 100 kg bombs or 1x 250 kg bombs on the wings but that these were only ever included, based upon the actual mission and that the Luftwaffe concentrated on the central bomb - some people may not know that).  The BIG kicker is at 22:39 where he states that the 3.7 cm gun was originally a field kit.  That means that, as he states, many of the D-5 variants flew with both a central bomb AND the wing mounted 37 mm canons.  It was only after the initial success, of the field kits, that the G variant deviated from the D, thus creating a dive-bombing only model (Ds) and a gun-crapvariant (Gs).  Essentially, we get the ghetto "specific" variant, in game and comically we don't eve get the horrible base model D, which only had 7.92 mm guns.

 

Also, I should point out that the three Ju 88 P models also carried rockets and some even carried bombs, as they were used in both anti-ship actions as well as anti-tank and anti-bunker missions.  So, we also have the very ghetto base variants, of the Ju 88 P.


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Most like: Bf109B, P40, F2H

 

Dislike Ta152, all T1 & T2 plane

 






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