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Content_WG #1 Posted 20 June 2022 - 02:13 PM

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Get the Grumman XP-50 American heavy fighter for your collection!

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Historical perspective

https://worldofwarplanes.com/news/summer-wind/

 

http://forum.worldofwarplanes.com/index.php?/topic/35196-trial-by-magus-triple-threat-xp-50/



CorvusCorvax #3 Posted 20 June 2022 - 02:44 PM

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As both a collector and a heavy fighter player, I'd say save your US$40 unless you desperately need to have every plane in your collection, OR you need a 6-point pilot and some ultimate equipment for Period II.
I might not be King of the Hill, but I am the Prince of Potatoes.

Corsair4790805 #4 Posted 20 June 2022 - 04:56 PM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 20 June 2022 - 06:44 AM, said:

As both a collector and a heavy fighter player, I'd say save your US$40 unless you desperately need to have every plane in your collection, OR you need a 6-point pilot and some ultimate equipment for Period II.

 

Or if you just want the plane itself, you still have a day to buy it for gold for 50% off.

 

I opted for the XP-75 myself - need to train my 38J driver in it before he goes tot he Tigercat.



wylleEcoyote #5 Posted 21 June 2022 - 09:10 PM

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What to say about the XP-50?  
TL;DR
Do you ever wonder what it would be like if you could specialize a P-38 that still equips the much easier to use  20mm cannons? 
The XP-50 (and its down tier counterpart the F5F)  is the answer to that very important (to some of us) question.

The devilish details:
It is an up-tiered F5F. But without the bonus 20% to crew xp gain from its unique nose art. 
Both of them fly the same sort of way, in that they have Incredible Boost performance that sets it well above other heavies in their tiers. (even the Goose)
They can climb like the high altitude light fighters that you see from time to time as a heavy.
Everything is trade off however.
The bad news

What does it fly like? 
The XP-50 is about as maneuverable; and as fast, as a P-38J in level flight. Same Roll rate as well.
The P-38J however beats it in Dive speed (+100kph) and max altitude (+200m). While you edge it out in Rate of Climb. Barely.

So how do you use it? It is an opportunistic heavy fighter. 
so you use it very carefully ...

Ok but what about the Goose?
You are still a multi engine aircraft so a Goose will give you the same problems that it gives to everyone else. 
The only thing you have over a Goose is 30% extra Rate of Climb.  Spot him before he spots you and/or wait until he is distracted by shooting at something else.  (like you should do with any other plane really)
Then use that boost to pounce upon him. A healthy goose will out fly you. A Goose you put a bunch of crits into is a much more manageable target.


Build recommendations:


A useful plane for stuffing that XF-90 pilot into fpr that premium xp. because of the similar opportunistic play styles.
Aerodynamic Expert, Engine Guru 1+2, Cruise Flight, and Eagle-Eyed, are all basic skills that will come in handy. 
And if you are feeling extra cheeky ... Falcon Strike for that extra 50% fire and crit chance (above and beyond the normal maximum) when you nose dive is a fun little thing to do. 
Because the XP-50 at least can get yourself out of the trouble that nose diving usually puts you into.   


Edited by wylleEcoyote, 23 June 2022 - 06:43 PM.

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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wylleEcoyote #6 Posted 24 June 2022 - 01:30 AM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 20 June 2022 - 09:44 AM, said:

... OR you need a 6-point pilot and some ultimate equipment for Period II.


That s enough of a reason for some folks to drop $40 


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 ... 

Specialist Planes earned: Japan, USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:  Germans? All of them. I-17Yak-1MiG-3, La-5
Ki-5/8/10/27/43-I/43-II, A4N, A5M, A6M1/2/3/5, Hurricane Ia, Bristol 146, Spitfire I/Ia/Vb IM, DH.100 F1,
F2A-1,FJ-1, P-23/36/36C/39N-1/40 /51A/D/H, XF15C/-85XP-31/36F/55, YP-29Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1,  

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44/72, P-47B/N, F11C-2, F2A, F4F/U-1, 
Rule Britannia, Deutschland uber alles, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: F5F, P-38 F/J, XP-54/58/75, F7F, P-82 B, Beaufighter/ V,  All of zeGermans, Tu-1, SE 100,

Attack Aircraft: BSh-2, All of zeGermans, Wirraway
Bombers: B-17 G, Do 17 Z / 217 M, He 111 H2, Ju 288 C, EF 131, Pe-2 

 


Captain_Underpants53 #7 Posted 24 June 2022 - 01:35 AM

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I bought their latest crate offer and wound up with FOUR 5 point pilots, plus over 100 bucks worth of gold.
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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #8 Posted 24 June 2022 - 02:40 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 23 June 2022 - 08:35 PM, said:

I bought their latest crate offer and wound up with FOUR 5 point pilots, plus over 100 bucks worth of gold.

what?

you got over 25,000 gold in those 5 crates?

huh?

25,000 Gold

$99.99

wow

IDK???

https://worldofwarpl...tes-prize-list/


Edited by Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo, 24 June 2022 - 02:42 PM.


Captain_Underpants53 #9 Posted 24 June 2022 - 06:21 PM

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It was forty crates total.  I kept getting planes I already had = gold.  Bunches of free XP, too.
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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #10 Posted 26 June 2022 - 09:50 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 24 June 2022 - 01:21 PM, said:

It was forty crates total.  I kept getting planes I already had = gold.  Bunches of free XP, too.

ahhh... so sorry,

I made a quick and uninformed assumption

good on you tho

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