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Mournfull #61 Posted 19 September 2019 - 10:56 AM

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I've persevered and got the Russian Bombers up to tier 7 specialized but I hate them.

 

Too many blind spots for the turrets and you need to fly low in comparison to the German bombers for the bombs to hit which means the flak or air defense rip you to shreds. The plus side to them is a very quick bomb reload time which is about the only thing I find decent about them.

 

I don't see many players using them compared to the other nations bombers, for example the German line in the tech tree and when you see tier 7 bombers it's almost always the B-32.

 

I tend to stick with the planes I struggle with to make them work so they are specialized in the end but this line in the tech tree really sucks in my opinion.

 

I need to add the tier 4 tech tree Russian ground attack BSh-2 is pants as well. I do far better in the German one Fw 189 c. And I think it's because it is slower and doesn't have a tail gunner. The tier 5 and 6 ground attacks from the Russians seem better than the German though and then they seem to be on an even game field from tier 7 to 10.

 


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Ziptop #62 Posted 20 September 2019 - 07:40 PM

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BSh-2 is indeed a flying coffin.

deaxter_hero #63 Posted 22 September 2019 - 08:37 PM

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For me the worst plane in the game is Hawker Sea Hawk. It is one of few planes, on which I used booster, to - after couple of more anaemic games - skip it with free XPs alltogether. I played solo 27 battles with it and it was bloody disgusting. Only my desire to get the Hunter made me go on. 

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Discontinued #64 Posted 23 September 2019 - 04:43 PM

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The worst plane is that one which has wings cant quite remember its name,but its pretty easy to spot due to the wings

 

 

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BravelyRanAway #65 Posted 23 September 2019 - 04:58 PM

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I'd say the worst plane is the Miles M.20....by miles.

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View PostBravelyRanAway, on 23 September 2019 - 04:58 PM, said:

I'd say the worst plane is the Miles M.20....by miles.

 

Boom Boom :D


 

 

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deaxter_hero #67 Posted 23 September 2019 - 08:31 PM

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View PostBravelyRanAway, on 23 September 2019 - 04:58 PM, said:

I'd say the worst plane is the Miles M.20....by miles.

 

I actually sold the Miles M.20 way back before 2.0 - that and Pegasus were the only prem planes I sold I believe... I think I got both of them for free at times and I thought the hangar slot was more valuable...


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Ensign_Steel #68 Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:35 PM

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Today I found out that all Japanese planes past tier 8 are pure crap. I should have invested my time in another tech line.

Franco_Scala, on 15 June 2018 - 12:25 PM, said:

You can't have your cake and have [whopee] with it


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View PostEnsign_Steel, on 23 September 2019 - 10:35 PM, said:

Today I found out that all Japanese planes past tier 8 are pure crap. I should have invested my time in another tech line.

 

Yeah the fighter line past tier 7 is lackluster to put it mildy.....

 

I never went higher that the tier 7 heavies either...that JW7272727226 multirole thing,  I see all the time at tiers 9-10 seems to have good guns, but I've never had a dogfight and lost vs that thing....come to think of i don't think I've ever been killed by one either...but then the Sabre is very turny 

 

Shame as the Japanese had some great post war planes but they where all American to my knowledge 


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Renwor #70 Posted 24 September 2019 - 09:51 AM

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Ki-94-II is crap?  Not for me, I like it. Those J7Wx ducks  canards so far don't work for me.


 


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View PostRenwor, on 24 September 2019 - 11:51 AM, said:

Ki-94-II is crap?  Not for me, I like it. Those J7Wx ducks  canards so far don't work for me.

Ki-94-II is awesome! The Ki-162-I is troublesome, don't have high hopes for Ki-163-III.

I kind of liked the J7W1 Shinden. Did OK with it, didn't have problems with the cannon setup, just didn't turn fight anything that I knew had better maneuverability than said plane. It's a plane that has to be played sneakily.

 

So there I was, thinking "ok, the Ki-162-I is a let down after the magnificent Ki-84 and Ki-94-II, but I bet the J7W2 might be more of the same!"

 

It wasn't. Or, as the famous youtuber meme Niilo22 puts it, "EIPÄ OLLU!"

 


Franco_Scala, on 15 June 2018 - 12:25 PM, said:

You can't have your cake and have [whopee] with it


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View PostEnsign_Steel, on 24 September 2019 - 01:00 PM, said:

So there I was, thinking "ok, the Ki-162-I is a let down after the magnificent Ki-84 and Ki-94-II, but I bet the J7W2 might be more of the same!"

Ki-162-I and the J7W2....both good planes.


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Ziptop #73 Posted 24 September 2019 - 02:07 PM

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View PostEnsign_Steel, on 23 September 2019 - 11:35 PM, said:

Today I found out that all Japanese planes past tier 8 are pure crap. I should have invested my time in another tech line.

Oh. This is NOT good news to hear.



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View PostZiptop, on 24 September 2019 - 02:07 PM, said:

Oh. This is NOT good news to hear.


j7w3 is op  especially against gaa  and even mep1011 if they dare to come down...



houghtonbee #75 Posted 24 September 2019 - 03:25 PM

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Personally I liked the Jap MR flying catfish line. The tier 9 fighter is crap so haven't quite completed the grind to 10 yet, tier 8 is wonderful if you can draw opponents into turn fights :)

jss78 #76 Posted 24 September 2019 - 11:54 PM

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I'm more of a bomber/GA main, so here's my perspective.

 

Naming the most miserable experience ever in this game isn't even difficult -- it's the Tier V B-17 bomber, the first of the two. Glacially slow bomb reload, and the bombing pattern is hard to use effectively on targets. Altitude performance isn't good enough to evade HF's -- and while at first you think no problem,  it's a B-17 with that legendary .50 cal loadout,  well  no, that's actually the Tier 6 version. This one is just ineffectual, helpless and generally awful. (The Tier 6 one is actually fun for me because of the gimmicky MG loadout.)

 

German Tier 5 and 6 GA's are really, really bad compared to the Soviet ones. You only have the gun, and that gun is not good enough. You can still do well in them, because GA's in the right hands are generally OP in this game. And here the grind is worth it because the T7 and T8 German GA's are really good.



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View Postjss78, on 25 September 2019 - 12:54 AM, said:

 And here the grind is worth it because the T7 and T8 German GA's are really good.

 

Really? Well, for GA job I would still take the soviet ones, Nothing beats IL-20 for that job.  In germans I usually end up more preventing the other guys doing their GA job, than doing it myself. They do have bombs, two of them actually, but thats it. Il-20 leaves behind a swath of destruction, Me-329 leaves behind irritated anthill. Still I would not nominate them for most terribad planes. That honour goes for me, so far, to Mosquito, as much as I hate to admit that. In game mossie has roll characteristics of a glider, it's paaaaaaiiiiiinfuuuull to use.


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There are no bad planes just bad pilots

 

You need to read Stick and rudder

 

If you have not heard of stick and rudder by Wolfgang Langewiesche you should hang your head in shame and be forced to play tier 3 for a week

 

https://archive.org/stream/StickAndRudderAnExplanationOfTheArtOfFlying/Stick-and-Rudder-An-Explanation-of-the-Art-of-Flying_djvu.txt

 

Any landing you can unicycle away from is a good landing

 


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GonerNL #79 Posted 25 September 2019 - 08:49 AM

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View Postjss78, on 25 September 2019 - 01:54 AM, said:

German Tier 5 and 6 GA's are really, really bad compared to the Soviet ones.

 

That depends on how you use them ... I actually really like the Hs-129 B (but dumped the Ju87 and 88P) and eve the 129 A on tier IV.

They're great at taking out AA guns to support your team's bombers and other GA.



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View PostGonerNL, on 25 September 2019 - 08:49 AM, said:

 

That depends on how you use them ... I actually really like the Hs-129 B (but dumped the Ju87 and 88P) and eve the 129 A on tier IV.

They're great at taking out AA guns to support your team's bombers and other GA.

 

 

Yeah, once you know how many hits it takes for each kind of target, you can do stuff with them.






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