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GonerNL #141 Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:27 PM

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Ah well, I'll see it as a challenge ... see if I can spec it  ;-)

 

The problem will be getting enough kills.

It probably turns better than anything else at tier VII - including Spit IX and Ki-84 - and it has good speed, but eventually you have to kill your prey. Because when you break off, they will come after you for sure.

 

EDIT: there are some gameplays on YouTube and one guy gets 23 kills ... I watched a bit closer and noticed they were all bots. That I can do too, ADA killing is easy with the Yak3.

 


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View Postzen_monk_, on 02 December 2019 - 01:20 PM, said:

Even worse...

 

 

True, but I think you get my point...


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zen_monk_ #143 Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:39 PM

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View PostGrison_SE, on 02 December 2019 - 02:33 PM, said:

True, but I think you get my point...


Unfortunately yes :teethhappy:

 

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Don't get me wrong, as a dakka-dakka fan I'm fairly accustomed to being undergunned. But this one overheats, and is not a pleasant experience all around.


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Grison_SE #144 Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:54 PM

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View Postzen_monk_, on 02 December 2019 - 01:39 PM, said:


Unfortunately yes :teethhappy:

 

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Don't get me wrong, as a dakka-dakka fan I'm fairly accustomed to being undergunned. But this one overheats, and is not a pleasant experience all around.

I'm not sure how to equip the Yak3RD for best result, (I'm not on a private computer now so I can't check out the guns options, if there were any.) I guess that MM1+2 could be helpful as every hit counts, and maybe premium ammo too.

I play the He100D with MM1+2, enhanced gunsight and fire ammo to improve kills. almost halfway to spec so far, with an 8p pilot. Good training for myself, (thinking about the Mustang line...)


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GonerNL #145 Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:59 PM

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No gun options, just the one 23mm. And no equipment slot to make it better. Only gunsight and marksman ... the 23mm is in the hub, so I doubt skills will add a lot.

Enhancing the sight and/or using gold ammo could help, by starting fires or critical hits.



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It's main plus is an insanely fast boost, and it turns on a dime. Fantastic.

 

But the weak gun (with no upgrade mode) forces you to focus on the lowest HP enemies - LFs or seriously crippled Multis or HFs. All right, there is a role for that, but the inability to kill a GAA or a healthy Heavy in anything less than a minute is driving me crazy.

 

 

one test battle later

Hmmm... if you concentrate on light targets, you are unstoppable. With this insane boost you can practically hop to the next target - or from an attack. Can make a serious difference over a cap.


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GonerNL #147 Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:16 AM

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View Postzen_monk_, on 02 December 2019 - 03:25 PM, said:

one test battle later

Hmmm... if you concentrate on light targets, you are unstoppable. 

 

Exactly !!

I noticed some specced 3RD's on the CIS server, so this plane must have something, I thought ... with the right kind of battles (ie. targets) I got good results. Against heavies and/or tier VIII's it is useless, you can shoot them up a bit and hope for assists. But against ADA and light fighters/multiroles it is excellent !! It looks like it outturns anything on that tier (except the Reppu maybe).

 



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Clearly the gods of supply crates are looking at me today as I received a Yak-3RD in one. Put a decent pilot in it (50%) but no equipment and took it out. 8 kills, 6 assists and 11k PP will do just fine. No doubt I will get my a$$ kicked to hell and back next few time I play it.

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View Postatlasapl, on 03 December 2019 - 12:50 PM, said:

Put a decent pilot in it (50%) 

 

Didn't it come with a 100% pilot ?!



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I got the 3RD the other day out of a crate and I love it.

 

True the gun isn't that great but it's more than enough to kill other fighters and multi roles.

Mine is still far off from being specialized but it eats Spitfires for breakfast.



zen_monk_ #151 Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:41 PM

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...is there anyone here without 3RD? :teethhappy:

 

Looks like they are giving them away like Airframe Elements.


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View Postzen_monk_, on 03 December 2019 - 12:41 PM, said:

...is there anyone here without 3RD? :teethhappy:

That would be me.:(


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View PostGonerNL, on 03 December 2019 - 11:57 AM, said:

 

Didn't it come with a 100% pilot ?!

 

Yes, but the one I put in has marksman 1 & 2, aerodynamics expert, and fire fighter skills.

 

Thinking about it, it probably doesn't care about it being 50% as its a premium.


Edited by atlasapl, 03 December 2019 - 12:58 PM.


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View Postzen_monk_, on 03 December 2019 - 12:41 PM, said:

...is there anyone here without 3RD? :teethhappy:

 

Looks like they are giving them away like Airframe Elements.

 

2 other players in BBMM got them the same day. It was from the promotion when you can get 5 or 6 cans for getting 5k points in a single battle a few weeks back.



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View Postatlasapl, on 03 December 2019 - 01:57 PM, said:

 

Thinking about it, it probably doesn't care about it being 50% as its a premium.

 

Yes it cares, he's 50%.

 

You first must raise him to 100% proficiency on his new main tech tree plane. Only then all the other skills will function 100% and any premium plane will accept him as 100%.

 

 

 


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Sidus_Preclarum #156 Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:19 PM

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View Postzen_monk_, on 03 December 2019 - 01:41 PM, said:

...is there anyone here without 3RD? :teethhappy:

 

Not me anymore.



Renamed_user_987654321 #157 Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:40 PM

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For me, this plane in the movie is one of the worst in the game ............. but for HIM it is a good plane ..... so for someone is good and for another this same plane is a bad plane. There is nothing to argue ;-) ... .......

 


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Gratius #158 Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:40 AM

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In my opinion there's no such thing as "the worst plane" in the game simply because everyone has his own preferences so one man's dream plane will be another man's nightmare. On the other hand there are some airplanes that are objectively weaker than others, i. e. tier IV premium P-36C is evidently worse than stock P-36, especially after maxing out the latter.

As of personal tastes, I'm strongly biased towards US planes and I don't like Japanese and Russian planes for one simple reason - they aren't versatile enough. Of course they're very strong in dogfights but for me tradeoff in overall performance is just not worth it.


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GonerNL #159 Posted 04 December 2019 - 08:27 AM

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What also happens is when you fly that "worst plane" a bit more, you might discover its qualities.

I'm now flying the Yak-3RD on the CIS server and starting to appreciate it !!


Edited by GonerNL, 04 December 2019 - 08:31 AM.


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Objectively (having done the research) the worst plane in my hangar - as flown by me - is actually the USSR I-16(late)

Which is a bit of a surprise as I'm sure I used to love this stubby little fella.

However, it scores on average the lowest and has the lowest survivability in battle than all of my other aircraft.

 

Runner up for this prize goes to the Me209 premium which also has a pretty rubbish average kills and survivability rate.

 

Fairly surprised to discover that the plane most likely to kill loads of things and survive battles the most is the Ki-102 heavy fighter, I was expecting a Spitfire or something....

 

Disclaimer - these are my planes, in my hangar, as flown by me, in my own particular style. Other users results may vary.

 






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