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Dhansak #1 Posted 31 October 2019 - 04:07 PM

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Just going to choose between the EU T5 premiums. The SE 100 doesn't appear to have bombs. Can it's guns deal effective damage against ground targets, or is it designed only for air combat?

 

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Sidus_Preclarum #2 Posted 01 November 2019 - 12:12 AM

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Not really. I mean, it can, in a pinch, finish off that damaged last section in that ground target that will flip the zone that just popped into your field of vision during your aerobatics, but that plane's main purpose is to shred other planes _ including those who chase you _ to croissant crumbs and afterwards allow you to crack a  loud  and sinister "HON hon hon hon hon ! » before sipping your wine and twirling your moustache… (It's a great plane, imho.)

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0berhessen #3 Posted 01 November 2019 - 05:14 AM

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Every planetype has its role in the game.

A Heavy (which our beloved frenchy is) should attack other Heavys, Bombers, Groundattackers.

This is one of the best Premium planes in the game. The reargun is deadly.

Mais Groundtargets? Oh mon dieu!:trollface:


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Renwor #4 Posted 01 November 2019 - 06:43 AM

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It "can" but it's recomended only to do so  using the rear gun when climbing up after shredding poor IL into smittens.

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Dhansak #5 Posted 01 November 2019 - 09:56 AM

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Aah - thanks for clearing that up. The only other heavies I have are the Blenheim F and the Beaufighter. As they both have AG ordnance I thought that heavies somehow had a role as AG in their list of things to do! Hence my confusion over no bombs/rockets on the SE 100. Misunderstanding corrected!

 

Just need to grow a twirly moustache now :)

 

 

 

 



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View PostDhansak, on 01 November 2019 - 09:56 AM, said:

Aah - thanks for clearing that up. The only other heavies I have are the Blenheim F and the Beaufighter. As they both have AG ordnance I thought that heavies somehow had a role as AG in their list of things to do! Hence my confusion over no bombs/rockets on the SE 100. Misunderstanding corrected!

 

Just need to grow a twirly moustache now :)

 

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Regarding heavies with ordnance, one should always consider ground attacking as a secondary role, usually when there is an opportunity to flip a sector by destroying a section.  The exceptions are mining plants next to your spawn, when you might first go ground attacking, then return to your primary role and possibly the Mosquito, which doesn’t know if it’s a heavy or a ground attacker and does neither job well!

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I'm not sure whether this plane make sense at all. They nerfed the rear gunner as far as I'm informed. 5 20s in T5 are an argument. The speed and the altitude seems to be all right, but it is rare and that will have a reason. It's easy to kill meanwhile and it always camps on some base. No, I would neither exchange a BF 110 nor the Blenheim T4,  the Beaufighter or a Lockheed P38 F with a SE-100. I've just shot down two SE's in T8. You can't recommend victims like that.

Edited by Frateras, 01 November 2019 - 09:30 PM.


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View PostFrateras, on 01 November 2019 - 04:59 PM, said:

I've just shot down two SE's in T8. 

I'm not too sure what you mean?


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View PostFrateras, on 01 November 2019 - 04:59 PM, said:

I'm not sure whether this plane make sense at all. They nerfed the rear gunner as far as I'm informed. 5 20s in T5 are an argument. The speed and the altitude seems to be all right, but it is rare and that will have a reason. It's easy to kill meanwhile and it always camps on some base. No, I would neither exchange a BF 110 nor the Blenheim T4,  the Beaufighter or a Lockheed P38 F with a SE-100. I've just shot down two SE's in T8. You can't recommend victims like that.

SE-100 - I recommend, with a thinking pilot, these planes have no chance with him (BF 110 or Blenheim T4, Beaufighter)



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View PostInVictuS_ShaDoW, on 02 November 2019 - 04:26 PM, said:

SE-100

SE-100 - I recommend, with a thinking pilot, these planes have no chance with him (BF 110 or Blenheim T4, Beaufighter)

I don't believe that but I don't have it. So I don't insist.



Spartan_93 #12 Posted 02 November 2019 - 05:01 PM

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SE 100 can shot those planes from a distance about 1.000m :teethhappy:

I really love this plane. It looks so cool, it have really great guns and a backgunner which is better than 75% of my teammates :trollface:

 

@Frateras, you should buy it. It is worth every piece of gold even at full price.



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View PostSpartan_93, on 02 November 2019 - 06:01 PM, said:

SE 100 can shot those planes from a distance about 1.000m :teethhappy:

I really love this plane. It looks so cool, it have really great guns and a backgunner which is better than 75% of my teammates :trollface:

 

@Frateras, you should buy it. It is worth every piece of gold even at full price.

I actually hate the way it looks, but that rear gunner makes in an absolute pig to attack. I get shredded by these all the time. I might get one. :-p:P



Frateras #14 Posted 02 November 2019 - 05:24 PM

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If I would be shot with a heavy by this plane at least once I would think about it. It's easy to kill the T8 version which looks similar from the side.

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View PostFrateras, on 02 November 2019 - 05:24 PM, said:

It's easy to kill the T8 version which looks similar from the side.

If you're talking about the T8 NC 1070....that's a completely different class of plane, it's not a heavy fighter.

The SE-100 is one of the best T5 heavy fighters in the game...I place it above any of those others you mentioned.


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View PostBravelyRanAway, on 02 November 2019 - 05:39 PM, said:

If you're talking about the T8 NC 1070....that's a completely different class of plane, it's not a heavy fighter.

The SE-100 is one of the best T5 heavy fighters in the game...I place it above any of those others you mentioned.

I wonder why it's so rare in the game. I see the other planes always but not this french one ... well perhaps  because it looks funny and is premium.



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View PostFrateras, on 02 November 2019 - 08:38 PM, said:

I wonder why it's so rare in the game. I see the other planes always but not this french one ... well perhaps  because it looks funny and is premium.

Many wouldn't buy it in the past because it was in a non-existent French line, so it was no use as a trainer for crews. That should change, now that you can move it to other nations and now use it to train crews.


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Frateras #18 Posted 04 November 2019 - 02:11 PM

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I will buy it now and I will blame you (and others)  for if that plane is just another WNR killer as I've expected it to be. :sceptic:

Why Dhansak does not share his experience? 


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Dhansak #19 Posted 04 November 2019 - 06:15 PM

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Hi Frateras

 

I'm afraid my experience won't be of much help - yet! I am a new player and most of my limited experience has been with aircraft that have good turning characteristics - typically low tier (1-4) multiroles and fighters. I didn't plan to go the heavy fighter route at all (slow turners) but decided to get as many (up to T5) UK planes as I could whilst they were at reduced prices (I think the event was called the UK March of Nations).

 

Consequently I managed to acquire the Fighter, Multirole and Heavy Fighter T5s. Now here is the interesting part; I played and enjoyed the T4 Fighter and MR and continued a similar play style with the T5 versions and got  the same fun (though get shot down more!). My T4->T5 experience with the Heavy line is different. I (to my surprise) really enjoyed the Blenheim F - I suspect that is because I was playing a little like a chunky MR (and got away with it). However I am struggling with the Beaufighter and the SE 100. I am guessing that is because they really need to be played as what they are - HFs. I have only played a couple of games with each of them, so am very far from developing the right skill set for them!

 

I will let you know how they perform when I am not rubbish! :)

 

 



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Dhansak,
good luck with that on your anti rubbish line.
My current average pers. points per battle with SE100 is above the overall average.
That's enough for me. 

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