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aauk #1 Posted 05 September 2021 - 12:03 PM

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According to the in-game plane stats, the Mustangs have better firepower than their Bf 109 counterparts, and yet I've read ppl complaining that the Mustangs' guns are disappointing. Does anyone agree/disagree? Were they nerfed? I'm trying to decided whether to progress along the 109 route (beyond the Bf 109 E, which I already have) - or whether to embark on the Mustang line. If looks were the only thing that mattered, I'd go with the Mustangs. But of course, having fun and winning battles takes precedence! If I knew I could rely on the damage-per-minute stats, I would also probably go down the Mustang route, despite the 109s' other performance benefits. Due to the cost of acquiring Tier 6 planes, I need to choose one or the other, at the moment.

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andrew3142 #2 Posted 05 September 2021 - 12:32 PM

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Hi Aauk

 

Personally, I struggle with the US fighter line; they are all armed with 50 cal machine guns, so short range but high volume of fire. In addition, the Mustangs lack agility and will lose a turning fight with just about anything!

I know other people think they are great and, if you have the flight discipline to stay high and pick your fights, I am sure they work well.

 

I much prefer the Bf109 line, I find the cannon armament and better manoeuverability makes for a more comfortable and balanced experience (although note that the Bf109F at Tier VI is probably the weakest link in the line) and the Tier X P.11011100111 is probably the best all round LF (But there are a lot of Sabre fans out there too!).



GonerNL #3 Posted 05 September 2021 - 02:36 PM

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The advantage of the 109's is the hitting power ; you can actually shoot a plane up real good while making a pass. In the Mustangs you have to stay on their tail to slowly eat away their health with the mg's ...

In the 109's only fire short bursts, as overheating is a problem (that the mg's do not have).

 

 

 



Aimless #4 Posted 05 September 2021 - 08:05 PM

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That's why you better concentrate on HFs in a Mustang and try to avoid dogfights with other LFs.

TungstenHitman #5 Posted 05 September 2021 - 10:37 PM

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I think you'll be disappointed with both of them tbh.

 

The aircraft themselves are fine it's just other aircraft options take a step up in performance which makes these two lag behind. The Mustangs 4 machine guns were nicer to play and better overall compared to the 109 F I felt. At least with the Mustangs guns you have a good synergy in effect and the DPS you see on paper is a sustained DPS by machine guns that don't overheat quickly whereas the 109 has a mix of guns, only 3 guns in total, and the cannon is the primary weapon that's leaned on heavily but sadly doesn't really get the job done either quickly enough or before overheating.

 

If you're considering which line to choose mostly from the perspective of a higher tier product, then the Bf 109 line is typically the more popular since you will see a lot more light fighters from the 109 line appearing in higher tier battles compared to the Mustang's lines higher tier light fighters.

 

If you're looking at them more for T6 battles... neither really since an Akira piloted A6M5 Zero will have both for breakfast, then dinner after the respawn, and then lunch... possibly even for supper too if there's enough time left. So just like the 109 E at T5, I also felt the Warhawk was the better choice than the Mustang, with more firepower and better MM for no obvious drawbacks compared to the T6 alternative. 



TheNobleQ #6 Posted 06 September 2021 - 09:14 AM

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I'm not sure I agree entirely with some of the comments made in this thread.  Perhaps you may like to take a look here; perhaps it will make you think again, or perhaps not.



aauk #7 Posted 06 September 2021 - 05:30 PM

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View Post_TheNobleQ, on 06 September 2021 - 09:14 AM, said:

I'm not sure I agree entirely with some of the comments made in this thread.  Perhaps you may like to take a look here; perhaps it will make you think again, or perhaps not.

Hello Q... I've seen some of your excellent vids. The guns on your Mustang seem much more effective than I imagined (going by other ppl's comments on the Mustangs). Thanks...


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aauk #8 Posted 11 September 2021 - 02:14 PM

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Woohoo! I just won a premium Mustang from a crate! Now I can try a decent Mustang, without having to grind that line! :)

 

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TheNobleQ #9 Posted 13 September 2021 - 09:36 AM

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View Postaauk, on 11 September 2021 - 02:14 PM, said:

Woohoo! I just won a premium Mustang from a crate! Now I can try a decent Mustang, without having to grind that line! :)

 

Er...not really.  The British Mustangs don't have the same capability as the American ones in that they have much more limited altitude performance and this makes the forte of the American fighters, high altitude diving attacks, more difficult to execute.  Still, if you have the Mustang I (and not the IA) some of the other aspects of the P-51s will be recognisable.

The IA is a different animal entirely, with vicious Hispano cannons. 



GonerNL #10 Posted 13 September 2021 - 11:29 AM

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If it came from a crate, it's probably a P-51K (China), Very nice plane, not as good as the H, but still very nice.

TheNobleQ #11 Posted 13 September 2021 - 01:53 PM

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Thanks, GonerNL, I'd overlooked the P-51K and that will give a good flavour of the American P-51s.

aauk #12 Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:35 AM

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You are correct, GonerNL - it is the P51K.


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