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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2023, 09:09:35 AM »
By a long shot, the most dangerous bomber interceptor in this game is the P-47d11 especially when attacking from high 6 o' clock. Now understand tweeking convergence to a longer range makes a huge difference. In capable hands I experience nothing short of getting liquidated when facing these sky demons.

Now come on, I'm finetime! I will come out on top 75% of the time in any engagement, even when faced against stacked odds. That percentage drops dramatically when i come against that bird. The D11 in my opinion is the cream of the crop in AH3 for bomber intercepting below 20k and its not even close to ANY other aircraft including the 163. You can pop a comet but the thunderbolt will take gobs of lead and keep on keeping on.  :aok

Not even the 152?  :evil:
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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2023, 09:15:35 AM »
Now come on, I'm finetime! I will come out on top 75% of the time in any engagement, even when faced against stacked odds. That percentage drops dramatically when i come against that bird. The D11 in my opinion is the cream of the crop in AH3 for bomber intercepting below 20k and its not even close to ANY other aircraft including the 163. You can pop a comet but the thunderbolt will take gobs of lead and keep on keeping on.  :aok


That has little to do with the bird, but with the man flying it. The D-11 offers no advantage at all over its brothers when it comes to bomber busting other than increased perk payout. Same guns, same frame (but less fuel). I, too, have the lowest k/d vs the D-11 out of all 47s, but that's because it's a rare bird more often used by experts than not.
And yes, other planes are much more capable for hunting bombers just by their specs.
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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2023, 09:20:25 AM »

That has little to do with the bird, but with the man flying it. The D-11 offers no advantage at all over its brothers when it comes to bomber busting other than increased perk payout. Same guns, same frame (but less fuel). I, too, have the lowest k/d vs the D-11 out of all 47s, but that's because it's a rare bird more often used by experts than not.
And yes, other planes are much more capable for hunting bombers just by their specs.

Agreed. There are certain planes that you encounter and think ďthis guy is either a noob or someone to be fearedĒ. These days its much more likely to be the latter.
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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2023, 10:02:53 AM »

That has little to do with the bird, but with the man flying it. The D-11 offers no advantage at all over its brothers when it comes to bomber busting other than increased perk payout. Same guns, same frame (but less fuel). I, too, have the lowest k/d vs the D-11 out of all 47s, but that's because it's a rare bird more often used by experts than not.
And yes, other planes are much more capable for hunting bombers just by their specs.
the d11 with the right convergence setting is the deadliest bomber interceptor in the game hands down. It's survivability along with its lazer like 50's forces me to put it at my #1 spot.

There is a reason "the best" fly it when they do :salute

I will state that once you get above 20k the game totally changes. Only the Mary, 152, and comet excel at the highest altitudes. Although these runs dominate the game, I promise you the d11 out performs in getting the job done from my experience.

Numbers are diluted by player preference. I am not trying to be "right" just simply speaking from my own experience. I've had over 10,000 engagements in bombers in the past 2 years.That is a variable the statistic do not show. 

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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2023, 10:04:49 AM »
Unlike a spit you don't have to worry about jugs unless they are higher than you and are flown by a decent pilot

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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2023, 10:18:49 AM »
Unlike a spit you don't have to worry about jugs unless they are higher than you and are flown by a decent pilot

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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2023, 12:49:48 PM »
The question is if they run faster with Ethanol in them than without  :D

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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2023, 12:55:25 PM »
Next time I find one at a gas station ill let you know once I get out of jail


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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2023, 02:47:25 PM »
the d11 with the right convergence setting is the deadliest bomber interceptor in the game hands down. It's survivability along with its lazer like 50's forces me to put it at my #1 spot.


That's the very same .50s all other jugs have. This is nothing special with the D-11
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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2023, 07:28:19 PM »
I never had much luck buff hunting in any of the P47s, however the November is one of my go to for field cap. Lots of ammo, good loiter time, and as long as you manage your Energy it can usually escape as long you donít put yourself on the deck. It also has the durability to go into the ack and drag people out kicking and screaming.
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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2023, 07:43:43 PM »

That's the very same .50s all other jugs have. This is nothing special with the D-11

Only difference in guns in the Jug line is that the guns are farther outboard on the N as compared to the other Jugs. That's it, though.
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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2023, 08:27:54 PM »
I never had much luck buff hunting in any of the P47s, however the November is one of my go to for field cap. Lots of ammo, good loiter time, and as long as you manage your Energy it can usually escape as long you donít put yourself on the deck. It also has the durability to go into the ack and drag people out kicking and screaming.

Donít worry if youíre on the deckÖ those big ole flaps at 300mph are quite a surprise to the fella behind you.  l :headscratch:
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Re: P47ís Are the Chuck Norris of Airplanes!
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2023, 06:57:09 AM »
Every time I run into a p47 at 34k feet while flying a yak9, they dove away 30k with of of altitude.