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Offline Curval

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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2002, 07:51:48 AM »
I found the FW-190A5 last tour.  I really like it...and it is my ride of choice.

Kudos to Hortlund for the introduction to this plane....
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Offline Kweassa

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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2002, 08:02:58 AM »
Bf109G-6..

 but since I'm not skilled to enough to survive in it in the MA, I naturally fall towards the Bf109G-10. If we had the notorious late war high performance planes perked(albeit lightly), and the majority of the MA planes stay within mid-war ranges.... I'd definately stick with the G-6.

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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2002, 08:54:25 AM »
LA-7s.

Burning, pissing eight types of liquid, tumbling to the deck in pieces :D

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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2002, 09:05:30 AM »
*Thrawn glances down at his crotch*

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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2002, 09:30:03 AM »
I fly just about everything, largely due to selecting planes based upon the need at the moment. P-51s, 109s, 190s, P-40, 110 and so on. However, I spend the majority of my time in two aircraft. Those are the FM-2/F4F-4 and SBD. Although the Wildcat is just about the slowest fighter in the planeset, it is nearly untouchable if flown correctly. I had a P-51 driver attempt to escape by diving. Well, guess what? I caught him..... Even though the Wildcat is a premier turnfighter, it is one of those planes that requires careful energy management. This is a great plane for noobs. Once you master the FM-2, you can fly anything well, from Zeke through 109G-10.

As to the SBD, this is a real sweetheart. Pinpoint bombing, sterling maneuverability. I took one up in the CT over the weekend, bombing Luftwaffe airfields and embarrassing quite a few 109E and 110C drivers. I lost one, probably due to overstressing it. However, there seems to be a bug in the flight model. Pull hard on the stick at speed and you dump straight to the tower. Wings don't come off, no groaning, it just dumps to the tower and tells you that you have died. No chance to bail out... Nothing. That's what got my SBD in the CT. The Luftweenies (those that survived) were too busy running to be a threat.... ;)
Dedalu and I were thoroughly enjoying ourselves.

Anyway, for fun and excitement, take a Dauntless up to 25k and go hunting for high flying P-51s. It's a hoot. Got a Mustang and B-26 with it yesterday, both up around 18k. Part of the fun is watching the panic set in when they find themselves beset by a rediculously fast moving divebomber up where they thought they were safe from dorks like me. :eek: I can't promise that you will win most of the fights doing this (lol), but I can promise that you will have a lot of fun and scare the bejesus out of some folks. Just remember to score flight as a bomber. One more thing, be prepared for a long climbout. At 25k climb rate is just 500 ft/minute. Occasionally doing something wacky helps keep the game from becoming boring.

Hmm... Sorry for the long reply. It's becoming my trademark. :rolleyes:

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Widewing
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Offline keyapaha

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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2002, 09:41:22 AM »
yak 9t
  la5 fn

  starting to fly the spit I (fun little a/c to fly)

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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2002, 10:13:10 AM »
you should be banned for posting about "units"

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« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2002, 10:21:31 AM »
For quick furballing:

LA-5N
Yak9U

For missions, strat:
F4U-1D
Tiffy
Mossies
A20

For Defensive field:
BF109-G10
A6M5

For fighter sweeps:
P51D
FW190A8
F4U-1

Offline Kratzer

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« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2002, 11:22:22 AM »
C.205
P47D30
P47D11
Ki-61

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« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2002, 11:34:37 AM »
Thank you Kratzer for having enough class to fly the Jug :-))

P-47 D25 this tour

other favorites besides a Jug are:

P-38
KI-61
FM-2

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« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2002, 11:43:26 AM »
F6F-5

IMO the most survivable ride in Ah next to Jugs and Ostys.

Targeting La's, Niks and Spits has become my favorite sport the past 3 months :D

Offline Rompa

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« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2002, 12:42:22 PM »
Depends on situation Yak9u for defense of field and F6f-5 for jabo and some furballing when attacking

But just found out about the FM2 it is a sweat ride for furballing (over friendly field its to slow to go anywhere)

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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2002, 01:10:11 PM »
P-40 for land bases.  FM-2 for CV launches.

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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2002, 01:14:43 PM »
Hawker Typhoon, only. :cool:

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« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2002, 01:16:11 PM »
burning Lame-7 ;)