View Full Version : IOs the P-39 any good??

04-17-2004, 05:40 AM
i mean why select this when you can choose the P38 or the P51 or P40?

04-17-2004, 05:40 AM
i mean why select this when you can choose the P38 or the P51 or P40?

04-17-2004, 05:57 AM
The P-51, P-47 and P-38 are a differant breed of a plane then the P-39.

P-39 is more of an Energy/TurnBurn plane, while the P-51,P-47 and P-48 are BnZ/Energy plane.

I guess it all depends on your flying style.

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04-17-2004, 06:06 AM
Why choose any other plane when you can have the la7? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

Variety is the spice of life.

I mainly fly the p39 and it requires a lot of care but it's a lovely bird.

It can carry a bomb, can turn well if you're careful and anything you hit with it's 37mm cannon isn't gonna stay up long.

It can't TnB at slow speeds very well due to it's tendency to spin but put combats down when you have a bunch of E and you can outturn almost anything.

04-17-2004, 07:13 AM
Choose the 39 cos it has the biggest damn sniper cannon. Just try it out on a zero and u'll find out. Also when u sit in a que on the runway in VOW, VEF u dont have to tun to see the guy in front http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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04-17-2004, 07:20 AM
Get my "North and South" campaign and you'll see what fun can be had with the P-39 in a (sort of) historical setting. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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04-17-2004, 07:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by IZT:
i mean why select this when you can choose the P38 or the P51 or P40?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe because in 1942 they couldn't choose the P-38 or P-51, and P-40s could not stand all the air war effort on their own? If you fly historical missions, then you have to make your best with what was available...
and I like that.

If not, why select those when you can choose the P-80?

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