View Full Version : Of all the planes in FB, which is ur favorite?

03-09-2004, 10:38 PM
I think the FW-190 A-8 is mine. Its handling is great and it has some nice fire power

03-09-2004, 10:38 PM
I think the FW-190 A-8 is mine. Its handling is great and it has some nice fire power

03-09-2004, 10:57 PM
I~16 type 18

Little pickle barrel Tubbie plane. But not too much firepower so its not too uber~duber

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03-09-2004, 11:01 PM
Bf-110G2, need I explain? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

The F7F Tigercat in Aces Over the Pacific is overmodeled.

03-09-2004, 11:04 PM
Even though i've taken a liking to the P-38. I still like the P-51 the best


03-09-2004, 11:13 PM
I enjoy all of them and I don't dislike any of them. But the 109 series is at the top of the list now until AEP arrives tomorrow ... or ...


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03-09-2004, 11:43 PM
Spit for me.

03-09-2004, 11:47 PM
Still prefer the 109 G-6 for combat, but for pure fun - Gladiator J8.

03-10-2004, 12:07 AM
The Brewster and the PBY. They're in my blood.

03-10-2004, 12:10 AM
the Mig-3. doesnt turn, doesnt climb, doesnt accelerate, flames at the slightest suggestion of a spark, the 20s green tracer fire perma-burns my retinas, all the gauges are in undecypherable cyrillic. Oops, I forgot, it does turn well with a He-111 in a dogfight.

amazing this is the same company that made the Mig-15.

03-10-2004, 01:01 AM
I'm not much good as a turn n' burn pilot so I prefer a stable aircraft, when I actually aim to win the dogfight, and here the Hurricane Mk IIc is my all time favourite: Exellent view from cockpit, the guns cut like a hot knife through butter, and because my deflection skills are fairly good I don't mind the short life of the ammunition. The low-speed handling is the best in the entire game because the plane is so forgiving.
On the other hand: When I look for an interesting fight, especially when flying crap-planes I allways go for the B-239, it's a challenging and fun plane to fly with decent manouverability, adequate firepower and kick arse climbrate.

03-10-2004, 01:06 AM


03-10-2004, 01:25 AM
I like the Yak9U and the P47D. Its hard to pick a favorite.

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03-10-2004, 01:37 AM
I am now a hardened P-38 addict. I start the 12 step program tomorrow.

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03-10-2004, 01:56 AM
109G6AS w/MK108,
SpitFire w/2xhispano

now is the P38L...
BF110 w/2xMK108 is good too...

And ki84_1c is too ubber...

03-10-2004, 05:05 AM
The Bf110s, no question. I hope both C-versions will be flyable soon, too...

03-10-2004, 08:24 AM
currently p-63c. after you've blasted a Bf109Z into two planes and then exploded each one with your 37mm, you'll be hooked.

03-10-2004, 08:29 AM

Zayets out

03-10-2004, 08:29 AM
Before the add-on I was a dedicated FW-190A8-A9 driver. Now I am obsessed with the P-38.

03-10-2004, 08:34 AM
Least fav: the spitfire... I do not like UFO's.

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03-10-2004, 08:41 AM
109z for just plain blasting fun

I-153P when I want a challenge

its good for you

03-10-2004, 08:42 AM
Way too early to say which will be. Still love the P-39, but the P-63 seems to be that and more with a better gunsight. P-38 is the most interesting new plane I've tried. Devastating firepower with ability to dogfight. Very stable platform. Only sure thing is the hours of fun we'll all have picking our ultimate favorite. My favorite new target aircraft for P-39 and P-63 is the 109Z. Keeps you sharp and very satisfying to kill.

03-10-2004, 08:43 AM
Really liking the small, early war monoplanes: B239, IAR80/81, I-16 Typ18, G.50. Excellent transition just between the "modern" biplanes and the development of super-powerful engines/frames.


03-10-2004, 08:48 AM
Brewster is for some reason really FUN, Currently loving the SpitV tho!

03-10-2004, 08:50 AM
I consider myself a great bomber pilot. I can shoot down people online in an He-111! Just let the AI gunners do the work while you maneuver them into the best firing positions! Anyway,I like the He-111, but my fav, since I'll be getting AEP by Saturday, will have to be the P-38. Personally, as good a bomber pilot I am, you can never resist the lure of the fighter-bomber! I think my combo of great bombing with my clear mind and clever wit, I'll be a great P-38 pilot as well. however, you can't deny me some fun in a Gloster Gladiator, Cr42, I-153, or any other small, fun, early war plane. Especially the biplanes!

03-10-2004, 08:56 AM
Me109F2 and Me109G6Early.


03-10-2004, 08:58 AM
A9 with mk108 wing cannons... still dreaming of a D12? the D with mk108 wing cannons.. woohoo..

03-10-2004, 09:00 AM
OK performer, with whole lots of personality.

03-10-2004, 09:01 AM
For ground pounding most definitely the P-38L.
For B&Z the P-51.
For turn fighting the 43 Spit clip wing.

Also like the Bf109 K4, Bf109 G2 and for pure fun the BF109Z "Master Blaster"

03-10-2004, 09:02 AM
Hard to pick a fav now mostly when the planes have changed..

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03-10-2004, 10:12 AM
Agree with Red, FW-190A9/R2 for me. Followed by the Ta-152, A-5, A-4, A-8, F-8.

I'm really enjoying the P-38 and He-162 as well. I thought I would love the Spitifre, but the whole Spitfire V vs. FW-190A4 historical inaccuracy thing has made me dislike it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. Still waiting for Typhoon/Tempest http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.


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03-10-2004, 10:27 AM
In FB and anywhere else, my favorite aircraft will be the P-51D, always.

Hughes racer is a close second, but it won't be in FB http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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03-10-2004, 10:32 AM
109...most models...

Stuka or Il2 in scripted online

haven't tried all the new ones yet though...P38 is fun for the little I've played it.


03-10-2004, 10:36 AM
Every single Freakin' one..... Not exactly helpfull in the thread but I'd fly a Cessna against an F-15 if I had to!

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03-10-2004, 10:36 AM
I've been very partial to the P-47D-27 and Bf-109 family from the F onwards. And the P-40 just because it's the P-40. But the P-38 will likely become my favorite.

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03-10-2004, 10:39 AM
me262 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif .... only 4*30mm canon http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif... top speed at 20m + - 850km/h http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

03-10-2004, 10:42 AM
My favorite has got to be the FW 190A9 with MK 108's. It's just so deadly. I can't even imagine how happy I would be to get a D model 190 wiht MK 108's http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif .

03-10-2004, 10:57 AM
Believe it or not, I fell in love with the Hurricane MkI when I started Finns campaign..
Especially when I shot down 3 "ace" Yak-something within few minutes.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

But when I get AEP, I think it'll be Bf-110 or P38..


03-10-2004, 11:01 AM
Seems like almost all of you are once again flying models that doesn't exist in my IL-2 and IL-2 FB! I haven't seen any Spitfires or P-38's flying around and the Bf-110 is not player-flyable.

Have I again missed something or are you already talking about the planes in IL-2 Barbarossa ??!!

03-10-2004, 11:14 AM
My favourites are the Hurricane IIb http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif (but any of the others are fine to), http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gifP40...sleek & shweet, http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif P47D-27..for ground attack,i cant get the hang of it as a fighter yet, but soon as the Huzzy gets her ordnance i'll practice B&Z in the P47. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gifMig3u..although it looks like it should be in crimson skies, its great fun.
And when i get AEP i'll add the P38 & Spitfire to the stable...roll on the 19th, i've taken 2 days off work for the occasion http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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03-10-2004, 11:18 AM
Tough one, but the late war 109's seem to be the planes I fly the most. With Aces out though I have a real liking of the Go-229

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03-10-2004, 01:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CHN_EagleHeart:
Other than the direction of engine rotation, how does the M-105 engined P-40E differ from the V-1710 engined version? Why do you prefer the field mod version? I'm just curious.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by flybyil:
Seems like almost all of you are once again flying models that doesn't exist in my IL-2 and IL-2 FB! I haven't seen any Spitfires or P-38's flying around and the Bf-110 is not player-flyable.

Have I again missed something or are you already talking about the planes in IL-2 Barbarossa ??!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
It would seem you have missed something big. The Aces Expansion Pack for Forgotten Battles contains 29 new flyable aircraft, including variants of the Spitfire, P-38, Bf 110, IAR 80/81, YP-80, and more. The AEP includes all the planes that have been released for FB in patches, which includes flyable P-51D, A6M5, Ki-84, etc.

Currently, the AEP has only been released in the US, but it is supposedly coming to Europe and the rest of the world soon. If you live in the US, it is very likely the first shipment has sold out of shops near you, so its not just the Europeans who are still waiting.

03-10-2004, 01:41 PM
I'm still loyal to this:


03-10-2004, 01:48 PM
109 G6 because I know how to fly it.
110 is a blast

GO 229 when I want to pretend I'm an alien and wreck havok on humans.

03-10-2004, 01:50 PM
Nice targets http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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03-10-2004, 01:55 PM
The Bf110.

It may not be able to dogfight with many of the allied planes very well, but given the right circumstances it cuts through planes like hot knife thru warm buttah baby!

It's not too bad if you BnZ with it.

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03-10-2004, 02:10 PM
Anything the Tuskegee Airmen flew:
-P 40
-P 51 (my favorite)
-P 47 (for groud pounding)

I think Capt. Lee went on to fly the YP-80 which is an absolute joy once you learn not to flame it out.


03-10-2004, 02:15 PM
The D-9 remains my number one plane. The Ta 152 can never replace it! I would probably trade the D-9 for a D-13 though. Love that flat cowling!http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


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03-10-2004, 03:15 PM
p-39 q10

03-10-2004, 03:27 PM
i like some of the jets but they r kinda cheap if its a jet-prop dual

03-10-2004, 03:30 PM
I would have to say that the J8A, the B-239 and the I-153 are my favorites. I love "crap" planes.

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03-10-2004, 03:34 PM
I'm in love with the Brewster and and 109 Emil, and all 109s in general (although the higher the letter, the less love). For the Russian side, the Mig-3 and to a lesser extent the p-39.

Although I have to admit, dedicated early war enthusiast that I am, I've taken a few spins with the AEP jets, and I've really enjoyed flying them... Kind of kitchy, pulp science fiction cool, in a way. I'd really love to see some kind of campaigns for those planes,


03-10-2004, 03:57 PM
havnet seen it mentioned yet so,


03-10-2004, 04:15 PM

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03-10-2004, 06:36 PM
i like the P-51 series alot

03-10-2004, 07:31 PM
I am very fickle and my favorite plane changes from week to week.

Right now I'm on a MiG-3U trip. What a plane. Massively fast, great climber, pretty good stability and agility (unlike previous MiG-3 models), and decent firepower (likewise). Sure, it bursts into flame if you look at it wrong, but I love it anyway. I know some Luftwaffe pilot will raise hell about me liking it, but whatever. I still have massive amounts of fun flying it.

Previous favorite aircraft include the I-16, BF-109G6, B-239, P-51, and Ki-84.


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Love lost, fire at will; Dum-dum bullets and shoot to kill.
I hear dive bombers and Empire down, Empire down..."
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KI-84 -- "Kaoru"
MiG-3 -- "Yes Anastasia"

03-10-2004, 07:31 PM
some people say that fly like an ufo other say that it is over modelled. but i like it and it is the best. for me the LA-5fm. and my ugliest favorite is the I-16. And some times i like to blow up some battleships with a stuka.

03-10-2004, 07:45 PM
BF109 K4 without doubt.. yea yea i know..n00b plane - ask me if i care http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif



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03-10-2004, 07:47 PM
Much harder to fly now but i love it .. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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03-10-2004, 09:18 PM
Ja8, and everyone knows it's the best looking model in the game.

If every other plane looked that nice....wow.

I think whoever modeled it got a few extra polys than normal.

03-10-2004, 10:54 PM
Even with the risk of sounding like a lemming - Currently my favourite is the Gladiator. This one takes some skill because killing anyone with those .303's is like trying to talk sense to people, but holy cr*p it can turn!

03-11-2004, 09:16 AM
I'm waiting patiently for the P-36 (Hawk 75). In the meantime, I'm every LW's favorite sitting duck in my Low and slow P-40. Keep B&Zing me, one of these days my fps will be high enough to catch you in my mirror, lol.

03-11-2004, 10:14 AM
Good question...wish I had a good answer.
I actually don't have one...I like the ability to fly all the different types. That's what keeps it interesting and new for me.

03-11-2004, 10:18 AM
D9 '44


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03-11-2004, 11:03 AM
P-39 N1

Deadly to both it's adversaries and its pilot.

"Crap planes forever!


03-11-2004, 11:05 AM


03-11-2004, 04:55 PM
Got the expansion the other day. I really like the twin engine stuff. Wish they would make some more.

The 110 if fun.

I could never get the feel of the P47 and did not try too much with the mustang. The P38 seems like a dream. Big, powerful and beautiful. I am not a very good pilot but it seem like such a stable platform. And a great view.

03-11-2004, 05:45 PM
P51B...although the P63 is a close second...

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03-12-2004, 12:18 AM
I just picked up AEP today, and I am *madly* in love with the P-63C. Especially with the extra .50 cal gunpods mounted. It's a great all-rounder.


"I hear the roar of a big machine; Two worlds and in between.
Love lost, fire at will; Dum-dum bullets and shoot to kill.
I hear dive bombers and Empire down, Empire down..."
--Sisters of Mercy

P-63C -- "Jackie's Strength"
MiG-3 -- "Yes Anastasia"

03-12-2004, 06:55 AM
P40 field mod. It seems to get results way beyond its apparent performance.

03-12-2004, 11:21 AM
P-38J or L. I love it! Good speed, excellent climb, durable, decent firepower, excellent low speed handling.

In the past, LA-7's would give me great pause down low. With the 38 though, the confidence remains that at least you can remain in the fight.

03-12-2004, 01:09 PM
tried ta-152 last night. it's now my new favorite plane. so slim and sexy, like a supermodel. i vow to fly it exclusively even it it kills me. for a week at least.

03-12-2004, 03:51 PM
As for bombers, i like the he-111. the me-110 is the best fighter-bomber, that or the p-38

03-12-2004, 04:21 PM
I like the p51 and Sturmo,but I would have to say Jug. The p47 is great for ground pounding and can tear those Germans up!

03-12-2004, 06:10 PM
I can only pick one? lol
Well I like a few-109G-2, P-40E, A6M2 but if I had to pick just one it would have to be the P-40 cause it flies closest to the TempestV than any other FB plane.



03-12-2004, 06:17 PM
My first choise is still the yak3 !!!

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03-12-2004, 07:32 PM
I must be the only one. IL2 of any variety, but it's mostly the type 3M with rockets and cluster bombs. Maybe it's not the greatest for a dogfight but the plane is a beast. One time I had lost most of my rudder, half my stabilizer, had gaping holes all over my wings and fuselage, a large oil leak, and I still made it home.

As for a fighter, the La-7 is my favorite.

03-12-2004, 08:02 PM
Yep, it's the IL2. Probably the single seat (no rear gunner) 3 series. Just feels right.

Love to go round and round and pound the ground.

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