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TX-Zen
01-12-2004, 09:42 AM
Who out here flies the FW series on a regular basis?

Not asking who's an ace or who's the best, just curious to see how many people fly the plane as their primary mount.


I know a few already ofcourse: Kyrule, Robban75, FW190fan (like that isn't obvious lol), Maj Death...who else out is out there?

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TX-Zen
01-12-2004, 09:42 AM
Who out here flies the FW series on a regular basis?

Not asking who's an ace or who's the best, just curious to see how many people fly the plane as their primary mount.


I know a few already ofcourse: Kyrule, Robban75, FW190fan (like that isn't obvious lol), Maj Death...who else out is out there?

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A.K.Davis
01-12-2004, 09:46 AM
hmm...well, I used to pretty regularly, but I've backed off flying the series as much lately. Certainly my favorite WWII fighter, but the representation in game, particularly the super-simple damage model, makes flying the 190 pretty disappointing and frustrating at times.

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Bremspropeller
01-12-2004, 09:46 AM
/Fw



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Wing_Over
01-12-2004, 09:52 AM
uh..i do..haven`t flown anything else since 3 months!
I play this game since il2, but never really got a hang of the BB, so just used the "easy" planes..then one day i flew those beauties for 18 hours nonstop, and fell in love with em....
While we`re at it: Thnx Zen and all the others (kyrule!) for posting those excellent How-to-FW
instructions, they helped me (and surely others) a great deal!
Now, where`s that Ta-152???
Greetings

Flying as JG52_6High in HL
ps Anyone know how to change a chosen username in the forums?

p1ngu666
01-12-2004, 10:05 AM
fw is my choice for no cockpit servers, german side normaly
109 otherwise
my fave is the f8 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JG26Red
01-12-2004, 10:08 AM
I do, i normally do well in it... if iam fighting allied fighters... but if its a mixed server, i.e. each side gets each plane i normally have issues lol, last night on AFJ server just getting shot down all the time, mainly by 109s and 190s they fly, i flew the 44 Dora and A9..... man do i hate mixed servers.. lol...

ZG77_Lignite
01-12-2004, 10:39 AM
Exclusively (when avaiable) since its release. Long live the FW-190A series. I'm a bit indifferent on the D series, only a few hours in them.

BBB_Hyperion
01-12-2004, 10:40 AM
Flew some circles .)

Regards,
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rangooon
01-12-2004, 10:57 AM
Flew some circles .)

Regards,
Hyperion

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JG14_Josf
01-12-2004, 10:58 AM
I tend to choose the Focke-Wulf

TX-EcoDragon
01-12-2004, 11:27 AM
If I am doing Aerobatics!

And about 1/3 the time when I am on the "blue" team in combat.

(But you know that already)

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lbhskier37
01-12-2004, 11:34 AM
I always fly the Dora when its available. Early war, I will take an Anton, or maybe a Mig3u if its there to even sides.

VW-IceFire
01-12-2004, 01:11 PM
The FW190 is my favorite Luftwaffe fighter and the Dora 9 is my favorite mount available in this game. Actually its probably just my favorite mount anyways. Part of the reason that I like it so much is because of its performance but part of it is also because the FW190 is the plane that was a chief adversary of my other favorite planes namely the Typhoon, the Tempest (A true D9 competitor), and the Spitfire.

Nonetheless the D9 is a deadly mount for me. Moreso than the Antons despite the reduction of firepower.

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Steven190
01-12-2004, 01:13 PM
The FW is about the only one I fly, some times the ME109K-4.
I love both the A-8 and 9 and of course the DORA.

Fehler
01-12-2004, 01:33 PM
The only reason I fly anything else is to see how it matches up to my Dora.. LOL

I was going to name my next daughter Dora...

Well, it's better than Gustav, Franz, Emil, or Anton! LOL

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GoodKn1ght
01-12-2004, 01:41 PM
i hear jg53 is untouchable in this plane.
hi fehler.

Fillmore
01-12-2004, 01:43 PM
I only very rarely fly anything other than FW190s

Korolov
01-12-2004, 01:44 PM
A4 and A8s here, as often as I can.

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ZG77_Nagual
01-12-2004, 01:44 PM
Wind up in one or another of them most of the time - A5 has been my fav since IL2.

Maj_Death
01-12-2004, 02:08 PM
F8's and Antons for me mostly.

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MystiqBlackCat
01-12-2004, 03:45 PM
My primary mount is the FW, I absolutely love the planes. The only planes I have consistant trouble downing are LA-7's, although they usually cant shoot me down either http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. I use a little thing called the rolling scissors and lots of jinks in the direction of friendly AAA.

BS87
01-12-2004, 04:06 PM
190A5 all the way baby. A9 with 103 pods sometimes if heavy bombers are abound.

reddevil49
01-12-2004, 04:50 PM
I do I do realy hooked on the A4. The visabilaty issues seems to go away by using wide view and track ir

FW190fan
01-12-2004, 05:05 PM
Simply my favorite single airplane of all time http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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faustnik
01-12-2004, 05:26 PM
Count me in! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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kyrule2
01-12-2004, 07:34 PM
It's been said already (thanks TX-Zen) but pretty much 190 only for me, and about 95% of the time its in the Anton. I get some decent seat time in the 109E and 109F as well (no 190 in '40 or '41 servers). I do fly the Me-262 as well, and that's about it.

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Raider__1
01-12-2004, 07:46 PM
Hi,
I love the Fw http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Just need some tips on flyen the D-9 '45, mainly with the mw50. Used to the '44.

BaronVonSnoopy
01-12-2004, 07:55 PM
I love 190s. All of em. Definitely my first choice in combat.

CARBONFREEZE
01-12-2004, 08:22 PM
I'll fly Fw-190 any time =)

Zen, don't see TX much on HL.. But WUAF has moved over there. I've been flying the Butcher Bird for about two years in IL-2 and FB. Its alot of fun.. even when it was under modeled.

DangerForeward got me started on the Fw-190 when I just had started flying online in IL-2. He and BBB_Hyperion are a couple of the best Focke Wulf pilots I have seen online. As far as I know back then there were only like 3 people flying the 190 on UBI.. and I guess we turned some heads. I have noticed that there are ALOT more people flying the Focke Wulf online, and I am glad for that. Its a joy to fly..

I will always fly the Focke Wulf, no matter how it is modeled, because it is such a good looking aircraft and the engine sounds so cool (IRL).

Russian aircraft require skill to fly.
German aircraft require ten times that skill, and one hundred times the patience!

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TexasGunslinger
01-12-2004, 08:47 PM
Butcher Bird

1) FW190-A9 against B17G bombers
2) FW190-D9 everything else
3) A6M5 sometimes when flying with a friend online
4) P39Q10 when there are too many people on the blue side
5) ME-109G2/G6/G10 about 1-2% of the time now

The Dora is absolutley marvelous. I just need A9 for Guns and Rockets against my favorite target B17G, and the A9 is a darn fine plane too. The Dora feels like it has more acceleration and the engine has an 'evil scream' at 100% pitch 110% throttle with boost on that just sounds comforting. It handles better than any plane I've flown yet from 500 - 700 kph. It is absolutely the best Mustang killer.....and there are soooo many of those online these days.....

When I started out I only wanted to fly 109's. All the Wurgerwhiners, FW-190 advocates like Kyrule and TX-Zen, the Butcher Bird Brotherhood and the rest of the FW-190 flyers got me to look into this aircraft. I don't post much but read alot. Anyway, you guys helped me to see past the high speed stall stuff, and really get to know the aircraft. I fly more now than I ever have, in a Butcher Bird!

If I ever master her then I'll go back to the 109.....

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Capt_Cannibis
01-12-2004, 09:21 PM
Howdy all,
You guys may have seen me (semi)flying around HL for a while. I've been into Il-2 since the demo was released, and through all the added aircraft, I still come back to my ol' 190. Anyone remember when the A5 was cutting edge?

Today, I mostly fly 190D-9 '44 for furball servers, or load up an A model for a Jabo mission. The multi-role missions are always a challenge...and with that "special" touch, the Dora can be quite the plane.

I been around the forums since around the release of Il-2, under various names. Once I get my new system built, I'm sure you'll be seeing more of me in the virtual skies.

robban75
01-12-2004, 11:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Raider__1:
Hi,
I love the Fw http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Just need some tips on flyen the D-9 '45, mainly with the mw50. Used to the '44.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi there! I always engage the MW50 when the engine is idling, or when the ata is low. The MW50 wont kick in untill you reach 101% power. And there's no need to switch it off wiht the "W" key once it's engaged, simply throttle down below 101%. you will probably find the 45 version somewhat harder to fly. It seems to be more noseheavy and sluggish compared to the 44 version. The 44 is a littlebit slower than the 45 version, but it climbs better.(?!)

Hope this helps!http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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bazzaah2
01-13-2004, 02:33 AM
here's the 190 (A5 and D9) - I'm far from an expert but I do like it. even got my first few kills yesterday.

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ausmondo
01-13-2004, 02:48 AM
Me to.
A5-D9.
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B16Enk
01-13-2004, 04:06 AM
Been flying the 190 pretty much exclusively since I bought IL2FB last April.

Preferred variant is now the A9, but I'll try applying Roban75's tips on the Dora for a while too!

Been known to fly some of the AI bombers and HE111 when team play requires it.

Very good at being shot down in anything else (pretty good at that in the 190 too but I won't admit it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif).

Steven190
01-13-2004, 06:58 AM
Speaking of the A with rockets against the B17. What is the best tactic for the use of the rockets? I have not been able to even to hit anything with them.
What is the distance to fire, were to aim, are you suppost to hit the plane or have to explode at a set distance?

aGunfighter
01-13-2004, 08:31 AM
I like flying the FW, but I do find the simple DM to be bothersome. I understand that it probably works out 50-50 percentage-wise as to sometimes being too tough and other times not being tough enough, but I prefer the concept of an enemy having to hit a specific component as opposed to just an area of the plane.
I also find it bothersome that I can pound the topside of the canopy of other fighters with a 1.5 second burst of 20mm with no apparent effect.

nicolas10
01-13-2004, 08:41 AM
Well there's me.

I used to fly it since the end if Il2 to prepare for the Dora, and I have flown the Dora primarily since it's out. All the campaigns I have ever done were in the Dora too.

I fly only the Dora, unless it's not available on a server when I play online.

Nic

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nicolas10
01-13-2004, 08:45 AM
Hum in the beginning of FB I'd fly hours in the D9 not doing too well, so I admit that I took off in a 109K or a Yak3 for one or two flies in order to let out some frustration. After a few kills I'd go back to Dora though http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Gryphonne
01-13-2004, 09:13 AM
FW 190 A4 only for me. On 1944 i would take an A8. I miss the A6 and A3 though. The A3 would really take care of some in 1941.

BBB_Hyperion
01-13-2004, 12:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Steven190:
Speaking of the A with rockets against the B17. What is the best tactic for the use of the rockets? I have not been able to even to hit anything with them.
What is the distance to fire, were to aim, are you suppost to hit the plane or have to explode at a set distance?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You need to setup Rocket Time at least to 4 s depends on distance you want to attack .
This rockets fire about 30 degrees up and have a bad arc it breaks of too much from flightpass. For a roundabout aimpoint use the Top of the Revi. One method to shoot b17s in Fb with it is to dive under the B17 with quite some speed and the pull a deflection angle of about 20 degrees to levelflight. Aim for the wing and main section with the top of the revi. You can also attack from above 30 degrees . Once you closed in shooting distance &lt;100m roll on the back fire and avoid collision and debris .)
This all needs to be done fast else gunners will add some holes to your plane .)

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Yum_Yum
01-13-2004, 12:31 PM
I am a professional FW pilot http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I am so happy with my Wulf (in any patch) or varient, that I shudder to think of flying anything else if they are unavailable in a game!.

I have spent all my time in the A/F series, graduating from one to the next in logical sequence and I feel I now know them exsquisitly well both in and out of cockpit) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.
It is nearly time for me to move onto the Dora's and eventualy the next one ...I dont know the name !!!!.

I have been offline for some weeks but now all is back to normal again, see you soon or on the TX server ,)

jeroen_R90S
01-14-2004, 02:48 PM
I've also recently discoverd this bird, flew 109s previously. I exclusively fly off-line, currently the A-5 in Kursk campagn. Since the start in late 1942 our off-line squad lost only 2 medicre pilots... I did change the role of the crate to "light" though, when flying ground attack only I'd rather have the F-8.

sidenote: Yak-1/1B is my favourite Russian mount.
Jeroen

Jaws2002
01-14-2004, 03:46 PM
Here, here http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I luv my Dora! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

jensenpark
01-14-2004, 06:52 PM
109's pretty much, with some fun in a Stuka in a scripted server.

Though with all the times I lose a wing in the 109 from a single hit or so, I'll migrate over to the FW soon.

Not that this help my flying... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Only time for the reds is to even up sides in a scripted server I'll do the Il 2. And thats not often you see red outnumbered.

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NUkua__
01-14-2004, 08:56 PM
A4 here

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Zburatorul.
01-15-2004, 02:39 AM
I use to flew mainly 109s, but I tried once the Dora...and wow!It's a wonder to fly her, though I have much to learn before I will have a chanse to use this plane at her real capabilities.Still a noob.....and learning.

I even got a Focke-Wulfish behavoir...lol http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LeVola
01-15-2004, 01:49 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I fly dora or a-9, sometimes Stuka.

Hristo_
01-15-2004, 02:25 PM
Fw 190A most of the time, sometimes D-9 if competition is strong http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BS87
01-15-2004, 04:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jensenpark:
Though with all the times I lose a wing in the 109 from a single hit or so, I'll migrate over to the FW soon.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wont help, same thing happens with the 190s, sometimes even more so

jensenpark
01-15-2004, 06:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BS87:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jensenpark:
Though with all the times I lose a wing in the 109 from a single hit or so, I'll migrate over to the FW soon.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wont help, same thing happens with the 190s, sometimes even more so<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wonderful...there goes that solution...

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Spinnetti
01-15-2004, 07:35 PM
Its pretty much the ONLY thing I fly (A5)

GINNER_SK
02-15-2004, 02:21 PM
fw is my choice. but what do you think about fly model here in fb? it seems is totaly undermodeled. but one thing i dont understand - everybody is satisfate, but we pay for this game and performace of this famous aircraft should be nearly to real... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

SKULLS_LZ
02-15-2004, 02:36 PM
I think I'm disqualified from being a "Professional" by virtue of being in an Allied squadron for the past year, but on VFC*Host I fly the A5 about 95% of the time, on Blazing Magnums the A9 90%. The 190 is my 2nd favorite fighter, after the I-16.

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M0NS
02-15-2004, 02:42 PM
- used to fly FWs a lot but now I'm fooling with 109s & P40s. I've gone back to the early stuff - is where my heart beats & where I belong.

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robban75
02-15-2004, 02:56 PM
I've been flying the D-9 rather carefully most of the time, mainly because of its rather poor turning ability. But lately thanks to Zen, I've discovered that with a gentle hand, the D-9 can dance close-in with most planes. I still mostly use it for pure BnZ, but I've come to realise that a little close in dogfight is very do-able! Sure, one gets reckless sometimes and pay the price. But it's only fun! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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VW-IceFire
02-15-2004, 03:05 PM
The D-9 turns really well if you have at least 450kph. At that speed most other aircraft are less responsive (even the La-7) and you can easily out turn them during that time. At slow speed you shouldn't do much but accelerate.

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Zen--
02-15-2004, 04:49 PM
I swear by the D9 at low altitudes. Of all the FW series, I feel by far the safest in it if caught by surprise, the plane has an amazing ability to be able to work it's way out of danger and back to advantage.

If taking off with bandits overhead buzzing the airfield, the D9 is definately an excellent scramble fighter too.


Sigh.....wuuuv, beautiful wuv http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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TheGozr
02-15-2004, 05:27 PM
Actually it's my favorite plane to get down.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif the D9 at low altitude and the a A's are great to shutdown aswell... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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johann_thor
02-15-2004, 06:06 PM
if it wasn´t for the fact that i rule the sky in a G6/AS or MIG3 but suck in a FW ...... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

JG7_Rall
02-15-2004, 06:36 PM
If I'm blue, I swear by the Dora. But I usually try to go red because my favorite plane out of them all is the P-47

Bremspropeller, do you happen to have a skin of that bird that's in your signature? If not I'll try to find someone to make it..it's an awesome skin.

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AFJ_Locust
02-15-2004, 09:54 PM
Dora44, F8 for bombing, A9 default gunz a4 & a5 will suprise alot of t&b flyers....

Still a good ac in this game not uber for sure

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BM357_Raven
02-16-2004, 07:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
I swear by the D9 at low altitudes. Of all the FW series, I feel by far the safest in it if caught by surprise, the plane has an amazing ability to be able to work it's way out of danger and back to advantage.

If taking off with bandits overhead buzzing the airfield, the D9 is definately an excellent scramble fighter too.


Sigh.....wuuuv, beautiful wuv

-Zen-
Formerly TX-Zen
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's funny you should mention that.. In last night's bonus round (kinda like a commercial break from having to concentrate so hard in the other main missions) i had placed a Dora against a P-51 with heavy flak and extremely close bases... Was just trying to see what came from this kinda encounter... Well, as you can probably tell from last night, I am a very poor LW pilot, but I think it was 5 P-51's to me and disciple in the Dora... Not saying we smoked them, but I took down quite a few and even managed to work my way around with an extremely shot up plane to get another kill or two... Was kinda surprised actually..

Last night I died like 30 times.. That AAA was HARSH....lol... But that last mission in the dark was a total slam-8-ball in the corner pocket! I think we had about 3 minutes left before a map change.. Nice job to you too Zen..! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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BM357_Raven
02-16-2004, 08:01 PM
wo dawg! check that score L-Z's posting out... he's got a 5.6 k/d ratio at full swtich... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

Unreal. nice goin' L-Z..

L-Z put:

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posted February 15, 04 04:36 PM
I think I'm disqualified from being a "Professional" by virtue of being in an Allied squadron for the past year, but on VFC*Host I fly the A5 about 95% of the time, on Blazing Magnums the A9 90%. The 190 is my 2nd favorite fighter, after the I-16.

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ElfunkoI
02-16-2004, 09:20 PM
Just started trying these birds for upcomoing VEF2 map. 190 A5 is perfect. All you need to do to get the best speed is layed out for you. The Fw190 A4 is different because it isn't as loud as the A5. I'll have to test, but hopefully I can rely on sound in the A4 also (seeing as theres no guage for prop pitch, its a hose if sound doesn't work).

Oh ya, fell in love and have been flying them online. Opened many a can of whoop *** in the last few days. Today I was landing excellent shots from rolling manuevers, good deflections, etc. Should made a track...

Zen--
02-16-2004, 09:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BM357_Raven:
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I swear by the D9 at low altitudes. Of all the FW series, I feel by far the safest in it if caught by surprise, the plane has an amazing ability to be able to work it's way out of danger and back to advantage.

If taking off with bandits overhead buzzing the airfield, the D9 is definately an excellent scramble fighter too.


Sigh.....wuuuv, beautiful wuv

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That's funny you should mention that.. In last night's bonus round (kinda like a commercial break from having to concentrate so hard in the other main missions) i had placed a Dora against a P-51 with heavy flak and extremely close bases... Was just trying to see what came from this kinda encounter... Well, as you can probably tell from last night, I am a very poor LW pilot, but I think it was 5 P-51's to me and disciple in the Dora... Not saying we smoked them, but I took down quite a few and even managed to work my way around with an extremely shot up plane to get another kill or two... Was kinda surprised actually..

Last night I died like 30 times.. That AAA was HARSH....lol... But that last mission in the dark was a total slam-8-ball in the corner pocket! I think we had about 3 minutes left before a map change.. Nice job to you too Zen..! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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I had a blast last night. I was getting all cocky and then you turned the lights out...talk about a hell of an experience. I swear, I didn't think anything could be more fun than full difficult, but full difficult in the dark takes the cake! The last mission came down to the wire, I got toasted by the last AA gun seconds prior to bagging it with a mustang hot on my 6 and all guns blazing. Tracers coming up from the gun and tracers flying overhead from the mustang. Was really glad you arrived on scene and capped it off...excellent timing and excellent teamwork.

Sorry I missed the bonus round, had to take off for the night but it sounds like I missed the fun. The Dora is an excellent opponent for the mustang down low and those kinds of fights are great.

I really can't say enough good things about your server, I have been having a lot of fun there now that I have more time to fly. &lt;S!&gt;

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Fehler
02-16-2004, 09:54 PM
Hmm, let me think...

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Bremspropeller
02-17-2004, 04:14 AM
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Bremspropeller, do you happen to have a skin of that bird that's in your signature? If not I'll try to find someone to make it..it's an awesome skin.

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Unfortunately not http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Maybe you find someone to do the one...maybe Cpt. Farrels ? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



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GINNER_SK
02-17-2004, 04:50 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by CARBONFREEZE:
I'll fly Fw-190 any time =)


I will always fly the Focke Wulf, no matter how it is modeled, because it is such a good looking aircraft and the engine sounds so cool (IRL).

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German aircraft require ten times that skill, and one hundred times the patience!_

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i agree so much with this carbo.., sound and design , roll rate, fire power. but in il2 i had at beginnig problem with fw a5. after practice , i became good. but here in fb... with fw you are a real outsider. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

BM357_Raven
02-17-2004, 09:01 AM
S~ Zen,

Thanks a bunch..

I think at one point you said you had some scripted maps..Is that still the case? Cause we could use some more.. I am just working on my "Conquest of Sicily" series which will preceed those Italian maps..which you are right, I need to adjust the time on them a bit...make em longer..

Btw, someone thought it was strange how spotty the plane selection was.. But I was trying to represent sort of a hodge podge of available aircraft that sometimes the Germans had a strange mix of weapons they would employ; basically using whatever they had to spare... So that was the idea behind not simply have linear "All 42 and 43 planes..."

Anyhow, my to favorite looking planes in FB are the P-51 and the Fw190.. I might even dig the 190's lines a little more, but, umm then again...? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

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Zen--
02-17-2004, 10:05 AM
I've got 4 objective based missions that are very simple and to the point, semi historical Kuban and Balaton maps. Blue attacks, red defends then switch. Those are the maps I really like to fly, the rest of them I have vainly decided are crap and not fit for public use lol.

I am working on a Normandy invasion mission too, time consuming but it ought to be cool when finished and I still have the Kursk mission with historic plane sets. Needs a touch of finesse, but I think the mission is really best on full switch anyway, so I could tweak it and send it over.



As for plane sets, I don't mind the way it's configured now, but I guess my only observation is that people want the best planes and want to get in the action quickly (just like on every other server out there, people just want to shoot), so maybe a linear plane set is better? I don't know, I didn't have a problem flying from the northern base so I could get my F8 or A5, it took what, 5 extra minutes and 15 seconds of navigational planning to get to the target area? If people are too lazy to do that, well shucks I don't know what to say.

For me, USAAF vs Luftwaffe has definately become my style of choice. Frankly I'm just tired of eastern front stuff, love the change over to western front a lot. More servers with that kind of limited plane set is what I'd like to see, though thats just my personal preference.

Anyway, I like the Crimea masquerading as Italy, I think it's a good concept. Probably need to tweak the plane set some, even it a bit for popularities sake but other than that I think it's fine.

lemme know if you want those 4 missions, I can send them with a blank .properties file so you can customize it for BM if you like. They are simple but flow very well.

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JG26Red
02-17-2004, 10:18 AM
i have a Q... we all know the FW series isnt known for being have a nice tight turn radius, so no turn and burn...

but oleg said awhile back the TA152 will turn like a LA7? whats the diff? why turn better? i would think the large wings would hurt it???????

ZG77_Nagual
02-17-2004, 10:50 AM
Been getting to know the dora lately - after being an Anton driver since il2. It is a very rewarding plane to fly but requires a fairly strategic approach. The a8 and a9 still seem pretty good to me - and the a5 is probably my fav dogfighter of the bunch.
The dora has a great zoom climb, accel, dive and pretty good turn. I was likin it last night against mustangs, yak3s la7s and p39s

FYI - wing area IS why the ta will turn well, roll rate remains to be seen however.

NorrisMcWhirter
02-17-2004, 11:25 AM
Hi,

Just started flying the A9 in earnest to find my survival rate has increased many fold over the G14 or Yak3 selection of before.

The firepower more than offsets the twitchiness for me - when the 108s give up, you still have about 'half an hours' worth of ammo left(!)

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JG26Red
02-17-2004, 11:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ZG77_Nagual:
Been getting to know the dora lately - after being an Anton driver since il2. It is a very rewarding plane to fly but requires a fairly strategic approach. The a8 and a9 still seem pretty good to me - and the a5 is probably my fav dogfighter of the bunch.
The dora has a great zoom climb, accel, dive and pretty good turn. I was likin it last night against mustangs, yak3s la7s and p39s

FYI - wing area IS why the ta will turn well, roll rate remains to be seen however.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

roll rate is less in TA.... due to larger wings... but that probably isnt a bad thing, maybe it wont be so touchy... lol

kyrule2
02-17-2004, 01:50 PM
BM357_Raven, here are my stats from your full real/hard server (under 3.JG.51_Hunde), not too great but good nonetheless. Looks like you owe me a couple http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. Just kidding, thanks to BM for hosting my favorite server, you guys are a class act all the way.

I'm still improving but all of my kills are in the FW-190 (except 6 in Emil) so that should count for something. Kills should also be at 48, not 42. It says 46 on main archive page but two IL-2 kills were not recorded and 6 not counted in more detailed stats. I don't really care though, its all in good fun anyway.

http://www.bm357.com/archivestats_tin.html

...under archive stats.

Hope to see Zen there also.


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BM357_Raven
02-17-2004, 03:18 PM
wow, nice going kyrule2.. Yeah the stats are whacked.. They can only be a barometer....I tend to go off the detailed stats and just use the mainpage stats to catch my eye... Maybe someone out there has the solution. Dont know if it's an error in the equation or if it has to do with the level of text information being sent, but, well... anyhow good job, and I do owe you a couple.

I'm gonna go grab a sub from Lenny's... brb..

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