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InCiSiOn89
10-26-2005, 07:53 PM
Was wonderin wat good planes are there to use and thier convergences?

MystiqBlackCat
10-26-2005, 08:11 PM
Heh, well the best I can tell you is to experiment in the QMB with different planes. When you find a particular plane that you really like to fly then ask around about the specifics of the different models.

I like the Focke Wolfs, Corsairs, P-38s, P-39s, and P-47s the most but every plane is fun to fly, its like they all have their own unique personality.

cueceleches
10-27-2005, 02:14 AM
If you´re looking for a nice and easy plane to start with, I would suggest either the Hurricane or the P40 which are very stable gunnery platforms and quite easy to fly.

InCiSiOn89
10-27-2005, 07:09 AM
ok...but what about thier maunuvering?
Are they decently fast planes and easier to maunuver than the yak

PBNA-Boosher
10-27-2005, 10:40 AM
Yak-1b, hands down best plane in the game. Because I said so.

Yak-7B 1942 is awesome as well. As is the Yak-1.

P-40's ROXORZ.

Both used together = PWNAGE.

MLudner
10-27-2005, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by InCiSiOn89:
ok...but what about thier maunuvering?
Are they decently fast planes and easier to maunuver than the yak

The Yakovlevs are good and very easy to fly. They are fast and maneuverable and are the very best of Soviet fighter designs.

P-40's are excellent training aircraft; they fly easily and thus are good starters. In combat, however, they are often out-matched. They are maneuverable and tough, reasonably fast; However, Japanese fighters like the A6M2 and Oscars will easily out-maneuver them, but are slower; Bf-109's will out-perform them and are at least as maneuverable and any mark of FW-190 will out roll and out-perform them. I, however, quite like it anyway because if you fly them right they do just fine.

The Hurricane, hmmmm. Maneuverable, easy to fly. But, a Churchill Tank can drive faster than a Hurricane can fly (http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif exaggeration for humorous effect).

Going for the best aircraft is not always the most fun, though. It's fun to challenge yourself by flying some out-classed designs.

I myself most favor the Bf-109 series. It fits my flying style like a glove. They handle well, fly fast, and are very agile and excellent on the vertical plane. They're harder to land than many others, though, and break easily.

Hope that was helpful. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Kuna15
10-27-2005, 01:32 PM
Ditto Boosher... Yak-7B is so manouverable that many guys flying early messers (E4/E7/F) can really be surprised. And outmanouvered http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif. Not to mention that one short burst from 7B armament (2Ӕ12,7mmUB + 20mmShVAK) is devastating to Bf-109 fighter. It is noticeable slower plane (1941 ver.) than Frederick messers tho.

Anyhow for early war
VVS LaGG-3s, Yak-7B, I-18T24 (275, 350)
Germany Bf-109F (300, 350)
USAAF F2A (275, 300)
IJA Zero* (250, 350)
RAF Spitfire (220, 350)

Mid war
VVS LA-5/F/FN (350 and 500)
Germany Bf-109G2 (350, 450)
USAAF P-40E/M (275)
IJA A6M3/[5 if available] (275, 350)
RAF Spitfire lol (220, 350)

Late war
VVS LA-7 (500)
Germany Bf-109K4/G10** (350, 500)
USAAF P-38*** (400, 500)
IJA Ki-84 (350, 500)
RAF well... Spit again lol 8CW/HF9e (350, 400)

Those would be my best choosing if I had to go by the best performance (I had mostly, but not always which is obvious, choosen fighters by their manouverability)

* otherwise would be Ki-43 but it has weak armament and Zero is really manouverable more than enough when faced with early P-40B/Cs, W-Cats and Brewsters.
** G10 I had impression that is probably more manouverable than Kurfurst (didn't tested it for a long time lol), but Kurfurst has awesome speed/RoC performance.
***P-38 arguably the most manouverable USAAF late war fighter in ETO, it can outturn FW-190 and it has impressive speed RoC performance, for me that is enough, heavy torque eliminated by two counter-rotating props, it has (L models only in game) air brake which allows user to make tight turn on high speed and to slow down fast. There is only one negative issue related to this type; elevator freezing at high speeds.

Hydra444
10-27-2005, 01:34 PM
Its a personal preference really.What ever you want to fly,fly it.I fly the Mig-3 and P-47 the most,and do quite well most the time.Don't let what others say cloud your judgement as to what you think is the best plane.THERE IS NO ONE BEST PLANE.Whatever you like to fly and do well in,is the best plane for YOU.

Friendly_flyer
10-27-2005, 01:36 PM
The various marks of Spitfires are hard to beat. They are fast and very agile. Appart from their limited range, the Spitfires was possible the best fighters of the WWII, and they perform well in the game. The only draw-back is that the armament takes a bit of practise, as the wing mounted guns are quite far apart, thus they are quite sensitive to convergence.

Another plane which is good at almost all things, but may be a little outdated when teamed up with late war plane sets, is the I-185. It only flew as a prototype, but is a very nice plane to fly, and three nose mounted 20mms is very nice to shoot with.

vanjast
10-27-2005, 03:27 PM
Don't hang around with the 'Low-Life". Just go straight for the FW190.
The Yak might be ultra maneuverable, but it's ultra-unstable... the same with the other planes to a lesser extent.

Now the Me109 and FW190 are in a class of their own. They are maneuverable AND stable, in ALL conditions, and this is where it counts. Another things is 1x FW190 burst = Swiss Cheese

And of whatever plane you choose... 'practice makes perfect'. Of course if you fly the 'low-life' rabble it's a disadvantage http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Convergences :
Nose Guns only => 150-300m
Wing Guns => 150m

Xiolablu3
10-27-2005, 04:44 PM
I would say the Fw190 is one of the hardest planes for a beginner, and is anything but stable.

For a beginner try Spitfire mk 8,9 (Mk5 if its the only one), 109F4, 109G2, Ki84, Zero, Yaks (however yaks have only 1 cannon and one mg)

After you have mastered those try the La5fn, La7, Fw190D

Then go on to the FW190A.

If you are having trouble stalling and aiming then the FW190A is harder than most others, but the gun power is phenomenal, and you have LOADS of ammo. So you can afford to miss a lot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

neural_dream
10-27-2005, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by InCiSiOn89:
Was wonderin wat good planes are there to use and thier convergences?
The ultimate newbie plane to get your ego boosted has always been the La-7. To learn more seriously i'd suggest you start with the P-40.

The convergence for most is usually at about 150-300m, and maybe a little longer against bombers.

Estocade85
10-27-2005, 09:02 PM
For an overall good plane to start with, I suggest the P-40, the spits series and, to an extent, the P-63. It'll give you a good feel of what to expect from a "basis" platform.

Then, when you start wishing for adjustments, like "Hmm I wish I had a little more speed and climb rate", then try a plane with those specs compared to the one you flew. That way, finding a plane that suits your style takes no time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Remember to ask the guys here for suggestion again.

I myself prefer the P-51D Mustang. It's got the engine muscles, is a great altitude fighter and escort, has very good range and good armement (tho takes pratice to use), plus its manouverable at high speed. On the other side, it's bad a low altitude, engine and wings are fragile (especially in a hard dive), and it's got a bad temper (you have to be gentle). An overall tough plane to fly, but very rewarding when you got it just right http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Good luck!