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lapiii2007
08-06-2007, 08:10 PM
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lapiii2007
08-06-2007, 08:10 PM
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bmoffa
08-06-2007, 08:22 PM
LA-7 because it can make anyone, evem me, look good.

dangerlaef
08-06-2007, 08:25 PM
Shorts Skyvan.

Good climb, & a big jump door http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

MrMojok
08-06-2007, 08:28 PM
P51-- because I am a brainwashed American who lives for history channel.

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(that was sarcasm)


FW190a series-- Dude. The firepower.

FW190d9-- The ultimate in LW piston-engine technology. At least of those that saw a lot of service.

F4U-- I am very new to this one. Beginning to learn to love it. I love that it can carry lots of ordnance (ground attack is a mostly new thing to me because I am a weenie)

**edited to add:**
Bf109-- the F4 is a lot of fun to fly in this game, in its proper historical planeset.

p-11.cAce
08-06-2007, 08:32 PM
Bf-109 (especially the Emil) I like the way it looks, handles, and fights. I spent my youth building models, collecting pictures, and dreaming of flying this amazing aircraft...so this is as close as I can come -till SoW anyway.

I-153 is hands down the most fun aircraft to fly in the sim. When I just want to fly around and enjoy the view this is my favorite ride.

han freak solo
08-06-2007, 08:39 PM
The question should be, which planes are your least favorite?

I think 80% of the flyables are my favorite ride depending on mood and situation. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

FE_pilot
08-06-2007, 08:40 PM
The 190A6, those 4 cannons are great for dealing with the Allied aircraft in Forgotten Skies.

VW-IceFire
08-06-2007, 08:41 PM
Typhoon for its aggressive looks, heavy firepower, and tank buster reputation. Tempest for the same things except with the added bonus of beautiful wings and overall refinement.

Feathered_IV
08-06-2007, 09:11 PM
I like the so called CrapPlanes. All types. P11c's, Polikarpovs and Ki-27's etc.

triad773
08-06-2007, 09:16 PM
P-40E because it is a challenge to work against better a/c and I am pretty familiar with it; second choice 109E w/ nose cannon.

Just my two cents http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Stew278
08-06-2007, 09:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by han freak solo:
The question should be, which planes are your least favorite?

I think 80% of the flyables are my favorite ride depending on mood and situation. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree with the second part there. There are very few planes in this game that I do not like to fly.

Online I usually take a Fw190A because it has excellent firepower and good speed. Better survivability than a Bf109 in my opinion.

Offline my favorite campaign was flying a Bf109F in Crimea. It handles very nice and tears up the early war Soviet planes.

Of course it'd be hard to have a "what plane is your least favorite" thread here because it'd degenerate into bickering and name calling before page 2.

Hydra454
08-06-2007, 09:32 PM
Honestly,the list is too numerous.But the two planes that I spend the most seat time in have to be the P-40 and A-20.I've been doing alot of flying in the Bf-110 as of late though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WOLFPLAYER2007
08-06-2007, 09:33 PM
Planes that i like to fly: P47, Fw190, P40, Mc205

planes that i dont like to fly: most jap planes and the early 109s: low armor.

zardozid
08-06-2007, 09:34 PM
I love flying early war fighters...
BF109E
KI27/KI43/A6M3
P40/P39

But sometimes I get sick of the fact I'm not good enough to take down many airplanes with the MG's, so I fly in "Late" war birds like the P47, KI84, or J6M5. I don't know why I prefer the ME109G10/K over the FW190's but I do...

I always wondered???

<span class="ev_code_PINK">Is the FW190 a noob fighter?</span>
People frequently claim the Spitfire is a noob fighter, but I seem to meet more noobs why fly the FW190's...

ImMoreBetter
08-06-2007, 09:40 PM
The N1k2 would be my all time favorite... If it didn't feel so boring.

F6F-3 and the 109G-14 are my newish favorites. I'd love to get consistent with them.

3.JG51_BigBear
08-06-2007, 09:40 PM
In real life I've always been drawn to the P-38. Its agressive styling, unique design, and killer reputation have always drawn me to it.

Ki-44 is another favorite because it looks mean and kind of pist off.

I'm also a big fan of the P-51 and the Focke Wulf.

Its really hard to pick favorites. I've been such a huge fan of WW2 planes for so long that its kind of become an addiction and I find something to like about just about any of them.

MrMojok
08-06-2007, 09:40 PM
I don't think of the 190 as a n00b plane in the sense of being easy to fly. The n00b usually wants to turn, turn, turn, which comes naturally to a Spitfire but not for a 190.

han freak solo
08-06-2007, 09:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Stew278:
Of course it'd be hard to have a "what plane is your least favorite" thread here because it'd degenerate into bickering and name calling before page 2. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I can start it on that course. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

My least favorite for some reason is the P-51. Any P-51 in the game. I dunno why, it just leaves something to be desired. Something intangible, but something.

Maybe I expect too much from it being that I was raised in America and all. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

MrMojok
08-06-2007, 09:48 PM
Blasphemy!

Capt.LoneRanger
08-07-2007, 02:30 AM
The best looking planes are the later BF109 and the Spitfire.

I prefer the P40, though. An excellent design, fast and agile. Makes me still wonder why it wasn't possible to enable the fuel gauge of that plane in more than 3 years...

My second favorite is the P38.

Friendly_flyer
08-07-2007, 03:53 AM
I'm partial to the Hurricanes myself, but there are many others. The Ju-88 is fun to fly, has a beautiful cockpit and a useful bombload. The Buffalo too is an interesting plane, agile but temperimental.

Ratsack
08-07-2007, 04:37 AM
In reality, I really admire the Fw 190 A. It's just a neat package that embodies a lot of the lessons learned with the first-generation fighters like the Bf 109. It's the first of the second-generation fighters of that type, and it's easily the most elegant. It doesn't look like a stubbed out cigar, but it still packs an enormous 14-cylinder radial. It didn't need any addition to its fin to make up for a bubble canopy, because it had a bubble canopy from the beginning. It disposes of more firepower than its contemporaries, and four of the weapons are centrally located.

When you add in excellent performance and superb handling, it just creams the field. I'm sure all of the best planes were ˜well designed' in the narrow, technical sense. But to me, the Focke-Wulf is the fighter plane of WWII that seems to epitomize good design, from first to last.

cheers,
Ratsack

WTE_Moleboy
08-07-2007, 05:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
I like the so called CrapPlanes. All types. P11c's, Polikarpovs and Ki-27's etc. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
A Man of Taste!

Clipper_51
08-07-2007, 05:16 AM
P-51 Mustang -

All the Pan Am flying boats

Col._King
08-07-2007, 05:20 AM
~S~

P-38 for me.....

cygfrain
08-07-2007, 05:28 AM
P-38 for me too. Good all rounder. Online lots of action because your worth double point everyones after you. In RL used in all theartes for all the war.

amoe1234
08-07-2007, 06:05 AM
the p39-N or the p63

for me it s really damn enjoyable to fly and fight with the cobras. and nothing is more rewarding than a long distance kill with the 37mm canon. (at least for me)

HotelBushranger
08-07-2007, 06:51 AM
P-40E/M
Ki61
Ki-100 (I'm quite proud of a compliment I received a while ago, where another player said I was the best Ki-100 pilot hes seen online http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif)
A-20G/C (don't have Pe-2 addition onwards though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif)
Gladiator
Falco (Another cr@pplane man)
Mc 205 (underrated imo)
Beaufighter
To a lesser extent P-51

Out of game:
Fokker D XXI
Fokker GI (lawn mower anyone?)
P-40N
Lockheed Hudson and Ventura

That's all I got at the mo.

Jediteo
08-07-2007, 07:18 AM
My favorite is the J8A, because it looks great, nice handling, and It's the only Swedish aircraft actually being in a war.
And the cockpit is Swedish! (some german dials to I suspect)

leitmotiv
08-07-2007, 07:23 AM
In IL-2: always the I-153 because it is FUN, after it, the I-16

FSX: Hampden because of the great view, the maneuverability of the airplane (for a big twin), and because of its history

In MAW: Wellington Ic because it is interesting to try to evade flak, searchlights, and night fighters in a medium in a real night warfare system; the SM79 because I enjoy harrowing anti-ship torpedo strikes in this aircraft

BOB II: Bf 110C because the huge beast is an interesting fighter, and I like the 1940-era ones above almost all fighters

Fox_3
08-07-2007, 07:32 AM
I like the mg armed I-16 and I-153. Great fun to fly and fight in.

lapiii2007
08-07-2007, 07:34 AM
What do you look for in a Noob plane? Can you name me some too?

crucislancer
08-07-2007, 07:38 AM
I'm with Solo, what plane isn't my favorite? Right now I prefer using the Bf109 E or G, Tempest V, and the P-47D. But, I still love the Corsair, particularly the C model, the IL-2, the Hellcat, and Spitfires.

BSS_CUDA
08-07-2007, 07:50 AM
RL P-38 it was innovative (twin Engine), graceful, fast(one of the first to reach 400MPH), powerful armament (all nose mounted), Long legged, (the first Allied Fighter over Berlin) multi roll capable, and probably one of the best ALL AROUND aircraft of WW2

in game the P-38. its a challenge to fly and be successful at everyone is gunning for you. it is fatally flawed in so many different areas

1. bogus compressibility, enough said
2. glass jaw DM, you fart at it and it loses a boom or control surfaces. on a plane that was considered very rugged IRL, with redundant controls running down both booms
3. climb is 500 FPM too slow.
4. Speed, the J was the fastest IRL but not in game and the L-Late barely matches the J RL speed
5. shinny silver skin, IG J has camo skin but not the L. makes it impossible to hide on the deck

but all that being said, it competes with the LW planes quite well, 1-1 there is no LW plane that a seasoned 38 jock cannot beat

lorenai__
08-07-2007, 08:19 AM
heh, my favorite planes are b239 and bf109g6L.
yes, i like to annihilate some hurries or i16's with my 12mm brownings. it's really funny to see how Hurri losts his wings after a couple of direct hits. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif my second love is g6 - if you use special tactics you outturn la5fn, clib up, hammerhead, low speed turning at 100kmh, he's in your crosshair, you press the trigger of your mark108 and he becomes a heap of garbage.
but i do not understand those guys, who like such planes like la7, or spitfire, or smth. what expirience you can get there to fly a la7 for example? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ernst_Rohr
08-07-2007, 08:34 AM
So many planes.....

For the Luftwaffe;
190A5
Bf109F4
Ju88

VVS:
Mig-3AM38 (this plane is a MONSTER!)
IL-2
LAGG-3
LA-5F

Japan;
Ki-84b (still my favorite Japanese bird)
Ki-43c
G4M3

US;
F4F
F4U
P-47D
P-38
B-25

DKoor
08-07-2007, 10:13 AM
After long .00064 sec of thinking (Data style) answer is: still 109.
It looks mean, it has simple pit, gauge values that every €urotrasher understands (km/h, m).
It has fairly easy to master nose 20mm cannon, even 108 is not some super hard expert cannon with all their crappy trajectories and low muzzle velocities...............one hit one kill makes up for all that ****.

F0_Dark_P
08-07-2007, 10:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
After long .00064 sec of thinking (Data style) answer is: still 109.
It looks mean, it has simple pit, gauge values that every €urotrasher understands (km/h, m).
It has fairly easy to master nose 20mm cannon, even 108 is not some super hard expert cannon with all their crappy trajectories and low muzzle velocities...............one hit one kill makes up for all that ****. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

I just love the 109 so i have to agree http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

LEBillfish
08-07-2007, 10:42 AM
Storch w/no rear gunner just my iron skillet "Husband Tamer" and an angry wife glare....I can hear the weeping and lamenting before I even get into frying pan range... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

JG4_Greif
08-07-2007, 11:11 AM
I like the Bf-109G-6, the Bf-109G-14, Tempest.
They look really good, have a lot of firepower and the dogfight is a challenge in these planes.

stugumby
08-07-2007, 11:27 AM
My fav; the Yaks, a bit under ammoed but light and responsive.

2nd fav the bf 109K, until the elvators lock up.

japanese fav, the A6M3, clipped wing more 20mm ammo and a supecharger.

Fav bomber the B-25J, then ju-88 dive.

British fav the spitfire Mk9E.

But then again i get hacked down in all of these so maybe i was just born as bait??

JG52Karaya-X
08-07-2007, 11:30 AM
Bf109 (fast, great climb, maneuvrable, concentrated armament and of course its looks)
FW190 (fast, tough, excellent armament, mean looking)
A6M (agile, good climb, great challenge to fly 43 and past)
Ki61 (mostly for its looks, only ok-ish performance)
J2M (fast, good climb, great armament)
P40 (especially the B/C models for their good looks and style)
B239 (just have to love this tiny fellow, often underestimated)
F4F (a classic, challenging to fly against the early war japanese opposition)
F4U (fast, tough, good armament, looks)
P38 (twin engine, fast, a hard hitter both A2A and A2G and good looking)

sluchinovich
08-07-2007, 04:25 PM
LA-7 is the most fun plane to fly. its agile, fast, and russian!! hello my name is sasha, i am from russia

NAFP_supah
08-07-2007, 04:32 PM
F-104G, If it's cool enough for chuck Yeager then it's cool enough for me!

cawimmer430
08-07-2007, 06:50 PM
AXIS
Arado Ar-234
Messerschmitt BF-109s (mostly the F-4 and G-6 A/S)
Messerschmitt BF-110
Messerschmitt Me-262
Mitsubishi A6M... Zeros
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden
Nakajima Ki-84lc
Junkers Ju-87
Junkers Ju-88

ALLIED
Lockheed P-38
Bell P-39
North American P-51D
Lavochkin La-7
Supermarine Spitfire (any variant)
Hawker Hurricane
Bristol Beaufighter

RAF_OldBuzzard
08-08-2007, 02:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Storch w/no rear gunner just my iron skillet "Husband Tamer" and an angry wife glare....I can hear the weeping and lamenting before I even get into frying pan range... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You know danged well that the Griswold #3 is severely over modeled!!!

On top of that, the 'angry wife glare' (aka THE LOOK), has been outlawed by the Geneva Convention as too barbaric for civilized warfare.

Woman, you just isn't 'cheatin fair' at all with that combination http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

Eldude95
08-08-2007, 03:33 PM
Bf-110 Because no matter how bad you are a good 40+ seconds of fire tears up anything in the sky and Ju-87 because it looks cool

blairgowrie
08-08-2007, 04:12 PM
I am surprised no one has mentioned the I-185. Very fast, agile and well armed. I wouldn't say it is my all time favourite but it ranks up there close behind the Spits, the P38 and the La5fn's.

I seldom fly German sh*te although I acknowledge how good it is. I grew up in UK WW2 wartime and just can't bring myself to fly it.

woofiedog
08-09-2007, 01:02 AM
Hurricane IIC... real easy to fly and plenty of firepower. Just keep the power and speed up.

Mig... a Great fly... but just don't light a match while flying in action.

A-20... an all around Great bomber and can fill in for a fighter once an awhile.