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    Hi folks! Here recently, I've been trying to master the thunderbolt even though I love to fly all a/c in AEP. The jug has always been a favorite of mine since a kid. I'm doing pritty well with it online, flying mostly on the Warclouds severs (great servers fellas!) but I do have a quick question for all you jug pilots out there...Low altitude fighting, what are your tactics? Not always, but a lot of the time dogfights end up below 1500m and the jug sux at low altitude d/f. How do you look at this scenario, just hang out up high and wait or dive in and take a chance. Most of the time when I do dive in on an enemy and get lucky enough to get a kill, there's a bloody bandit on my 6 and can't outclimb it...Plz, any suggestions

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    Hi folks! Here recently, I've been trying to master the thunderbolt even though I love to fly all a/c in AEP. The jug has always been a favorite of mine since a kid. I'm doing pritty well with it online, flying mostly on the Warclouds severs (great servers fellas!) but I do have a quick question for all you jug pilots out there...Low altitude fighting, what are your tactics? Not always, but a lot of the time dogfights end up below 1500m and the jug sux at low altitude d/f. How do you look at this scenario, just hang out up high and wait or dive in and take a chance. Most of the time when I do dive in on an enemy and get lucky enough to get a kill, there's a bloody bandit on my 6 and can't outclimb it...Plz, any suggestions

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    It's been said many times before, but here goes: Stay high (this is relative to the "normal" alt of the battles taking place in the room you're in) Dive in and correct...or turn... only once then extend using your speed to its advantage. Don't climb too quickly as most other planes can outclimb you.

    Myself and a wingy do this with fairly good success and just the other day (last Wed.) we both had multiple kill sorties and rtb'd each time.

    The Jug is a high altitude fighter OR low level mud mover. It's definitely NOT a low altitude fighter and trying it in this game usually means certain death.



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    Thanks thunderbolt for the reply! Sorry for bringing up an old topic.(my bad)
    Bottom line is that I need a lot MORE practice

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    Hey not a problem at all. I only said that because, while I have many hours in the Jug, there are others who "really" fly it well.

    If I were to grade myself, I would give myself a low "B" as a grade in the Jug. You need to talk to an "A" student is all.

    TB



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    VW-IceFire's Avatar Senior Member
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    Practice in the Jug, get used to it, get a feel for when its going to stall and when its not going to (start with the D-10 btw, best fighter of the bunch), and then work your way up. Its a BNZ type plane so turn fights are out (although at 450 kph you probably have better turning than most other planes so you'll have moments of advantage).

    The other thing will be when the plane DM/FM is changed with the next patch...then it should be relatively good in the right hands.


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    p1ngu666's Avatar Senior Member
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    jug is hard to master
    i think the best bet is to drag enemys to friendlys
    just nail it, u can pretty much ignore overheat


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    As Thunderbolt said, stay fast and keep your altitude. Avoid the twisting turning low-level engagements. If you want to knife fight in a Jug, grab a D-10 she is very agile for a P-47 and once you get a feel for her you can suprise many enemy pilots. Another thing to remember when turning at speed or otherwise in the Jug, remember to roll into turns this will help you keep your speed as well as gain some. Master deflection shooting and high speed maneuvors, this is where the Jug shines.

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    xTHRUDx's Avatar Senior Member
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    i bet we'll start to see more jug aces once the guns get fixed.
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    That's possible but it takes more than more powerful guns to make an "ace" in any aircraft. The Jug is very much a thinking mans plane, you have to fly especially smart to be successful in her, one mistake and you are FUBAR.

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