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    Name your favorite planes and why??
    try to avoid knocking other peoples choices and go with why you think yours is the best.

    For me it depends on the era:
    late war: P-47D
    Its a good solid plane, and is very versatile in a variety of rolls.

    mid war:
    F4U-1A This is a sleek powerful design.
    I found it a bit more versatile than the P-47D22, which i also favor, but for this era i feel i can get more out of this plane.

    early war:
    This was a toss up, but i've had a fun time flying the i-153 and the J8. I seem to have more success in them too.
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    Me-262 HG-II becuase I can shoot down 22 average AI with it.

    Also becuase its fast and the most powerful aircraft on the game.

    Plus it looks cool.
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    I'll pick only one plane per period/side.

    Early war.

    Eastern Front.
    Allied MiG-3
    Axis Fiat G.50

    Western Front
    Allied Hurricane
    Axis Bf-109E

    PTO
    Allied F4F
    Axis Ki-43

    Mid War.

    Eastern Front.
    Allied LaGG-3
    Axis Bf-109F

    Western Front
    Allied P-51C
    Axis Bf-109G

    PTO
    Allied F6F
    Axis Ki-43

    Late War.

    Eastern Front.
    Allied LA-7
    Axis Bf-109G

    Western Front
    Allied P-38L_LATE
    Axis Bf-109G

    PTO
    Allied P-38L_LATE
    Axis Ki-100
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    Originally posted by BillSwagger:
    Name your favorite planes and why??
    try to avoid knocking other peoples choices and go with why you think yours is the best.

    Your asking two different things here. Do you want my favourite or do you want to know my opinion of the best? They're different things....

    Anyway my favourite of all time has to be the B17, i've been enchanted since a young age...

    Very close to that is the Merlin Spitfires.
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    FW-190A - Fast, good looking and most importantly, you don't have to shoot twice . Also tricky to fly efficiently, making it all the more satisfying to beat someone in performance, and ESPECIALLY satisfying in those rare moments when you manage to beat a turn fighter in their own game. I also like the Dora but I find it harder to control at high dive speeds, and it lacks that extra pair of 20 mm that makes the Antons so delightful Her engine though, is pure sex.

    Second favorite is Ki-84. Whether the overkill C variant or the more standard B variant I learned to love this plane because it's both very fast and can hold its own in turn fights. Armament of the B is satisfying, so is the roll rate, maneuverability, engine durability and dive performance. The only things I dislike are ease of blackout and most of all, its damn HUGE cowl flaps that eat up speed like crazy.

    In early war setting where there was no FW 190 or Ki-84 I find my favorite plane to be the P-39. Decently armed, fast and climbs like crazy. The spins don't bother me because I play nice with her. Also doesn't overheat much and tricycle gear is a treat.

    Other than these I can't say I *love* any other plane that I tried in the game. I know I should probably spend more time in some crates to learn how to use them efficiently and love them, but for now, nothing stands out too much.
    The La series overheats too quickly, is outperformed at higher altitudes and its canons are a nightmare to shoot with, the spits I just dislike in general, low ammo and their engines die quickly when overheated. J2M is a good plane but meh, it feels like flying an unrealistic toy, almost like cheating actually, still fun though. Bf-109 is just too....I don't know, mellow for me. P-38 I love for ship bombing and HVAR rockets but I hate it for dogfighting. Corsair I only ever used a few times to bomb ships. Other american stuff I dislike because I want my ammo to explode.
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    Since it's recent i also fly allies , i'll do like DKoor and split by sides and year

    1941 :
    Axis : Bf-109 Emil : Just love this plane above all else , don't ask me why , it's irrational
    Allies : P-40E : like the cockpit ,like the armament, dive performances and ground attack ability (like to take out ships with that cute 1000lb bomb ) , good aircraft for boom and zoom and the kind of tactics used for Emil , despite the poor climbrate

    Ground attack : Ju-87b , it's an addiction .

    1942 :
    Axis : Bf-109 Friedrich : Again , Messerschmitt are my favourite type , learned with them , flew with them for years and loved them even before i got the sim . The Friedrich is my favourite 109 besides the Emil and i prefer it over the Gustav .
    Allies : None , i fly many allies plane during 1942 , F4f3's , P-40's , Yaks , Migs etc.. but none has my "true love" , although the P-40 is the one i fly the most (Pacific especially ) along the Wildcat

    Ground attack : Stuka forever lol (aerial surgery)

    1943 :
    Axis : Bf-109 Gustav (2/6): you rarely saw Friedrich in 1943 cause production had stopped by mid-1942 . Fw-190 A5 is by far the best axis aircraft (fastest , toughest , better armed , best energy retention etc..) but my heart prefers the Willy Messerschmitt designs , so i stay faithful to the "good old 109".
    Allies : P-51 B/C Mustang : love the Mustang , it's fast , it retains energy excellently , it's great for energy fighting , has good range and i find the Pony very pretty , i always fly it if i had the chance despite the awful rearward visbility and weak firepower (only 4 guns , but i use close range convergence of 120-130m and shoot at the last moment which helps me to take out 190 in one pass quite often )

    Ground attack : guess what , Stuka again , nothing beats the satisfaction of making it home after divebombing accurately a very narrow warship on the move or a group of tanks about to pawn your troops while you managed to go through thick AAA and ennemy fighter cover . I like the SBD though , i fly it a lot but i find it a bit fragile


    1944 :
    Axis : My heart says Bf-109 methanols , my head says 190 Dora : I prefer to use the 109 on the Eastern front , but on the Western front , i need those superior high altitude and high speed performances of the Fw-190 Dora .
    Allies : P-51 Mustang : My favourite Allied plane by a long shot (although i like the P-38 from time to time and enjoy flying late war Yaks for a change )

    Ground attack : Stuka ... no comment
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    p-47! who would have guessed! I thought you would say the Gloucester Gladiator!

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    Yes. I believe the Hellcat was one of the most underrated aircraft OF WW 2.
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