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Offline Musti

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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #105 on: 19-02-2013, 17:02:17 »
You can get 210 for completing tutorials, and that's it I think
And yeah, The Soviet Cat is quite the thing, just like the USAAF one, only 2 ranks lower. Unless somebody with a biplane can properly aim, they won't take you out.
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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #106 on: 19-02-2013, 17:02:38 »
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the most OP plane in the game: the Soviet premium PBY-5a Catalina. It's tier 1. It has 4 gunners. It has 4x1000 lb bombs. it is amazing.

LOL thanks for the tip, bought one and it's quite amazing indeed.

All rounds however inevitably end with a biplane launching himself into your wing out of frustration after shooting you for the last 10 minutes. But other than that it's really fun.
Yeah, ramming is the only way noobs can take them out. An advanced player would just  focus all the fire on one of the engines/wings. It takes a couple of reloads, but it's much more effective than shooting at its body.  As long as you are at 3,500+ metres, most of the enemy planes would not bother/are unable to climb up to you.

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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #107 on: 19-02-2013, 18:02:40 »
As Musti said before I think, the biggest disadvantage is that the gunners can't shoot the enemy planes that are directly behind you. It's not a problem with those biplanes, but with US Catilina stronger planes just sit in your neck only a few meters away and fuck you up with some hits.

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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #108 on: 19-02-2013, 20:02:05 »
yeah. You need to wiggle and turn quite often.

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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #109 on: 19-02-2013, 20:02:23 »
Bah, played about 10 rounds so far and while it's usually great fun I've been rammed out of the sky in 8 of them. One time an AAA shot my wing clean off from 2 km away (lol) and the 10th time I stayed alive and destroyed about 53 ground targets and 4 planes.

Getting rammed all the time is getting pretty annoying though.

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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #110 on: 19-02-2013, 21:02:19 »
Going head on against a Stuka G-2 is not smart. I Got my right wing trolled off...

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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #111 on: 20-02-2013, 13:02:52 »
Shot Ki-200 down with He-51. Few shots head on and it blazed in flames and booyaa! Hercules!

Other than that Yak-9T is totally OP as is LA-5.
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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #112 on: 20-02-2013, 16:02:21 »
Started really using the HE111 H3 with the 8x250 loadout though. What annoys me is that you have to play it like a dive bomber to effeciently use it as some enemy planes will always go just for the bombers. So bombing the targets as fast as possible is a must when you want to have some success.

I wish they would implement a function that let bombers spawn much higher. There are some maps where the bombers spawn at the same hight as the defending fighters and that's pretty redicilous. You don't have a chance to reach the target with heavy and slower bomber.

Matchmaking needs a serious improvement in my POV. I get into battles with FW190 (T11) or He162 (T17) with one T6 plane and four T4 planes and that's certainly not fun. It is equal whether they are in your or in the enemy team, but they are certainly the only players who have fun with 20+ shot down planes.

There seems to be a option to set the range of Tiers for a battle, but it is greyed out yet. I hope that it gets activated asap.

On a last note: if you own Wings of Prey wich was developed by the same studio and register it you get 500 gold eales extra. A TS mate did so and it seemed to work. You should give it a try.

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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #113 on: 20-02-2013, 17:02:14 »
Yeah. There should have been a third spawn for high altitude bomber.. Maybe at 5000 m


Another victim of my hornet. Btw, have you guys seen a German plane with painted jaws IRL? I don't want to get too unhistorical. I think I've seen one, but I'm not sure.

I shot a MiG-9 down in the very first minute of the match. Felt good man. "Balancer" achievement FTW.

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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #114 on: 21-02-2013, 07:02:09 »
Germans where the first ones to paint jaws on their planes (BF110, Stukas).

American P-40 followed the trend.
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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #115 on: 21-02-2013, 12:02:05 »
Had some good rounds with the HE 111 H3 and JU 88 yesterday. The JU 88 is even more awesome as it can carry 36 bombs at once. Sometimes I really stress my spacebar  ;D

With the bombers you get really high scores and if you skill your crew and plane the right way you have the chance to shoot down some planes with it too. I had like 2 or 3 20000+ XP matches yesterday but you need some luck to drop all you bombs more than just one time.

I had also some funny matchmaking bugs again, where Tier 1 players in my team had to fight against a team of a Meteor, a Mig 15 and La7 + some other filler planes. That was some crazy sh*t, but those noobs still lost  ;D

The HE 111 is such a damn beautiful plane and with a escort fighter it rocks even moar:

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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #116 on: 21-02-2013, 13:02:15 »
Tasty target for my ME410!  ;D
Although i would have kept my distance when there's a Yak around...

What about the pillboxes? you cant take them out with 50kgs? I prefer 250 kg. more allrounder.

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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #117 on: 21-02-2013, 14:02:15 »
For the jaws: try googling a Bf 110 of the ZG.26
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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #118 on: 21-02-2013, 18:02:22 »
Tasty target for my ME410!  ;D
Although i would have kept my distance when there's a Yak around...

What about the pillboxes? you cant take them out with 50kgs? I prefer 250 kg. more allrounder.

Yep, I prefere the 250kg loadout too. On Africa Cannion I always go for the heavy tank convoys and if I can survive that long for the pillboxes and other AA positions - that all depends on the enemy team. That's a bit better about the Ju88 tbh. With that plane you have 4x250 and 32x50 in one load.

For me it matters more that I can take out as many targets as possible with one strafe run to get as much multyplicator points as possible. If you dive with the Ju88 through a cannion and attack a convoy you have a good chance to kill 15+ ground targets with one strafe and that gives a shitload of XP. Pillboxes give good XP too but they are too scattered to connect them in one run with other targets.

Besides this will you have more possibilities on the maps with ships. One destroyers needs like two 250kg bombs. And they bring some good XP too.
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Re: War Thunder
« Reply #119 on: 24-02-2013, 04:02:46 »
Tank trees got leaked. Looks realy promising and interesting:

http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3719084/War_Thunder_Tanks