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MichaelMar
09-05-2004, 12:24 AM
I am new to this game and so far really enjoy it. For I started out flying the Fiat 42 and BOY does it get owned. Seems like most players are flying late '44 models with the latest fire power.

Any sugestions as to how to fly the Fiat in MP? Or what other planes are new player friendly.

I flew the IL2 and did make 2 kills...well my backset gunner made 1 kill...I the other...teamwork)

THX

MichaelMar
09-05-2004, 12:24 AM
I am new to this game and so far really enjoy it. For I started out flying the Fiat 42 and BOY does it get owned. Seems like most players are flying late '44 models with the latest fire power.

Any sugestions as to how to fly the Fiat in MP? Or what other planes are new player friendly.

I flew the IL2 and did make 2 kills...well my backset gunner made 1 kill...I the other...teamwork)

THX

Vladimir_No2
09-05-2004, 12:32 AM
Try historic planeset servers, they will allow you to fly in a more ballanced enviroment. Also, try aircraft like the J8A, P.11c, and I-153/I-16. These aircraft are new player friendly, but can also be dangerous in skilled hands. The Il-2 is easy to fly, and can be used as a fighter, epecially if you try the single seat models.

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269GA-Veltro
09-05-2004, 02:22 AM
F16 server, the best for my opinion. There you'll find also the italians.

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F19_Olli72
09-05-2004, 02:42 AM
Im afraid the Fiat Cr42 is kind of an underdog even in historic planesets. And it shows online too, i rarely see more than 1 or 2 brave souls flying it (most ppl picks FiatG50 or Me109). But as always teamwork can help (at least a while) and after the patch it can carry bombs http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

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MichaelMar
09-05-2004, 03:26 AM
Looking at the FiatG50 I tend to believe it is no better then the Fiat42. Both planes have the same guns, about same speed and pilot protection?

So, why fly the FiatG50 over the Fiat42?

THX

F19_Ob
09-05-2004, 04:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MichaelMar:
Looking at the FiatG50 I tend to believe it is no better then the Fiat42. Both planes have the same guns, about same speed and pilot protection?

So, why fly the FiatG50 over the Fiat42?

THX<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



The fiat G50 is infact a much better plane.
Faster and better visibility and it also outturn many of it historical opponents.
Armament is the same though. Both are considerd difficult.

The biggest downside in the cr42 is that the view forward and forward+up( most important view for dogfights) is perhaps the worst in FB. I have greater succes in dogfighting in bombers like He 111 or the Ju87 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif
In real life u could ofcourse move your head to improve the visibility. This problem get especially noticable in FB, in planes with half or more of the view obscured.
In most normal planes the view is ok.

But remember the Fiat Cr42 is not a plane to see out of, but to be seen in, hence its coolfactor.
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[This message was edited by F19_Ob on Sun September 05 2004 at 03:43 AM.]

269GA-Veltro
09-05-2004, 04:50 AM
Some very good skin for italian G50 and CR 42.

G50

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=14453
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/14453.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=14452
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/14452.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=14451
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/14451.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=14434
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/14434.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=14433
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/14433.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=14432
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/14432.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=14419
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/14419.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=14418
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/14418.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=14417
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/14417.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=14390
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/14390.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=14389
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/14389.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=14388
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/14388.jpg

CR 42

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=11486
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/11486.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=11485
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/11485.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=11484
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/11484.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=11366
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/11366.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=11365
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/11365.jpg

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=downloadskin&id=11363
http://www.il2skins.com:8080/skins/thumbs/11363.jpg

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Platypus_1.JaVA
09-05-2004, 06:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Vladimir_No2:
The Il-2 is easy to fly, and can be used as a fighter, epecially if you try the single seat models.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

True but, it lacks vision all around and so, I like my tail gunner, to warn me for incoming enemies. Also for protection http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge,
ye shall be judged: and with what
measure ye mete, it shall be measured
to you again.

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F19_Ob
09-05-2004, 07:48 AM
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=Fiat+cr42&ei=UTF-8&fr=ad-kw-findwhat-image&n=20&fl=0&x=wrt

F19_Orheim
09-05-2004, 01:07 PM
In REAL dogfight room with historical planesets the Cr42 handles well. Handled correctly it can (as the J8A) give a match even to later planes

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