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EvilMuppet1979
08-31-2006, 11:00 AM
I've no idea where to start!

Can anyone point me to some kind of guide which covers all the available planes? A quick description of their type (fighter/bomber etc.), weapons, speed, manueuverability etc. would be awesome.

Oh, and pics too.

I'm totally confused staring at that big list of letters and numbers.

general_kalle
08-31-2006, 11:02 AM
i guess ur new...Then welcome.

at the main menue u can choose: "view objekts"
that will give u some backgrund about almost evrything in the game...but there is some planes thats not covered...sadly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

BBB_Hyperion
08-31-2006, 11:05 AM
Start with the FAQ
http://airwarfare.com/mediawiki-1.4.5/index.php?title=FAQ_Introduction

Try forgiving planes like the il2 or spitfire at first once you mastered them there are plenty more planes to look into.

p-11.cAce
08-31-2006, 11:07 AM
GO HERE (http://www.airwarfare.com/guides.htm) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Swivet
08-31-2006, 12:01 PM
Also checkout Hardballs Aircraft Reference Viewer...It's a great program. Make sure you get the newest version (4.04 or 05) i think.....


http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#001

Waldo.Pepper
08-31-2006, 12:26 PM
I can't imagine being a NOOB and trying to get into this game. So much to read and comprehend, it like a job or something. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

carguy_
08-31-2006, 12:27 PM
In main menu you`ve got object viewer.Click that then select Aircraft.You have nice graphic presentation of what each aircraft looks like.Also the notes describing them are fairly accurate although they need some updating.

Anyway,that is where I "went" when started.

Divine-Wind
08-31-2006, 12:34 PM
Meh, I just went straight to the office. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif No better way to learn about a plane than to fly it, if you ask me.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
08-31-2006, 02:43 PM
Google search 'Westland Whirlwind' and get back to us.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

VW-IceFire
08-31-2006, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by EvilMuppet1979:
I've no idea where to start!

Can anyone point me to some kind of guide which covers all the available planes? A quick description of their type (fighter/bomber etc.), weapons, speed, manueuverability etc. would be awesome.

Oh, and pics too.

I'm totally confused staring at that big list of letters and numbers.
Hello and welcome to the community!

Yes it is quite a daunting list. I suggest you start small and work your way outwards. There are many planes and many plane types. Find one that you like and pracitce using that one exclusively for a while...then start to expand into the other types.

Do you have a favourite? For many of us its usually a childhood favourite that we start with and then expand outwards from there.

Alot of us have bookshelves full of books on the subject as well so thats always handy. You can pickup some pretty good deals on hardcover guides to the aircraft of WWII. Not every detail in there is to be believed but they are usually very good as surveys to all of the WWII aircraft. I can recommend a few if you're interested.

Wikipedia is a great online resource as well.

p1ngu666
08-31-2006, 03:27 PM
maybe just randomly select a plane and hit fly...

get a fun surprise each time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Divine-Wind
08-31-2006, 03:46 PM
Especially with the Komet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

slappedsilly
08-31-2006, 03:56 PM
I can't imagine being a NOOB and trying to get into this game. So much to read and comprehend, it like a job or something. Smile

If it were a job, I'd already gotten fired. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DuxCorvan
08-31-2006, 05:07 PM
Hardball's viewer would be handy. Please, a link for the guy.

FoolTrottel
08-31-2006, 05:30 PM
A link to Hardballs aircraft viewer at Mission4today (for the guy) (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=325)

Edit: And a link to Neural Dream's Aircraft Reference Guide (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=316)

EvilMuppet1979
09-01-2006, 05:43 AM
I discovered th "View Objects" section after posting the thread, and I half expected to find some "OMG its in the game u noob!!11" replies when I got back. You guys are cool though.

My lunch break is nearly over, but I'll look at all your information when I got home.

The view Objects section was a bit messy. Most of the info is there, but I would prefer a summary and recommendations for getting started. It's a lot to wade through!

Anyway, like I said, when I get home I'll check out your other links. Therefore I'll BUMP this so I can find it later.

I've just got used to taking off and landing. Flying is ok, but I have trouble shaking people off my tail, and I'm not good at climbing very quickly. (That might be because I'm using keys though, I'm buying a joystick later this week).

Thanks again!

Edit: This is my first flight sim for about 15 years. The last one I played was F-18 Interceptor on my Amiga.

-HH-Quazi
09-01-2006, 06:03 AM
The reason you came back and found real answers instead of some "noob" comments is because this isn't a "game", it is a "sim". And everyone here knows the learning curve is steep. That is why Waldo posted what he did, and I am in agreement. It will take patience and the willingness to ask questions and get shot down many times over without lossing your cool. But in the end, especially when you get your first kill knowing it was your skills against the next guy that won that battle, the rewards will be very addicting. Thinking back, it took me the better part of 6 months before I got my first kill against a human pilot.

EvilMuppet1979
09-02-2006, 09:30 AM
Awesome. Thanks for the links guys. The downloads were great.

Recently I've been flying the A-20G 1943 (or whatever) because its at the top of the list. I seem to do ok in it.

LEBillfish
09-02-2006, 09:34 AM
A bit out of date but some good basic info...

http://free-st.htnet.hr/dvd/

Xiolablu3
09-02-2006, 09:38 AM
That A20 is a bomber.

For an easy fighter plane to start, try the Spitfire VIII or Spitfire IX, most of its systems are automatic, you dont need flaps except to land, and it turns easily.


Very forgiving new players plane. Almost anyone can do good things in it.

FW190 for example is very tough to learn, you need to understand a lot more about air fighting to be good in it. But its so rewarding once you start to learn it.

Prepare for a new addiction once you get online http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif