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Banger2004
12-24-2005, 04:06 AM
Probably been done before, but I was wondering, that of all the current online aircraft, do you have 1 favourite, and 1 that you really wish was not in the planeset? What are your reasons?

I realise that this could start a flamefest, so please remember that people are entitled to fly what they like, and for whatever reasons! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

My own favourite is the Spitfire mk8, clipped or unclipped, as I find it is a great all rounder. Good speed, agility, armament, although a bit fragile.

My least favourite is the I185 with its laser guns that take forever to run out of ammo, stunning speed and manuevrability, climbs like a rocket, and takes ridiculous amounts of damage.

Banger2004
12-24-2005, 04:06 AM
Probably been done before, but I was wondering, that of all the current online aircraft, do you have 1 favourite, and 1 that you really wish was not in the planeset? What are your reasons?

I realise that this could start a flamefest, so please remember that people are entitled to fly what they like, and for whatever reasons! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

My own favourite is the Spitfire mk8, clipped or unclipped, as I find it is a great all rounder. Good speed, agility, armament, although a bit fragile.

My least favourite is the I185 with its laser guns that take forever to run out of ammo, stunning speed and manuevrability, climbs like a rocket, and takes ridiculous amounts of damage.

Kuna15
12-24-2005, 05:14 AM
I agree with you on Spitfire MK.8. I'm not really an expert on Spitfires in a way that I can tell for sure which one is best for fights from deck up to 4000, as this is where most conficts are. But I like the 8. And it's certainly my first aircraft online, second being P-51 then ... P-38 and LA-7. I don't have some fixed list I like to change them quite often; spits are where I'm at currently.

Aircraft that I don't like is Me-163. Impossible to fly against.

bazzaah2
12-24-2005, 05:35 AM
I like 109 g2 and g6, Dora and 262. And Yak 9U. And Jug if I'm in the mood. And the Mustang III. Just can't get on with any of the Spits, which is such a shame as I do so want to like it.

Apart from resenting the resources that fantasy exotica like Go229 and 109Z take up, I can't say I really dislike any of them, though some I think are just unnecessary (but that's only because I fly a handful of what we have).

Werg78
12-24-2005, 05:52 AM
since is suck sooo badly as a fighter pilot my fav online aircraft is the IL2.

ashley2005
12-24-2005, 07:56 AM
i like flying the j8a and fiat cr42 but noone else seems interested in flying them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

WWSensei
12-24-2005, 08:04 AM
On the Allied side the IL2 on the Axis side the Me110...

Freelancer-1
12-24-2005, 08:09 AM
Cobra...any model. La5/7.

Brain32
12-24-2005, 08:20 AM
Like: Dora'44,Ta152,109F4,G2, P47, SpitIX HF
Dislike:P51,early Spit,late109(death trap)
Would like to know how to fly effective:P38

WOLFMondo
12-24-2005, 09:04 AM
For me its the 190's. I like flying all of them. A6 and Dora are my favorites. I like flying the P39's as well. Always good fun.

Planes I really don't like to fly, probably the Zero's. They break up all the time on me. Really don't trust them at all.

p1ngu666
12-24-2005, 09:09 AM
yak9k,b25,spit,190,p38 are my favourites, along with japanease planes.

hate the a20 :\

LEBillfish
12-24-2005, 09:15 AM
Favorite.........Least Favorite by Nation.

Ki-61..........A6M7
Toss up,
190A4/A5, 109E4/G2...........190D/F, Ta152,109Z,109K4
early P40's.............P51 Mousetang
I-16-24................Yak's
Hurri 1.................All Spitfires

vocatx
12-24-2005, 09:19 AM
My favorite plane is the Ki-43, any model ( I sure hope we get the '43 II), followed by the Ki-84, then the Zero.

My least favorite would have to be the P-38. In the Pacific theater it's no fun to fly against or fly myself. One night me and four friends loaded up in P-38s and flew against twelve flying blue. We won the map in two sorties and each got at least three kills apiece. We did this flying full switch, but to make it more interesting we flew with navs and wing smoke on. I really don't know what the attraction is flying the '38 against Japanese aircraft. It isn't fun to me. In the ETO it's a different story, as it doesn't totatlly outclass it's opponents.

waffen-79
12-24-2005, 09:30 AM
FAVORITE: Bf-109K-4 or SpitF IX
Least FAV: La-7 or Yak-3 '45 (everything is just to easy with them)

BuzzU
12-24-2005, 09:44 AM
This will shock some of you.

Favorite...late 109

Least favorite...109's, because I don't fly German, and I have to fight the 109 which I know is better than my plane.

corvette93
12-24-2005, 10:36 AM
Like the Ju 87 and 190's. Don't like the 111. Feels like a flying bath tub.

Monty_Thrud
12-24-2005, 10:45 AM
Favourites: Hurricanes, all of them, Spitfire, all, P40, IL2, Beaufighter, A20G, P38

Hates: Non thus far but i used to enjoy the He111, however it handles like a pig in mud now, on the ground anyway, its actually a relief to get off the runway and airbourne, surely it cant be that bad irl.

Oh not keen on the Buffalo

Pingu...i cant believe you dont like the A20G, its a corker of an aircraft

Ace_Hyflyer
12-24-2005, 11:12 AM
Favorite aircraft is the Cobra, she and I get along like two gloves. I even forced a Yak to spin out in a hard, flat turn a few nights ago http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Least favorite, the 109 and 190, I just can't get on with them. Haven't tried the Japanese planes.

F19_Ob
12-24-2005, 12:15 PM
Recently I have re-visited the Chaika.
This ol' bi-plane armed with two 20mm's and 8 rockets makes an awful mess of Messers and Fockes in a "over the enemy base and vulching eagerly situation".
My last sortie I knocked down 7 planes in the confusion.
On that particular sortie I was smart enough to bugger out and sneak home, when they started buzzing around like angry bees.

Other than that there's not much a chaika can catch in 1941 or later unless the opponent is a cargoplane, inexperienced or a complete cretin.

well, ther it is http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Rebel_Yell_21
12-24-2005, 12:58 PM
Fav - B-25, A-20

Least Fav - everything else

JFC_Rautaristi
12-24-2005, 01:07 PM
Fav - F4U (all models, especially -1A and -1D)

Least... I don't truly dislike any, but it would be fiat G50

Banger2004
12-24-2005, 03:51 PM
Interesting choices of aircraft. I must admit Kuna15 has a point, the me163 is a problem! Also definitly agree with waffen-79 about the La-7 and Yak-3, but like I said, each to their own.

It might have been better perhaps if in the initial question I asked which single online aircraft do people most prefer to fly, and which single one people HATE FLYING AGAINST, one which people wish was not present in the planeset.

Tromplamort
12-24-2005, 04:30 PM
Fav online? Ki-43Ia, A6M3 in these birds in TnB dogfight you are a predator. But first mistake and you're dead as they don't accept big damages...
In BnZ dogfight my choice would be the 109-Z: fast and big firepower, and late FW-190A for same reasons...

Most hated online...Mmm La-7 and Ki-84c...

Wilburnator
12-24-2005, 06:51 PM
My favorites would be the 109 K4 and '44 190 D9. I'm starting to like the P38 and the P47D. I like zeros, I love the Ki43. I dislike Las, Spitfires, IARs.

I fly all the planes a little bit, just for variety, but I mostly fly late 109s or 190s.

Xiolablu3
12-24-2005, 07:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ashley2005:
i like flying the j8a and fiat cr42 but noone else seems interested in flying them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Play on UK dedicated 1 server, maps on there with these planes. Plus its a great server.

I love the Spit Mk8 too, others I like depend on the sitution, I like the 109's FW190's,KI84.

La5 is good, I just cant get on with any of the US planes in the game, not having a cannon vs the later war planes I find really hard as I do a lot of deflection shooting, and most planes just fly straight thru .50 cal hi-deflection shots.

With 50. cal he needs to stay in your fire, rather than just fly thru your fire. One flight thru 20mm and he is damamged bad, even with just one hit.

I know the p38 has a cannon, but its low roll rate means fighters can get away from you quite easily.

Daiichidoku
12-24-2005, 07:09 PM
my favs are really about the only kind i will fly, given choice

any P 38
any P 47
F4U D, 1C (strictly for bombing, with the 4,000lb loadout)
FW 190A5/6 (A8/9 if no 5/6)
FW 190D9 (if forced to fly vs high flyers only)
A6M3 (simply the very best zero in FB)
any Ki61
Ki84 (A or B only!)
any Jet

I loathe these types, for various reasons:

Yak 3P (the post-war 3P specifically, any other Yak is ok)
La7 3xB20 (again, the 3xB20 specifically, any other La series is ok by me)
109 K4 (**** dirty ape mk108!)
Lagg, any series (**** "simple" DM!)
I-185 (uncomfortable throttle lever is its only weakness...uh huh)
Ki84C
109Z (also known as 109BS)
TA 152