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Afromike1
10-05-2008, 08:50 AM
In a bf109 for me, my preferred alt to fight in is 5k. Usually I never get people above me, they are either leveled with me or below.

Afromike1
10-05-2008, 08:50 AM
In a bf109 for me, my preferred alt to fight in is 5k. Usually I never get people above me, they are either leveled with me or below.

JG52Uther
10-05-2008, 08:54 AM
7K-9K if I can.

Feathered_IV
10-05-2008, 09:20 AM
I-16 or I-153. You did say dogfight didn't you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Sirrith
10-05-2008, 09:22 AM
depends what plane im using http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

b2spirita
10-05-2008, 09:36 AM
Low level, a la eastern front

AnaK774
10-05-2008, 10:00 AM
In any altitude where my ride has usable performance advantage against opponent

DKoor
10-05-2008, 10:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AnaK774:
In any altitude where my ride has usable performance advantage against opponent </div></BLOCKQUOTE>+1

Xiolablu3
10-05-2008, 10:42 AM
If its a ground attack online mission where you have to protect bombers which are trying to take out targets, then I find about 3500m about right.

I realise you may still get bounced, but you cannot protect a bomber stream well from 5000-7000m, most of them fly in around 2000m.

At 3500m you are high enough to dive away should someone bounce you, also low enough to see the action going on on the ground level.

Obviously if you are only on a free hunt then 5000-7000m is fine, but you will be of limited use to your team flying around alone at this height and will miss all the real action on the ground.

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-05-2008, 05:57 PM
Depends on my ride too. But normally, I don't start to relax and begin to cruise until I reach 5km minimum. I prefer to cruise at about 6km and will (given the right aircraft) consistently go higher.

Most of the truly memorable fights I've been in have been 5km+

TAW_Oilburner
10-05-2008, 06:13 PM
The higher the better. Altitude is like money...it's hard to get and easy to lose http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

R_Target
10-05-2008, 06:35 PM
3000 ft. above the bandits.

TinyTim
10-05-2008, 06:46 PM
Depends at what alt my plane fares best versus oponents. Flying Japanese planes (apart from J2M5) or Russian fighters I try to drag the oponents as low as possible and lure them into a dogfight there (because they can't dive away from me there - their best strength). Flying American fighters, I stay as high as possible (due to better high alt performance and to always have an escape window by diving away).

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
I-16 or I-153. You did say dogfight didn't you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

He did say alt. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

SeaFireLIV
10-05-2008, 07:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by b2spirita:
Low level, a la eastern front </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same here. Though i`ve been forced to fight high altitude due to Jerry refusing to come down and fight like a man.

Feathered_IV
10-05-2008, 07:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TinyTim:
Depends at what alt my plane fares best versus oponents. Flying Japanese planes (apart from J2M5) or Russian fighters I try to drag the oponents as low as possible and lure them into a dogfight there (because they can't dive away from me there - their best strength). Flying American fighters, I stay as high as possible (due to better high alt performance and to always have an escape window by diving away).

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
I-16 or I-153. You did say dogfight didn't you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

He did say alt. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

By God he did didn't he!? Oops!
In that case, if it's an online thing I'll always prefer a Pony or a Jug and won't breathe easy until I'm over 25k. I'll come down to 16k for a bounce, but I get too scared if I stay for long. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

leitmotiv
10-05-2008, 09:39 PM
If I have a preference, it is for a nasty snarling dust up at low altitude around hills or mountains---preferably with cloud or fog. When I was an I-16/I-153-only person, my preferred altitude was 6" above the dirt, and my favorite opponent was the Finnish Buff---it was like trying to catch a greased pig (looked like one, too).

K_Freddie
10-05-2008, 09:39 PM
Zero... the ground is unforgiving for those who make mistakes.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

dwagener
10-06-2008, 03:04 PM
ten to 300 feet, dodging chimneys, steeples, ships & waves.

stalkervision
10-06-2008, 03:38 PM
Personally 21 to 23,000 ft and up... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

The 109 is a real killer there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

VW-IceFire
10-06-2008, 05:31 PM
I like it in the middle somewhere around 3000-4000 meters and downwards. I don't like scraping the earth unless I feel confident about cover above me or its a strike mission and we're using the ground for cover.

P.FunkAdelic
10-06-2008, 07:50 PM
As a noob with little experience or confidence in my ability to turn fight on even terms I go high as I can and don't start crusing til 5km up. I'm a coward.

All my kills have been from swooping down on those low level boys and escaping with my speed advantage. Its also why I survive more often than most nubs tend to.

Aaron_GT
10-07-2008, 03:37 AM
15000ft/5000m to start at. The problem is online most are much lower so you can't always see any targets (air or ground) at 5000m, so you need to dip down to 3000m. But sometimes NOE bombing runs are fun. I've been caught many times by mission ends doing a spiral climb to 5000m over home base.

stalkervision
10-07-2008, 04:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by P.FunkAdelic:
As a noob with little experience or confidence in my ability to turn fight on even terms I go high as I can and don't start crusing til 5km up. I'm a coward.

All my kills have been from swooping down on those low level boys and escaping with my speed advantage. Its also why I survive more often than most nubs tend to. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

smart noob.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Bremspropeller
10-07-2008, 06:12 AM
I'm only making single passes, so alt is not an issue for me.

Preferrably I'm coming out of the sun. Like Horus the falcon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Blood_Splat
10-07-2008, 08:19 AM
Low earth orbit.

T_O_A_D
10-07-2008, 10:31 AM
Any height above mother earth as not to touch her.

Other than that 500-1000 adavantage over my prey, initially.

From that point it depends on the battle, plane type, and if we are alone.

Ballistic4N6
10-07-2008, 03:57 PM
4K meters. Higher if my quarry is sighted at my level. I'll try to go into the sun for a slow outside increase, and then try to line one up for a bounce. Tough to do this with the AI as they all have bionic telescopic sight and engines and P/W ratios from hell!

JSG72
10-07-2008, 05:30 PM
2000metres/6000feet tops. (Me109) against Russians.
7000-10000metres/22000-32000feet against. U.S.(FW190A-8/Me109G/K)
(Fly Blue. 99.999999999999% of the time) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif(The only reason. I bought into this whole experience. 7yrs ago http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif)

Bremspropeller
10-07-2008, 05:52 PM
No matter at what altitude I'm flying..I'm the fox in the henhouse.
Or the falcon in the swarm of pidgeons...

http://www.wildlife-art-paintings.co.uk/picture-pictures/peregrine-falcon/peregrine-falcons_wigeon-54.jpg

Or the Fw 190 in a squadron of Spitfires http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

CKCody
10-08-2008, 10:19 AM
As a complete noob,i find the JPN aircraft nice to handle,especially the KI-100,when your base has lots of enemies flying around,you can get up quick and turn at low speed.Does have a tendency to catch fire easily, but i like the risk!
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff137/zeno344/mmmmmmm.png

McHilt
10-08-2008, 10:36 AM
The Extra shown below with 8 20mm cannons mounted in the wings http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
at any altitude

Freelancer-1
10-08-2008, 09:50 PM
50 meters is a good altitude for dogfighting. Although I'm comfortable up as high as 150 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

p51srule
10-09-2008, 11:43 AM
For me between 3k and 10k it depends on the plane. like the spit Ill stay around 5k-7k, in a p51 around 7k-10k, in a f4u I like 5k and the bf-109 5k plus.

P51srule http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

"Speed is life ina dogfight"