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GreyBeast
03-11-2007, 01:45 PM
Hi folks,

I was just thinking that I'd like to concentrate on and deepen my knowledge of just ONE aircraft.

Which flyable a/c has the highest approval rating/ cult following among us here? Which one is the "teamplayer's" choice? Which one's the one "lone gunmen" would prefer?

I'm not referring to real-life performance or history of successes, but more to in-game and online presence.

Also, there should be extensive material available online gathered and shared among pilots that prefer and regularly fly this particular a/c online.

It makes no difference wether the plane is Axis or Allies.

Thanks for your thoughts

GreyBeast
03-11-2007, 01:45 PM
Hi folks,

I was just thinking that I'd like to concentrate on and deepen my knowledge of just ONE aircraft.

Which flyable a/c has the highest approval rating/ cult following among us here? Which one is the "teamplayer's" choice? Which one's the one "lone gunmen" would prefer?

I'm not referring to real-life performance or history of successes, but more to in-game and online presence.

Also, there should be extensive material available online gathered and shared among pilots that prefer and regularly fly this particular a/c online.

It makes no difference wether the plane is Axis or Allies.

Thanks for your thoughts

PBNA-Boosher
03-11-2007, 01:47 PM
Throw me in a Yak. If there's one plane I love, in teamwork, in looks, in flying skill, it's the Yak. Its guns are deadly, even on the early version, it's not swift, but it's maneuverable. It's my baby!

BrewsterPilot
03-11-2007, 01:49 PM
KI-84 C
Big guns, super manouvrable, reasonably fast, quite easy to use and handles well. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

elephant_il2
03-11-2007, 01:50 PM
Bf109 F4 for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ploughman
03-11-2007, 01:51 PM
Corsair, or whatever the yanks call it. Does lots of things very, very well.

Davinci..
03-11-2007, 02:08 PM
Fw 190 - Brings me home.

K_Freddie
03-11-2007, 02:13 PM
'THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE' - FW190A9
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Chris0382
03-11-2007, 02:45 PM
I like the P-40's in the NewGuinea campaign. The P-38 and the Tempest

slipBall
03-11-2007, 03:04 PM
The 109...its bad, in a good way http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Makabi-
03-11-2007, 03:07 PM
the Bf-109 G2, or the F4 if enough people ***** at me for using a UFO. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Bremspropeller
03-11-2007, 03:08 PM
Check sig.

Whirlin_merlin
03-11-2007, 03:19 PM
Stuka

cygfrain
03-11-2007, 03:23 PM
p38

MEGILE
03-11-2007, 03:31 PM
B-17

general_kalle
03-11-2007, 03:34 PM
p39

FoolTrottel
03-11-2007, 04:00 PM
Sturmovik!

heywooood
03-11-2007, 04:06 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/winteri-16s-1.jpg

cawimmer430
03-11-2007, 04:08 PM
Zero. Love that plane. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

fordfan25
03-11-2007, 04:10 PM
depends what server you fly in the most. i fly the tempist 95% of the time on war clouds now dispite the fact that even though it was already the most fast overheating plane in the game it got even worse last patch. "though i found a good work around hehe" another would be a FW190. if constant mindless dogfighting is your thing than a spit,109 or ki84 might be a good bet.

LEBillfish
03-11-2007, 04:17 PM
For me is the Ki-61-I Ko or Ki-43 series.....yet that's me...

For most I'd say;
109-G2
190-A5
Lagg-?
P-40
Spit-?

Dagnabit
03-11-2007, 04:23 PM
Hello GreyBeast,

I must say you sure make this diffacult by specifying only one. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
It seems like I change my mind every couple of weeks. I have been flying this series for maybe 6 or 7 months, and I dont feel really settled in on one plane yet myself. I really liked the Spits, and Yaks,P-51s, and the Tempest is very cool. Zeros are ok but they dont have good armament.
With only one choice I want a ship that has good multirole capability, so that when Im not shooting the enemy, out of the air, I am making life miserable for them on the ground as well.
I fly the LA-7 probably better than anything else, but it too is limited.
I prefer to turn fight, but will fight in the vertical if needed. So it needs to turn, dive, and climb like a turpentined monkey. The Corsair probably fills the bill pretty well, with a large selection of arms, scads of power, and flies sooooooo sweet!!
But I guess for now at least Ill have to go with the F6F5. It sems to do everything well, and is a rugged aircraft to boot.
Perhaps I shouldnt have responded to your thread because I dont fly online (at least do far),
But I thought this would be an interesting thread, and wanted to get my 1.5 cents in before the big rush. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

Regards
Dagnabit

leitmotiv
03-11-2007, 05:26 PM
I'd have to choose the Yak-3 for this sim because of its near perfect visibility forward and aft---if we had 6 DOF, I'd choose something else.

Viper2005_
03-11-2007, 05:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by K_Freddie:
'THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE' - FW190A9
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

Great guns.
Great speed.
Great roll rate.
Great cockpit.
No bomb rack drag.

Probably the best general purpose piston engined aeroplane in the game if you fly full switch.

Flying_Mex
03-11-2007, 06:56 PM
To me it really just depends on the match up. For example, if you say we go on a Dogfight server and everyone chooses their fav, I will sure as heck not take a zeke vs 109's and FW's.

However, I usually fly in Zekes vs wildcats and I love flying blue. Zeke is such a nice plane to fly, just gotta be careful not to get shot (fly aggresively, and most of all keep up your situational awareness). I find that while it doesnt have too much armament, it is enough. The cannons are deadly, however the machine guns are usefull only to shoot down other zekes..so when I am down to machine guns I try to go for the PK.

I also love the P-40, and been getting into the P-51 a little bit but I dont have an apportunity to fly it often because, as I already said, I fly mostly in zekes vs wildcats

tigertalon
03-11-2007, 07:54 PM
For teamwork, Fw190.
For lonewolfing, J2M3.

CUJO_1970
03-11-2007, 08:18 PM
Without a doubt: FW190A-9 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Philipscdrw
03-11-2007, 08:20 PM
Only one option: the Tempest.

It excels at everything!

mythvoyager1955
03-11-2007, 08:29 PM
At the moment the bf109G-10. Couldn't fly them worth a damn - the 109s that is - so I determined to learn how. Now I still can't fly them - I'm no ace - but I can fly them ... if you know what I mean.

Viper2005_
03-11-2007, 09:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Philipscdrw:
Only one option: the Tempest.

It excels at everything! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

*cough* rear view *cough*

I'm sorry, it must be something in the air... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Dagnabit
03-11-2007, 10:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Viper2005_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Philipscdrw:
Only one option: the Tempest.

It excels at everything! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

*cough* rear view *cough*

I'm sorry, it must be something in the air... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The last time I got onto serious trouble was caused by something in the air. But no worries mates, it was just my wifes feet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

Dagnabit...err ahhhhh plz. excuse. Experimenting with some 'cactus squeezins' ATM. Kerosene chasers, to kill the flavor MMMmmmm http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

JadehawkII
03-11-2007, 10:58 PM
La-5FN or La-7. Just becoz I have spent more time in these than the rest. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Friendly_flyer
03-12-2007, 01:34 AM
It really depends on what periode you are flying. For early war, the Brewster and Hurricane IIc are nice planes, but they are toast in any late-war scenario.

Mysticpuma2003
03-12-2007, 01:52 AM
Man! Only one plane? Tricky one to answer, but if I was pushed into it, I think for the Blue side it's got to be the Bf109 F4.
For the Red side Spitfire Vc.

I like early war planes, but late war theatre would be Red side P-47D and Blue side FW190 A9.

I know that's 4, but it's only 1 from each side and different times of war http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Cheers, MP.

jermin122
03-12-2007, 02:29 AM
FW190 A9 with 2 MK108s. It's just perfect!

ImpStarDuece
03-12-2007, 02:51 AM
If it was me, I'd fly nothing but the Mossie all the time.

I don't really care if I can't dogfight in it, but getting kills on S/E fighters is SO sweet.

JG52Karaya-X
03-12-2007, 02:55 AM
Any Bf109 will do...

I_KG100_Prien
03-12-2007, 03:29 AM
JU-88

GreyBeast
03-12-2007, 03:44 AM
Funny thing...

As far as I can tell from reading all your replies, the veterans (2500+ posts, and I know the numbers get "reset" every so often) still prefer the aircraft that have been in the game since the beginning, Yaks, La's, 109's and 190's.

This probably means they've been true to their crates all this time. That's something worth considering.

Thanks for all your replies, sirs, I regret not having the time to start a private discussion with each and every one of you as to why you chose your aircraft in detail.

msalama
03-12-2007, 04:46 AM
What Heywood said. I-16s forever http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

nellip
03-12-2007, 06:08 AM
It has to be the plane the original game was named for - the IL2 Sturmovik.

Diablo310th
03-12-2007, 06:13 AM
Easy answer.... give me my Jug any day. P-47D

bengal
03-12-2007, 06:14 AM
Spitfire Mk 8, 457 Sqd RAAF

Bengal http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

HotelBushranger
03-12-2007, 06:50 AM
If I had to pick just one, P-40M (Or -N, daaamn you Oleg! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif)

GerritJ9
03-12-2007, 07:17 AM
Funny thing about the P-40N: according to one of my sources the N was supplied to the USSR in greater numbers than any other P-40 type, yet we don't have it in the sim http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif
Fav mount depends on the nation I'm flying for- when flying Japanese it's Kawasaki (Ki-61 or Ki-100) all the way, for instance, or MiG-3 or I-16 for the USSR. But if I had to restrict myself to just one plane, it would be the Buffalo. I just love that little plane http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif.

F19_Orheim
03-12-2007, 07:19 AM
any cr@pplane will do http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BrewsterPilot
03-12-2007, 07:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
any cr@pplane will do http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

*cough* J8 *cough*

Bewolf
03-12-2007, 11:36 AM
Tough one. Either P38 or Focke Wulf. It really depends on the theater.

Snow_Wolf_
03-12-2007, 01:20 PM
MOsquito

NAFP_supah
03-12-2007, 01:42 PM
Ki-43 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

AVGWarhawk
03-12-2007, 01:51 PM
P-40 for me. I spend most of my time in this bird.

JSG72
03-12-2007, 07:09 PM
No brainer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

It's the "Lerche", for this Fella!

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


Actually fly FW.190A-8, Most of the time.

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

wayno7777
03-12-2007, 08:02 PM
A-9 Fan....

Copperhead310th
03-12-2007, 08:43 PM
If i Only had 2 choices,

1. P-40M if that wasn't avalible
2. P-47D.

After that even if the whole plane set was avalible for my selection....it'd still be the P-40. Why? Simple. Because for it's year Model...it's the best plane in the sim. I'd put up against any other 1942 aircraft in the entire set. and the p-40 is the clear victor.
And it is (IMO) the most realistically moddeled aircraft in the sim. Doesn't Turn like it's on hinges like a spit, or a zeek. It cannot perform UFO like manuvers like some of the 109's. Doesnt soak up ammo like a spounge the way a 190 does and keep on flying like nothing ever happend. and the tail doesn't fall off with 1 round from a 109 or 190, like the P-47 or P-38.
It's not UBER
It's not Nutterd.
and it's not perfect
it's just perfect for ME.

LEXX_Luthor
03-12-2007, 09:37 PM
Contrarian view -- MiG-3, some 1941esque AM-35 version. I'm still wondering exactly what the 1940 version is (MiG-1??), but I guess its just the very earliest MiG-3s, starting in December 1940 if I recall. I wish they were all alot harder to fly on hard settings though, even thuogh I am often accused of being "arcade"(tm) at this webboard hehe.

:thumps: do'h http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Treetop64
03-12-2007, 11:12 PM
Check avatar.

&gt;Range enough to get you where you want to go.
&gt;Guns enough to kill what it shoots at.
&gt;Fast enough to get away from what it can't kill (as far as piston planes go).

Kinda shares the same design philosophy as the three Deutschland "pocket battleships", huh? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

AlGroover
03-13-2007, 03:02 AM
The planes I've had most fun flying are the I16, the Ki61 and the Beaufighter. Overall it has to be the I16 because its just so basic, primitive, visceral even. Manual everything, no trim, negative G cutout and overall demanding although toned down a bit from earlier game versions. Ground attack too. Load up with rockets for enemy airfields or shipping. Fun all the way.

WOLFMondo
03-13-2007, 03:30 AM
Just one?! Hard choice to make....er...P38J.

Badsight-
03-13-2007, 04:08 AM
Schwalb , but only cos the Shinden wont ever be in this game