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#1 DevolvedOne

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:52 PM

Since the grind takes so long I want my first jet to be a good one.  I'm entering research in T4 with the U.S., Great Britain, and Russia and was wondering which 1st tier jet would be the best.  I'm thinking American might be easiest for me to get since I have just enough Gold Eagles to buy the Spitfire to help with the grind, but if one of the other nations I mentioned has a better starter jet I'd be willing to focus my grind on that nation.  I'm especially curious about the two starter U.S. jets though as they both look like they could kick some xxx.


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#2 BeyondTS

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:53 PM

Well, Komet is not a jet, but get it.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:58 PM

F9f is good for the cannons but the f80 leads to a sabre f2 which decimated every thing with its guns
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:59 PM

Go for the meteor f3, only to get to the F4. F4 L.W best jet in game.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:02 PM

Vampire best jet.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:02 PM

Well, Komet is not a jet, but get it.

Well, that's not gonna happen any time soon.  I've not played much on the German side since I don't like their T1 or T2 planes.


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#7 DevolvedOne

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:03 PM

Vampire best jet.

I've read on these forums that it has a bad FM and handles/turns like a bomber??


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:05 PM

I've read on these forums that it has a bad FM and handles/turns like a bomber??

he was trolling, it really sucks, you'd be lucky to accelerate past 500kph, all jets turn like bombers to an extent, but that is not the biggest problem of the vamp, the acceleration (or complete lack thereof) is its biggest problem.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:13 PM

in those countries, if you want your *first* jet to be good, best jet you can get without having already bought another jet is the f9f panther.  bonus in that the tier4 planes in the panther line are excellent.  downside is eventually you'll want to go through the p51 and f80 to get the sabers

 

russia, mig9s are a bit of a disappointment, playable when upgraded, but still feel lacking.  after 2 mig9s though you get to the mig15s

 

brits, f3 meteors suck.  not as bad as the yak jets, but still.  the f4lw though is an excellent jet, and getting to it is faster than getting the mig15 through the 2 mig9s. 


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#10 shptaln

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:18 PM

The MiG-9 isn't good but it can teach you important things like keeping your speed always high (because it can't accelerate for floral). And it will lead you to the glorious sovetskiy MiG-15, not to mention we need more russian jet players.

 

 

I've read on these forums that it has a bad FM and handles/turns like a bomber??

 

Looks like the Vampire is correct, do you really expect an early centrifugal 3,100lbf engine to power a 3,300kg plane? The Me262 has a combined thrust of ~4,000lbf, weights only 500kg more and isn't a good plane.


Edited by Steyr, 28 January 2014 - 11:19 PM.

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#11 Zansibar

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:18 PM

Panther is a lot of fun in AB.

 

F.3s are good, don't get me wrong, they are just as good as the Yak-15/17s, MiG-9s, Me-262s and the He-162.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:19 PM

I'd aim for the Panther line too, then use both the F9F-2 and the F9F-5 to research the rest of F80 and Sabre line.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:26 PM

leave the jets for the elitists who think their bick is digger because they fly a meg or a saberu


Edited by rozsomak, 28 January 2014 - 11:26 PM.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:30 PM

leave the jets for the elitists who think their bick is digger because they fly a meg or a saberu

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:05 AM

Y u het :c

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#16 DevolvedOne

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:32 AM

I'd aim for the Panther line too, then use both the F9F-2 and the F9F-5 to research the rest of F80 and Sabre line.

Yeah, I think that's the direction I'm gonna go.  Guess I got the rest of my year planned out for War Thunder.  But really, I do wonder how long it will take to get my first jet as I am just now researching my first plane in T4.  A month maybe?


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:40 AM

I have all 6 brit jets.. gets expensive losing 5 of em just to have one decent one (the LW).

 

I think f80/f9 is the way. 

 

Even flying rank 4 planes it takes a frickin long time to get one.

I started the day of 1.37,a dn play every day, and I am only 3/4 of the way to an f80


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:56 AM

I have all 6 brit jets.. gets expensive losing 5 of em just to have one decent one (the LW).

 

I think f80/f9 is the way. 

 

Even flying rank 4 planes it takes a frickin long time to get one.

I started the day of 1.37,a dn play every day, and I am only 3/4 of the way to an f80

Hmmm, yeah, I started on Jan. 1 of this year and I have just reached T4 in U.S., G.B. and U.S.S.R., and I'm T3 in Japan and T2 for Germany.  I'm not really sure if that is fast, slow or average, but I've unlocked a total of 123 planes with 746 arcade battles (yeah, I play a lot). :?s  I think I could get it in a month after I buy that T4 Spitfire.  I just wonder if I should buy the pack with the Mustang in it or if it would be too underpowered in arcade mode to even take advantage of its premium status.


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#19 Skogz

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:00 AM

I've hears early US jets are really good, researching F-80 now


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:02 AM

Hmmm, yeah, I started on Jan. 1 of this year and I have just reached T4 in U.S., G.B. and U.S.S.R., and I'm T3 in Japan and T2 for Germany.  I'm not really sure if that is fast, slow or average, but I've unlocked a total of 123 planes with 746 arcade battles (yeah, I play a lot). :?s  I think I could get it in a month after I buy that T4 Spitfire.  I just wonder if I should buy the pack with the Mustang in it or if it would be too underpowered in arcade mode to even take advantage of its premium status.

 

The problem with the spitfire is that when people like me see it, we slap it like a red headed step child.. because its the most dangerous plane.

Although, I was in a battle the other night with SEVEN of the damn things on the other team.. in a group... had to pick em off one by one, and it got expensive.

 

The mustang is fine :P I have like, 4 or 5 of them. You just need to, as with all planes, work out how to fly them in a way that fits the plane, and your style.


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