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Arcade - Fighter Tutorial Videos

Before I begin, if you're a newcomer to the game then you should really start with some tutorials for beginner pilots. There's many available on youtube, and I've created my own as well which can be seen here. That should give you the grounding you need to understand the things I do in the videos listed below.

This thread started as a video on the G50, then progressed to a series on Arcade fighters that were neglected for some reason, then expanded to include fighters that were commonly misunderstood & not used to their strengths, and now is just a general fighter tutorial series.  EDIT: Now includes an Arcade fighter dogfight duel series called "Versus" as well.

Some of these videos will have music that's blocked in certain countries. If you're affected, try a workaround such as the ProxTube addon for Firefox. I'll try to avoid copyright issues in future vids.
 
PLANE TUTORIALS

Sorted by tier, here are links to the videos created so far & also the planes which are planned to be covered in the future (these will also be on the poll).
 
Tier 1
A5M4 "Claude"
Bf110 C-4
F2A-3 Buffalo Tutorial and on the rampage in a squad battle
Fiat G50 Freccia (out of date as of 1.41 Flight Model change) -- collecting footage for an updated vid
Gloster Gladiator
He112 A-0 "Kanonenvogel"
He112 B-0
He112 V-5
He51
i-16 type 5
I-301 (also applicable to LaGGs)
Ki-43-I -- footage collected, awaiting editing
LaGG-3-8 Uptiered!
LaGG-3-11 (by AIM_120_AMRAAM)
P-26 Peashooter
P-36G (applicable to all P-36s)
Wirraway
 
Tier 2
A-36 Apache
A6M2 mod 11 at low altitude, by OkkiedePokkie
A6M2 mod 11 at higher altitude
A6M2-N "Rufe"
Bf109 E-1 "Emil"
Bf109 E-3
Bf109 F-1 and F-2
Boomerang Tutorial, and flying in an Air Domination battle.
Dewoitine D.520 and some live battles in 1.47
F4F-4 Wildcat
F4U 1A Corsair
F6F-3 Hellcat
FW190 A-1
Hurricane IIb (premium Russian)
I-16 type 27 (cannons), and flown in a squad
J2M2 Raiden
Ki-44-I
Ki-61-1b otsu
La-5
MC 202 Folgore
MiG-3-15 BK
MiG-3-34
P-38G Lightning
P-39Q
P-400 Airacobra
P-40E Kittyhawk
Spitfire Mk Ia
Spitfire Mk IIb
Typhoon Mk 1a
XP-55 Ascender
 
Tier 3
Bf109 F-4
F4U 1C (stock level)
Firefly F Mk1 (in stock condition)
Ki-102
Ki-43-III, also the older "risk-free" version and "getting into trouble" version both contributed by OkkiedePokkie
Ki-61-1c Hei Patch 1.47 version and Patch 1.41 version
La-5F and La-5FN
Me410 A-1 - video by tx141
P47D-25 (patch 1.41 version by AIM_120_AMRAAM)
P-47D-28, patch 1.49 version
P-51 (with hispanos)
P-63 A-10
Spitfire Mk Vc - Low Altitude
Typhoon Mk 1B/L
XP-50
Yak-3
Yak-9T

Tier 4
FW190 D-9 - Stock Syndrome Survival Guide
J7W1 Shinden - Stock Syndrome Survival Guide
Ki-84 Ko (now out of date after its engine was nerfed in 1.45)
La-9 Stock Syndrome Survival Guide
P-51D-5 (Patch 1.53)
Spitfire Mk XVI - squad battle, not a full tutorial Edited by long5hot
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You almost remind me of BohemianEagle (aka Jingles), anyways, keep up the great reviews/tips for the planes! 

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Do I? He has a crisp English accent, mine is heavily Australian - at least I thought it was :)

Reposting the G50 to here, as I'll make the first post more of a summary...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s9gdrWwGp8 Edited by long5hot
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So ... uh ... any suggestions on what I should look at next?

 

Ki-61-Ia/Ib, He 112 V-5 (that's going to be painful), MiG-3 BK, 109 E-1, Wirraway :3

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Haha ok, except I don't own a Wirraway :p

 

I've had people mention the A6M2-N and the He112 A-0 as well.  I've added a poll to get an idea of whether there's any particular plane people struggle with especially.   Btw I refuse to review the MC200, its FM is just so terrible (and unhistorical) that to review it would be an insult.

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The Gladiator would probably be useful to the folks who most need insights, new players using Reserve aircraft. The He 112-V5 would be good, too, as it's never gotten any coverage that I know of. But, I chose the Gladiator because I really look forward to how you'll fly a biplane! lol

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Ok with a grand total of 3 votes each, its a tie between the Bf109 E1 and the He112 A0. I'll go with the A0, mostly because I made a skin for it & secondly because its always annoyed me that I couldn't get that plane to perform as well as I'd expected it to.
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Great videos there mate, keep up the good work! Enjoyed seeing you score kills in some of the planes I've had the most trouble flying, the guns are severely underpowered though the machines themselves do have some considerable technical advantages over their corresponding BR opposition.

 

The He-112 A-0 (and B-0 for that matter. although to a lesser degree) is an absolute beast at its tier. Don't be deceived by the apparently weak armament, that MG C/30L is the same cannon that was mounted on the Pz II light tank and flakvierling AAA trucks, so it shreds most planes it hits. Rate of fire is relatively slow, with a 280–450 rpm (I reckon its around 200 rpm maybe slightly below that for the in-game airplane model), with an absolutely astounding muzzle velocity of 900 m/s (2,953 ft/s), making it easy to score hits on enemies that are near the maximum effective range or travelling at high speeds.

 

The third and probably the best feature of the plane is also related to its armament and that is the HEI-T round, which uses a filling consisting of 2.4 g HE (RDX+wax) + 4.1 g incendiary (zinc), meaning any soft-skinned airplane that takes a direct hit on its wings, control surfaces or engine/fuel tank either gets torn to bits or set ablaze.

 

All in all, this is a great plane, having great maneuverability, making it a decent turnfighter at the right speeds, it does suffer from elevator lock-up so BnZ-ing can prove difficult and risky under certain circumstances.

 

Finally, one plane that I am particularly interested in as far as a possible guide might be concerned is the Bf-109 E-1, since it has a rather high BR and absolutely horrendous armament, no matter how you look at it. Looking forward to seeing more of these guides and good luck hunting!

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Great videos there mate, keep up the good work! Enjoyed seeing you score kills in some of the planes I've had the most trouble flying, the guns are severely underpowered though the machines themselves do have some considerable technical advantages over their corresponding BR opposition.

 

The He-112 A-0 (and B-0 for that matter. although to a lesser degree) is an absolute beast at its tier. Don't be deceived by the apparently weak armament, that MG C/30L is the same cannon that was mounted on the Pz II light tank and flakvierling AAA trucks, so it shreds most planes it hits. Rate of fire is relatively slow, with a 280–450 rpm (I reckon its around 200 rpm maybe slightly below that for the in-game airplane model), with an absolutely astounding muzzle velocity of 900 m/s (2,953 ft/s), making it easy to score hits on enemies that are near the maximum effective range or travelling at high speeds.

 

The third and probably the best feature of the plane is also related to its armament and that is the HEI-T round, which uses a filling consisting of 2.4 g HE (RDX+wax) + 4.1 g incendiary (zinc), meaning any soft-skinned airplane that takes a direct hit on its wings, control surfaces or engine/fuel tank either gets torn to bits or set ablaze.

 

All in all, this is a great plane, having great maneuverability, making it a decent turnfighter at the right speeds, it does suffer from elevator lock-up so BnZ-ing can prove difficult and risky under certain circumstances.

 

Finally, one plane that I am particularly interested in as far as a possible guide might be concerned is the Bf-109 E-1, since it has a rather high BR and absolutely horrendous armament, no matter how you look at it. Looking forward to seeing more of these guides and good luck hunting!

 

Hi Daniel, thanks for your encouragement :)  I've almost finished the A0 vid - my problem wasn't the damage it causes (though hit registration can be a problem) but how to actually fly the plane effectively.  My typical experience was getting between 0 & 2 kills then dying quickly, which I really wanted to improve on.

 

The Bf109 E-1 with its 4 popguns will be next.  Can't say I'm looking forward to it ;)

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Do I? He has a crisp English accent, mine is heavily Australian - at least I thought it was :)

Americans mate, they think all foreign English accents sound the same...  :Os

 

I have a strong American-southern accent and when I'm on the phone internationally I get accused of being from Oz...go figure.

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Ok, Bf109 E-1 is up. Please excuse my voice, got a nasty cold that I can't seem to shake...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syd1nMOcwr4

Gladiator's next, once I've figured out how best to fly it.

 

Btw please feel free to suggest other planes if there's one you struggle with & its not on the poll.

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Your videos are really good. They help me a lot. 

 

I voted for the zero A6M2-N i think is a good plane, but seems to be a little slow and lose speed very rapidly after a little bit of dogfight once low and slow i´m  probably end up in a big ball of fire.

Another type of aircraft in which i´m find myself not exactly comfortable is on the Ki 45 series. (and other heavy fighters in general with the exception of the BF110) I always try to go for the bombers or BnZ but with not very good results.

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