Proposition to balance the BI (add He - 176)

After reading the title, I already know what everyone is going to say; “It’ll never happen!”. I am not proposing any changes to the BI directly. Instead I’d like to use an example from a similar situation in world of tanks.

A few years ago, two tanks called the Annihilator and the Smasher where introduced as crate tanks. They had a low drop rate and were somewhat expensive considering the game. When they were first introduced, they were extremely overpowered. Rather than nerf them, WG simply coded the matchmaker to always include one on the opposing team if I queued in one. A similar thing could be implemented in war thunder – allow the BI to still be OP, but give it a little competition with a similar BR He 176 (maybe as an event vehicle?)

Was the He-176 ever planned to include guns? Also, requiring the other team to have a certain vehicle in order for you to enter a match is not a good idea. A horrible idea for a plane as rare as the BI.

I am not going to go into the “is it op?” in this comment but this idea would not work.

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It’d be pretty hard to be working without guns.

Wouldn’t mind seeing something though for some of these test vehicles to merely be like single mission vehicles though, which could be an interesting thing.


Could make the German mains happy and add the natter. Until they find out it sucks in-game.

It wasn’t as far as I know, but seeing as other planes that never existed IRL (R2Y2 Kai v3) were added I don’t think it would be too big a deal. Could also use one of the other pre Me 163 rocket planes if any of the others had cannons.

They are planning on removing the fake r2y2s.

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Are they though? 🤔

Gaijin has been saying that for years.

They will. It is just that they are in the Japanese tech tree and we know their track record with that.

yeah, that would be cool

you can balance it by moving it to 9.0.

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Bit of a necro but w/e, still a very relevant issue.

The solution to an OP vehicle at an excessively low BR is not to introduce more OP vehicles at the same excessively low BR as a “counter”. Everything else in the BR range will still be obsolete while OP vehicles become even more common. No vehicle should be at a BR where it is overpowered.

Wasn’t ever armed wouldn’t make much sense to add. It also wouldn’t be a balance to a plane that only has a minute of fuel.

Is the BI that much of a problem?

I don’t ever see it and to be frank it’s not exactly a scary plane when I do see it. So

It absolutely is a problem and I made a post explaining it. It used to be very rare, but over time it’s become more and more common in the 5.7-6.7 range, and to put it simply, if you are in a prop and the BI is flown remotely competently, all you can do is dive away and hope it doesn’t follow you since it compresses hard at high speed. There is nothing you can do to outperform/outplay it if flown properly, it’s performance is unbelievable for it’s BR.