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Old 10-17-2009, 05:28 PM
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Well, I had a couple matches yesterday against MCGIVERN, and he pretty much showed that he can OWN you in an LA-7. I had some very competent wingmates in a 3v3. We won 20-17. He had 17 kills. It was ridiculous. On realistic at first, then on sim, equally as dominant.

So I've been trying to fly the thing. It turns well, but I can't hit a thing. The fire rate is so tremendously slow and it hardly fires any tracers. Very frustrating.

What are your thoughts on this plane as a realistic or sim choice?
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:37 PM
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Very nice plane, but as you said, tricky to shoot with. Maybe easier to start with something with a lot of tracers, like a Spit, Hurri, 109... basically all planes except La and I-153 .
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:44 PM
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Yeah, but I've been flying enough now that I want to find a plane that I can really get good at.

I had a lot of success with the 109 G6 and the Spit IX and XVI, but I was just floored with how well he flew the LA5. It was truly impressive.

When they patch it, I think I'll likely really try some BnZ planes like the 109 K.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:26 PM
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I fly the La-7 allot. It is my plane of choice on CTA matches. It flies very well, and stable. It dives in and pulls up nicely enough to take a landing pretty quickly, and I use the small bombs to bomb foe on the ground attempting to take the field. As far as dog fighting, that being my weakness anyway, I can not comment on that with the La-7, because I have really sucked at the dog fight no matter what plane I fly. I get hits with it, but can never seem to keep a target in my sight long enough to take a foe down completely so a team mate generally needs to come clean up the smoker I made...

BTW: I fly mostly realistic with some Sim tossed in for good measure...
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:29 PM
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I fly the La-7 allot. It is my plane of choice on CTA matches. It flies very well, and stable. It dives in and pulls up nicely enough to take a landing pretty quickly, and I use the small bombs to bomb foe on the ground attempting to take the field. As far as dog fighting, that being my weakness anyway, I can not comment on that with the La-7, because I have really sucked at the dog fight no matter what plane I fly. I get hits with it, but can never seem to keep a target in my sight long enough to take a foe down completely so a team mate generally needs to come clean up the smoker I made...

BTW: I fly mostly realistic with some Sim tossed in for good measure...
That's one of the reasons I started flying the 109G6. That thing will blow anything out of the sky. I really think that if I can't get my grip on the LA5 soon, I might try to specialize in the 109 series. I'm brutally bad at gunnery, so I need that advantage.

The LA5 is quick, but I'm just not capitalizing when I get the chance to pick them off.
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:16 PM
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blah. bloody russian planes, flying death traps (dont tell soviet i said that) lol.


As good as the LA5 is and also the other russian planes i personally cannot get to grips with them. I belong in a hurricane or shitfire. Its all about personnal preference though at the end of the day and what your comfortable with flying. Just see how you get on after a few games and you might find it growns on you
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:26 PM
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blah. bloody russian planes, flying death traps (dont tell soviet i said that) lol.


As good as the LA5 is and also the other russian planes i personally cannot get to grips with them. I belong in a hurricane or shitfire. Its all about personnal preference though at the end of the day and what your comfortable with flying. Just see how you get on after a few games and you might find it growns on you
Is there one post you didn't mention the Hurri?
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:30 PM
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Lol. Hey, I'm just looking for suggestions. If the man loves him some hurricane, let him shout.

I'll tell ya what. I'll give one a try later today. I don't care how good some people are in that LA5, the guns are just too bad for me to succeed. How's the firepower on the hurricane versions?
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:34 PM
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Lol. Hey, I'm just looking for suggestions. If the man loves him some hurricane, let him shout.

I'll tell ya what. I'll give one a try later today. I don't care how good some people are in that LA5, the guns are just too bad for me to succeed. How's the firepower on the hurricane versions?
It's not meant offensive.. I'm actually curious .

The Hurri has decent firepower. 12 MG's, but no cannon. The best thing about them is the amount of tracers... it's almost so much you don't see your target anymore . What planes have you been flyiing? Btw, check out this guide for descriptions of the different airplanes, and how they're in-game.
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:49 PM
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It's not meant offensive.. I'm actually curious .

The Hurri has decent firepower. 12 MG's, but no cannon. The best thing about them is the amount of tracers... it's almost so much you don't see your target anymore . What planes have you been flyiing? Btw, check out this guide for descriptions of the different airplanes, and how they're in-game.
Oh don't worry about that guide, I have it in my bookmarks and have read it about 10 times. Very, very helpful.

My go-to plane is the Spit IX, and the XVI. To be honest, I can't really tell the difference. I was being frustrated by blowing holes in peoples wings, but not being able to finish them.

So I grabbed a 109 G6, and had GREAT success for a while until I ran into MCGIVERN, who made me look silly in his LA5FN. I couldn't get around, I couldn't do much except take a run at him, and then extend and hope to escape.

So I grabbed the LA5, and I pretty much suck. I can get a good look at people, but cannot shoot them for anything.

I think I might head back to the 109 and just figure out the best tactics for killing and avoiding being killed in one.
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