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Mango 09-11-2013 07:38 PM

How the heck are we supposed to pick from a list like that?! All drool-worthy aircraft but I'm most anxious for the Thunderbolt.

mazex 09-11-2013 07:50 PM

Well picking only one plane in the poll is really hard. It's like the classic question my kids use to put - "Dad, if you had to choose one meal that you would have to eat for the rest of your life - what would it be?" :)

But having to pick one I might still go for the Typhoon... It's such a mean looking beast and I still have memories of reading Clostermann's memoirs where the Typhoon and particularly the Tempest are described as "beasts" with awesome power etc. And we have never had it in a real study sim (accept as a mod in 1946?)

Or the A-26... I was close to getting a ride in an A-26B once - and for the ones that has seen one flying it really has a sex appeal that few twin engined aircraft have. It just looks mean and it's so very obvious which end of if is the one you point at the enemy... :)

And of course the 109 that I put far down on my list as they are doing a K... I have a special relationship with the 109 as my mother and grandparents where strafed by a 109 (probably a G but it could of course have been a K) during the war in a boat while fleeing from Estonia to Sweden in late 1944. I still love it :) But the K feels like it's "too far" from the original 109. A rather early G would be nice - before they introduced cost cutting measures and too much bulbs etc. Saw the "Rote Sieben" (rebuilt Buchon to G4 specs) three weeks ago in Roskilde the day before it crashed. It's such an evil looking plane it the air and that DB605 sends chills far down the spine...

But choosing one is not easy :)

Hans-Joachim Marseille 09-11-2013 08:46 PM

No surprises here; Germans first, then Mosquito and Thunderbolt (the latter has been growing on me).

1. Bf 109K-4
2. Me 262A-1
3. Fw 190A-5

4. Mosquito FB.VI
5. P-47D-28 Thunderbolt
6. P-38J-15 Lightning
7. B-17 Flying fortress ...
8. Spitfire Mk IX
9. Hawker Typhoon IB
10. A-26B-15 Invader (never heard of this one before; why not the B-25 Mitchell?)

Boy, that B-17 is shredded to pieces by the mighty Me 262!

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Siq6Six 09-11-2013 08:53 PM

P-38 first and foremost. The cockpit looks so badass! :D Even my HOTAS WH is a far stretch.
P-47 - such a fun plane to fly would like to experience more realistic model.
Spit IX & Tiffy.

Love the Spit in WT, even thru the cries of the mouse aimers (god forbid they find out what controlling an aircraft is really like, but they know all about balance!! Lol) Sitting in the cockpit feels like sitting in a sports car! Love it. Sounds mean as **** too!

Love the Tiff in WT as well - evenly with the Spit. Another cockpit I really enjoy. Once ya get going that sucker moves. The engine sounds beefy too! Especially @ lower RPM... Winding down! Sounds like a chain driven Supercharger, tho I haven't found anything stating the typhoon has one, so not sure what it is..

All the rest - ill be happy to see in game but will likely not spend much time with them. These 4 will be good enough for me :D

Vampyre 09-11-2013 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by horseback (Post 1869909)
2. Focke-Wulf FW-190A-5 (actually, this is a bit earlier model than I would prefer; an A-8 would be preferable)

The A-5 was a far better dogfighter than the A-8 which many FW fliers will appreciate.

Quote:

Originally Posted by horseback (Post 1869909)
7. Mosquito FB VI (I am not a fan of multicrewed aircraft being modeled for single player simulations; in my opinion, these should require a co-op setup with players filling at least the two or three most important crew positions)

Mossy FB has only two seats the other being operated by the Navagator/radio operator.

Quote:

Originally Posted by horseback (Post 1869909)
9. Douglas A-26B (a fine aircraft, but I just can't get excited about it; the B-26 Marauder would be ever so much better for a WWII sim)

Agreed!

For what has been announced, my list goes like this-

1. Mosquito FB mk VI
2. Me-410A Hornesse
3.A-26B Invader

of course my real list goes like this-

1. F4U-1A/C/D
2. F4U-2
3. F4U-4
4. B-26 Marauder (all varients)
5. He-219A-7 Uhu
6. Hs-129B Panzerknacker
7. Mosquito FB mk VI
8. Me-410 (all varients)
9. Me-210A
10. Bf-110 (all varients)
11. FW-190 (all varients)
12. TBM-3 Avenger
13. SB2C Helldiver
14. PBY-5A Catalina
15. Ju-88 (all varients)
16. B-29A Superfortress

Hopefully in a few years I'll see them

Flying-Kane 09-11-2013 09:00 PM

1. Bf 109K-4
2. Fw 190A-5
3. Me262A-1
4. P-47D-28 Thunderbolt
5. Spitfire Mk IX
6. Mosquito FB.VI
7. P-38J-15 Lightning
8. Hawker Typhoon IB
9. B-17 Flying fortress
10. A-26B-15 Invader

joey45 09-11-2013 09:03 PM

They should drop the Tiffy and do the Tempest instead.

Vote for the Spitfire.

Luzifer 09-11-2013 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Busutil (Post 1869941)

Prop tip vapor? Awesome, I have never seen that before.

Mike Busutil 09-11-2013 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luzifer (Post 1870161)
Prop tip vapor? Awesome, I have never seen that before.


Yes sir, pretty common.

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps6e05ac56.jpg

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...pse6785066.jpg

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps39f3c86f.jpg

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps7e732ee6.jpg

USA_Recon 09-11-2013 09:32 PM

wow, what a selection... this won't be easy.

I do have concerns about B17 lately, as I really want this, but I don't know if I will like it as with DCS this could be complex to use it won't be usable.

There is a point it has to be usable without a bazillion switches and super complexity - it's honestly why I don't fly DCS jets :)


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