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Old 04-19-2017, 09:51 PM   #1
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I would like to buy a warbird along with the Normandy map, but I really can't make a decision. I hesitate between the Fw 190, the Bf 109, and the Spitfire, which one would you advise me to buy and why ?

Firstly I need to know something: is it possible to aim with German warbirds without a trackIR; is the gunsight visible from the centered cockpit view ? If not, asI don't use a trackIR, I would buy the Spitfire.

I really like the Spitfire because it's a beautiful aircraft, ut I really like the energy combat style of German warbirds.

If I would have to choose a German fighter, would you advise me the 109 et the 190, and why ?

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Old 04-19-2017, 10:43 PM   #2
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There is a discussion about the 109 versus 190 in the World War II section of the forum. You might want to check that out.

I only fly the mustang and spit, so I personally couldn't say.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:40 PM   #3
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Are you new to WWII stuff? if yes, I'd recommend you the P-51D, which is the most friendly WWII aircraft by far.

The Mustang and the K-4 have a great gunsight, it's not difficult to aim, even though the Mustang is a bit easier. Now the Spitfire is really difficult in my opinion because it has a very long nose, if you don't have a trackIR, you will find it quite hard to aim and shoot at the enemies.

As for the 190, I can't really tell, but it seems to be similar to what we have in the 109.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:07 AM   #4
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Get the Spit, u'll love it!
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:02 AM   #5
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Are you new to WWII stuff? if yes, I'd recommend you the P-51D, which is the most friendly WWII aircraft by far.

The Mustang and the K-4 have a great gunsight, it's not difficult to aim, even though the Mustang is a bit easier. Now the Spitfire is really difficult in my opinion because it has a very long nose, if you don't have a trackIR, you will find it quite hard to aim and shoot at the enemies.

As for the 190, I can't really tell, but it seems to be similar to what we have in the 109.
Yes Iam new (appart from IL2). I did not want to buy the Mustang because I already fly the TF-51, but I get your points and will consider it


Thanks a lot for the advice guys !
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:22 AM   #6
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...I really like the Spitfire because it's a beautiful aircraft, ut I really like the energy combat style of German warbirds....
Don't think too much about it. Just get the plane that for whatever reason you like the most in reality. All warbirds are great while Spit specificly due to being the latest one looks the best.
You haven't listed P-51 but I suggest to consider it if you would like a bird that has more air-to-ground capabilities and you're also interested in doing some ground pounding.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:09 PM   #7
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You must get them all!

Each is awesome in its own way.

Wait for a sale. I bought most of the aircraft in DCS on sale.
Saves lots of money.

I was able to buy three for the price of one!

You will not regret it.
Except finding the time to learn and master each one..........

My life interferes with my flight time!

Or is it my life IS my flight time?

Need to think about that......................

Maybe after this bomb run................
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Just get the plane that for whatever reason you like the most in reality.
Sounds good ! Thanks
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:56 PM   #9
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Flying without TrackIR can be a very frustrating experience. I could never go back to that, but there are some people who make great use of the snapview features and fly and fight better than I ever could

All the WWII planes are fun IMO, however Im currently having a great time with the 109, as it's very hands on, feet on kind of plane. It's small and fast, devilishly fast and climbs wonderfully.
The Spit flies beautifully, it's a hard plane to master, especially on landings, though its more forgiving than the 109 on take offs. It's slow though, compared to the energy fighters. I like it though, as it is a pure dogfighter in the classical sense of the word.
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Hi !

Firstly I need to know something: is it possible to aim with German warbirds without a trackIR; is the gunsight visible from the centered cockpit view ? If not, asI don't use a trackIR, I would buy the Spitfire.

I really like the Spitfire because it's a beautiful aircraft, ut I really like the energy combat style of German warbirds.
You can save your own default head position, it is in View Cockpit in setting and it is Save Cockpit Angels - RAlt + Num 0 (keys).
I`ve flown Dora since release with own head setting without any trouble

IMO Dora is the most versatile plane from your list. Needs the most patience during training but if is used correct way, is nearly invulnerable.
Dora is better plane for energy combat style than rest two planes you consider.
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