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#4404293 - 02/09/18 12:52 AM Fokker DVII combat style?  
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Finally, after years (8? 10?) of OFF/WOFF I am finally going to give the Fokker DVII career a spin.
Perhaps hard to believe but I have never flown this plane.
With that said I can give “combat advice” on most planes but not this one of course.
I find combat flying a combination of what your good at vs what your opponent is not. So...in looking at my probable opponents:
Sopwith Camel: Take advantage of my speed to kind of “boom and zoom?” No turn fighting?
Se5a/Spad XIII: Not sure. Don’t think the DVII is faster and probably not a better diver. A climb and turn style of fighting? Guessing I am more maneuverable and not toooooo much slower?

#4404311 - 02/09/18 04:10 AM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Hey, Duke, here's a challenge where half of us flew the DVII (not me, unfortunately) and the other half flew the Se5a. I know that there are some good videos in there and I think some tips as well...might be worth a look... salute

#4404327 - 02/09/18 10:04 AM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Thanks!
I do remember the event (but usually don’t participate as my stick time is so sketchy) but didn’t realize we have videos.
I will check it out. Hopefully the ones of the victors!

#4404337 - 02/09/18 12:13 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Duke

Jump to page 14 in above link. That's where voids start to show up.


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#4404342 - 02/09/18 12:28 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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D.VII combat tips? It's the best plane in WW1, I hate to say it but...

GIT GUD


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#4404348 - 02/09/18 01:13 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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“GIT GUD?”
Well that sounds “GUD” but what am I getting good at?
“...best plane?” We will see. Many factors that make something the “best” in real life at a certain time don’t transfer to a video game and vice versa. The Sopwith Triplane comes to mind if my reading is correct. Great in the game but in real life with maintenance issues that prevented it from being used and produced more.

#4404350 - 02/09/18 01:15 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Oh. And thanks Robert.

#4404358 - 02/09/18 01:52 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Where are you struggling? Be specific.


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#4404365 - 02/09/18 02:19 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Hehe. I have yet to fly it sir as per my first post!
Guess I was looking for something BEFORE I struggled at 10,000 feet.
I’ll figure it out once I see (and feel) performance stats for me (DVII) vs my erstwhile opponents - the Camel, Spad, and Se5a. Thanks though.

#4404367 - 02/09/18 02:34 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Just fly real close to the other guy and make the bang bang with the guns.

The D.VII Is good at everything. Roll, climb, turn. She's a pilto's dream.

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#4404368 - 02/09/18 02:36 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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#4404407 - 02/09/18 06:56 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Good job you got an expert to explain everything in detail Duke!

#4404410 - 02/09/18 07:04 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Hehe.
With that tutelage I am locked and cocked!
Pour Le Merite here I come.

#4404411 - 02/09/18 07:17 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Originally Posted by DukeIronHand
Hehe.
With that tutelage I am locked and cocked!
Pour Le Merite here I come.


And if not, I can find a place for your pilot in the Roucourt mod cemetery!


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#4404417 - 02/09/18 07:46 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Don’t jinx me!

#4404612 - 02/11/18 03:07 AM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Haha, Robert can probably arrange to have your own custom gravestone added to one of his superb airfield mods. Just let him know what you'd like.


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#4404647 - 02/11/18 03:23 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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I suspect after 8 years of WOFF’ing I already have plenty of gravesites scattered about thank you very much!
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#4404681 - 02/11/18 07:49 PM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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It's too bad the Sopwith Triplane didn't get a chance to mix with the Fokker D-VII because the 'Tripehound' would have had them for breakfast, lunch and supper! That's my opinion and I'm sticking with it! duel

#4404713 - 02/12/18 12:11 AM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: ARUP]  
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Originally Posted by ARUP
It's too bad the Sopwith Triplane didn't get a chance to mix with the Fokker D-VII because the 'Tripehound' would have had them for breakfast, lunch and supper! That's my opinion and I'm sticking with it! duel

Well you have a point in turn fighting, but the tripe would suffer from lack of air speed. The D-VII could run away or stay at his own choice, and boom and zoom would make things dicey.


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#4404719 - 02/12/18 01:53 AM Re: Fokker DVII combat style? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Ah, but the Tripehound would have been upengined, if the Camel hadn't come along. Nevertheless, it still would have been at a speed disadvantage, though likely not climb, something like the DrI
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