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#4315202 - 11/25/16 08:05 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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Originally Posted By: Mukai92
Entente seems to be the most popular anyway :-) Poor ol' jerries colourful kites must not be colourful enough haha


I'm split around 50/50. I always fly fighters and usually, but not always, in Flanders. My preference is to fly German, and yes, part of the appeal are the beautiful skins. However, the Germans are usually at a great disadvantage so I fly them less often than I would otherwise.

From Aug-Sep 16 through the spring of 17 they have a small advantage, or maybe are about even. However, prior to that are the dreadful Eindeckers. They may have been a scourge to unarmed enemies but they are totally outclassed by anything else. From spring 17 through the end of the war the Germans are always heavily outnumbered. And the British clearly have the best planes overall, particularly during the last year and a half of the war (with some exceptions of course). So flying inferior planes against many more enemies makes for a less appealing career.

#4315209 - 11/25/16 08:34 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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Or for a more appealing challenge? biggrin


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#4335400 - 02/08/17 12:46 AM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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I just love the beauty of the Pfalz D-IIIa! If I can get a pilot to survive AND score then the experience is sweeter. As a Fokker Drl pilot it is very much fun to take on a flight of five EA, get one or two and watch the others eventually fly away... those cowards! The Hun machines are so very pretty, too! I'd paint my Drl pink just to spite those chicken Tommies and Frogs! Theirs squad mates would say 'look... that guy in that pink bird just whooped your @$$!' and their morale would get kicked in the teeth! neaner

#4335502 - 02/08/17 02:50 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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Wow... more than 2 Germans...

I'm guessing 2 are myself and Olham...

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#4335540 - 02/08/17 05:00 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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Although I fly entente (SE5) mostly in the DiD campaign for the last year or so. I frequently fly central powers (Alb and Pfalz) in QC because I just love their lines and the sound of that engine and the stable platform.

For the purpose of the survey I would say I'm 50/50 but lack of flying time and the demands of the DiD foced me into a weighted entente scheme.


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#4335541 - 02/08/17 05:08 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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Right now, I'm flying for the Germans. I joined Jasta 15 in Dec, 1915. I'm going to follow Ernst Udet through the entire war. I'll just create a new pilot in the same month I die in, skip forward to the day I died, and continue on.


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#4335543 - 02/08/17 05:25 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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N-10 ( a steady machine) SE 5 series and Spads. As for the Central powers, Albatross D-II and D-1 are mighty fine machines. thumbsup Two seats: The AV or the 1 1/2 er are great flyers.

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#4335559 - 02/08/17 06:06 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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Still being quite a WOFF newbie, I've been flying for the RFC in 1915 as I wanted to start with an early war career.

Have only flown the BE2c so far as my request to transfer to 6 Squadron and their FE2b's was turned down.

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#4335563 - 02/08/17 06:35 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Hayle55]  
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Originally Posted By: Hayle55
Right now, I'm flying for the Germans. I joined Jasta 15 in Dec, 1915. I'm going to follow Ernst Udet through the entire war. I'll just create a new pilot in the same month I die in, skip forward to the day I died, and continue on.


You could use Robert's back up utility and simply restore him...? Just a thought

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#4335569 - 02/08/17 06:49 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Hellshade]  
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Originally Posted By: Hellshade
...I've been flying an Albatross DI campaign and I just love the rumble of her engines.
I can see why Olham enjoy them so much.

That's only part of it, Hellshade - the whole design, the look of them...
Especially the sequiplane versions are true beauties IMHO (like the Spitfire was in WW2).

I fly moslty Central Powers, and almost only Albatros versions.
Not because they were so good - there were better fighters - but for their looks.
If I must fall (and that is the usual proceedure sooner or later) I wanna die surrounded by beauty. biggrin

On the British side I love both the Sopwith Pup (a butterfly of an aircraft, a true joyride!),
and the Scout Experiemntal 5a. Many say, that craft was ugly as hell -
I think it has a veryown special British sexyness to it.

French favourite scout: the SPAD XIII


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#4335572 - 02/08/17 06:55 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
[quote=Hellshade]
and the Scout Experiemntal 5a. Many say, that craft was ugly as hell -
I think it has a veryown special British sexyness to it.


In much the same way as a coffin biggrin

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#4335574 - 02/08/17 07:05 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Shredward]  
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Originally Posted By: Shredward
Originally Posted By: Olham
[quote=Hellshade]
and the Scout Experiemntal 5a. Many say, that craft was ugly as hell -
I think it has a veryown special British sexyness to it.


In much the same way as a coffin biggrin

Cheers,
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Well, for an aircraft that has terrible esthetic appeal, it sure flies nice, as long as it has the Woolsley in it!


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#4335642 - 02/09/17 12:18 AM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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Oh... if I fly two-holers then it's just gotta be the Hannover! That thing flies great and looks uber cool with its biplane tail. I like it so much I'm currently building an RC 1/6 scale version. I'm gonna make up some lozenge camo fabric for it and everything to have it ready for some Dawn Patrols in 2018. I'm sure they will abound it being a hundred year anniversary for the end of The Great War!

#4335697 - 02/09/17 06:54 AM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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One pilot doing the Nieuports and S.E.5s, the other going the pup, tripe, camel route.'

The S.E.5a should have been nick-named, the fire breathing dragon. It will swoop in and light you up, but if I had the choice of only one it would be the Tripe with twin cannons. I can kill anything in the sky with that machine, and do so without working up a sweat.

#4335710 - 02/09/17 08:21 AM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted By: Robert_Wiggins
Well, for an aircraft that has terrible esthetic appeal, it sure flies nice...

Now, come on - you must admit it has something 'sexy' about it - much more than a Camel (could ever have for me)...



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#4335766 - 02/09/17 02:45 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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Kidding me? That is one sexy looking aircraft. It's not a Bristol F.2b, but I dig the "long nose" look. Remind me of the old Riviera, Grand Prix, or Cadillacs we used to see before cars went short and boxy.

As I said, the Tripe would be the plane of choice, but only due to functionality. The S.E.5a is flat out beautious.

#4336043 - 02/10/17 01:53 PM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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Really? I was fully expecting to catch a battery of flak for that last post, LOL

You folks are too kind.

#4336246 - 02/11/17 02:30 AM Re: [Poll] Entente or Central powers? Who do you fly for? [Re: Mukai92]  
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Olham, the Camel does have 'humps'! Hubba hubba or is it 'hell-o thweety'!

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