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What's the best plane to deal with the Yellows


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Poll: What's the best plane to deal with the Yellows (112 member(s) have cast votes)

wich one is the best plane to deal with the Yellow Squad.

  1. F-4 Phantom (8 votes [7.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.02%

  2. F-5 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. F-16 Fighting Falcon (1 votes [0.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.88%

  4. Mirrage 2000 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. F-18 Hornet (2 votes [1.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.75%

  6. A-10 Thunderbolt (4 votes [3.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.51%

  7. Tornado IDS (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. MiG-29 (1 votes [0.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.88%

  9. R-M01 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. F-15C Eagle (4 votes [3.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.51%

  11. EF-2000 Typhoon (2 votes [1.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.75%

  12. F-117 Nighthawk (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. F-15E Strike Eagle (3 votes [2.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.63%

  14. F-15 ACTIVE (4 votes [3.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.51%

  15. F-22A Raptor (31 votes [27.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.19%

  16. Voted Su-35 (4 votes [3.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.51%

  17. Su-37 Terminator (31 votes [27.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.19%

  18. F-2A Viper Zero (3 votes [2.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.63%

  19. S-37A (13 votes [11.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.40%

  20. F-14A (3 votes [2.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.63%

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Ghost Six

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Choose wich one is the best plane to deal with the Yellows

Not showing the F-2A 'cause the max number of choices is 20, so I you want the F-2A post it

*No X-02

Edited by Galm 3, 10 April 2009 - 11:32 AM.


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I like using thier plane to kill them. so I use the su 37 terminator

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Technically, you didn't specify where: Lifeline, Shattered Skies, Stonehenge Offensive, Emancipation, Siege of Farbanti, Megalith or Trial Mission 5. :P Or you meant in general.

Lifeline: No combat, therefore the 'best' plane is arguably the one that gets away from them the fastest and back to the return line. I believe the fastest accelerating plane in 4 is the Mir-2000.

Anywhere else in the canon campaign, but Farbanti, especially(which is what I'm guessing the original intent of the poll was): Speed is almost as important as raw turning, as you'll want to get the heck out of dodge whenever you find yourself with two or three of them taking "active interest" in you. Divide and conquer is the name of the game, IMO. Find or lure one away from the pack, and take him out before the others catch up. Everyone knows QAAMs are a crapshoot, though they can keep that particular Yellow preoccupied, and will buy you some peace for 30 seconds or so.

It's between the Su-37 and the S-37A, I think(though the ACTIVE and -22 are no slouches either). Su-37 gives it's X-02-beating turn rate, S-37A is a little faster off the line than the rest of the top tier(for getting away from angry Yellow double/triple-teams), with slightly lower turning.

I'd go with the S-37A, but SoF is a pretty decent place to use the Su-37's LASMs in the first phase(their top-attack flight programming helps them get around building obstuctions, and ground targets are fairly spread out anyway). In Emancipation, you don't have to worry about the Yellows double-teaming you, except possibly at San Profeta Airport(IIRC).

In Trial Mission 5: XMAA or XLAA plane, full stop(minus the X-02, the F-15ACTIVE is probably the winner). Fastest time comes from immediately stabbing them in the back with XMAAs and finishing off the last one with standards.

Edited by Timerlane, 10 April 2009 - 10:52 AM.


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General, Just the plane you prefer to use against them

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F-22. I have no clue as to why, since i usually don't like that plane, but for some reason, F-22 vs Su-37 seems right

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the Typhoon :mellow: ,
its fast, agile and has a good turn rate to keep up with the yellows.

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So why didn't you vote on the poll?

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I have always done it in the F-22A. I did it in the Su-37 but it took to long.

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Yes with the Raptor with the XMAA you get 4 targets, it's the fastest way I know

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F-22. I have no clue as to why, since i usually don't like that plane, but for some reason, F-22 vs Su-37 seems right

That sums up what I was going to say execpt that the F-15 ACTIVE or Eagle do pretty good too.

Edited by flyboy42, 11 April 2009 - 09:15 PM.


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You gotta use a yellow to kill a yellow( in my book anyway)
so yeah Su-37 Terminator with Yellow Paint Scheme.


S-37A and F-15 ACTIVE would be in second and third place.


and f-22, yeah right, like i would ever use this plane. I would rather use the Nighthawk then the Raptor to take down yellows.

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To be honest i think i killed them with the Su-35 the first time

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of course su-37

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:huh: f-22 i would have to say

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They are a lot simpler on Hard or Expert(the general utility of XMAAs and XLAAs is much greater on difficulties lower than Ace, IME). On my last 'clean' playthrough(where, of course, Hard is the toughest difficulty available), I think I also used the Su-35, and bagged a couple of them with XLAAs on the first head on, then suckered the rest into standard stiffarms(though I usually like to do a gun kill on the last one).

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Fight fire with fire.

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I personally don't see how that metaphor works, you just add to the carnage :rolleyes:

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Fight fire with fire.


No

fight fire with water

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I personally don't see how that metaphor works, you just add to the carnage ;)



Don't you know one of the ways to fight fires is to burn something before the actual fire gets to it so the fire has nothing to burn? <_<


Best plane? S-37A. But to go pro, use a non-QAAM equipped plane.

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<_< f-22 i would have to say


Same here. Yep, i'm still on her path...