A Zero is a rare sight in Random Battles. Pilots prefer to fly speedy German Friedrichs, powerful Thunderbolts, well-balanced Spitfires or nimble Yaks. It’s not often that you see someone flying the most produced Japanese fighter.
I love the zero, it is a shame it is out of meta right now.
This video made me want to try it again.
Some tips are useful, but most are only good when playing against unexepienced pilots.
When are you going to address the fact abrams is dominating over all other top tier tanks?
I'm back from playing 30 games in the Zero. The results 3/30 games are wins. losses 27/30. Those three wins i got were played against Russian aircraft. Those 27 losses against American Aircraft on the Pacific maps where the American planes get a
air spawn while the Japanese are force to take off from CV's
yes. that scenario or you get lucky to have skilled zeroes and turns the game into a "mine mine mine" scenario finished in 5 minutes and you get no kills. that's why i use my zeroes in ground RB, jp planes are the best for CAP.
+dharmdevil I do that alot but it's my shitty noob team that can't do the same. 6 of my team mates dive atleast 9,000 ft down to kill one p-47 while the rest of the enemy team dive at my team and slaughter them. I'm about to give up on japanese planes. I love the planes but HATE the my team who can't use them
My best tactic against skilled US pilots at a US vs JP map is to climb. Zero got godlike climb rate and retains maneuverabilty at high alts. p51s mgiht outtclimb you little but you can easily evade and turn back to them. Skilled US pilots won't do stall games with zero. They usually will dash away but eventually they get impatient and turn hard to repeat their bnz and losing their energy state and will have to soon dive to evade you. Maintain the alt advantage and BNZ planes attacking your friends(yes use their tactic against them). If flown with skill, zero is simply unkillable(and ki-43 III)
+dharmdevil I don't dive at american aircraft or even climb to go head on. I try my best to bait them in a
turning dogfight. only work like 30% of the time. most of my team like you said go for the first plane they see,
losing the height advantage. I try to make enemy planes stall climb me where i can roll and attack them
before they regain airspeed. I can fly a zero but i wouldn't say i completely master it. But if you have that noob team like you said going against a team that knows what to do. It can be challenging
spitfire " well balanced " lie ! reasons ?
1: climbs like a rocket
2: turns so fast you cant even see
3: shots everyone down with less then 30 bullets
4:achives unbelivable speed
5: with flaps turns faster then anything
thats reasons of spitifre unbalance
just saying, but 90% of these enemies make mistakes that not even american pilots make. A P-38 turning when engaging a zero?... no, just no... no one turns against a zero, just like no one turns against a biplane while flying a monoplane. these tips are pretty useless, relying on stupid enemies, dumb luck and other random factors. the only usefull ones are pretty general. how about something that might be usefull. velocity of aircraft guns. because then we can see whether or not we need to get close, vertically converse our guns, and where we need to set our gun range too for the best result. I have no idea, how much the early 20mm canons on the zero stack up against the 7.7mm in terms of velocity. and this problem isn't adressed in this vid either. for example, the last zero has a 7.7mm, a 13.2mm and 2 20mm weaponry. what is the best confergence? also, planes that are flown less are flown less because they don't fit the game. please add more gamemodes that are fun to play with different planes than either: metta fighters, fast climbing bomber interceptors, or heavy bombers that can wipe out all bases by themself. give use to divebombers, attackers(they are played, but 99% are useless for their team) naval bombers, floats and other interesting planes. give us imersive gamemodes, like battles set in the pacific with only planes from the pacific, and carrier battles. when I play japanese planes, I play them to defend islands from american landings, shooting F4Us and F2As out of the sky, getting shot at by battleships and see them getting hit by torpedoes. that is why you play japan. not to fight the russians, in the same old gamemode. or to fight in norway. please make your game more interesting again. we are getting sick and tyred of you not listening to the comunity. you are losing players, making you more desperate to sell, which turns away more players.
Never get yourself in a fight with half of the enemy team... Well then there is that moment, when half of the enemy team pick a fight with you because you are ripping the other half one after another...
Let's talk about the 20mm nerf that you made. Because you nerfed the MG 151 20mm, the MG FF and FF/M have been nerfed too, now I have to put half a weapon's munition if I use stock ammo because it just sparks most of the time. The Hispanos and the japanese 20mms suffer from the same fate. Why do you buff something to just nerf it back?
What's the deal with these people wanting to ''finally talk'' about FPE & Parts? They are discussing it right now in the forums. There is an official threat there where you can comment on, what's the actual problem now?
C'mon guys stop talking about fpe and parts cough* cough* we here talk about other things that more important than just *FPE and PARTS* we here are talking about glorious Japanese a6m that become back bone of ijn over the pacific, did I've already telling you to stop talking about FPE and Parts?
This is pretty much how I've played a Zero for years. A lot does come from knowing how to use it and about the enemies you fight. But the thing that gets me the most kills with them is screwing with other people's expectations, like making them think i'm going to do something stupid or that I'm AFK/preoccupied because i'm flying in a straight line. Then right before they get in range... poof, and suddenly they find themselves dead. For me, it's not good enough to kill them. The enemy also has to feel stupid for even trying. :D
Sadly, most of my deaths while flying with a Zero end up coming from friendly fire because some idiot teammate starts blindly shooting. It only takes one good hit to kill a Zero most of the time. ;_;
Sweet but the completly useless. On the most Maps you have to start from carriers while the Allied (mostly USA/Brits) have Ground Maschines with Airstart. That and the fact with a speed gap between the japenese and the other Nations make it very difficult. Almost everyone just boom and zoom you and when 3 People from above dive on you, you are simply dead. You can´t outrun them. you can´t outturn them because the most time one is alway diving on you with the right angle. This nonsense 50.Cal Buff from last year just blast them into hell. One time i just shot down a Zero with just 5 Bullets ?! Also the "no Armor"- Almost no plane had real Armor protection, only for the pilot and the fuel tank. For Example also the P 47 Thunderbolt had only a plate fro the pilot and fuel protection - similar to the late A6M5 Version. Before this stupid changes i had over 250 kills in RB with my beauty but now i am just a victim. By the way sweet to see the most time here late war variants against Wildcats and PBY´s. The BR is funny when you just fight P51H : P Personally i quited the game months ago and keeping just an eye to see if something is changing but yea doesn´t look like that. I can only hope that Il-2 Great Battles announce their Pacific Part in the next year.
By the way, instead of saying "He or she", just use "they". It's a lot faster, easier, includes people who are neither a he nor a she, and (for all you salty people who will probably reply) has been used since Shakespeare's times.
Gaijin you want to know the reason i don't play the Zero in RB. First reason: The U.S Planes get mostly Air spawns in the Pacific maps while the Zero's take off the carrier. Second reason: i always get pity against the P38, P47 and the P51. All they f***ing do
is stay 20,000 to 30,000 ft above everyone and just Boom and Zoom all game, really annoying. My entire team made no kills and didn't even fire a shot. This happens about (95%) of the time. I love the Zero's, but hate going against most players when I'm
flying the Japanese. I got to the point of Bailing out of my Zero when i see P-51's or P-47's diving at me, not giving them the kill.
I don't care if you people call me a coward for this. I just don't care anymore.
Hmm.. Gaijin ? Most of them use A6M Zero as a plane for suicide missions / Kamikaze Attack, Can you please activate Kamikaze system one more time *BUT* only for Tank "*REALISTIC*" Battle or Aircraft "*REALISTIC*" Battle Mode.
In Aircraft Realistic Battle, A6M Zero can be used for Attack *AFK* ENEMY in their Airfield.
*Please give this opportunity one more time.*
**INSERT EVIL LAUGH HERE**
If there were any and i mean any dmg on your corsair that will slow you down. If your plane was stock it will slow you down. If you played arcade that will speed up zeros. These are just guesses of reasons. Ofc there is one simple reason of you doing something wrong like having flaps down or forgettin to open throttle completely.
well please explain to me how I dived away from got more speed from him, then leveled out lost airspeed because the corsair(usmc) in game cant even reach 550 kph in level flight even though on the stat card it says It can go to over 600 kph(and I was at an altitude close to the alt given on the stat card) in my situation it would be impossible for that to occur
The Genius Who Invented Economics Blogging Reveals How He Got Everything Right And Whats Coming Next.
Bill McBride, Calculated Risk The economics blogosphere was invented in early 2005 by a retired technology executive in Southern California named Bill McBride.
Thank God for that, because his blog, Calculated Risk, has been an invaluable and influential read for numerous reasons.
For one thing, its always been right. In its early days, when we all started reading it, it was way ahead of the curve in terms of warning about the housing bubble, horrible bank lending practices, and generally the economic collapse. From his perch in Newport Beach, CA he could see first hand the people taking out loans worth 10x their income, filling their Inland Empire garages with Harleys and Boats that they obviously couldnt afford.
But unlike many other bloggers who made a name during the crisis, he didnt stick with the doom and gloom message. He started making arguments for a GDP rebound in 2009.
Then in February of this year, he made his most important call: He announced: The Housing Bottom Is Here . McBride had officially come full circle from his days warning of housing collapse. Today, 8 months later, the housing bottom is becoming general consensus.
In addition to being correct on the economy, Calculated Risk has imparted the internet with other good practices, such as dutifully charting out the data, and examining data in an impartial, apolitical, non-hysterical manner.