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World of WarPlanes: American Planes Revealed

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 23,008MMORPG.COM Staff Epic has revealed tons of new information about the American planes that will be featured in World of Warplanes. To celebrate the information tsunami, the dev team has released a new trailer showing off the planes and the features that each different aircraft will utilize.


  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 8,167Member Rare

    This game is ludicrous as they include the inept Russian air force and exclude the British.  Watch, they will make the Russian planes good when they were actually the laughing stock of the war.

  • Saxx0nSaxx0n PR/Brand Manager BitBox Ltd. Hell, CAPosts: 956Member Uncommon

    The Yak-9 is a deadly aircraft with the right pilot.



    A Luftwaffe order was made regarding the Yak-9: "On no account should pilots engage Yak fighters with an oil cooler intake under the nose."

  • BassmanJBassmanJ cathedral city, CAPosts: 25Member
    aircobra? really?
  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 8,167Member Rare

    Originally posted by BassmanJ

    aircobra? really?

    We gave a lot of them to the Russians and British.  Not something the US flew much.

  • KhalathwyrKhalathwyr Denton, TXPosts: 3,138Member

    The Russian Airforce did well enough to establish air superiority over their own battlefields such that their tank busting aircraft could go to work and influcence land battles.


    I wouldn't dismiss them so nonchalantly. In addition to the Yak-9 mentioned above, the La-5 (particularly the Fn version) and the La-7 were very respectable fightercraft. Equals to the German bf 109s sans the methanol/water mixture they used especially at low altitude.

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  • Hekate27Hekate27 LondonPosts: 47Member

    I have no problem with Russians and other airforces being in the game.  However not to have the British RAF in the game from launch is a bit of a slap in the face.  I have mentioned it  before and will continue to do so.  The British were dog-fighting with the Luftwaffe whilst the Russians were still allied with Hitler and getting very little use from their aircraft other than to pick on Finland and still struggle to make any headway.  Whilst the only US pilots taking part were those who pretended to be Canadians and signed up with the RAF.  Also the most iconic large scale air conflict of the war was "The Battle of Britain"  no need to point out that the RAF was rather involved in that one.  This is something I feel very strongly about as my family was directly involved.

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  • StizzledStizzled Springfield, MOPosts: 1,680Member Rare

    I can understand why they won't have the RAF playable at launch. Wargaming is out to satisfy two markets, the Russian market and the U.S. market, which is why you have those nations represented. And, of course the Germans, it wouldn't be a WW2 game without Germans.


    It doesn't matter much anyways. This game isn't going to do near as well as WoT has. People are going to get tired of flying paper airplanes fairly quickly I'm guessing. At least, anyone who is acutally looking for a decent competative WW2 flight game will.


    I am keeping my eye on WoB though. I hope they provide us with an upgraded 3D version of Navy Field.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 14,247Member Rare


    Very cool video. I might be able to finally retire Aces of the pacific soon. :)


    One of my favorite things about World of Tanks threads is the cool 'history of warfare' stuff that  pops up throughout the threads.That Yak-9 link was a fun read. 

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