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Vote for your most favorite planes in Skies of Glory

View Poll Results: Vote for the SoG plane which is your most favorite in the list.
Zero-III 12 31.58%
Mustang-II 5 13.16%
Mosquito-II 6 15.79%
P38-L-I 3 7.89%
Yak-3-I 3 7.89%
BF109-II 3 7.89%
FW190-II 2 5.26%
Hien-II 1 2.63%
Corsair-II 2 5.26%
Spitfire-II 1 2.63%
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06-26-2010, 01:54 AM
#1
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Singapore
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Vote for your most favorite planes in Skies of Glory

To all SoG fans,
Please come here and vote which WW2 fighter plane in current SoG inventory is your most favorite!

06-27-2010, 12:24 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 3,114
Some tips on non Z3 planes

Yak-3-I:
Strength - Highest firepower among non Z3s, fastest speed among non Z3s, lowest stalling speed and smallest target in all SoG plane.
Weakness - No distinct weakness.

P38-L-I:
Strength - Hardest armor in all SoG planes and high firepower (2nd highest among non Z3s).
Weakness - mediocre maneuverability, high stalling speed and slow max crusing speed.

Mosquito-II:
Strength - Hard armor (2nd hardest in all SoG planes).
Weakness - Mediocre manueverability, large target.

Mustang-II:
Strength - Best manueverability among non Z3s and high firepower.
Weakness - Weak armor.

Last edited by shern25; 07-05-2010 at 11:31 AM.

06-28-2010, 03:36 AM
#3
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Location: Singapore
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Which non Z3 plane to use?

Firstly, I will only discuss planes that have attribute better than Z3: Yak-3-I (longer firing range), Mosquito-II (longer firing range, harder armor), P38-L-I (harder armor). So they are only 3 planes that can potentially beat Z3 assumng pilots' skills are equal.

Yak3 is a dogfighter. All its other attributes (max speed, manueverability, firepower and armor) are slightly poorer than Z3 but it has the edge of longer firing range. Among the 3 planes, it's the best plane to use to do dogfight with Z3.

Mosquito-II and P38 are not dogfighters and strength is in h2h fight due to their high armor but mediocre manueverability. The key differences of these 2 planes will make the tactics to be used differently. In terms of defence, P38 have harder armor and smaller target so it's a better survivor than Mossie. In terms of attack, both has about same firepower damage (with P38 slightly higher), but Mossie has much longer firing range and its faster max cruising speed make it better in the offense.

So when comes to h2h, Mossie can do long range h2h while P38 will excel more in short range h2h than Mossie.

So which plane to choose? It all depends on your reference.

To sum up:
1) Yak-3-I: a dogfighter with long firing range.
2) P38-L-I: best armor and best short range h2h, but short firing range, slow crusing speed and high stall speed can be frustrating.
3) Mosquito-II: best long range h2h

Edit: There is no diference in firing range that I just verified. So please ignore anything on firing range I mentioned in this post.

Last edited by shern25; 07-05-2010 at 11:34 AM.
06-28-2010, 03:58 AM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,803
That is great info Shern, thanks a lot for that. I have the BOB and picked up the Z3, trying to get as much value as possible. I usually use the Fockewulf II that you can unlock early in missions and the Z3 for h2h.

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06-28-2010, 07:35 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2010
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Good idea.

Thnaks for the info. When I upload more planes i´ll copy your comments to help learn more about the planes.

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06-28-2010, 09:41 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 3,114
Manueverability test - just the pitch rate is tested

This is just to check the pitch rate for each plane by timing the time taken the plane take to complete 5 vertical loops.

Sorted by best timing to worst. I don't have the Hien-II in my hangar to do the test. numbers in bracket are the handling spec shown in market.

1) Zero-III (5.0) 17.5sec
2) Mustang-II (4.5) 19.8sec
3) BF109-II (4.0) 19.9sec } surprise here
4) Yak-3-I (4.5) 20.0sec
5) Corsair-II (4.5); FW-II (4.5); Zero-II (4.5) 21.0sec
6) Mosquito-II (2.5) 22.2sec
7) P38-L-I (4.0) 22.3sec
8) Spitfire-II (4.0) 22.4sec

#2 to #5 are very close to each other and resemble 4.5 rating standard. So BF109-II should be 4.5 stars in handling. #6 to #8 are also very close together and resemble 4 stars rating in handling. So Mosquito-II should be 4.0 star.

In short, manueverability best is Z3 > (P51 = BF109 = Yak3) > (Corsair = FW = Z2) > (Mossie = P38 = Spitfire)

Last edited by shern25; 07-04-2010 at 04:59 AM.
06-28-2010, 09:44 PM
#7
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Location: Singapore
Posts: 3,114
Mustang or BF

With the discovery that BF can turn as fast as Mustang, the main difference between these 2 planes is BF has better armor while Mustang has better firepower. So you choose.

BF also has better armor than Yak3 but Yak3 has the firepower better than Mustang and BF.

Edit: I just timed the roll and yaw of this 2 planes and find Mustang-II is faster than BF-II in rolling and yaw. So Mustang is still better in handling.

Last edited by shern25; 07-05-2010 at 11:36 AM.
06-28-2010, 11:03 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Carolinas, USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shern25 View Post
With the discovery that BF can turn as fast as Mustang, the main difference between these 2 planes is BF has better armor while Mustang has better firepower. So you choose.

BF also has better armor than Yak3 but Yak3 has the firepower better than Mustang and BF.
The armor rating is misleading on the BF because it is a smaller plane and therefore a smaller target and takes less damage. Both have adequate firepower and both can hold their own in a furball against a zero III. The Mustang though has the best Yaw control of all three planes and can perform maneuvers the other two can't because of it. It's limitations are it's speed and its armor. Also you have to include the White Hein because it's very similar to the mustang II.

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06-28-2010, 11:40 PM
#9
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Location: Singapore
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Quote:
Originally Posted by orion7319 View Post
The armor rating is misleading on the BF because it is a smaller plane and therefore a smaller target and takes less damage. Both have adequate firepower and both can hold their own in a furball against a zero III. The Mustang though has the best Yaw control of all three planes and can perform maneuvers the other two can't because of it. It's limitations are it's speed and its armor. Also you have to include the White Hein because it's very similar to the mustang II.
The length and armor are 2 independent factors. The length determines whether the bullet will hit or miss whereas the armor determines the damage incurred when the bullet hit. Remember the damage formula that razvan showed us?

The armor test is done using rocket not MG and is a close range direct hit so the length factor will be excluded from the test.

As I mentioned, my white Hien is missing so can't do any test. Maybe I can find it in my BoB version.

Last edited by shern25; 06-29-2010 at 01:26 AM.
06-29-2010, 12:01 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 3,114
IMHO,

Class 1: Zero-III, Yak-3-I
Class 2: Mustang-II, P38-L-I, Mosquito-II
Class 3: FW-II, Corsair-II, Zero-II, BF109-II, Hien-II, Yak-3-II
Class 4: Spitfire-II, Tempest-II, P40-I

Last edited by shern25; 07-10-2010 at 11:29 AM.