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Der Süden

What bomber plane/jet is the best to fight Lazer and Hydra?

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Der Süden
Posted (edited)

I stopped being an active GTA (Online) player years ago so I'm not up to date. I've played every now and then but each time there were many months between. A few days ago I get on and see there are lots of new (mostly expensive) toys. I bought the relatively cheap Seabreeze and now I enjoy bombing players. But when the big sky molesters Hydra and Lazer come out then I have a hard time fighting back with the Seabreeze's machine guns. 

 

What bomber plane/jet is the best at fighting them? No helicopter (not sure if there is a bombercopter).

 

Must have the ability to drop bombs.

 

Thanks in advance.

Edited by Der Norden

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ntinoskonsta

The Pyro is your best bet for dogfighting. The Starling is almost equally competent and can bomb as well, but it's a bit hard to master due to the booster mechanic.

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Smooth Longsack

Tbh, it's all about who knows their plane the best. I rarely lose in my lazer against anybody. I've logged thousands of dogfights though. I was hooked on the pyro for a long while after smugglers run dropped but I got sick of people jumping out of their plane as soon as I got it smoking. Just stick with the lazer. It gets the kill. 

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Der Süden
Just now, Smooth Longsack said:

Tbh, it's all about who knows their plane the best. I rarely lose in my lazer against anybody. I've logged thousands of dogfights though. I was hooked on the pyro for a long while after smugglers run dropped but I got sick of people jumping out of their plane as soon as I got it smoking. Just stick with the lazer. It gets the kill. 

Maybe I wasn't clear enough: I want a bomber. Unless the Lazer can drop bombs now.

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IceDree
Posted (edited)

The Rogue.

 

Heavy armor, countermeasures, homing missiles, explosive MG, bombing capabilities, reasonabley priced, fast enough to catch up with the Hydra\Lazer & humiliates said jets it shoots them down. what's not to like?

 

 the downside that it have a "unique" handling characteristics & not everyone can tame it down ;)

 

 Try it out in the creator first.

 

 

 as to bombercopters, you can put bombs on the Akula, Avenger* & Hunter.

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* Technically Its a tiltroter, not a helicopter.

Edited by IceDree

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PaeganLoveSong

The Hunter is a fine jet killer if you have a gunner with the explosive cannon upgrade. Its cannon is like the MOC's but a little weaker, I think the Valkyrie has the same one for the co-pilot? Just be sure to keep your distance by spamming homing missiles and let your gunner do the hard work. 

 

Otherwise? Rogue or Pyro.

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No Use For A Name

If you’re trying to drop bombs on aerial targets, don’t waste your time. 

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AUScowboy
Posted (edited)

If you must have bombs, the Starling is your best bet, otherwise the Pyro for sure. 

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Sinnen

Pyro. Just Pyro. Fast, agile Pyro. Awesome Pyro. If you're alone, Pyro is the greatest thing. With friends, use awesome Hunter. Or Avenger. Blast enemy's jet with turrets, or just blend them into cocktail.

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Cutter De Blanc
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Starling love :inlove:

pees off the hydras, they can't catch it

lazer is a fight though if the pilot is good
 

Edited by Cutter De Blanc

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Smooth Longsack
4 hours ago, Der Norden said:

Maybe I wasn't clear enough: I want a bomber. Unless the Lazer can drop bombs now.

Then you only have three options:

Starling

Seabreeze

Rogue

I'd choose them in the above order in terms of dogfight-ability and bombing accuracy potential. I win dogfights in all of them. Ymmv

3 hours ago, No Use For A Name said:

If you’re trying to drop bombs on aerial targets, don’t waste your time. 

Hitting helicopters with bombs is actually easier than it sounds. I've also blasted a bunch of the bigger planes with the bombs too. As for being able to reliably hit another jet, with bombs,  in a dogfight: NO.

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PwnageSoldier
Posted (edited)

Starling, Starling all the way baby. Such a excellent vehicle. Hard to master, but it pays off way better than the Pyro does in my opinion.

 

Also, if you buy a hangar in Ft. Zancudo, you get free base access, and only 2 stars for stealing a Lazer, plus no NPC Lazer tries to shoot you down. If you cannot immediately buy an aircraft after getting the hangar, I recommend getting a Ft. Zancudo Hangar.

 

17 hours ago, Smooth Longsack said:

Tbh, it's all about who knows their plane the best. I rarely lose in my lazer against anybody. I've logged thousands of dogfights though. I was hooked on the pyro for a long while after smugglers run dropped but I got sick of people jumping out of their plane as soon as I got it smoking. Just stick with the lazer. It gets the kill. 

That's practically the only reason to use a jet with explosive cannons for dogfights nowadays -- it always ensures you get the kill if you hit them enough.

Edited by PwnageSoldier

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Bloodytears1666

Starling - may be I rarely get killed by one, but fighting can go for minutes, it's so small and fast if use properly.

 

Rogue - compensating to above having mediocre speed, this one actually deadly.

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Forza Harrd
Posted (edited)

I'm not a good pilot, but give me two beers and my Starling and I mop up the map. Jk I'm not much into griefing, I never mopped up a map, but I never had a problem out turning anyone in my Starling. I always feel like you can't get behind me, I can get behind you, and if you do get behind me I rocket boost away.

 

edit: Few times I've gone out in my Rogue I've been on the losing side to Pyros.

Edited by Forza Harrd

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NuclearKnight00
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I second the rogue that's the main vehicle I use in the game I love that thing. Although, another severely underrated plane is the seabreeze. It can land on water, quick takeoff, no problem out turning any other aircraft as well as deluxo rockets. The downside is using the regular mgs because most people just bail so you don't get the kill.

Edited by NuclearKnight00

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HonorableMan

If you need a bomber, Rogue or Starling. Pick whichever you think looks coolest, fly it around a lot, get used to it, and it'll take down anything you need it to.

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