WC's best fighter and bomber of all time

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  1. KoN21

    KoN21 Spaceman

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    Keeping in mind the greatness of each ship in its respective heyday. From WC1-WCP, which is the overall best Fighter and Bomber?


    My personal favorite

    fighter = dragon

    bomber = broadsword
     
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    Confed Commodore

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    best fighter = Gothri
    best bomber = Gothri
     
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    Broadsword. you could fight the good fight with fighters as well as nuke many cap ships in one run. If I must pick a fighter its the morningstar. A tacnuke and two torps ( if I recall) 3 particle cannons, yeah...... maniacs wet dream our plaything!
     
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    Best fighter - Dragon
    Best bomber - Longbow

    biggest buzz - promoted to Scimitar for the first time in WC1
    fond affections - Gothri, Hellcat
    coolest design - Rapier II
    satisafying gun loadout - Raptor
    Nicest missiles - Longbow again
    enthralling cockpit art - Epee, Hellcat

    got carried away:D
     
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    Come on how many of these threads are there? Besides we all already know the excalibur is the best fighter/bomber of all time. :) Seconded by the thunderbolt.



    Plus its just wicked looking.
     
  6. Edfilho

    Edfilho Cry some more!

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    Best Bomber: Epee
    Best Fighter: Devastator.
     
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    Out of curiosity, how can the Dragon be the "best of all time"? It only exists for all of a few months as an operational craft being actively used, half a year at most. :)

    (Never mind that it's a somewhat lousy plot device created by lazy writers... :p )
     
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    I've always had a real soft spot for the Rapier, it was fast, it was well armed, and it really allowed you do what you wanted to do with it
     
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    For my tastes, I loved the Sabre. I could bomb cap ships and fight any fighter the kilrathi had to throw at me. I like having afterburners; otherwise I'd vote broadsword for bombing.

    The sabre was jump capable to...it really could do just about anything that was required of it...
     
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    Best fighter: Excalibur, followed closely by the Arrow.

    Best F/A: Sabre

    Best bomber: Broadsword
     
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    Dyret Super Carrot!

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    Best Fighter: Ferret (even without missiles... I never really used them alot in WC2, anyway)

    Best Bomber: Grikath
     
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    Best fighter: Scimitar or Thunderbolt. both fighters felt like they had history.
    Best bomber: Avenger
     
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    Mjr. Whoopass <FONT color=lightblue><B>I was going to say someth

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    Best fighter: Dragon (unlimited cloak, unlimited afterburners, slide capable, carries flashpak's or torps).
    Best Bomber: Dragon.. Being able to cloak while you approach your target.. the enemy never knew what hit them. It may have been short lived, but I think it was the best fighter/bomber of all in its respective heyday.
     
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    Best Fighter - Excalibur.
    Beeing a superfighter, it still had a soul, unlike the Dragon. Having the choice i'll take Excalibur if only I dont have to put down lots of capships.
    Best bomber - Vindicator: ugly but really fast and manouverble
     
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    Best fighter: Any ship that's fast. (Yeah, I like speed. ;))
    Best bomber: Longbow
     
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    Is it fair to say that the arrow is the best light fighter of all time?
     
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    Yeah, a Sartha might be fun.

    If it was, it wouldn't be phased out in favor of the Piranha.
     
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    After playing the Saga prologue, I'm starting to think so!
    I love just afterburning around the task force and hugging the deck when passing over stuff! so much fun!

    regards the dragon, yeah, i know it has no soul, and WC4 was all over so quickly before you could get used to it, but take this scenario

    2 Col. Blair clones have a duel - one in Excalibur one in dragon. Who'll win? DragonBlair hands down.
     
  19. Bandit LOAF

    Bandit LOAF Long Live the Confederation!

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    Kilrathi ships tend to be a bit slower than their human equivalents -- the Sartha is actually the same speed as a Sabre.
     
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    To answer this, you really have to take it by game:

    WC1: Best Fighter - Rapier (hands down) Best Bomber/Strike: Raptor
    WC2: Best Fighter - Rapier G (tough with the awe-inspiring Ferret :D) Bomber: Sabre (hands down)
    WC3: Best Fighter - Excalibur Best Bomber - Longbow (I HATE Thunderbuckets)
    WC4: Best Fighter - Bearcat!!! Best Bomber - Flashpack Dragon ;)
    WCP: Best Fighter - Vampire Best Bomber - Devastator
    WCSO: Best Fighter - Black Panther Best Bomber - Black Devastator
     

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