Real name: Chungdu J-10
|Real life pict of a Chungdu J-10|
When I started playing, the C-101 was the starter plane that beginners were supplied with. I believe that this is still the case. This agility class plane is quick and nimble. My recommendation for beginners is as follows:
1. If you like speed and agility, stick with this plane for awhile and make some upgrades. This plane doesn't have very good armor but it is quick and nimble and difficult for your opponent to hit. Upgrades are very important though. Flying a non-upgraded plane will severely limit your planes performance and cost you alot of wins. With the Annihilator, you will be faster than many of your opponents and be able to out-circle them and catch them from behind or to the side. See PLANE COMPARISON TABLES for detailed assessment of all the planes performance ratings.
2. If you like to weather attacks better with thicker armor and like to have your planes weapons be more lethal, upgrade to the F-7 Wraith. The Wraith is a formidable plane when upgraded and can even take down much more expensive planes with the right pilot behind the stick. The Wraith will be slower than the Annhilator though - it is a trade off - you can't have it all! Either go with speed or go with weapons/armor!
If you choose the Annihilator, try to avoid too many long distance engagements. The Annhilator, like most agility class planes, is a better close quarters dogfighter than a long distance missile shooter.
The Annihilator has a special spot in many players hearts as it is the plane most of us learned to fly with. Good luck pilot!