In the previous posting (Upgrade Guide) - you saw that each class of plane has an identical set of upgrades. Therefore, if you want to know the capabilities of a fully upgraded plane, just add the planes initial performance numbers (the % increase of the 3 or 4 key parameters that were advertised when you bought it) to the upgrade table. I have done this for all the planes as shown below. The highlighted green cells are the areas that are unique for each given plane. The non-highlighted cells are the standard, fully upgraded, capability for that parameter for the given class of plane (weapons class, agility class, defense class). This will give you a good idea of the strengths and weaknesses of each plane when it is fully upgraded.
Example: Looking at the weapons class table: I had already realized that the F-113 Eagle had a much better lock range than the F-51 Hawken. What I hadn't realized was that the Eagle also has better missile and cannon damage. The main strength of the Hawken is its very good missile reload speed. However, the Hawken is not the best at missile reload speed - looking across the table, you will see that is the FA-88 Hurricane!
You can use these tables to analyze each plane and decide which is best for you! It gives an accurate and unbiased listing of each planes capabilities.
Green box =Boost for plane
Blue Box = Boost for plane AND Best in Class
Gold Box = Boost for plane AND Best in Fleet (all planes)
Gold Outline = No Boost for plane but Best in Fleet
|Agility Class Plane Comparison Guide - Click on table to Enlarge|
|Weapons Class Plane Comparison Guide - Click on table to Enlarge|
|Defense Class Plane Comparison Guide - Click on table to Enlarge|
On an ending note, I am curious if there are any other unlisted or hidden factors in a planes performance. Has Z2Live been on-the-level with us and not hidden any other secret performance factors??? Curious if any of you readers have an opinion on that topic.