Monday, April 29, 2013

The Stiletto - ready for a knife fight?

F-301 Stiletto

Reaper shown for comparison purposes

Just as we saw over the weekend thru our Saudi connection, like clockwork, we have a new plane on Monday - the F-301 Stiletto.  Lets take a look:

Agility:  BEST IN FLEET (tied with the Reaper).  What can you say but wow - this sucker will turn.
Critical Strike:  2nd best in class - nothing to get too excited about.
Energy:  BEST IN CLASS for agility, although still a far cry from weapons or defense class energy
Lock Speed:  First in class to have any boost in lock speed.

See PLANE COMPARISON TABLES for detailed assessment of all the planes performance ratings including the Stiletto.

For agility class planes, I value AGILITY the most, therefore the Stiletto vaults up to be at the top of the list along with the Reaper.  In my opinion, it comes down to which is better, this or the Reaper?  Reaper has more damage, armor and speed.  Is damage, armor and speed better than critical strike, energy and lock speed?   I think so (especially speed) and will stick with my opinion that the Reaper is the best agility plane out there but of course, lets hear your opinion!

Thanks to the reader input, this plane is based on the Su-37.  See some real-life picts of the SU-37 below:


http://www.surclaro.com/modules/Media_Gallery/gallery/Screenshots/FS2004/SU37.jpg
SU-37


100 comments:

  1. i prefer agility and energy ! this plane is a kickass! :)

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  2. Mr Smith here,

    An off topic question here,

    I've played FA-12 Liberty, E-14 Tempest, F-51 Hawken, F106-Thresher and a F-113 Eagle-X, all fully upgraded, I've been jumping around my planes except for tempest of course, and would like to get some feedback on FA-230 Sentinel, I'm saving up for this plane so I wanted to know, is the +17% damage stat really powerful? As in does it takes only 6 credit missles(RAAM) to blow up a weapon class plane? Liberty, Hawken and eagle all take about 6~7rockets or 6rockets/cannon to kill a weapon class plane, and 3~4rockets or 3rockets/cannons to kill agi planes, so does the sentinel take less rockets?

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    1. It only has 2% more damage than eagle x and the difference becomes even less noticeable if you upgrade them. I would not get it unless I have heaps of coins.

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    2. A weapon class plane without missile reload speed increased in my opinion is not so good, and the non-laked version's agility and armor aren't enough high to get ma excited... About the damage, it is good but is it better if u shot 2 17% damage missiles with the sentinel or 3 or 4 12/14% damage missiles with a red widow/hawken? The second ones have more possibility to hit too so i think it makes the red widow the best weapon class out there.

      Skyraza.

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    3. Mind you, the 10% Missile Reload speed is actually only a 7% increase compared to the Sentinel's when both are fully upgraded. The extra Agility is no doubt useful too (as well as the higher critical rating of the RW), but there's also the extra 14% Lock Range of the Sentinel which shouldn't be forgotten.

      Then again, it's not the most useful bonus to have if you can't enforce long-range engagements. Maybe you could keep your Sentinel out of reach of Defense planes and fire missiles at them while they try to catch up? If only it had the speed bonus to outfly more planes...

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    4. Mr smith :

      Oh.. cause what I thought was like, since it takes 6 rockets to kill a weapon class plane(using weapon class), and a few hits from cannon or rockets, so since sentinel's damage is higher than eagle by 2%, so in 6 rockets it means that its 12% higher damage right? Not to mention some criticals making each rocket that crit deal 4% instead of 2% more damage. So the question was, is this 12%~24%(depending on crit) difference in damage, play an important role like 6 rockets = death of weapon plane(no need the 7th or additional cannon damage)?

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    5. Not really, the damage is good in verses matches, but since it can be outturned by the hawken (which has +%17 agility) it can easily be destroyed in a verses match.

      --AaronJC56

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  3. The Stiletto in my opinion is not worth the coins, due to the following:
    For 205 Blue coins, the Stiletto is not worth buying because
    1. The lock speed is nothing compared to weapons class, and many testers say it feels like nothing.
    2. The agility and energy is great, but the critical strike is again useless.

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    1. not trying to be rude or anything Mr Stan but how obsessed are you with this game I play a few matches a day and found this site and you come up the most often out of everybody

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    2. Reaper 7% dmg feels like nothing
      5% armor feels like nothing
      why do people buy it?

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    3. Do you have to feel a good plane to know its a good plane? Do people have sensitivity to their hands? The damage, and armor may feel like nothing, but they just work in the background keeping you alive, and fighting. Even if you were to ignor these two stats, you still have the great agility, and speed

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    4. To Anonymous who posted on June 5,2012 11:18 AM:
      I play this game often. I post a lot because I have a lot to say. I am a good player to be honest. Thank you.

      GC Name: Selinalpaca
      (Note: If you send me a request, remember to tell me it was because of this post.)

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    5. Stanley,i have sent you requests reffering to posts you made, but u still won't accept me. Why? my GC is pickachu13

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  4. If the critical strike and the lock speed are basically not going to be felt, then the Reaper still wins the day.

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    1. You feel it when you meet another agility plane

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    2. Best agility planes that should be bought instead of the Stiletto:
      Spectre
      Reaper
      Mako
      Rath
      Zephyr
      Iron Fang
      Marauder
      Thresher
      Dynasty

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    3. I've got the Spectre and it's my standard. I still think it's the best agility class. It has the Agility for manoeuvrability in turns and dodges, the Speed for the straight-aways, and the Energy to keep her fast in those straights (afterburners) and tight in those dodges.

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    4. Me too, love her! You forgot to mention its great looks! :D

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    5. what if I dont feel any difference between a Reaper and Spectre?

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    6. The main difference is the energy, and for that frason I believe that the Spectre is better

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    7. I agree with benthebunny, although there actually is a slightly noticeable difference between the Reaper and Spectre. If you happen to have both, you will notice the Reaper has too much agility(even though it's a 1% difference in the base stats), and that the Spectre is stable. Many people I know say that the Reaper is unstable, too sensitive etc. So I recommend the Spectre, but if you don't have it, get the Reaper. In probably a few months, the Spectre will be re-released I think. And if you want to save some coins, buy the Reaper as there is a 23 Blue Coin difference between the price.

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  5. It is Su-37. I am really shocked how easily Z2live make beautiful planes ugly by little change of nosepart and cabin.

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  6. It is Su-37. I am really shocked how easily Z2live make beautiful planes ugly by little change of nosepart and cabin.

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    1. Agree I especially dislike the color they gave it

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    2. I wish the plane was a weapons jet with different stats, as I have to purchase one for my collectiion. I have Spectre for Agility, Dragon for Defence but ? for Weapons...

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    3. If you do the Saudi region trick, you can pick up the Liberty for weapons. Liberty is my favorite, but only because I haven't picked up the Hawken yet. Hawken and Liberty would be for Weapons, Spectre and Mako would be for Agility, and Arbiter and Dragon for Defense.

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    4. Achilles for defense versus mode, dragon for defense, reaper for agility and red widow for weapon. I'm still waiting for this last one.

      Skyraza.

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    5. The Liberty in my opinion seems great; cheap, good looking, nice stats. But I'm still waiting for another one, because the Liberty sadly doesn't suit me. I like the missile tracking, damage and speed, but to me, the lock speed is useless. I usually do no-lock hits so instead here's what I'm hoping for:
      Weapons Jet
      Damage +14%
      Agility +12%
      Missile Tracking +8%
      Speed +12%

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    6. @Stan the Man
      If this plane really came out, I would get it. It's got better agility than ANY weapons class plane and has great speed. Plus this plane should be sold for credits, not coins. Hmmm, if only it came true...

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    7. @ Stan the Man
      To my understanding, missile tracking won't work if you don't lock-on correct? Since you would fight like I do (no-lock hits) then I would change the missile tracking to energy, armor, critical strike, or missile reload speed. Preferably energy because I know how fast my energy runs out on liberty compared to hawken/red widow.

      My ideal plane is already the red widow, which I have, so if I were to purchase another weapons class, it would be red widow +2% (or more) extra bonus in each bonus stats lol.
      Weapons Class
      Damage +16%
      Critical +7%
      Agility +12%
      Missile reload +12%
      *I'm already drooling just by listing those stats =P.

      (SR 50k+ weapons class pilot)

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    8. Guys, can you guys clarify mr smith's question? I'm A 14k sr saving up for a sentinel, and is wondering the same thing.. The damage bonus helps change from 7missiles down to 6 needed to kill a weapons plane?

      Btw the dream plane ya guys hoping for seem to be a beefed up red widow lol, stats enhanced from it too much lol'

      I think a
      10%damage
      12%agility
      8%speed
      10%lockspeed

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    9. Stan that plane sounds like a perfect plane which is why it hasnt come out, if z2live came out with a perfect plane their would be no challenge

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    10. Yes... you're right. Everything has its disadvantages...

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    11. To Anonymous who posted on June 5, 2012 12:14 PM
      Could I have your GC name? I'd like to play a few games(not to show that I can beat you, but for fun :) ).

      GC Name for me: Selinalpaca

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  7. This looks like the Sukhoi Su-30MKI (Nato Nickname: Flanker H), it's a similar to the variant utilized by IAF (Indian Air Force). Here is a direct wikepedia link with some pics:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-30MKI

    Later Gators!

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  8. The F-301 Stiletto is modeled as a single-seater. The Sukhoi Su-30MKI however is a twin-seater. So it is more likely, that the Stiletto is modeled after the Sukhoi Su-33 or the Su-37. Both planes also feature canards:
    http://www.sukhoi.org/eng/planes/military/su33/
    http://military-weapon.blogspot.ch/2009/07/sukhoi-su-37-review-and-video.html

    Since the Su-37 was sought after by a couple of players, maybe Z2 did listen:
    http://metalstormwingman.com/forums/topic/new-plane-skins-to-be-used/

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    1. it is the su-37.

      just like the su-47 (eagle x) Z2 made another model of an experimental jet

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    2. Moreover, extinct experimental jet. After downgrade to Su-35 Terminator crashed.

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    3. I guess the skin of F-301 is quoted from China PLA Navy deck fighter J-15 which is a copycat of Russian Su-33 Flanker-D.

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  9. Reaper all the way!!!! This plane should cost at max 190 coins.

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  10. I think it is Indian sukhoi 30 mki I checked it today it is very similar

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  11. How can a massive and heavy aircraft as spectr can be an agility class?! Impossible!!!
    The lock speed helps stiletto because lots of people mown that the lock speed is to slow in a fast turning combat. If its agility vs agility you are going to be the first on to fire also.

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    1. Agility is not a matter of absolute size or take-off weight. Instead, it is defined by performance parameters like thrust-to-weight ratio and wing loading ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_loading ).

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  12. Stiletto is based on Su-37
    I powned off lots of reapers with rams and a lot of em had bisnovats. What are your opinions now!

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    1. Cool story bro, tell it again.

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    2. Well said anonymous. :)

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    3. what plane were u using viper noob?

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  13. Discussing the performance stats of the different airplanes, the question is:
    Can we trust the percentage stats given by Z2?
    For example the canons:
    If you take the in-game stats for granted, the 25mm Valkyrie will give you +20% Damage compared to the standard 20mm Vulcan.
    However, Z2 states a Damage value of 4.5 for the Vulcan and one of 6.4 for the Valkyrie on their homepage:
    http://metalstormwingman.com/hangar/canons/
    This is not +20% but +42%!
    So if they give wrong percentages for canons and missiles, maybe the percentages for tech upgrades and bonus stats are also incorrect...

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  14. Innit when the plane is slower its more agile. Stiletto is more agile than reaper.

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    1. Before Agility is factored, I'm not sure which determines how small your plane's turning circle is: the speed or the thrust (??) (i.e. using airbrakes, cruising or using afterburners).

      I get the feel that I turn just as easily on faster planes (similar Agility) even at higher cruise speeds.

      Regardless, as I've pointed out earlier in another thread, all planes reach the same speed when the air brakes are on, given that their positioning are similar.

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    2. That means the Reaper is guaranteed to be as agile as the Stilleto when they both have their airbrakes on.

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  15. That's russian Suhkoi SU-37 in real life

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  16. Ok then if an defence class and agility class brake they go same speed. Bullshit!!!

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    1. Why is that BS? I was really concerned that my Reaper would turn slower than a slower plane because of it's higher speed bonus. I'm glad that is not the case. But then again... seeing who is doing the posting here I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

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    2. You own at least the green Eagle and the Stiletto (or so you've claimed), test it yourself.

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  17. I appreciate some of the comments/opinions about the Stiletto. I'm weapons class pilot and find agility very difficult to handle. I have reaper and spectre, but the lack of missile reload speed and lock speed hurts me. Since it looks like there isn't much difference, I'll pass on this plane. Thanks.

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  18. Should I buy the Reaper or the Stiletto?

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    1. Reaper. Stiletto's stats are nothing special compared with Reaper's armor and damage.

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  19. Stiletto looks more cool than the fatty reaper.

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  20. WARNING!!! Saudi arabic trick doesn't work on the new update. I am working on this current update trick. When I find it I'll post it.

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    1. It's REALLY a surprise that they fixed it!
      You spent all your time to promote it on MSW official site.... It's so strange it has stop working.
      Thank you super intelligent man

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    2. I hate you 09florovicj i forgot that the new update would remove saudi trick im unfreinding you As*****

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  21. ppl check out the plane guide... iron fang is better than this piece of crap silleto

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  22. Update breaks Saudi trick: confirmed.

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    1. it sure does lol, U know what song im singing right now !!! its bye bye blackbird !!!!! :-D bye bye 390 coins too lol, hmmm i wonder if z2 does release the archilles, would it magically appear in the hangar as unlocked or would i have to save up 390 coins to buy it again ? what do you guys think

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    2. achilles will be released in june 11 and icewolf on june 18 thats for sure ive seen the hidden files!

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    3. Where do you go to see these hidden files?

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    4. @ the anonymous two comments above: I have done the same but when It got featured again I had it with all the upgrades so don't worry. And it's called Achilles, not ARchilles.

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  23. Jesus is coming soon!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. lol thats great, which plane do you think is his 1st choice : )

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    2. Maybe the Rath because it is a blue angel.:)

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  24. When the Rath and Iron Fang leaked without images last month, there was an Anonymous who "did a little digging in the metalstorms content lists an found photos of the iron fang and rath." (See "Stealth release of X-23 Nightwing!" section of this blog). Is anybody able to dig into the present content list and post a pic of the Ice Wolf? I guess a lot of players following this blog, would appreciate this, including myself. :-)

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    1. I'm sure you and others will disagree with me on this, but I'd actually rather not see it yet. Suspense could be a nice, exciting thing and too much leaked information shortens the fun. I don't mind seeing leaked stats though.

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  25. Hopefully the region/calendar glitch is fixed for good now. As much as I'd like to get my hands on certain planes, the trick destroys the "vintage" of featured planes. I don't even look forward to featured planes anymore.

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  26. Does anybody know the schedule for planes release (not only the three new planes)?

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  27. ver.4.1.2 is out! please leave a comment for those who made the update. thanks!

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  28. I hav buy the blackbird by south Arabia trick now I want to upgrade the version I think as mentioned above the south trick doesn't work if I upgrade it shall I will wait for the release of Achilles on older version cuz I don't want to loss the 390+upgraded coins I am feared abt this some body help

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    1. No such place as south Arabia...

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    2. You can delay the update as long as you want, but for maximum 3-5 days I think, then you'll be forced to update anyway.

      Your Achilles will stay, independent of Region setting or game version, because the data about your unlocked planes are stored on the server, not your device.

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  29. I've compiled my favorite screenshots for future screenshot contests hosted by z2. Please vote on which screenshot you like best (out of the four screenshots I have selected. (these are my favorite ones that I have selected from my previous post)

    Please reply: )
    www.bit.ly/Laz8DN

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  30. the fourth or third one. you cannot really tell what is going on in the first or second, especially second.

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    1. I agree with the above. Though I am leaning more towards number 4.

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  31. as an agility class user,without speed and agility option is nothing to me.

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    1. Agreed, that why other agility planes are better in particular Rath, Iron Fang, Reaper and Spectre/Mako

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  32. Frank Vermeer in the house aka killbill68

    Somebody know more cheats for metalstorm wingman
    I know some not al

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  33. Stiletto is the best for agility vs agility fights. Love it!

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    1. That's true unless the opponent has bisnos as he can easily kill you in the bull run at the start of the match. However, once you fly past him and quickly turn around in a circling battle, you out maneuver him because of your agility and extra energy. Speed is great and it helps out alot in the bull run beginnings.

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  34. Back today, Stiletto? I've been waiting for you for a long long time.

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  35. Two new planes with good boost will be released on May 11th:
    Weapon Hades 205 Blue Coins
    Agility Apollo 30000 Green Coins

    see http://www.yyzo.com/read.php?tid=91599

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    1. Thanks for the info, do you know the boost for these planes? Would be better to post it in the main page.
      Cheers
      By Cyclone

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    2. Weapons Class
      D-66 Hades

      Energy +10%
      Damage +12%
      Speed +20%
      Stealth +15%

      Cost: 205 coins

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    3. BC-13 Apollo
      Energy +10
      Damage +6
      Agility +12
      Speed +9

      Cost 30k

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    4. timekill9 (my game center )May 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      SWeet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what about the apollo?!?

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  36. How do they know that those planes are coming? And how did they know in what order the other planes will be released?

    -Abraham

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  37. timekill9 (my game center )May 1, 2013 at 3:21 AM

    thx dude im chinese so 谢谢您 always being polite the site is also chinese right?

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  38. Photos and boosts of the new planes...
    see http://www.yyzo.com/read.php?tid=91649

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  39. Z2 outsourced the programming portion to China. This is how they know about the leaked planes.

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  40. I hope this plane comes out soon I missed it last time and I was very pissed

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