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Air Superiority Fighter Competition Unlimited (Reboot for KSP 1.6 and BDA 1.2)

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Battle:

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Missilebrick continues its run, facing off against @panzerknoef's UT-7-B4.

 

 

 

 

After Action Report:

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Aircraft Statistical Analysis:

Aircraft

Flt. Dyn.

Propls.

End.

Size

Damage Mtgtn.

Offnsv. Capblts.

Flt. Ctrl.

Missilebrick

8

9

10

6

8

11

10

Zircon UT-7-B4

9

7

8

7

7

8.5

8

Analysis:

The UT-7 tried its best, and it clearly displayed its aggression. However, it just couldn't do anything in the face of overwhelming firepower.

The UT-7 flies very well, and it was able to fire missiles back very frequently due to good flight control. But that just wasn't enough. While it could continue flying after taking a hit, it very frequently was no longer a threat after taking that first hit, if it survived at all.

By contrast, Missilebrick has enough armoring and extraneous parts to protect against the occasional missile hit, ensuring that a massive arsenal of missiles remains flying. And, of course, its immense firepower means it has near-endless missiles to throw at the enemy team, so the game of statistics of what Sidewinder doesn't get distracted by flares just turns into a waiting game... which usually ends in overkill.

While weapon payload is important, at this level of ASC, the ability to take hits is essential. Even Missilebrick's large frame, which is generally more fragile than "standard" ASC drones, it does have a few ablative layers that allow it to eat a missile or two, as well as redundant rear control surfaces that also eat missile blasts. As well, its unique "missile box" design meant its armament was generally protected in the case of any hits.

Missilebrick continues its... unique journey up the leaderboard.

 

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Battle:

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Missilebrick vs @ZLM-Master's X-Fighter Hunter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Action Report:

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Battle Report:

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Aircraft Statistical Comparison:

Aircraft

Flt. Dyn.

Propls.

End.

Size

Damage Mtgtn.

Offnsv. Capblts.

Flt. Ctrl.

Missilebrick

8

9

10

6

8

11

10

X-Fighter Hunter

7.5

7

9

9

7

8

7

Analysis:

X-Fighter Hunter is a small target, and that's its big advantage. Sidewinders are less likely to proximity detonate, it seems, just due to size alone. It's also nimble and can take a few hits here and there and still remain flying. While maybe not as combat-capable after taking a hit, it's still an aircraft that's up and attracting the attention of enemy aircraft.

Still, it's not enough against Missilebrick's overwhelming firepower, which is really the constant theme of this run up the board. Overwhelming firepower seems to solve all problems. Any glancing gunfire was shrugged off by armor plating and redundant control surfaces. It ends up winning 3 of 5 battles uncontested, with Sortie #4 being close and only absolutely losing Sortie #3. Yet despite this win rate, Missilebrick did have to work for this victory it seems.

Missilebrick continues on, and will face the Du-15-20 next battle.

 

 

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Battle:

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Missilebrick vs @dundun92's Du-15-20.

 

 

 

 

 

After Action Report:

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Battle Report:

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Aircraft Statistical Comparison:

Aircraft

Flt. Dyn.

Propls.

End.

Size

Damage Mtgtn.

Offnsv. Capblts.

Flt. Ctrl.

Missilebrick

8

9

10

6

8

11

10

Du-15-20

8.5

7.5

10

7

12

10.5

7.5

Analysis:

What a battle. This one proved to be Missilebrick’s toughest fight, and it’s all because the Du-15-20 just won’t go down.

This battle was the best showcase of Missilebrick’s maximum potential, utilizing its ultimate power: Sidewinder Stream. A full launch of a stream of 6 Sidewinders at once is Missilebrick’s full salvo potential, and it utilizes it to extreme prejudice against the enemy drone that refuses to die like anything else after two or three missiles.

Between flares and the pure resilience of the Du-15’s airframe, a full overkill of four to five missiles to down a target seemed to be a frequent occurrence in this battle.

Normally, Du-15 is the one spamming missiles at its targets, but even Missilebrick’s ridiculousness was too much for it. Still, the Du-15 is a hard target, rarely receiving critical hits, and the Missilebricks were often left very low or even empty on their missile stores.

Du-15’s weakness is, as often stated, its flight control. It leaves enemies with enough openings to exploit back, and Missilebrick was given more windows of opportunity to attack.

With this, Missilbrick moves on to fight the DF-2 Yari.

 

Edited by Box of Stardust

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Battle:

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Missilebrick vs @sturmhauke's DF-2 Yari

 

 

 

 

After Action Report:

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Battle Report:

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Aircraft Statistical Comparison:

Aircraft

Flt. Dyn.

Propls.

End.

Size

Damage Mtgtn.

Offnsv. Capblts.

Flt. Ctrl.

Missilebrick

8

9

10

6

8

11

10

DF-2 Yari

9.5

6

7

6.5

11

10

8.5

Analysis:

Unfortunately for the Yari, it's not tanky against missiles the way that the Du-15 is, so it succumbs to the Sidewinder Stream from Missilebrick a lot faster than the Du-15s. Missilebrick has the TWR to keep the Yari at medium ranges, running away before the Yari is able to exert any of its close-range power.

This puts Missilebrick at the top of the board, and I will probably run tests against the Gauntlet at some point, but honestly, I think we can guess the outcome of those battles already.

 

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Battle:

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Most of you already know it, but the cutting edge of ASC's standard drones, PEGASys-K2, starts its run up the board against @panzerknoef's UT-7-B4.

 

 

 

 

 

After Action Report:

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Battle Report:

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Aircraft Statistical Comparison:

Aircraft

Flt. Dyn.

Propls.

End.

Size

Damage Mtgtn.

Offnsv. Capblts.

Flt. Ctrl.

PEGASys-K2

10

8

10

7.5

10

10

10.5

Zircon UT-7-B4

9

7

8

7

7

8.5

8

Analysis:

Ah yes, the PEGASys-K2, at its time of release a few months ago, the cutting edge of ASC drone technology, and to this day, still very competitive.

And yet, sometimes, the flares and missiles just work right for one team and not for the other (lol).

K2's first foray into ASC's leaderboard didn't go completely without a hitch, sometimes RNG just favors the other guy a lot more, and the UT-7-B4 is still quite a good aircraft in its own right. It has good enough control for the Sidewinder snapshots, and that's a quality that will get a plane pretty far in ASC's environment. And it shows, managing to grab one win against the K2.

However, the K2 is, as far as I know it, the toughest knife-fighter in ASC yet, and when it comes down to guns and general close-quarters fighting, it's an incredible dogfighter. It has damage mitigation that's pretty good, and seems to be able to shrug off the occasional missile with minimal damage, the other requisite ASC quality at this point.

PEGASys-K2 will continue up the board.

 

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