The Kochyerigin TSh-1 is a Tier II Ground Attack Aircraft.
The TSh-1 only has machine guns as its armnament lacking any bombs or rockets, this plane has no flaps, and a slow cruising speed. These disadvantages are ofset by it's large hitpoint pool, strong firepower, and the extremely slow stall speed which allows for long strafing runs.
As any other low tier attack aircraft, most of the times you will start at the bottom of the MM. You should not be bothered by the enemy HQ because you dont have bombs and it takes forever to get to the other side of the map due to the slow cruise speed. Always stay as close to the ground as possible, that can save your life.
Air to ground tactics:Edit
Leve the long range attacks for the others and focus on the nearby ground targets. The firepower is good enough to destroy a 700-900HP ground target in one run, and you can always use airbrakes to slow you down. The plane stalls below 90km/h, and the max range for the guns is 600m, so you will have lots of time to destroy the target, and the guns have decent cooling time.
Air to air tactics:Edit
Due to your slow speed and low manouverability once you get spotted and there is nobody to defend you start focusing on the enemy aircraft. Suprisingly it is really easy to make air to air kills with this aircraft.
If The Enemy Attacks Head on:Edit
If the enemy attack a ground attack plane from head on it simply continue flying while firing your guns usualy they will be destroyed by the TSh-1's massive fire power, Due to fighters having low hp this is an extremely effective tactic, This should not be attempted against heavy fighter above your own teir or against teir III+ aircraft..
If From BehindEdit
The aircraft has lots of HP so once the enemy a/c settels behind you just start slowing down. Sometimes this alone will do the trick and as they slow down and stall causing them to fall to their deaths. Often the enemy plane will pass infront of you which allows you to boost and use your massive firepower to destroy the attacking plane.
If From AboveEdit
Attempt to get away from the bullets and to lead the plane to any teammates, If all else fails try to get the enemy to attack you head on where you should still have the advantage.
This plane was designed to support ground troops but never entered mass production