The reason for the US equipment for the french is also more or less historically correct to the extent most of it was on order before the french capitulation. The high commands of each country decide on what equipment will be "developed" and produced by the factories. Strategic bombing reduces the factories production levels as does capturing the factory cities. What makes this all so great is it is all done by players. Our leaders are players, players fly the bombers, fighter escorts and capture the cities. We are all organized into ORBATS (Order of Battle. I belong to a squad which is made up of members from two orignal squads the (Virtual)Royal Highland Regiment of Canada (Black Watch) and the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, hence "the Royals". We are part of the 4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Division, 1 Corps, British Expeditionary Force, reporting to Allied High Command. Squads, like clans in other games, are something you join, however you can move around the brigades and jump between countries regardless of whuch squad you join. At the moment joining a squad is voluntary but I strongly suggest it as you really get the most fun playing in a team. The only restriction is a 2 hour time delay if you want to go axis after playing allied or visa versa.
La a'Bhlair s'math na Cairdean
(Friends are good on the day of battle)