From: the bridge of the DNTK Kitakami
ORIGINAL: Mike Solli
That is not necessarily the case. The manual states, "For every 100 development points the availability of the aircraft or engine may be moved up one month."
It's a die roll. Not a given, unfortunately.
That is... obnoxious...
If the design principle from WitP stock holds, it means it is easier to advance production when closer to the expected date. My thoughts are to start 5-6 months before that date, trying to get to 100 research points 1-2 months before then. Only testing will show us if my thinking is correct or not.
c) Care to share your ideas/math on how to advance AC availability in R&D ?
Calculations are not as simple as I describe them below but let's keep things simple... I always had trouble with statistics in college
In the particular case of the A6M3, lets say that it takes the whole of December to get the 0(24) factory to 24(0) status. Then it produces, on the average), 24 development points in January, February, March, and April. That gives us 98 points or so. Give it a few more days in the first part of May, and it should reach 100, a little less than one month before production is scheduled to begin. If the way it worked in stock holds, it should happen.
Now, let's suppose that we increase the factory to 0(48) right from the start. In January the factory produces 24 development points. In February, it produces 48 (we have 72 now). Somewhere around the middle of March, it hits the 100-point mark. It is possible that production is advenced to May '42 then, with some 24-odd points remaining at the end of March. Then in April we add 48 more to the total, for 72. In the middle of May we would hit the 100-point mark again, so if production was not advanced to May in March, then it should happen now. Of course research costs industry points, etc. so it is an expensive, and possibly futile, proposition.
Again, just thinking... I have already changed my mind on Zero production once or twice, so it most probably will happen again :)
< Message edited by Kitakami -- 8/10/2009 9:20:36 PM >
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