Wow! Thank you Terminus!
The Ki-62 1a "Herman" is in the game and the rest will follow soon.
I don't suppose that the BOTR aircraft database has been put online?
@JuanG hmm, good point. I've set the 109 to 24 for the moment (which is similar to the Tony and seeing how that airplane was based on the 109 I think their peformance would be comparable) But I'll try to find a more satisfying solution tomorrow.
Bf-109E and FW-190-A5 would be good if you want to give them the early war fighters. Now remember these aircraft are only slightly better defensively than the Japanese aircraft they replace, it was the late war models that had the highly increased armor levels.
Thats true, but Iam facing a bit of a dilemma here as I try to keep my scenario plausible without going to overboard in the aircraft added (The risk of stuka's flying in the pacific would be dangerously close if I did)
I think i'll add the early war variants as production options (as the japanese have non in stock and would have to shift production in factories to actualy get them, adding another strategic decision for the japanese player) and that the newer versions will be upgrades which will become available +/- a few month after the actual model has been taken into production by zee germans (to represent the need to ship the blueprints by submarine and addapt them to a japanese design)
FW-200 Kondor and He-111F would be perfectly legit to add, as the Japanese did place orders for both that were not followed through on. No numbers on the actual airframes requested on the FW-200, but they was an order placed and canceled for 48 HE-111Fs, and this was done before the war started in Europe.
The Japanese Navy requested a military version of the Fw 200 for search and patrol duties, so Tank designed the Fw 200 V10 with military equipment. This plane was held in Germany because war had broken out in Europe by that time. This airplane became the basis for all later military models used by the Luftwaffe.
The Luftwaffe initially used the aircraft to support the Kriegsmarine, making great loops out across the North Sea and, following the fall of France, the Atlantic Ocean. The aircraft undertook maritime patrols and reconnaissance, searching for Allied convoys and warships that could be reported for targeting by U-boats. The Fw 200 could also carry a 900-kilogram (2,000 lb) bomb load, or naval mines, to use against shipping, and it was claimed that from June 1940 to February 1941, they sank 331,122 tonnes (365,000 tons) of shipping despite a rather crude bombsight arrangement. The attacks were carried out at extremely low altitude in order to "bracket" the target ship with three bombs; this almost guaranteed a hit. Winston Churchill called the Fw 200 the "Scourge of the Atlantic" during the Battle of the Atlantic due to its contribution to the heavy Allied shipping losses.
That plane would make a fine patrol bomber for the japanese indeed. As soon as I solve the 'stat problem' I'll add the scourge of the pacific to the japanese arsenal, although they'll probably have to be produced first.
48 he 111f's have been added to the Japanese bomber pool. Iam still trying to find out whether they had ordered the f4 (bomber variant) or the transport version so I'll leave the stats blank for the moment. (not that I know any, but Iam working on that)
It's really interesting how 2 different modders can come up with similar but different stats for the planes.
So these planes have been moded before? Do you know which mods that where?
Thanks for all your help!