From: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Yeah, I agree with you. Funny thing is that the Ki61 is absolutly terrible in AE. In WitP they were one of my better fighters, in AE they totally suck, I wish I had not built them.
Yeah they are probably well underated in AE, Ki-61's were an Army fighter and did quite, they are pretty much better then any allied fighter except for P-38H, even then I believe a decent Ki-61 pilot can take a P-38 on even grounds in every attribute except climb rate and speed. Being most the war was fight with P39s and P40s/kittyhawks the Ki-61 should be a pretty dominating aircraft and I was figuring on fearing them when they started to arrive.
I guess the service rating was a problem, i read in a book while ago just how bout the japanese aviation mechanics were, for example if 3 planes were damaged, but enough parts could be spared to salvage 1 aircraft, they'd wait till parts came for all 3 rather then get 1 operational aircraft. However if the service rating was so horrible for the Japanese, I don't see how service rating is the same for allied players since american's were better mechanically in most planes except the corsair which had a nasty reputation for having problems mechanically. Proof of the american problem solving, after the Japanese pounded henderson with battleships, most the aircrafts were destroyed or damaged - however a certain officer in charge (forget the name) fabricated a TBM out of all the spare planes he had and some how managed to make it fly (im talking cutting off a wing from one aircraft, to put on other) to get 1 servicable aircraft in the air.
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