From: Germany, Hannover (region)
A friend of mine got hands on the german version, currently at version 1.04.36.
I was able to get a quick look at the aircraft data and noticed some oddities/errors:
1) All german 7.92 mm machineguns are truncated to 7.9 mm, tank MG have their proper caliber stated.
2) Some translation problems with drop tanks - fault of the publisher in germany ?
3) The Bf 109 F-2 had an engine with higher rated alt but in-game the same max alt as E-series ?
4) The Bf 109 F-4 had an engine with 200+PS more than the F-2 and a prop with wider blade to convert this power into thrust but speed/max alt is the same as F-2 ?!? Should be in the same speed range as the G-2 (some 200 kg less weight, better aerodynamics to counter the 125 PS more on the G-2), also applies to the hungarian version
5) Bf 109 G-2 is too slow - was in the 660 km/h range, also applies to the hungarian version
6) The Bf 109 G-6 is not a G-6 but a G-6/U4 (3cm MK 108 engine cannon instead of the 2cm MG 151), the G-6/U4 was available no earlier than autumn 1943. Speed is incorrect as the 620 km/h is not with full power - max was about 640 to 645 km/h, also applies to the hungarian version (they received some /U4 but majority was standard G-6)
7) The Bf 109 G-6/R2 equipment is completely wrong - 109 recons neither had the MK 108 nor had they underwing cannons (what should they use it for ?!?). Usually standard armament (2cm engine cannon + the two MG)
8) The Bf 109 G-14 is too fast - data seems to be from a G-10. The G-14 with MW50 boost was about as fast as the G-2. also applies to the hungarian version
9) The Bf 109 K-4 is too fast as well, speed was flown with a prototype "Dünnblattpropeller" - production version maxed out at about 715 km/h
10) The Bf 110 C-5 had an uprated DB 601N engine with more power/higher rated alt yet speed/max alt are similar to the C/C-4.
11) The 300 liter drop is said to be 66 gallon but should be 79 gallon (if you use US values for data comparison). P-39 drop tank seem to use US gallon for data, the P-40 on imperial gallon ?
12) The Ar 234B had no internal bomb bay - external racks
13) The Bf 110 D-1/R2 had two 900 liter drop tanks - again imperial vs US gallon data mismatch
14) The Bf 110 E-2 could carry two 500 kg bombs, the 50 kg bombs were just an option instead of drop tanks.
15) What is a Bf 110 F-4a ?!? there was only a F-4, those were equipped with 2cm MG FF/M but not MG 151.
16) The Bf 110 G-2 had a dual-barrel MG 81Z and not two MG 81, bombload was two 500 kg.
17) The Bf 110 G-4 had 2cm MG 151 nose cannons and the same dual-barrel MG 81Z rear gun as the G-2, 3-man crew
18) The Bf 110 G-4/U8 had 2cm MG FF as Schräge Musik, not 2cm MG 151 (by far too long), rear gun see above, 3-man crew
19) The pure recon version of the Do 215 was the B-2, the B-1 is often called a recon-bomber (small bombload), as a recon version it should be faster than the heavily armed/equipped B-5 nicht fighter
20) The bombs on the Do 215 should be internal, not frontal
21) The Do 335 had 2cm MG 151 cannons over the engine - the 15mm variant was phased-out/converted to 2cm several years ago
22) Focke-Wulf aircraft had the manufacturer code Fw, not FW
23) The Fw 189 had two dual-barrer MG 81Z, not 2x2 MG 81
24) Fw 190A - A-4 or A-5 ? A-4 was available from June/July 1942, A-5 from oct/nov 1942. Aug 1942 does not really fit here. What happened to the machine guns ? Bomb and drop tanks? fighter-bomber ? Fw 190A should be a fighter, Fw 190A with bomb and drop tanks is a Fw 190G (fighter-bomber) although the current version has too many guns then. Please convert to a standard Fw 190A (two each MG 17, FF and 151/20), add a Fw 190 A-7 with four 2cm MG 151 + two 13 mm MG 131, convert Fw 190G to fighter-bomber
25) Fw 190 A-8/R2: had MG 131 machine guns but no additional armor, MK 108 + armor = /R8 subversion; what happened to the drop tank ?
26) He 111 H-3/H-4: The H-4 had more engine power, could either carry the same 2000kg bombs internal or up to 2500kg external, internal/external compination was not possible
27) All He 111P were bombers - no dedicated recon version known
28) He 112: cannon armament top rear ?!? also in the romanian version
29) He 219: way too fast (barely as fast as the Ju 88 G), way too much armament. MK 103 was not used as too heavy and too much recoil, aircraft had six forward gun positions (not eight), typical guns were two to six MG 151/20
30) Ju 52: please rename to Ju 52/3m
31) Ju 87: typical bombload of the Ju 87B was 250kg on centerline + 4x50kg underwing, the D increased this to 500-1000kg centerline, with again 4x50kg underwing, rear gun was MG 81Z on the D, not 2x MG81, The G usually had increased armor protection, consider increased durability (not enough for armor of 2); also applies to the romanian 87D
32) Ju 88A data is somewhat strange, better separate into an early version (A-1) with reduced armament/bombload and a later version (A-4)
33) Me 210: max alt of 22k ?!? climbrate lower than Bf 110 ?
34) Finnish/Romanian Bf 109 G-6: they received the standard variant, not the G-6/U4 with MK 108 cannon
35) IAR 81B had MG FF cannon, not MG 151/20 (that's IAR 81C)
36) Hungarian Fw 190F a Fighter-Bomber and not tac/ground attack ?
37) P-47D had a 200 US gallon ferry tank (not in combat), in late 1944 they usually had two 108 or 150 US gallon wing tanks
38) A-20G: the 2cm Hispanos were bad US copies and very unreliable and were soon replaced by 0.50s, additional bombload over the A-20B was on external stations (not internal)
< Message edited by Denniss -- 10/7/2011 9:10:58 PM >