In the document there is a section on Air Production with some suggestions as to what to turn off or increase. Trying to get my head around whats best to do (PDU on).
Remember this doc so far is focused on PDU ON, Realistic ON. I'll do off later.
For the A6M5 Zero you change it to the A6M3 Zero which is fair enough as with the other factory you have 2 x 30 R&D. Is the thinking here that you will just change the factories over to the new models on their standard arrival dates and that it is more important to have the A6M3 early than the A6M5?
No, my thinking is that once the M3 R&D factories are fully repaired, I'll move them up the line ASAP.
I see the A6M5c has armour (though at the expense of other stats) - does this armour make this plane a lot better than the standard A6M5. If not i can see why that would be another reason not to rush the A6M5.
Haven't done enough test comparisons, but by that stage armour or none, there's carnage. I set up to rush the M5 or M5b(with slightly better weapons). But honestly, all of them are pretty av. compared to what you'll be facing. The A7M2 is good - but way too far away and not on an upgrade path.
Also - is it worth rushing the Sen Baku (which is the upgrade to the A6M2) as it upgrades to the A6M5b and i'm assuming there will be a large number of the old A6M2 still around?
I wrote this:
There is no damage or cost associated with moving a fully repaired R&D facility to the next upgrade option as defined by the editor. The advantage with non-realistic is that fully repaired production plants can be moved along this path at no cost too.
Which is why building the A6M2, and then switching it to the Baku and then the M5b is a good option for non-realistic(straight away), but can’t be achieved with realistic R&D.
So what I'm saying is don't research the Baku, playing Realistic Off - build a few more M2 factories, when fully repaired, switch them to the Baku and in the same turn, to the M5b and voila - you're researching that! Can get it a year early if wanted.
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