From: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
ORIGINAL: Mike Solli
4 Oct 43
The B6N2a R&D advanced to 3/44 (will become operational 12/43).
I did same, keeping R&D for B6N2a for months but realized that B6N2a performance are completely identical to B6N2, except that it carries a N-6 Radar...
Unfortunately N-6 Radar is not available before October 1944...
So it does not worth spending time R&Ding B6N2a, and eventually consuming Ha-32 engine if you have the engine bonus, to get the B6N2a 10 months in advance.
I think it is OK to R&D the B6N2a but only for a few months, so you can start producing it around July 44, so get your squadrons already equipped when N-6 Radar become available...
You can then reallocate the R&D factories and start researching another airframe, B7A2 Grace ?, and save also some Ha-32 engines...
Correct me if i am wrong, but radar does not increase bombing accuracy, it only helps to detect/raise DL when on naval search, am I right ?
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