Information that sticks out are speed, bomb load and service rating. IMO, you can't get the D4Y models soon enough. I'll live with the service rating of '3' for the first two models because carrier engagements usually end with atleast one side licking it's wounds and fleeing after a day.
My personal R&D plan has 4x size 30 factories researching the model but I've free'd up 8 factories by streamlining . I may add one more facility, the thought is I want to let one R&D factory to roll into production so I have the airframe available in numbers at the earliest possible date . Depending on how many D4Y1's I want around 5 or weeks out from coming online I'll start building up one factory to my production goal and let it convert. With R&D that close to production it will repair quickly.
Clear as mud right?
Hey, makes perfect sense to me, mate.
What's your production volume like on a monthly basis? I assume you expand beyond the default 30 production 'switchover' factory, no?
The 500kg bomb will do a real number on some BBs too, IIRC and is the clear winner here. If KB's DB pilot experten can be kept alive until these arrive, the Japanese carriers become significantly more of a threat. This represents a >2x effectiveness for a large portion of the carrier airwing (the DBs). The same cannot be said to be true for the B5-B6 upgrade, which represents incremental improvements, IMO. Same with upgrades to the A6 line IMO: incremental improvements rather than potential game-changers.
With that said, the D4Y series should be as much a research and production focus as any other IJNAF airframe, IMO.
Quick question for those in the know: will research roll from D4Y2-D4Y3? I am suspicious that, due to the engine change, that there may not be a painless research path. Can anyone else confirm that either there is undamaged research factory 'rollover' or that 'rollover' results in damaged research factories?
Hi Andre , My plans have me going to a 60 production number on availability. I don't have a game going at the moment but against the AI , I threw some feelers out to folks I thought would be an ideal match but have come up empty. I would rather play the AI than a person that isn't a match so any information I provide about what I'm producing may not transalate in a PBEM. Learning about production and planning for this side entertains me to no end.
I just changed a 12 repaired (18) damaged D4Y2 plant to D4Y3 for testing and it stayed current, reciprocatiting will reset repaired facilities to zero. Try an older save and see what happens.
< Message edited by SuluSea -- 1/30/2012 2:46:42 PM >
[image]Freedom's back in style[/image]