From: Gizycko, Poland, EU
EDIT: I strongly disagree with letting all Japanese AT guns upgrating to 47mm Type 1, though. It greatly relieves Japanese AT defense problem from the beginning of 1943. Currently, I need to plan my defense of outlying islands around the fact that nearly any amount of Allied armor can massacre unsupported SNLFs. With Type 1s everywhere... not so sure about that. Technically they don't seem to have enough penetration for dealing with vanilla Shermans, but I've seen seemingly good results against Allied armor where I had Arty units with these guns as support.
FatR, that upgrade had been introduced earlier
if not from the very beginning of DaBabes mod you've based the RA on...
As Kitakami pointed it out:
- In RA 4.4, device 734 upgrades to device 735, which in turn upgrades to device 736. I believe it should stay as is.
So in RA 4.4 (the first and last I ever seen) every Japanese AT ends with 47 mm AT gun.
I only commented on adding some late war (meaning '45) upgrade for those 47 mm AT guns such as 57 or 75 mm AT guns.
But if they're not added, I'll not for me to cry out loudly...
Again, let me repeat that there's an important factor that sometimes is just ignored by AFBs.
Do you know how much it costs in resources to upgrade a single device for Japan?
When the resources are limited (as it is in RA) every upgrade can be very costly, so players should think it out very cautiously...
Speaking about tanks...
Here are official info concerning the real life production (41 - 44, about 4,6k tanks) and compared to (should be called "boosted") capabilities of my economy from a real time PBEM scenario (scen 2, date 9.44, about 5,4k tanks?; compare column "used" roughly meaning "produced"). I don't see a really big difference (in numbers) between RL amounts and a PBEM.
The real difference throws at my eyes is that type 97 medium tanks were IRL produced in bigger numbers than in PBEM, while AE scenarios 1 or 2 (stock) allows to upgrade it all into Type 1 and/or directly to Type 3, which is kind of a decent tank. But it had always been like that! (WITP or AE)
Secondly, IRL those type 95/98 light tanks really has been modified and upgraded (as I quoted, mainly into Type 4 Ke-Nu) which is not reflected in this synthetic comparison.
(Scenario 2 being compared gives more resources/opportunities than the Empire really had.
I think I will not be so lucky to get that many resources in RA to allow frequent upgrades of TOEs).
< Message edited by viberpol -- 6/16/2012 3:43:23 PM >
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