From: Hanahan, SC
Anybody else noticed VF-3 is very rank heavy? During a recent turn in a game I'm playing using my own mod based on Ironman, I noticed the rank issue with VF-3. The pilot list for the squadron shows the unit has 22 pilots, consisting of 2 LCDRs (1 as CO), 1 LT, 1 LTJG & 1 ENS, leaving the remaining 17 pilots holding ranks of CDR & CAPT. I checked other carrier based units & none are even close to being as rank heavy as VF-3.
Thinking it was something I did while making my mod, I checked the "Pilots" section for the database in mine & found about half the pilots listed under VF-3 as having the rank of WO-ComWealth Air, with US Navy shown for nationality. I loaded up Scen 1 & 10 and found VF-3 was just as rank heavy, & when I checked the "Pilots" section of the databases for Scen 1 & 10 and found the same WO rank thing.
I went back to the database for my mod & changed the ranks of all those shown as being WO to either ENS, LTJG or LT & it solved the problem, no CDRs or CAPTs. Now if I can only figure out how to solve the rank heavy issue with a lot of the RAF/RAAF/RCAF & FAA units!