From: St.Petersburg, Russia
Just curious what people are producing/researching for 42, 43, 44, 45 as far as fighters go with the IJA? For the IJN it doesn't look like there are many choices on which way to go.
I'm concentrating on Ki-44 and Ki-84, but high cost of repurposing aircraft and engine facilities means that I'm usually produce something from practically every family of fighrers, even if in smaller numbers. Ki-43-IIIa is useable for escort and kamikaze missions. Ki-100 can supplement Ki-44-IIc, although it is not really better. Ki-45KAIa is the only fighter-bomber with useful armament, so there is no alternative for FB units. If any fighter family can be relatively safely disregarded, it is Ki-61 - Ki-100 line. For very late war I'm primarily researching Ki-94, but even with a huge investment it won't be ready before 1945.