Being averse to abstaining from what the game allows one to do, I cannot help but bomb the crap out of enemy HQs with these little blighters. Causing significant damage from their first appearance, in my current Russian game they spawned my first guards units by late summer 1941. Now massed in various air bases, they wreak havoc with enemy artillery and other support units, including light AA, for which I can find no historical justification. My opponent has not ventured to switch some fighters to night missions and I do recall losing a few in previous games to interceptors. As is, I seldom, if ever, lose a plane.
These biplanes are too important a part of the Russian war effort to rail to the front for overrun but their current depiction is equally hard to stomach. They were mass produced because they had a powerful effect on enemy morale and fatigue. I know you devs are busy but please could you stop my planes wiping out the enemy guns and engineers and give them instead, more realistic capabilities.
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¯ Thomas Jefferson