From: Giant sand box
How many of you knew of this, especially you Zeke99???
From Shattered Sword, p 89:
"Japan would produce just 56 carrier attack aircraft in all of 1942 (Vals, Kates, and Judy & Jill prototypes), a pathetically low figure".
Nakajima and Aichi had actually stopped production of Kates & Vals to try and work out production problems with the new models, and had to (slowly) re-start production.
I think any game that Zeke99 plays as the Japanese his Val and Kate factories must be set to 1 Val and 1 Kate per turn each for all of 1942.
What do you all think?
Note that would still give him almost double the historical output of these two types!
Here's a link on A6M production:
I'm still looking for detailed info on Vals, Kates, Jills & Judys, but it pretty much looks like the first two were just about ended by the end of 1942 (and only 56 of all types were made all that year!), with the latter two slowly coming into service. But the rates of Jills & Judys at approx 50 per month (each) were only about 1/4 that of A6M5s at nearly 180 per month.
Of course you need to compare this to US & British totals which were well over 5,000 per month of all types.
Just a little food for thought.
< Message edited by Ranger-75 -- 7/2/2013 4:18:05 PM >
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