From: PDX (and now) London, UK
Walloc (Rasmus) pointed out that I've not included the upgrade to the P-38 line factory for the next model. If the Allied players can confirm this is how it works then I'll adjust those numbers.
Also, Alfred mentions that some groups don't come with complete TOE for the Allies? I had thought the arriving groups were complete, unlike the Japanese where they routinely come with 2 planes.
I'd like to get the details more or less correct, but now also get up some estimates for the Japanese side, which will come in the next day.
PRODUCTION - JAN 43 through DEC 43
20/month x 5 months = 100
20/month x 6 months = 120
10/month x 1 month = 10
As its 3 seperate factories in LA they will upgrade and continue to produce. U set it up as replacements(stopping at X date), not production aka once the G stops u dont add the 20 G model that will upgrade to the H model and keep producing and so on.
So IMO it should look like this, not counting in that factories doesnt necesarrily upgrade on day one. So while overall numbers are right the individual numbers of each model can vary depending on day of upgrades in each different game.
20/month x 5 months = 100
40/month x 6 months = 240
50/month x 1 month = 50
This is missing P-38L production which would be 80 planes/month beginning with 44/06 until wars´ end.
P-38J production is 50 planes/month beginning with 43/12 for 6 months, thats 300, not 50.
Then theres P51B production beginning 44/03 @ 30/month, after that P51D beginning 44/11 @ 120/month (the upgrading B plus the 90 D R&D), after that the P51H beginning 45/09 @ 250/month (the upgrading D plus the 130 H R&D).
Great effort obvert, but the xls linked by Skyros practically covers everything already.
Edit: Should there still be doubt: Yes, the factories upgrade to the most recent model at production start date immediately and completely. So for example all 50 P-38J change to L version on 44/06, adding to the 30 R&D, resulting in a total per month production of 80 beginning 44/06.
Thanks LoBaron. I'll change those.
This for me is just a better method for seeing what is happening. I like things organized more visually, and I don't do as well with spreadsheet data, so it's a selfish effort really. Maybe it'll be a helpful format to someone else as well, I hope.
I do hope to continue to improve the mistakes and oversights so at least it's as correct as is possible without looking through each individual unit to see what the incoming numbers are. I'll have a look at the spreadsheet more thoroughly soon to see if there are places to draw some more accurate data from for certain airframe types. As this is not organized by type but by calendar and group it may be hard to do that.
I guess it's best to think of the arriving groups as a likely high estimate for airframe totals.
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