From: California, United States
Indeed, and if by some chance you do have better and more accurate data on a modern system, and are not in a Nation's defense forces and/or industry, I must ask how you got classified information, and can only hope the proper authorities can catch you. If someone gave me a packet of the real full specs on the F-22 Raptor's true capabilities, I would throw it back in their face and contact the authorities ASAP. There are some things we are just not meant to know, at least not yet. Perhaps we can learn the true Raptor capabilities in 15 years or so.
You, guys, are talking like there are no errors in the DB. There are. Lots of units are inaccurately represented. Here is an example: su35 in the lattest patches got reduced RCS due to RAM coating and other work in this direction, but for 2-3 years su35 had almost the same RCS as su27 despite wiki clear statement that reduced RCS of su35 was one of the requirements of Russian MOD. There are lots of such ill-represented units.
Do not get me wrong. The scale of DB is VERY large. Thousands of units. Dev team is small. I do not expect them to quickly polish the DB. What really disappointing is that players do not bother reporting such issues. It seems nobody cared about reporting su35 rcs issue. Am I the only one who visits wiki while playing the game? Almost every scenerio, I find at least one unit whose characteristics contradict wiki.
So I think it is not a bad idea to select 3-4 reliable fans of the game, give them an ability to modify DB, create new thread where people will post there requests in the form of SQL commands and let those fans verify incoming requests and modify DB. SQL form of requests will allow those volunteers to quickly modify DB using official sqlite tools (https://sqlite.org/cli.html). User modifies DB, uses sqldiff tool to create a txt file with a set of sql commands needed to modify original DB, posts that file in the thread, writes a brief description. Selected volunteer checks the request, uses sqlite3 tool with that file to make changes to the original DB, posts the modified DB on the forum. Now users use this new DB for their next requests. Time to time devs merge that user DB with the official DB and add it to the base game.
Well, it will not allow to add new units due to the problems with RCS estimating and submarine noise level estimating. But will quickly eliminate small errors in the DB unit parameters like speed, cruise level, max distance, armor level, missing flags, typo, etc.
Just an FYI, the Devs do not consider Wikipedia a reliable source on these things. A wiki page may have a link to more reliable sources, but those are the ones the devs look at, and they will generally need more than one source.
So saying "despite wiki clear statement" is not a strong argument here.