From: Aarhus, Denmark
The F-6C (USAAF Tac Recon slot 318) has speed and climb stats equivalent to the Allison-engined P-51A. The F-6Cs were all modified from the Merlin-engined B and C models, and the performance values should reflect that. Also, the side art for that aircraft represents an F-6D.
Data error. Ta.
This was probably brought up before, and it's not a big deal, but why is the Kawasaki Ha-40 called Ha-60 (the engine of the ki-61) ingame?
Shouldn't the Kawasaki Ha-60 engine be the Kawasaki Ha-40?
Engines represents an amalgam of different types, hence we use the joint Army/Navy system of designation whenever possible - in this case "Ha-60" for the engine formely known as Ha-40.
Couple of questions and possible errors...
1. In Aircraft in the editor ( Scenario 2 ) class 844 and 845 ( Tsurugi) are listed as level bomber. I am curious as to why they wouldn't be listed as dive-bombers or somesuch. In real life in the non-kami role they were never designed for a bombsight or anything like that...
2. Top view art for the Ki-115a and b appears to be switched. From the side the 115a is greyish but from the top camoed while the 115b is camoed from the side but greyish from the top.
3. Ki 84a and b both upgrade to the Ki84r. Surely the a should upgrade to the b which should then upgrade to the r version?
1. The light bomber serves as a sort of catch-all general purpose a/c. Divebombers are defined more narrowly - has to have dive brakes to qualify. If you want to use a diffent methodology, that's your prorogative, obviously. AFAIK there's separate code for Kamikaze attack independent of a/c type.
2. So they are.
3. Apparently the -b model was limited issue (100-odd) and produced in tandem with the vanilla model from 3/45 onwards at Nakajima's plant in Ota. The set-up mirrors this.
I am playing scen 2 via email. It is April 1942 and I have just gotten a squadron of Beaufort I torpedo bombers at karachi. However, I notice that Beaufort I type is not listed to begin production until 4/43. Is this an error? Should the plane begin production in 4/42 instead?
WAD. We've got three Beaufort sqns - 22, 42, 217. 22 Sqn arrived Ceylon 4/42 and remained there until end '44 while converting to Beaufighters mid-44. 217 Sqn arrived Ceylon 8/42 but without the air echelon, which had been folded into 39 Sqn in the ME. Thus air echelon had to be rebuilt. Initially no Beauforts were available, so flew Hudsons instead. Finally received Beau's 4/43, then Beaufighters summer '44. Never deployed to Burma. The air echelon of 42 Sqn was retained in ME and did not arrive Ceylon until 11-12/42, however with crews and (possibly) a/c unlike 217 Sqn. Converted to Blens early '43 before deploying to Burma. Less than 40 Beau's are available to the player. This is meant to reflect the apparent dearth of Beau's while simultaniously hoping to encourage the player to keep them in reserve for a special occasion.
Hello, i'm new to the game. And i must say it is great!
Just started my first full war scen #1 against allied AI. But one thing bothers me. AFAIK, first Ki-49-Ia were used against Chinese in auturm 1941. By december 1941 61st Sentai was reequiping Ki-21 to Ki-49-Ia, but due to slow production fully refited in february 1942. Production of Ki-49-IIa started in august 1942. This doesn't correlate with in-game OOB - Ki-49-Ia availability date 4/42, Ki-49-IIa availability date 9/42. Error in OOB?
No G8N in game? Why? More prototypes build when compared to Kikka or J8W. It would be nice to have G8N, G10N and Ki-91. :D
My understanding is that the 61st didn't fully convert until July, deploying to the DEI in September. The general rule is that an a/c type is made available not by first production date but by first receipt with operational units. In amorphous cases like this the other criteria is when production exceeded 10 pr month which per the USSBS data is April in the case of the Donryu. A similar case is that of VMF-124 and the F4U.
Reg. the G8N, the methodology employed is basically if an a/c was still in the running by the time of VJ-day, it's fair game for inclusion. However if a particular project had been abandoned by this time, the a/c isn't included. My understanding is that the G8N was cancelled in July '45.
Air Group 3223 No 139 Sqn RAF (renamed to 62 Sqn on April 30 '42)
This unit retains the Hudson IIIa for the entire war. According to RAF Web, http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn061-65.htm , 62 Sqn converted to the Dakota in July 1943.
You're right. Nice catch, sir!
Another weapons mismatch:
Scen 1 Aircraft 610 A6M3a
Weapon 2 is Device#189 Type 99-2 Cannon
Weapon 12 is Device#188 Type 99
Oh for flips sake somebody smack the fat-fingered orbat-wallah.
Where's the Any key?