After 5 months of the 43 campaign I have some opinions. Losses to 4 Feb 1944 are 5670 Allies to 6067 Axis
P39, 40 & Kittyhawks Not very useful. In Aug-Sept 43 I used them to escort raids into the toe of Italy but as soon as I could sold them to the Soviets.
Spitfire MkV's Better than the P40, but not by much. I hardly ever used them, again some short range raids.
Spitfire VII, VIII, IX, XII. Pretty similar, flying at their rated heights they perform OK.
Spitfire XIV Just started to arrive, had a few good raids and sweeps, time will tell.
P38 The early types are OK for their time, the "J" starts to be good especially as high cover. Just started to receive the "L"
P47 Something odd, the P47-6 did well as an escort at both close & high cover. When the P47-15 arrived I kept (I think) the same tactics and they started to lose heavily. Maybe the Luftwaffe improved at the same time??
P51B/C & Mustang III A winner at the moment, could have cleared the skies if they had 6 x 50cal.
Typhoon II has been an enigma, they have some great ratings but rarely score a victory, Mosquito FBVI are target practise, as were Hurri IV & Whirlwind.
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