From: Iowan in MD/DC
Here's an example of mine...
Been wanting to put this together for a while, with some comments.
Model (pool) - comments
A6M3a (67) - still producing as I still desire a longer range IJN escort plane for Bettys/Frances. Once my perimeter contracts more, so that I am not launching strikes at ranges >10 or so, I will cut this off.
A6M5c (137) - have actually moved the size 45 factory to A6M8. Still producing a few here as the range on the A6M8 is a little underwhelming, and I may decide to keep some units in KB with A6M5c for escort duties. The A6M5c also has that one extra gun...
A6M8 (27) - just came online in the last couple of weeks. Have only upgraded Katsuragi-1 so far.
B6N2 (118) - primary ASW/search/KB strike craft.
C5M2 (14) - awaiting Myrt
D4Y2 (261) - D4Y3 will start producing tomorrow, which will give me a DB that can range out to 8. I am thinking that I will still produce the D4Y2 until I run low on Aichi Ha-60, of which there are currently 367 in the pool. The only other plane that will use those will be the Judy night fighter, which I may not produce in numbers. The D4Y2, along with what few leftover D4Y1 I have, will be a kamikaze aircraft.
E13A1 (40) - my most commonly lost airframe, aside from the A6M2. I have lost hundreds upon hundreds to Ops. I have toned this down a bit lately, but it's still there, typically losing 1 per turn. This is what happens when you resize almost all of your FP units to 20 or 24, and use these guys on subs (only a few subs still have Glens).
G3M3 (42) - primary long range naval search platform, although I am lacking in unit numbers.
H6K4-L (26) - I overproduced here, unless I lose some to CAP somewhere later. There just aren't many IJN Transport units.
H6K5 (55) - Also overproduced. I did a lot of turns without changing anything or keeping track of stuff. Still, I don't know that I want to change the factory to anything else.
H8K2 (32) - Nearly all Patrol units are upgraded to this by now. I am building up a reserve of them to fill out any new units I might get (I think there are a few), and will turn the factory off at some point.
H8K2-L (10) - I would love to use tons of these planes, but I don't have the OOB for them. Again, not many Navy units can use them.
J1N1-S (38) - Only 2 or 3 units can use these yet, and only 1 is upgraded. His night bombing efforts are just too scattered. I am kind of waiting for the -Sa version, as I will produce that in numbers for the radar.
J2M3 (2) - This just came online. Still have 2 factories R&Ding for the J2M5, because why not?
Ki-100-I (105) - I will likely produce this plane through the end of the war, given my combat observations on it between all my games. It is a very good one.
Ki-43-IV (142) - For now it's a decent little fighter, and will definitely be a kamikaze later. Almost nothing still uses the Ha-35, so I'm going to produce a lot of these pretty blue babies. I might turn it off at 300 in the pool, and I might turn it off at 500. I really don't know.
Ki-44-IIc (99) - The Ki-100 has largely replaced this one, but I can't decide if I should cancel production entirely and shift the factories.
Ki-45 KAIa (19) - Still remains one of my defenses against 4Es.
Ki-45 KAIc (14) - Accidentally let this factory upgrade from the 'a' version. I have left it as it isn't a terrible plane, but only one unit is using it right now.
Ki-46-III (29) - Don't have a lot of Recon losses anymore.
Ki-48-IIc (0) - I just converted this factory 6 turns ago. I bumped it up to size 60 this turn. Nice plane, haven't used them at all.
Ki-49-II KAI (12) - Just upgraded another transport unit to them. It loses a little bit on range vs. the Topsy and Thalia, but carries more.
Ki-49-IIa (50) - Don't have many losses here as I barely use them anymore. I don't see much point in upgrading to the -IIb model, either. Most are in Burma or still in China, though some have shifted to the SRA. I could stand to overhaul my aerial ASW and use these.
Ki-57-II (57) - Not much to say here, other than I'm not producing the Thalia in favor of this plane. I regret the loss of range compared to the Thalia, but this is easier on my engine production.
Ki-84a (86) - Haven't decided which unit(s) are going to get these next, so have just been building the pool.
L2D2 (44) - Don't have that many IJNAF Transport units... I might still have a Tina unit or two that could upgrade, but...
N1K1-J (44) - Same deal here as the Frank-a, except that I do actually have some units in mind. However, the N1K2 isn't THAT far out, so I'm being patient. Current arrival date is 11/43 with 59% research, so definitely by the end of this month. I need to look at the N1K5 again and decide if I'm going to produce it. I think I might.
P1Y1 (65) - Long term replacement for the Betty, and probable kamikaze. I will continue to build this pool. I am researching the Okha version (same with the Betty Okha version) so that I can use the rocketmen.