Well it is an abstract representation of moving the pilots and air HQ.
Physical planes are a dime a dozen. The real power in an airforce are the pilots.
The Germans had mountains of planes in 1944. They didn't have pilots. The material cost for a plane is almost irrelevant.
Consider they build 40,000 planes in 1944 and only had 5,000 planes at it's peak power. During the war they produced a total of 189,000 a/c and lost 116,000. They had plenty to spare. Even if we take the spare 73,000 a/c and divide them into 6 years = ~10,000 a/c a year. Assuming we dump any air craft that are older than 2 years and say 50% are training aircraft or recon we are still left with 10,000 a/c. Their airforce peaked at 5,000.
So planes aren't the issue. Pilots are. You put a good pilot in a **** plane vs a bad pilot in a 1944 spitfire the former will kill the latter.
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