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1st Game as Japan - help please - 2/6/2021 6:35:53 PM   
Andy Mac

 

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Need some help I went down the George rather than Jack route with my research and I am close to getting the

George 1 its very nice 363 mph armoured great firepower uses the naka 45 which I have lots of

The George 5 is basically the same plane but 30mph faster uses the Mitsi 43 which I also have plenty of so do i skip the George 2 ?

The main pros and cons are its faster and more manouverable than the 1 longer range lower service rating but is substantially lower firepower.

Is it worth accelerating the 2 for less developed forward bases or should I go straight for the 5 ??

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RE: 1st Game as Japan - help please - 2/6/2021 6:42:33 PM   
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You'll have the 2 for a year before you get the 5 and it's service rating means it will be your go to fighter for the IJN. I wouldn't even think too much about the 5 it will be in the shop all the time anyway. Keep making the 1 too. On occasions when you can't get replacements but you can convert you'll be glad you have them.

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RE: 1st Game as Japan - help please - 2/6/2021 6:52:30 PM   
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George 1 is already quite formidable, it has the highest alt of all IJ planes in the timeframe and only the P47 from Allies can fly higher. This ofc leads to the controversial "strato sweeps" more often then not (but OT).

George 2 loses alt and 2 LMG, it is more a low level plane. The 2 MGs I think will not be missed much, as they become pea shooters vs. durable planes anyway (if someone has different evidence with 2 LMGs I like to hear it)
But the SR2 is a biggie imho, it can be also used on smaller bases and there is chance to extract the planes if they become damaged or the field is bombed and service knocked out. SR3 planes might be stuck forever there, but SR2 might repair most/some of the planes to get em out...

George 3 gets the SR3 back, a bit faster and gains 2 HMGs - guess vs. bombers this plane might prove valuable. HOWEVER it uses the HA43 which is not so "common" like the 45. One can build stockpiles of 45 easier than 43 also, 45 is used by Frank and Peggy which many IJ players want to have ASAP so they plan for a huge HA45 production already, which then in turn also helps to develope the first 2 Georges.


So all 3 are good to have :)


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RE: 1st Game as Japan - help please - 2/6/2021 6:55:28 PM   
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Thanks sounds like the 2 is actually worth it

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RE: 1st Game as Japan - help please - 2/6/2021 7:03:41 PM   
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I agree that the gun values are generally overrated. GV16 is fine. You're not going to shoot down that many 4Es no matter what you have, so go after his fighters, TBs and DBs.

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RE: 1st Game as Japan - help please - 2/7/2021 1:13:44 AM   
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George 2 makes a better escort and CAP plane, IIRC. George 1 and George 5 are sweepers.

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RE: 1st Game as Japan - help please - 2/7/2021 11:12:22 AM   
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SR for Japan is pretty important.

With high Service Rating, you might not be able to sustain CAP. Thus, obviously other things been considered too like Gun Value etc., low SR planes for CAP, high SR for Sweeps.

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RE: 1st Game as Japan - help please - 2/8/2021 12:48:58 PM   
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The entire George line is useful. SR3 and above just means you want to avoid using them on atolls and isolated bases. Otherwise, as IJ, you will either learn high SR mastery or fail rapidly.

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