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  1. BRADYS555

    SBD

    I think we’re ignoring the Italian in the room, I love it though, it’s one of my favorites and I am very glad they added it, but there were only ever like two of them in Russia, the SBD is no 202, but I always assumed they did the 202 instead of the 200 because they were going to do a med match up they wanted it for in the future
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    SBD

    ‘In April 1945 each SBD-5 averaged three missions a day in the European theater.’ Referring to the French squadrons operating them, A24- is just the Army designation for SBD
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    SBD

    I think obviously it really depends on your point of view, personally for me the Pacific is simply code for something with Japan in it, and anything that involves building aircraft carriers and ships seems like a tremendous undertaking in and of its self, but I think it gets to the mindset of the average player or what they think the average consumer of their product is wanting, my guess is probably aircraft carriers, personally while I am interested in those things, I would like to see us get there sooner rather than later, and there are a lot of places where the allies fought the Japanese that had nothing to do with aircraft carriers, Burma I have over sold above, but New Gunie would be another way to go, or China, the solomons, DEI, lots of options some easer to build certainly than others but it’s the market analysis part investment versus reward...
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    SBD

    They already have, depending on what future map your fantasying about, Flying Tigers in Burma, we have The P40 but it’s not the H81, if they did the SBD now it would be the A24, not the SBD - (pick a model and a time frame), we have the P47D 28 , but for Okinawa it would be the N, there are many other examples, I think we can have our cake and eat it to, I would be surprised if they did the A24 now’ish, but thinking about it is fun
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    SBD

    That's not lost on me, but when we hear about the pacific it so far out largely because of the huge work load, the idea with the SBD, like a lot of the other extant planes that are transferable to the pacific, if not the current model a derivative, the H81 for example, it will just lighten there load when it comes to getting around to the Pacific, even if they go Japanese on the Cheep, and do a Burma map, at least at first, there are a lot of dual use types that can be done and used on current maps that they can make money on in the mean time
  6. Technical Japanese Translation Help, The Subject of Technical Japanese came up on the Axis History forum, and Akira Takizawa (Author/Historian) recommended this institution as a place to go for assistance on the subject of getting help with translations of Technical Japanese, they have apparently quiet an extensive data base at there disposal both in house and out: https://yamato-museum.com/eng/
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    SBD

    The SBD operated over Europe for a long time, all the way up till the end of the fighting in May of 45, the US Navy used them as you say above and the French used them as well, they were operating south of the Bodenplate map: F4F's also operated in NA, briefly, by the FAA from land bases in Egypt.
  8. It’s interesting that they’re going to rebuild the original engines and use them to fly it with, I wonder how many hours they expect to get out of them, using presumably contemporary materials one might think quite a lot, the cost of it though, wow, would really be something to see though
  9. I managed to touch the wing tip of the 262 at the Air Force museum in Ohio when nobody was looking, but I can’t imagine which 262 they managed to acquire ? edit- I looked it up it ...
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    SBD

    Well, they already have several planes in the game that operated in the CBI and Pacific, so ...?
  11. It’s the new build 262 right ?
  12. Japanese Planes on the West Coast and a Russian Connection, the Zero below apparently was refurbished by a Russian company, if memory serves this was the Zero they used the original source material that was translated from technical Japanese: https://flyingheritage.org/Explore/The-Collection/Japan/Mitsubishi-A6M3-22-Reisen-(Zero).aspx Oscar: http://www.ericksoncollection.com/aircraft/#/nakajima-ki-43-oscar/
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    SBD

    Corsairs did operate over Norway, Though as far as I know they did not engage any German aircraft, this was during one of the raids on the tripetz
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    SBD

    What I would personally prefer is a Plane set that matches the map, and is variable to period, so on a hypothetical Burma map you would have an early war plane set referenced above and potentially a later war plane set. But I think some wiggle room is in order as well, for Bodenplate I would like to see maybe a He 162 as a collectors plane, its not really appropriate for the map though, but it would be fun... (for me) The SBD would not really be appropriate for the Bodenplate map either, but its not unreasonable or less so than the He 162 is as a collectors plane, they were operating in theater at this time off map to the South, the only rational for adding it apart from perhaps being fond of it is that its a get ahead for the pacific The Wildcat is a stretch to be sure, they did operate on Europe but earlier, and largely in the med, briefly. It just seams to me that the easiest way for them to get a pacific theater going would be to go the Burma route and to do an early war set up, where they can add a few allied planes that fit both for Finland, which we have maps for, and Burma, and add at least two IJA planes, three would be better (Ki-43,Ki-48, Ki-44), but to do the Allied ones first as collectors planes, the Brewster and Blenheim especially since they were used in a lot of places, an H81 derivative of the P40 would also seam to be an comparatively easy addition.
  15. For Il2 the idea is that I could with the aid of a program use slide inputs as switches or slide inputs to control my flaps or trim instead of buttons, if Il2 slows for this now I haven’t figured it out yet. I also use my kit for star citizen and in that game for some reasion it will not reed any of my switches in my throttle control but will see the axis and slide inputs, the stick and pedals work fine as well so a programme like joystick gremlin seamed like it might work in both worlds but I wanted some advise before I rewrite everything, primarily does it work, is it worth it
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