I think its somewhat balanced, changing the F4 to G2/G4 wont make the hartmanning stop. Anyways, just like you argue about the soviet plane spam the LW guys could argue that in the early stages of the war VVS would mostly be flying I153 and I16s against F2's and F4's, which would do no good for the gameplay of the server. Besides, the F4 only gets CM+1 on map #5, when VVS already have planes like Yak1B, which can EASILY fight it off.
Also, just like you said, despite having the better planes LW still lost.
Keep in mind that the plane lineup is not purely historical, its kinda on the middle ground, thinking about gameplay AND a bit of historical scene.
Nothing in VVS arsenal can EASILY fight off anything Germans field until late 1943.
And sure, if you want to invoke the historical planes, then let me also invoke historical numbers. VVS had numbers advantage, do the teams should be capped 40/60 in VVS advantage. But then someone would cry bloody murder because we [the virtual VVS] got "radios" and somewhat trained pilots and whatnot. See where i am going with this?
And like you said, it is not historical line up, it is middle of the ground. And the last 2 maps were complete farce as of attendance and balance. VVS really just did not show up, and i cant blame them. Campaign was won and plane lineup was atrocious. So, no fun and no point to show up.
But let me reiterate again, NOTHING in current VVS arsenal can deal with Luftwaffle stuff easily. Best you can do is achieve relative parity in low altitude scenarios.
Edited by Cpt_Siddy, 04 November 2017 - 20:37.