I can´t fly German planes. I was indoctrinated from early childhood, I admit. So I am flying only Soviet ones, and they don´t come even near German ones. I am not some avid player; but I like to play, say 3 times in a week? Usually not for very long time, because I can hardly finish the mission(setting normal).From what I have read about war, you are absolutely right : Until 1943, Soviets had worse planes, and worse tactics. So, this does looks realistic - OK, and congratulations on it. After a long time, I experimented German Me, and I was shocked! How they managed to lose war with these planes?
I think you made La-5 initial version,,because of the timing? Accepted. But now, with the BOK, we are coming to time period (summer1943) when La-5 FN started to be used on all fronts.IT proved to be the first Soviet plane that could engage German planes on the same level. of excellence, it was very important. It is very nice that we will have Spitfire and Aircobra, but why you forgot La-5 FN? You just have to "tweak" La-5 to have about 200 HP more )(in reality :change the carburator intake to direct fuel injection); the rest is the same - at least looks are. I don´t know how difficult it is to model that, so you (developers) don´t get angry with me if my idea is stupid and impossible. You may sell it more expensive, separately, anyhow, and I would buy it ;and I think that I am not the only one who would do it. (about that we will see in this topic).
I am having some thoughts : maybe developers already have it in a pipe, but want to make surprise?
If so, just don´t answer this post, and I will get the point.
If not... Will you , please, please, think about it, and do something before you go to the Pacific and paradise islands?
Give to us bad Soviet pilots a game-changer....
As to the rest, I consider your job just marvellous in everything. You are the champions of the world, when it comes to modelling WWII planes.