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  1. Alt history operation sea lion?
  2. Wow that HE model sounds way better than many other games. Keep up the good work guys.
  3. The issue with death traps is that all Belton Cooper did was recover knocked out Sherman's. It is very clear why he held the sherman in low regard since all he saw were knocked out ones. Had a similar memoir been written about a German tank recovery soldier then he'd have the same outlook on German tanks. The sherman was actually a very safe tank to serve in. This is because armor thickness isnt the factor that makes a tank safe it's how fast you can get out before bad stuff happens. The sherman has large escape hatches for the crew memebers which mean they can get out fast in the case of a penetration. To add on to that, with wet ammo storage they also burned less than their counterparts. Giving the crew an even longer time to get out before a potential ammo coockoff.
  4. Then you realize the tankers had a lower mortality rate compared to the infantry. Sherman was far from a hunk of junk.
  5. Eh it's the history channel which for some reason loves to downplay the Sherman while up playing other things like the P51 and F6F. Sherman was certainly not bad. The Soviets really liked the sherman as did the British.
  6. Yeah I'm most excited for the split cities. We can have real urban combat with more defined front lines now.
  7. Looks like an a6m2 but seeing all of those that did get me excited for the very very longterm of this game.
  8. I am fairly confident in my ability to get air kills in the e4. I don't see a problem with the Luftwaffe fighter wise. I would still like a low tier 190 though (but without the outer mg ff/m cannons). Db7 by design is more maneuverable than a 111. This is the forefather to the A20 and A26. Both of which engaged in ground attack missions (strafing and such) during the war. Meanwhile all the 111 ever did was level bomb. If the Luftwaffe had a Ju 88 or Dornier and the differences were still huge then it would be a FM issue but they simply have bombers designed for different purposes.
  9. Repairing could serve as an alternative to grinding those air ranks because after t1 the players flying in E1s start to get severely disadvantaged. Just food for thought.
  10. It's more fun though
  11. Youre right, the p47 will get better with the paddle prop and power upgrade but it will still be overall inferior to the German types in low altitude combat. I'm speaking of 1v1 btw in a 2v2 or more the p47 is much more viable due to drag and bag tactics.
  12. P47 (assuming early D variant with razorback) will be a dog at low altitudes. It will be completely outclassed by the 190 except in max dive speed (and the 190 will win initially). P47 will only start to get good at low altitudes with overboosted late D models pushing 2800 hp (that's like late 44) or the M variant (about the same time). US best option for low altitude combat is the Mustang, P39N, P39Q (although I'm pretty sure these were not common on the west), or maybe a P40N.
  13. If p51 arrived tomorrow it wouldn't be the worst plane since it would have speed and high speed agility but it wouldn't shine for sure. Spit mk9 would be better in 90% of situations because the meta of the air is to fly from close airfields to support the ground. If bombers had bigger incentives to fly those long range RDP missions maybe that could change (and cutting down the amount of Db7/Havoc mk1s in exchange for proper level bombers like wellingtons or b25s) and we'd could start seeing cool things like fighter sweeps and high altitude escorts. I have no idea how to increase incentives though. I'm relatively new to the game so I haven't experienced the old iterations of the air war but I do know that this version is basically a slightly better version of the wings of liberty server in IL2 bos. In other words it gets boring fast for anyone who wants more than high intensity dogfights. Sidenote can there be an increase in xp gained. I've killed multiple planes in one flight to barely be rewarded any xp. Gaining ranks and better planes is a real pita for any new pilot.
  14. Incorrect unless you are comparing different manifold pressures. I picked the B because finding a chart for the P51D running anything but 67" is very hard and I'd rather not bug my friends to help me find one. Anyway even if the D was slower than the B (which is possible due to its bubble canopy but I haven't seen data that confirms that only the words of very knowledgeable people), it wouldn't drop +20kph to the point that the 109K could catch it. The US wouldnt have put that in service (or they would have just skipped to the P51H). P51B (make sure to look at the 67" line). P51D (the furthest line) Both are tested with wing racks so they are actually faster than this. This is also with around 1600hp for 67" HG with the V1650-7. I know I said I was done before but this post was too facepalm worthy that I had to respond to it. You don't compare speed with a Mustang unless you are a Jet or a Tempest. Well youll probably find some way to squeeze out of accepting the facts somehow like claim the Mustang D never ran 72" or 75".
  15. It is faster... Power curve http://kurfurst.org/Engine/DB60x/DB605_datasheets_DC.html Speed So 2000 ps and still slower than the Mustang doing just over 1800 hp (I'm comparing sea level speeds since that's the best way to test aerodynamics). Sorry all for dragging this off-topic. This is my last post on that matter.