J311yfish, on 26 February 2014 - 09:27 PM, said:
Updated the original post to account for engine developments. The benefits of this approach are:
- enforces chronological development
- establishes a relationship between the heavy fighters and their neighboring lines
conducive to experience-based gameplay (rewards playing multiple lines)
I have accounted for engines in great detail. I have not yet looked closely at armaments across all tiers in this scheme, but that is coming soon.
Well there are some problems. I'll divide them in the branches so it's easier.
1)The Shiden Kai(N1K2) is missing
2)The J2M Raiden(with its variants) is missing
The problem here is the armament, pretty poor up until the B7A which at least has cannons instead of LMGs. Moreover there's a huge lack of high tier material since not a single jet was developed as a GAA(the Kikka had the ability to carry bombs as the 262 but its main role was intercepting, same goes for the Ki-201)
1)The J1N is inferior in maximum speed to the Ki-102 and its foward firing armament is inferior to the Ki-102.
2)The S1A is more or less as fast as the Ki-102 and the armament is similar(2x20 mm plus 2x30 mm the S1A, 2x20 mm plus either 1x57 mm or 1x37 mm)
3)The Ki-93 is slow for a tier VIII heavy fighter. Its maximum speed was estimated to be 624 km/h, the usual tier VIII light fighter goes at 750+ km/h. It would not perform at the tier you set
4)The Kikka had a maximum speed of 695 km/h(without the upgraded engines). The tier IX counterparts in stock configuration go at 880 km/h(Gloster P.228) and 920 km/h(HG II). The sheer difference in speed is huge. Moreover it should be placed were the 262 is, since it got derived from it.
5)The Ki-201 is slow for tier X(only 820 km/h), even the J7W3 goes faster. For this reason it should be placed at least a tier lower.
1)The Ki-44 would be too strong for tier V. It had a nice speed(above 600 km/h), nice maneuverability and a nice armament(the Ki-44 III, the latest variant, had 4x20 mm or 2x20 mm plus 2x37 mm)
2)The KI-84 has the same problem of the Ki-44
3)Instead of using the KI-116 which never flew there could be the Ki-87 which actually flew and was tested prior to the nukes.
4)The KI-98 was designed as GAA, why is it in the Army fighter branch rather than in the GAA one?
5)Both the KI-61 and the Ki-100 were operational fighters. Moreover Kawasaki, as i showed in my first reply, has enough plane to at least attempt a branch of their own.
I guess that's it for now
Commander_Rasseru, on 26 February 2014 - 10:13 PM, said:
Could the Army fighters lead to the Japanese F-86 Sabre for tier 10?
Personally i would prefer not to have a copy of the current F-86 at tier X but nothing stopped WG from duplicating stuff in WoT so it's likely.