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do335b6 #1 Posted 26 November 2018 - 12:47 AM

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Any possibility in the future?

Reitousair #2 Posted 26 November 2018 - 02:14 AM

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Highly unlikely unless it's a premium unfortunately, Japanese heavy fighters were added recently and rumor has it the next planes to come out will be more German bombers and UK multiroles.


I myself would love to see some more Japanese aircraft in the tech tree but I don't think we'll be seeing the Japanese tech tree expanded any time soon. But I can see the J2M being added as a premium considering the J4M is a premium aircraft already.


Also on the topic of new planes; ITALIAN PLANES WHEN?!

I do fly Chinese aircraft a fair amount so... *ahem*



I even made a custom skin for my IL-10M!

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J311yfish #3 Posted 26 November 2018 - 09:40 AM

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I am not a developer, but here are some considerations related to the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Thunderbolt):

-- if it were to appear as a premium, there are several one-off variants that could be used in order to keep it safe for progression (Ex: J2M5 Model 33 with 2x30mm) (development notes)

-- if it were to appear for progression, it would lead to the Kawanishi N1K1-J, N1K2-J and related developments which surpassed it

-- the Japanese Army counterpart to the J2M is the Nakajima Ki-44.  If Ki-44 is used for progression, it would lead to Kayaba Katsuodori and Army development of the J8M.

-- the abundance of lightning- and thunder-themed names could make for an interesting event in which these aircraft compete each other:



Heavy Fighters

-- Lockheed P-38F Lightning -- (V)

-- Lockheed P-38J Lightning -- (VI)

-- Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning -- (VIII)

Multirole Fighters

-- Republic P-47B Thunderbolt -- (VI)

-- Republic P-47D Thunderbolt -- (VII)




-- Macchi C.200 Saetta (Thunderbolt) -- (V)

-- Macchi C.202 Folgore (Lightning) -- (VI)

-- Macchi C.206 -- (VII)



Heavy Fighters

-- Nakajima J5N1 Tenrai (Heavenly Thunder) -- (VII)

-- Aichi S1A Denko (Bolt of Light) -- (VII)

Multirole Fighters

-- Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Thunderbolt) -- (VI)

-- Kawanishi N1K1-J Shiden (Violet Lightning) -- (VII)

-- Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai (Violet Lightning, Improved) -- (VII-VIII)

-- Kyushu J7W1 Shinden (Magnificent Lightning) -- (VIII)

-- Kyushu J7W2 Shinden Kai (Magnificent Lightning, Improved) -- (IX)

-- Kyushu J7W3 -- (X)

Edited by J311yfish, 27 November 2018 - 08:15 AM.

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