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Captain_Underpants53 #1 Posted 12 October 2021 - 05:04 AM

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Ever since I realized that your crews' rank went up with skill points I thought the limit was Colonel.  And that the driver for rank was skill points. But then today I got to looking at my Blenheim VI pilot and I saw that he was an Air Marshal.  This is the equivalent to a Lt General in the USAF, a 3 star General.  And he only has 14 skill points.  I have several 15 point pilots with with less rank.

 

So now I'm thinking that it is more than skill points going on.  Maybe experience?  He has always been in that British bomber.  Why move him since there is only the one?  I have flown the wings off of it over the years since it came out as the first and only bomber for quite a while.

 

Any ideas?


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losttwo #2 Posted 12 October 2021 - 09:05 AM

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blindfoId #3 Posted 12 October 2021 - 11:17 AM

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:hiding: Can we see a screenshot? 

trikke #4 Posted 12 October 2021 - 12:10 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 12 October 2021 - 01:04 AM, said:

 

Any ideas?

 

i have an idea

 

you fly bombers a lot     lol


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Captain_Underpants53 #5 Posted 12 October 2021 - 01:17 PM

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View PostblindfoId, on 12 October 2021 - 06:17 AM, said:

:hiding: Can we see a screenshot? 

I am unable to post screenshots here on the forum but I can take one and send it to attention to you in a ticket.  Feel free to post it if you wish.


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Captain_Underpants53 #6 Posted 12 October 2021 - 01:33 PM

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He got demoted overnight!  Now he is a Wing Commander.

 

:amazed:


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Perco_lator #7 Posted 12 October 2021 - 04:16 PM

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Air Chief Marshal = 4 star

 

Air Marshal = 3star

 

Air Vice-marshal = 2 star

 

Air commodore = 1 star

 



trikke #8 Posted 12 October 2021 - 08:44 PM

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"air commodore"       name 'em whatever you like, blokes.. but that's just barmy

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Captain_Underpants53 #9 Posted 12 October 2021 - 10:10 PM

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I forgot to say that Support also clarified the issue for me.  Their rank goes strictly by skill points.
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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #10 Posted 13 October 2021 - 02:24 AM

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air bud

if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


12_inch_Hawk #11 Posted 13 October 2021 - 12:23 PM

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for anyone interested the ranks are as follows;

 

Pilot (USSR | Germany | USA | Japan | Great Britain | China | France)

  • 0 skill points — St. Serzhant | Feldwebel | Technical Sergeant | Itto Hiko Heiso | Chief Technician | Sergeant 1st Class | Adjutant
  • 1-2 skill points — Starshina | Oberfeldwebel | Master Sergeant| Joto Huko Heiso | Flight Sergeant | Warrant Officer | Adjutant-chef
  • 3-4 skill points — Ml. Leytenant | Stabsfeldwebel | Flight Officer | Hiko Hei socho | Warrant Officer | 2nd Lieutenant | Aspirant
  • 5-6 skill points — Leytenant | Leutnant | Second Leutenant | Shoi | Pilot Officer | 1st Lieutenant | Sous-lieutenant
  • 7-8 skill points — St. Leytenant | Oberleutnant | First Lieutenant | Chui | Flying Officer | Captain | Lieutenant
  • 9-10 skill points — Kapitan | Hauptmann | Captain | Taii | Flight Lieutenant | Senior Captain | Capitaine
  • 11-12 skill points — Mayor | Major | Major | Shosa | Squadron Leader | Major | Commandant
  • 13-14 skill points — Podpolkovnik | Oberstleutnant | Lieutenant Colonel | Chusa | Wing Commander | Lt.Colonel | Lieutenant-colonel
  • 15 skill points — Polkovnik | Oberst | Colonel | Taisa | Group Captain | Colonel | Colonel

 

The gunner always has a rank one step lower than the pilot (if he was earning experience alongside that pilot). Consequently a recruit gunner will have a Serzhant rank (Unterfeldwebel | Staff Sergeant | Nitto Hiko Heiso | Sergeant | Sergeant | Sergent-chef). As we mentioned before, the gunners cannot reach Colonel rank.


Edited by 12_inch_Hawk, 13 October 2021 - 12:36 PM.


12_inch_Hawk #12 Posted 13 October 2021 - 01:06 PM

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My "air force" consists of the following senior officers;

3 Colonels

3 Lieutenant Colonels

13 Majors + 3 gunner Majors

30 Captains + 1 gunner Captain

 

I'm curious about the pilot composition of the 5 players who have played more battles than me and the many players who are better than me.  If you would like to post your "air force" please do.


Edited by 12_inch_Hawk, 13 October 2021 - 01:12 PM.


Captain_Underpants53 #13 Posted 13 October 2021 - 03:02 PM

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I am not better than you but in my 24 bombers I have 24 Lt. Colonels or better for pilots and 24 Majors or better for gunners. 
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12_inch_Hawk #14 Posted 13 October 2021 - 03:16 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 13 October 2021 - 10:02 AM, said:

I am not better than you but in my 24 bombers I have 24 Lt. Colonels or better for pilots and 24 Majors or better for gunners. 

You are one of the 5 players that has played more battles than me so I was hoping you would reply.  How many of those 24 lieutenant colonels or better are colonels?  How many of those majors or better are lieutenant colonels?  6 of those 24 bombers are premium.  Do you not change your crew?  For example the b32 pilot could be used in the b29 and a26 so why have a separate crew?

 

 

 

 



Captain_Underpants53 #15 Posted 13 October 2021 - 06:32 PM

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Maybe I'll take the time to inventory all of them exactly later.  But why have a separate crew?  Why not?

 


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wylleEcoyote #16 Posted 13 October 2021 - 07:50 PM

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Um ... don't know if im "better" than you but here we go 
Pilots/Gunners by skill points. Valkyries are located with a v. Masters with an m

Looks like One (overworked, underpaid) Major. 18 Captains (riding herd on). 55 el-teez (just skating) and 46 butter bars (getting in everyone's way). 
The warrants are around here somewhere but; as usual, no one has seen them in formation since the IG last showed up.  
And the senior sergeants are too busy keeping the planes in one piece.

casually ground out over 10.8 k battles, since the onset of ver. 2.0. Almost 4 years ago..
 
Rank usa rus ger jap uk chi eur
15              
14              
13              
12              
11     1        
10 4/1 v   3 m,v        
9 2/1   5/1   1    
8 6 1/1 8/5 2/1 m 6/1 m,m    
7 7 m 5 m,v 6/2 1 2   1
6 3/1   6/2 1 3/1    
5 2/2 6/1 4/3 5/2 1/1   1/1
4 1 6/2 1   6/1 m   1
3 1 1/3 3   1 1  
2   2/1         1
1 2/1 4/2 1   0/1 1  
 

 


Edited by wylleEcoyote, 13 October 2021 - 08:28 PM.

Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is on par with my WinRate. Hit or Miss.
 I start on the right track and then sometimes make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 

Specialist Planes earned: Japan, USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:  zeGermans? All of them. I-17Yak-1MiG-3, La-5
Ki-5/8/10/27/43-I/43-II, A4N, A5M, A6M1/2/3/5, Hurricane Ia, Bristol 146, Spitfire I/Vb IM, DH.100 F1,
P-23/36/36C/39N-1/40 /51 A/D, XP-31/36F/55, Hawk 75M, Model 81A-1XF15C

MultiRole Fighters: Type 91, P-12/26/35/43, XP-44, P-47B/N, F11C-2, F4F/U-1, 
Skua, Hurricane I/II/D, Tornado, Typhoon, Sea Hawk, All of zeGermans, I-5/15/16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: F5F, P-38 F/J, XP-54/58/75, F7F, P-82 B, Beaufighter/ VAo 192, Fw 57, Bf 110 B/C-6/E, Me 410, Bf 109 Z, Do 335 A-1, BV P.203, Me 262/ HG II, Tu-1, SE 100,

Attack Aircraft: BSh-2, All of zeGermans, Wirraway
Bombers: B-17 G, Do 17 Z / 217 M, He 111 H2, Ju 288 C, EF 131, Pe-2 

 


12_inch_Hawk #17 Posted 13 October 2021 - 08:04 PM

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Does the 4/1, 2/1, 5/1 represent pilots/gunners?  If so the 3 gunners are lieutenants not captains.  Gunners are always one rank less so 1 major and 15 captains plus some low ranks that don't matter.

Edited by 12_inch_Hawk, 13 October 2021 - 09:24 PM.


pedro1_3 #18 Posted 14 October 2021 - 03:46 AM

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I have only 2331 battles, but my airforce is alredy dangerous:

 

 

I think I don't need to explain what each world means, also the 0 in the Soviet section should have been a 1.



crzyhawk #19 Posted 16 October 2021 - 03:56 PM

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Depends on what you use as the cutoff for "senior" officers.

 

1 Major

6 Captains

11 1LT


 


trikke #20 Posted 23 October 2021 - 02:50 PM

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View Postpedro1_3, on 13 October 2021 - 11:46 PM, said:

I have only 2331 battles, but my airforce is alredy dangerous:

 

 

I think I don't need to explain what each world means, also the 0 in the Soviet section should have been a 1.

 

i'm not sure what this is?       yes, you do have to explain what each world means


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