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Old 01-15-2020, 12:14 PM   #21
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The Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat is an absolute must for the Pacific Theater in general, and particularly for the WW2 version of the Marianas map!

It is the most prolific carrier borne fighter of the US Navy starting from late 1943.

The US Navy returned the F4U Corsairs to carrier operations only in late 1944, following some small design changes that made it safer to land on the carrier.

Until then the Corsairs were operated from land bases, mostly by the Marines.

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Then you won't complain about having a map with no plane set.. Aight?
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The Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat is an absolute must for the Pacific Theater in general, and particularly for the WW2 version of the Marianas map!

It is the most prolific carrier borne fighter of the US Navy starting from late 1943.

The US Navy returned the F4U Corsairs to carrier operations only in late 1944, following some small design changes that made it safer to land on the carrier.

Until then the Corsairs were operated from land bases, mostly by the Marines.

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Well, if it's specifically for Marianas than correct version would be dash 3, without water injection.
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:30 PM   #24
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Well, if it's specifically for Marianas than correct version would be dash 3, without water injection.
The dash 5 was the most produced version of the Hellcat. Grumman switched production from dash 3 to dash 5 in April of 1944.

The Battle of the Phillipine Sea was in early June, but the campaign for the conquest of the Mariana Islands lasted through August 1944.

Or up to January 1972 if you count the last Japanese soldier to surrender

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Presence of dash 5 was non existent in that period. Even dash 3 with water injection wasn't common and was only starting to replace older machines in service. When I tried to research Hellcat variants during battle of Leyte Gulf, dash 3 still comprised between 33 - 40 % of Hellcats in service in the area (and thats couple months later, in October 1944).

F6F-3 makes sense from either historical perspective (which is exactly my perspective) or balance point of view (since some already raised concerns if A6M5 Ai would pose a threat).
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Presence of dash 5 was non existent in that period. Even dash 3 with water injection wasn't common and was only starting to replace older machines in service. When I tried to research Hellcat variants during battle of Leyte Gulf, dash 3 still comprised between 33 - 40 % of Hellcats in service in the area (and thats couple months later, in October 1944).

F6F-3 makes sense from either historical perspective (which is exactly my perspective) or balance point of view (since some already raised concerns if A6M5 Ai would pose a threat).
Maybe the A6M5 module will be more of a threat

Just kidding, I know if it is in the plans you can't say anything.
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Now when will DCS support float planes?
Floatplanes, flying boats, or even helicopters with pontoons would absolutely be a dream come true.

Seaplane operations were are significant part of many theatres of WW2. DCS ocean rendering is really nice these days and the lure of being able to land an Aichi E13A or PBY Catalina or Nakajima A6M2-N or OS2U Kingfisher or (... list goes on for about 6-7 pages...) on water would be totally irresistible.
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Floatplanes, flying boats, or even helicopters with pontoons would absolutely be a dream come true.

Seaplane operations were are significant part of many theatres of WW2. DCS ocean rendering is really nice these days and the lure of being able to land an Aichi E13A or PBY Catalina or Nakajima A6M2-N or OS2U Kingfisher or (... list goes on for about 6-7 pages...) on water would be totally irresistible.
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over "list" of hardware.... see my link on the firm called "list of vacant models"..... has a little "kilometric".
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