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catavar16 May 2024 7:26 p.m. PST

I'd like to house rule some airplane stats for my Pacific naval games. These would be planes that are not covered in the rules I use. Unfortunately, I don't know very much about WW2 planes so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Planes that are covered:
Wildcat 7 / B1
Dauntless 4 / B9
Zero 8 / B3

First number is added to dice roll vs other planes. Second is vs ships. Dive bombers can attack at Point Blank Range. Heavy bombers at Extreme range. Everyone else at Normal.

How should I rate a US P-38, B25-g and a PBY seaplane? Same goes for the Japanese Ki-27 Nate, Ki-43 Oscar, Nik-J George, G3M3 Nell and the G4m Betty.

I've read the Nate was similar to the Zero while the George was like the P-51.

The B25-g is giving me the most trouble. What type of bomber is it? Didn't they skip bombs into ships at close range too? Was the 75mm gun really effective against ships?

OSCS7417 May 2024 3:47 a.m. PST

The Oscar was like a Zero but had less armament.
The P-40 was superior to the Nate.

George = Mustang, OK

HMS Exeter17 May 2024 1:45 p.m. PST

Simplify your life. Buy a copy of Red Sun Blue Sky.


It has information allowing you to apples to apples pretty much all the early WWII Pacific AC. No George tho.

The Blue Sky system has modules for other theaters generated from the same system. I'm sure others will chime in with a similar recommendation for Check Your Six rules.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP17 May 2024 3:59 p.m. PST

They have a free download of plane stats here:


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