Reconciling Fighter and Capital ship stats across the WC games

YCDTD

Commodore
You know, the kilrathi did that too with the dralthi. ;)
There is confusion. In the U.S When something is given a numerical addition, it indicates a completely new airframe (or "weapons system" as the military likes to call them). The F-35 (Lightning II) is in no way shape or form an advanced version of the P-38 (Lightning)!!

Now the U.S has screwed this up with the F-15ex "Eagle II", which is still just a development of the F-15 "weapons system". :mad:

The Dralthi 4 is a "correct" designation; since the WC3 version seems to be a new "weapons system". As for the Arrow and Thunderbolt in WC3, when calling them "5" and "7" respectively, does this mean they are the 5th and 7th variant of the same "weapons system"? Who knows. 🤷‍♂️
 

MannerOfLoaf

Spaceman
You know, the kilrathi did that too with the dralthi. ;)
Yep - the image of Kilrathi engineers frantically revising the Dralthi and trying to make it less of a deathtrap over the course of WC1, 2, Armada, and Privateer always makes me smile.

Then when WC3 rolls around they just throw up their hands, admit the design is garbage, and strap as many ImRecs on it as possible in order to compensate :D
 
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