schaut euch die Antwort von Han auf Scharfi`s Frage an.
actually the damage model is pretty accurate BUT in fact russianplanes take much more beating than german planes.
of course sometimes u cut the rudder and the plane spins toground or u pilot kill someone, make his engine burn after few shots but THEEXCEPTION PROVES THE RULE.
Can we expect a new updated damage model. You can look up thedata of german HE of 20mm(even FF have a lot) how much more explosives weightthey have than russian weapons. I fly quiet often at both sides and i reallyfeel how easy and fast my german victims go down while i put more and morebullets into soviet fighter planes that are armored like IL 2s which are theonly planes that should take lot of damage.
It disappoints many german sided players.
Fact that all russan figters have weaker flight characteristics than german fighters is disappoints many soviet sided players. But we still do our simulator historicaly without any ballance.
Same here with your questions.
Russian planes have wooden airframe, wooden airframe have 2.0 reqired margin of durability. While metall airframe have 1.4 margin of durability. Plus Bf 109 have 1 longeron wing while La-5 and Yak-1 have 2 longeron wing. AND THIS why german planes supreme in flight characteristics - they're LIGHTER while engine have same or close power.
You want to force us to make unrealistic ballanced simulation? No, we will not.