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Fuck waifu thread. Setting discussion.
Anyone notice how the setting of ML takes everything Japan got wrong in the Pacific War, and contrives a way to make it right?
Let's get out of the way:
BETA = massive numbers and infinite production = America
Imperial Japan = Imperial Japan
>believing that offensive factors like speed and range are more important than defensive ones like armor and damage control
This meant that American ships and aircraft frequently survived many the damage that their Japanese counterparts could and contributed to the heavy losses the Japanese suffered to inflict only light casualties on the Americans.
Answer: bullshit lasers makes armor worthless, muh speed muh agility
>believing that that stealth and misdirection count more than pure strength
This meant that the Japanese kept coming up with complex plans that rely heavily on the Americans doing exactly what the Japanese expect them to so that they can be drawn out and destroyed with a decisive battle. Unfortunately the Americans had broken their communications ciphers and knew what the Japanese wanted them to do and made sure to do otherwise.
Answer: BETA are tactically too dumb to live
>believing that you can overcome superior numbers and industrial capacity with a smaller number of extremely intensely trained fighter pilots, who are kept on the front lines until they die instead going home to use their valuable experience to train new pilots
This was a big one that meant that Japan could not replace the fighter pilots they lost quickly enough and had to send large numbers of poorly trained novices out to fight the well-trained American pilots (plus the Japanese planes exploded if you sneeze at them since lol speed and range matter more than armor, meanwhile the American planes were better at letting their pilots survive to gain experience). In the end they just trained kamikaze pilots since you don't need much training to kamikaze.
Answer: muh S-11s, muh make your death count