What's your argument? What is the actual difference between building air forces to support a Mesopotamian campaign and to support the 1943 Ostheer? I don't see any.Tom from Cornwall wrote:Wouldn’t that depend on the particular choices the Nazi leadership made? Say it’s autumn 1942 and, as I mentioned before, according to your ATL the Nazi leadership are busy planning a 1943 “Mesopotamia”campaign. Wouldn’t that suggest a shift to maritime aviation, long-range bombers and transport as well as a continuing need to sustain a highly mobile, expeditionary and tactical Air Force which would create different production priorities than one solely focussed on a notional future threat to the Reich?
If you want to say Germany would build proportionally more Condors/Ju-290's, fine. What percent delta to OTL Condor/Ju-290 proportion are you positing? Does Germany build 90% Condors and forget to build fighters? 10%? I can't see building a few hundred more Condors (than 4x OTL) changing the topline analysis.
The part I highlighted in red is an obvious strawman; obviously not what I'm saying; if it weren't you saying it I'd say it's in bad faith. What part of 4x every category is so hard to understand? Germany wasn't "solely focused" on Reich defense until Spring '44 if ever; it's ridiculous and time-wasting for us both to suggest I'm arguing that.