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  • Executive Producer Skystreak Productions

DD 01

Dear Pilots,

Welcome to our very first Developer Diary for Combat Pilot! We hope this will be the first of many to come as we continue to build our initial prototype and get ready to take flight.

Today we want to share some images of our early work which includes the legendary Mitsubishi A6M2 Type 0 Model 21 flown by the Imperial Japanese Navy. The Allies assigned it the code name Zeke, but most remember it as simply the Zero. To Japanese pilots it was known as the Rei-sen. The A6M was extremely successful in the early months of the Pacific War and was superior to its American and Allied opponents like the F4F Wildcat and F2A Buffalo. It was built in large numbers throughout the war and several different variants were produced. The A6M2 Model 21 saw action in all the important early Pacific battles such as Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea and Midway and the A6M in all it's various forms continued to see service throughout the war. The Zero has become possibly the most recognizable icon of the Pacific War.  

We are building a flyable A6M2 to be featured in Combat Pilot and as you can see work is progressing and its beginning to take its very famous shape. It’s a long way from completion still, but you can be assured we will keep you informed of its progress. We also plan to have a Japanese aircraft carrier ready for her to operate from when our prototype is ready.



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What good is a warplane without some available ordnance to drop on the enemy? Well, we have constructed our first bomb for Combat Pilot and it’s an American 250lb General Purpose bomb. This little bundle of joy will be carried aloft and dropped by our F4F-4 we are building for Combat Pilot. Our art team has done a great job on it.

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We hope you have enjoyed our first Developer Diary and gives you a glimpse into the work we are doing at this early stage of development. Building Combat Pilot will require a lot of hard work and commitment from our small team and patience from everyone in the community, but we think it will be worth it. At this early stage of the project, we are focused mainly on the fundamentals such as flight and systems modeling and some basic content like the Zeke and bomb above. We are also building the infrastructure and defenses of Midway Atoll. So, lots of work to do. We want to be careful not to make promises we can’t keep, but we do promise to keep you informed of our progress over the next year or so as we work to complete our initial development goals.

We know many of  you want to know as much as possible about our plans for Combat Pilot both short and long-term, but until we overcome some of these early technical hurdles we can’t say or promise too much. Our initial goals are modest, but we think achievable. We’ll share more about those goals a little later. And please remember that Developer Diaries may be quite infrequent as we continue to get our sea legs, but please keep an eye on our website, Discord, and socials as you never know when one may drop.  

We want to thank all of you who have expressed your excitement for Combat Pilot and for sending well wishes and encouragement to us since we went public with the project. We also want to thank everyone in the community who has sent us great references and helped us with research. It’s much appreciated!

Add power!

The Combat Pilot Team

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