Heavy Bomber cockpits/gun turrets? We still haven't seen any screenshots of any bomber cockpits or gunner positions. Birds of Steel for console doesn't have them...is that a telling sign? Or are they still working on them for War Thunder? I sure hope so.
You know what? I'm fine with smaller maps. The Channel map in IL2 cliffs of dover is HUGE, but really how much of it is actually used in online battles right now? A very small slice of it. Maybe down the road when more people are online it will flesh out but as long as the War Thunder maps have an axis base to takeoff from as well as an allies one, I think I'm okay with it.
I agree that the maps have to be large enough for both side to have more than a couple airbases. The COD map is large, but it had to be large to include London and the French Coast from Normandy to Calais. The mission options are huge where as the Wings of Prey map only included Canterbury, Manston, Hawkinge, and Dover which made the mission options very limited. Hopefully the Warthunder map will be larger.