This is really a question for the devs. So this sim is being developped in Russia, with Russian audiences at the main target. If I'm not mistaken, Russian law forbids representation of Nazi insignas (the hackenkreuz especially) and so we won't be seeing them in the default game, just like we didn't in Il-2 back in the days. Is that correct ?
Not that I particularly enjoy the sight of Nazi insignas, but I can be a bit of a "Nazi" (see what I did there ?
) when it comes to historically accurate markings. Il-2/FB allowed for 3rd party mods to enable the hackenkreuz, as well as the historical Finnish roundels (which had nothing to do with the Nazi symbol, but was associated with it due to Finland's Axis allegiances during the conflict ) for people who wanted them accurately represented.
Though the "issue" is fairly minor for LW planes, I trust the team has plans for expansion in the coming years, maybe even including a Leningrad/Finland expansion (one can always dream
) where the question of accurate Finnish markings will no doubt be brought up.
Has this been given any thought in the development process ? Does digital distribution allow for "zoning" for copies distributed in countries that do not ban the hackenkreuz ?
Will aircraft markings be dynamic ala Il-2 or will they be part of the paint schemes ? Depending on the system chosen, will there be an option for 1/Stencil replacers (MAT Manager style) 2/Replacement skinpacks ?
It's probably too early to have a definite answer at this stage, but I just thought this problematic needed to be brought up.