I have an idea about hacking the new Flying Coffins scenario and placing it in the Sino-Japanese war. My players have a group of british Investigators in Shanghai and several of them, by pure chance, are pilots or have high Piloting skills (one of them actually play James Bigglesworth himself). My idea is to let them join a (fictional) international volonteer squadron on the Chinese side and play the scenario with a basic conversion of nationalities. Another possibility could be to convert the setting the the Spanish Civil War for a European campaign.
My questions are: What would be a good japanese names for Becker and the Lightning Hussars, and (do we have any air combat buffs?) what would the stats for the aircraft of the period be?
The Chinese seems to have used a wide variety of imported aircraft.
Hawk II, Hawk III, Fiat CR. 32 and P-26 Peashooters seems to have been available fighters.
Japanese aircraft involved would have been the Ki-10 fighter, Ki-20 bomber and Ki-15 scout/bomber from the army air force, and A5M fighters and G3M bomber from the Navy air force.