I'd recommend Frimmel's strat guides as a good start for the game if you haven't already seen them.
Thanks for the vote of confidence but I don't think I've gone all the way to strat guide on this one like BOTB. I do seem to have posted in about 75% of the threads on this game though for what it's worth.
I don't think the Allied fighters should be made more powerful though. While that would certainly put the Allies back in the game I think it would do so at a serious cost to fun. Axis would be losing tremendous amounts of units just getting into and out of the reinforcement zones without really getting a chance to fight back with them.
Remember that each Allied plane shoots at each Axis unit moving into and out of the zone it is flying over. So each Axis unit could be subject to up to four dice two or more times as it trys to move to the battle.
If someone wants to test Allied fighters at 2 or
3 I'd be curious to the results.