These are not readily available pegs from an online store. The ones we used here are extruded acrylic rods that need to be cut to length. They have HIGH machine tolerance levels. What that means is they are 0.001"+/- from the advertised diameter, and they can be press fit into the base without glue. And no, they will not work loose. You need pliers and a lot of force to pull them apart. The base has more than enough density to stand up right with the biggest bombers in the game even if the table is knocked around. The base is a nickel coated steel 12mm in diameter that fits the center of the counter chips perfectly just like the infantry do.
Having just mentioned the infantry, the stands are 32mm tall from the table top to the tip of the peg, leaving more than enough room for that pesky japanese bayonet.
I hope the community enjoys them as much as I did making them for you!
Aircraft are trumping units in this game; they are better than their cost, more flexible than any other unit (since they can be on land or sea). They prevent the game from being like Risk; where only numbers matter and all the units are the same.
This is just like the sub rule, its to represent the overpowering advantage aircraft had and have over all other types of unit during that era. Not sure what objection that raises, except that they are OverPowered. Which is true in real life also, airpower is OP compared to its costs and that’s why they keep using it.