In reading Bill Haibler's new book I came across the following info for a squadron's TO&E, c. 1918. Makes you yearn for the Good Old Days of WW I. Anybody have an inflationary conversion table for these prices?
Vickers MG $842.20
Lewis LMG $731.56
rifle $ 19.50 ('03 or M1917 isn't specified)
M1911 pistol $14.50
MG ammo 6 cents/round
Generic cost for an airplane with engine ran around $7,000. Today the USAF *admits* that a B-2 stealth bomber costs around $2.1 Billion, but there are many ways of computing such things.
Personally, I think a SPAD is a much better buy--and a whole lot more fun.
You will not rise to the occasion: You will default to your level of training.