Does the AI Cheat with Nuke development? (USA)

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I noticed that the US has larger reactor sizes than the Nuke tech the AI has researched in my games.
Thus the AI has the max reactor size before it finished researching all techs. And faster Nuke production then, too.
Is this due to events? Like the Manhattan Project event in the USA event file? Or something in the AI files?
 

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Seems like the US is 2 reactor sizes ahead of schedule, there must be some construct reactor command in some event or AI files
 

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Seems like the US is 2 reactor sizes ahead of schedule, there must be some construct reactor command in some event or AI files
Maybe just a result of
# Manhattan Project
US gains a lot of blueprints for nuc techs
 

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But blueprints alone does not explain why the AI is able to construct reactors BEFORE having researched the techs.
I.e. having reactors build to size 9 when only having researched for size 7.
 

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I've seen this in 36 grand campaign. It looks like the US is not constrained by the tech requirement for construction.

Before I switched to DH, HOI2 Armageddon sometimes would allow you to build reactor levels early but it was inconsistent.
 
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I can't find anything/event that does it. DH Full, 1936? No mods?
 

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They get constructed using IC. I've just seen them under construction without having the tech to start that level.
 

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I saw this in a recent 1933 game. The AI run US had size 10 reactors long before that should have been possible.
 

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I've seen this in 36 grand campaign. It looks like the US is not constrained by the tech requirement for construction.

Before I switched to DH, HOI2 Armageddon sometimes would allow you to build reactor levels early but it was inconsistent.
I also recall that in HoI2 there was a way to build more reactors than the game normally would allow considering my tech level, at least as the USA. Once I managed to get eleven reactors built, which was total overkill however, as it gave me a new nuke every day -- decided to load a save after that I think.