Episode 1 (Brawler) - Tiger Sak Yant (armor; 65 attack, 42 defense)
Episode 2 (Criminal) - Royal Thai Police Tank (vehicle; 58 attack, 74 defense)
Episode 3 (Pirate) - Harpoon Cannon (weapon; 88 attack, 51 defense)
Episode 4 (Commandant) - Armored War Elephant (vehicle; 96 attack, 69 defense)
I'm sure the Thai government is thrilled that an Armored War Elephant is considered more powerful than their royal tanks.Episode 5A (Oyabun) - Ronin Armor (armor; 72 attack, 111 defense)
Episode 5B (Dragon Head) - Typhoon Cleavers (weapon; 70 attack, 112 defense)
So, it looks like this is it for Bangkok. Overall, even with the 4 levels of mastery and the pirates, satellite phones, and drug shipments, it was definitely easier for me to complete then pre-nerf Moscow (though I'm sure the 25% mini energy packs helped with that).
On the whole, the loot upgrades are fairly disappointing. The thought of collecting 500 Lloyds Spectres for a measly 500 defense points is not all that appealing to me, and the fact that many of the best drops from Bangkok are tied with those of Moscow just adds insult to injury.
I do like the idea of 2 "best" items (armor in this case) being from the faction store, but it certainly is a bit disappointing that these 2 very expensive armors are the only real way to advance my character in fighting. Due to their high cost, it doesn't seem like it will be possible to get more than 5 or so of these armors per day (and that's being very generous, most players will get 1 per day or even less) - and since you need 1,000 to completely outfit your mafia, it'd take anywhere from 6 months to a couple years to completely outfit your mafia.
Who knows though, if this trend of not getting upgrades continues, these expensive armor pieces still might be the best-in-slot in Las Vegas!