Puhis > RE: Sweep and LRCAP Questions (No Khyberbill Please) (11/2/2012 7:33:04 PM)

The reason why I said oddity/bug is that long range LRCAP can intercept bombers but not transport missions. Same "rule" (normal range minus 3) does not apply to bombing missions. Here is one example. Hellcats flying range 5 LRCAP (normal range is 6). They are not very effective, but they still shot down 9/43 bombers. Transports would have fly through that CAP without a scratch. AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 10, 44  Morning Air attack on 2nd Marine Division, at 108,93 (Saipan) Weather in hex: Partial cloud Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 27 minutes Japanese aircraft G4M1 Betty x 34 Allied aircraft F6F3 Hellcat x 18 Japanese aircraft losses G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged No Allied losses Allied ground losses: 12 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Aircraft Attacking: 18 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb 13 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: VF10 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 11000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes VF32 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 11000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes VF50 with F6F3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 11000 Raid is overhead VF51 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 11000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes  Afternoon Air attack on 2nd Marine Division, at 108,93 (Saipan) Weather in hex: Severe storms Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 14 minutes Japanese aircraft G4M1 Betty x 9 Allied aircraft F6F3 Hellcat x 18 Japanese aircraft losses G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed No Allied losses CAP engaged: VF10 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 11000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes VF32 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 11000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes VF50 with F6F3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 11000 Raid is overhead VF51 with F6F3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 11000 Raid is overhead



