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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 11/27/2009 8:23:08 PM   
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Very interesting mod. It looks like you put a lot of effort into this. Keep it up !

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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 11/27/2009 8:32:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: stuman

Very interesting mod. It looks like you put a lot of effort into this. Keep it up !


Agree, definately an interesting direction to take the engine.

A pattern I've seen in this and the last three east-front mods I've read though is that the Soviet air force, which historically all but evaporated inside the first two weeks of the war, can actually go on the offensive on day 1 of the war.

The first two AARs I read both ended early when the German oil industry died beneath waves of red army bombers. This one looks headed the same way.

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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 11/28/2009 7:04:37 AM   
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It must be remembered that Soviet forces were intended
to mount an offensive thrust into german held territory, with the air force providing support mainly against land targets.

Since it is planned to maneuver the red army behind the fortified positions behind the rivers Dvina and Dniepr, the VVS is free to carry out a strategic bombardment offensive against german refineries, synthetic fuel constructions, armament factories and supply dumps.

To the disadvantage, each piece of ordnance that is placed unto rear industrial sites is one less piece of ordnance that is falling onto the impending rush of panzer divisions.

The combination of experience (85+ vs 35), organization (soviets usually at 60% or more disruption), leadership (soviet officer stats), and quality of equipment (majority of fighters are I15 and I16 series, only a handful of relatively modern designs (Yak-1) in service and even fewer pilots, axis land unit device values are much greater than soviets everywhere from infantry squad firepower to tank engagement range {lack of radios for soviets)) is several times greater for the axis than the soviet forces.

It is a matter of defeating the fuel supplies of the panzer divisions before Moscow is taken (as perhaps was feasible in 1941)
though to the bewilderment of the Lwaffe, soviet air force units were ordered on ground support sorties in the ill-fated 1941 soviet offensive (yes soviets were attacking in 1941).

Those victories that are being spoken of, are perhaps the Commander Stormwolf unleashing a moderate dose of havoc against the previous axis challenger (destruction of entire Lwaffe fighter force on the ground at Helsinki in a single day was the final blow of the last campaign), Accomplished with the careful usage of WW1 era battleships and SB2 strike aircraft (similar to the Blenheim I or Ki-48 lilly). As per house rules, the soviets were prohibited any offensive operations on the first day, and the successes were achieved on Day 2 with the handful of assets available from the few remaining operational airfields.

The war does become very interesting and there are many twists in the story (war is further along than AAR) so reading should continue -->

In reality this is the final outcome of the majority of PBEM matches (sent by the developer of WIR mod vanilla)




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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 11/30/2009 6:49:51 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/26/41

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Day Air attack on Constanta , at 124,113

Axis aircraft
PZL P.11F (Rum) x 19
Bf-109F-2 x 6

Soviet aircraft
MiG-3 (early) x 69
SB-2 x 55
R-10 x 1

Axis aircraft losses
PZL P.11F (Rum): 6 destroyed, 4 damaged
Bf-109F-2: 6 damaged

Soviet aircraft losses
MiG-3 (early): 2 destroyed, 10 damaged
SB-2: 1 destroyed, 23 damaged

--> The excellently realistic air combat model derived from CHS and NikMod with a few enhancements - attrition rates, and attrition ratios appear to be strikingly historical

SW WIR Mod: it is more similar to playing WITP:AE than vanilla by far

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Day Air attack on Constanta , at 124,113

Axis aircraft
PZL P.11F (Rum) x 9
Bf-109F-2 x 3

Soviet aircraft
IL-4/DB-3F x 66

Axis aircraft losses
PZL P.11F (Rum): 2 damaged
Bf-109F-2: 2 damaged

Soviet aircraft losses
IL-4/DB-3F: 24 damaged

Oil hits 4

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Day Air attack on Helsinki , at 126,72

Axis aircraft
Fokker D.XXI (Fin) x 7
MS406 (Fin) x 3
G50bis (Fin) x 9
B239A (Fin) x 9

Soviet aircraft
Yak-1 x 98
I-16 tip 29 x 55

Axis aircraft losses
Fokker D.XXI (Fin): 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
MS406 (Fin): 1 destroyed
G50bis (Fin): 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
B239A (Fin): 2 damaged


Soviet aircraft losses
Yak-1: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

--> Grinding down the remnants of Finland's Air Force

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Day Air attack on Helsinki , at 126,72


Soviet aircraft
Yak-1 x 39
MiG-1 x 70


No Soviet losses

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Day Air attack on Dresden , at 108,90


Soviet aircraft
IL-4/DB-3F x 68


Soviet aircraft losses
IL-4/DB-3F: 3 destroyed, 34 damaged

Oil hits 11

--> Axis fuel stockpiles in rear areas are targeted

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Day Air attack on Viena , at 112,100


Soviet aircraft
TB-3 x 163
Pe-3 x 45
Pe-8 x 19


Soviet aircraft losses
TB-3: 1 destroyed, 25 damaged
Pe-8: 4 damaged

Oil hits 43

DBAD (Soviet long range bombardment corps) is unleashed against Axis oil wells in Austria


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Day Air attack on 163. Infanterie Division, at 133,69


Soviet aircraft
I-153 x 266


Soviet aircraft losses
I-153: 1 damaged

Axis ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

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Day Air attack on 2. Finn Division, at 131,71

--> The establishment of The Leningrad flight training school

Soviet aircraft
I-153 x 239


No Soviet losses

Axis ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Day Air attack on Brest-Litovsk Base Force, at 119,90

Axis aircraft
He-111H x 34

No Axis losses


Soviet ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Day Air attack on 49. Rifle Division, at 119,90

Axis aircraft
Bf-110C-7 x 4
He-111H x 35

No Axis losses


Soviet ground losses:
3 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Day Air attack on 40. Rifle Division, at 119,93

Axis aircraft
Hs-126B-1 x 1

No Axis losses

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Day Air attack on 62 Fortified Region Division, at 120,88

Axis aircraft
Ju-87B x 30
Hs-123A-1 x 6

No Axis losses


Soviet ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Day Air attack on TF, near Riga at 124,79

Axis aircraft
Ju-88A x 12

No Axis losses

Soviet Ships
AK Everiga, Bomb hits 8, on fire, heavy damage
AK Ella, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

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Day Air attack on TF, near Liepaja at 120,79

Axis aircraft
Ju-88A x 15

No Axis losses

Soviet Ships
AK Vyborg, Bomb hits 7, on fire, heavy damage

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Day Air attack on 40. Rifle Division, at 119,93

Axis aircraft
Hs-126B-1 x 1

No Axis losses

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Day Air attack on TF, near Riga at 124,79

Axis aircraft
Ju-88A x 92

No Axis losses

Soviet Ships
PG Krasnoye Znamia, Bomb hits 1
AK Ruchno, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
AK Bartava, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Vieniba, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AK Lacplesis, Bomb hits 8, on fire, heavy damage
AK Meero, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AP Kondors, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
PC Virsaitis, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Krimulda, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AK Aksel Karl, Bomb hits 6, on fire, heavy damage

PC Korall

--> Soviet Navy is massacred

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Day Air attack on TF, near Riga at 124,79

Axis aircraft
Ju-88A x 4

No Axis losses

Soviet Ships
AK Helge, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

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Ground combat at 119,90

Axis Bombardment attack

Attacking force 30021 troops, 366 guns, 1604 vehicles, Assault Value = 1064

Defending force 20209 troops, 106 guns, 211 vehicles, Assault Value = 618



Soviet ground losses:
135 casualties reported
Vehicles lost 8


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Ground combat at 119,93

Axis Deliberate attack

Attacking force 55743 troops, 570 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 2168

Defending force 11382 troops, 130 guns, 21 vehicles, Assault Value = 448

Axis max assault: 2337 - adjusted assault: 5353

Soviet max defense: 432 - adjusted defense: 17

Axis assault odds: 314 to 1


Axis ground losses:
145 casualties reported
Guns lost 9

Soviet ground losses:
1571 casualties reported
Guns lost 99
Vehicles lost 16


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Ground combat at 118,97

Axis Deliberate attack

Attacking force 54802 troops, 676 guns, 86 vehicles, Assault Value = 2056

Defending force 39455 troops, 459 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 1549

Axis max assault: 2243 - adjusted assault: 3792

Soviet max defense: 1522 - adjusted defense: 239

Axis assault odds: 15 to 1


Axis ground losses:
607 casualties reported
Guns lost 32
Vehicles lost 2

Soviet ground losses:
1826 casualties reported
Guns lost 122
Vehicles lost 8


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Ground combat at 122,80

Axis Deliberate attack

Attacking force 560 troops, 0 guns, 37 vehicles, Assault Value = 1460

Defending force 6215 troops, 144 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 233

Axis max assault: 21 - adjusted assault: 46

Soviet max defense: 222 - adjusted defense: 19

Axis assault odds: 2 to 1



Soviet ground losses:
71 casualties reported
Guns lost 4


Defeated Soviet Units Retreating!


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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 11/30/2009 7:01:25 PM   
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IL-4

Classification: Long Range Bombardment

Strengths:

- Large payload capacity
- Moderate top speed

Weaknesses:

- limited payload at maximum range
- limited defensive firepower



Operational Doctrine: Bombardment of Industrial Facilities and Resource centers. Majority of IL-4 aircraft are disassembled, lacking trained aircrews, or rendered unserviceable.

Tactical Doctrine:

Maintain Large formations at indicated altitude. Utilized massed firepower to defeat enemy fighter aircraft.

Total Inventory: 1211




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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 11/30/2009 7:07:32 PM   
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TB-3

Classification: Long Range Bombardment

Strengths:

- Large operational radius

Weaknesses:

- Low top speed
- Limited payload
- Crew is vulnerable in open cockpit



Operational Doctrine: Bombardment of Industrial Facilities and Resource centers. Majority of TB3 aircraft are rendered unserviceable or displaced in other duties.

Tactical Doctrine:

Maintain Large formations at indicated altitude.

Total Inventory: 860




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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 11/30/2009 7:12:06 PM   
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Yer-2

Classification: Long Range Bombardment

Strengths:

- Excellent operational Radius
- High top speed

Weaknesses:

- limited payload
- poor defensive armament



Operational Doctrine: Bombardment of Industrial Facilities and Resource centers. Capable of reaching all targets in eastern Germany. 2 BAD has been equipped with best soviet attack pilots.

Tactical Doctrine:

Maintain Large formations at indicated altitude.

Total Inventory: 66





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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 11/30/2009 7:16:37 PM   
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PE-8

Classification: Long Range Bombardment

Strengths:

- Large payload capacity
- Large operational radius
- Durable airframe with heavy defensive armament

Weaknesses:

- complexity of manufacture

Operational Doctrine: Bombardment of Industrial Facilities and Resource centers. 1 BAD has been equipped with best soviet attack pilots. Production has been reduced to emphasize construction of pursuit and ground attack aircraft.

Tactical Doctrine:

Maintain Large formations at indicated altitude.

Total Inventory: 20




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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/1/2009 7:15:56 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/27/41

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TF 1001 encounters mine field at Helsinki (126,72)

Soviet Ships
DE Purga
DE Sneg
DE Jastreb

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TF 1016 encounters mine field at Helsinki (126,72)

Soviet Ships
DD Kalinin
DD Karl Marx
DD Engels
DD Smeliy
DD Silniy
DD Serditiy
DD Storozhevoy
DD Grozyashiy
DD Gordiy
DD Gnyevniy
DD Slavniy
DD Suroviy
DD Leningrad
DD Minsk
DD Steregushiy, Mine hits 1
DD Artem
DD Smetliviy
DD Volodarskiy
DD Svirepiy

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TF 1029 encounters mine field at Helsinki (126,72)

Soviet Ships
PT TKA-17, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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TF 1117 encounters mine field at Helsinki (126,72)

Soviet Ships
PT TKA-27, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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TF 1118 encounters mine field at Helsinki (126,72) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

24 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Soviet Ships
MSW T 212 Shtag
MSW T 213 Krambol
MSW T 214 Bugel
MSW T 218
PC CK-113
PC CK-112

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Naval bombardment of Helsinki, at 126,72 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Axis aircraft
no flights

Axis aircraft losses
G50bis (Fin): 1 destroyed
Bf-109F-2: 6 destroyed
B239A (Fin): 2 destroyed
Blenheim Mk.I (Fin): 3 destroyed
Fokker D.XXI (Fin): 1 destroyed

119 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Axis Ships
AK Suomen Neito, Shell hits 4, on fire
PT Sissu, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
ML Porkkala, Shell hits 8, on fire, heavy damage
AK Regulus, Shell hits 5, on fire
ML Paukku, Shell hits 7, on fire, heavy damage
ML Louhi, Shell hits 11, on fire
AK Saimaa, Shell hits 3, on fire
AK Pallas, Shell hits 3, on fire
AK Dione, Shell hits 4
AK Viola, Shell hits 4, on fire
PC VMV-5, Shell hits 1
AK Margareta, Shell hits 1
PC VMV-8, Shell hits 3
AP Aallotar, Shell hits 3
PG Tarmo, Shell hits 1
AK Wikla, Shell hits 3, on fire
PC Aura, Shell hits 1
AK Antares, Shell hits 4, on fire
AK Primula, Shell hits 4, on fire
PC VMV-6, Shell hits 4, on fire
PC VMV-1, Shell hits 1
AK Innamo, Shell hits 3, on fire
PC VMV-12, Shell hits 1
AK Vesta, Shell hits 5, on fire
ML Pukkio, Shell hits 12, on fire, heavy damage
AP Virgo, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
ML Loimu, Shell hits 8, on fire, heavy damage
AK Fennia, Shell hits 2
PG Voima, Shell hits 3, on fire
AK Rigel, Shell hits 7, on fire
PC VMV-2, Shell hits 1
AK Poseidon, Shell hits 5, on fire
PC VMV-9, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
PT Raju, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Castor, Shell hits 3
AP Ariadne, Shell hits 6, on fire
PG Sisu, Shell hits 1, on fire
AK Oberon, Shell hits 2
AK Corona, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
AK Astrea, Shell hits 1, on fire
AK Nayaden, Shell hits 2
ML Lieska, Shell hits 8, on fire, heavy damage
AK Leo, Shell hits 4, on fire
AK Ostrobotnia, Shell hits 1
AP Polaris, Shell hits 3, on fire
AK Rhea, Shell hits 3, on fire
AK Ivalo, Shell hits 2, on fire
AP Wellamo, Shell hits 3, on fire
AGP Carl Peters, Shell hits 3, on fire
PT Hurja, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Finlandia, Shell hits 3, on fire
AP Ilmatar, Shell hits 1, on fire
AK Ara, Shell hits 3, on fire
AK Wappu, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
AK Leda, Shell hits 1, on fire
AK Sirius, Shell hits 3
AK Canopus, Shell hits 2, on fire
AK Aldebaran, Shell hits 3, on fire
AP Arcturus, Shell hits 3, on fire
PT Vinha, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PT Nuoli, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PT Syoksy, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Soviet Ships
CA Kirov, Shell hits 13, on fire
DD Yakov Sverdlov
DD Kalinin, Shell hits 9, on fire, heavy damage
DD Karl Marx
DD Artem
DD Volodarskiy
DD Engels, Shell hits 1
DD Svirepiy
DD Slavniy
DD Smeliy
DD Strashniy
DD Suroviy
DD Leningrad
DD Minsk
DD Silniy
DD Serditiy
DD Storozhevoy
DD Grozyashiy
DD Steregushiy
DD Smetliviy
DD Gordiy
DD Gnyevniy
CA Maxim Gorkiy
BB Oktyabrskaya Revol.
BB Marat

Axis ground losses:
833 casualties reported
Guns lost 25
Vehicles lost 1

Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 103
Port hits 27
Port fuel hits 5
Port supply hits 8

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TF 1118 encounters mine field at Helsinki (126,72)

Axis Ships
ML Pukkio, and is sunk
PT Sissu, and is sunk
PT Syoksy, and is sunk
PT Nuoli, and is sunk
PT Raju, and is sunk

Soviet Ships
DD Kalinin, and is sunk
MSW T 212 Shtag
MSW T 213 Krambol
MSW T 214 Bugel
MSW T 218
PC CK-112
PC CK-113, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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TF 1121 encounters mine field at Helsinki (126,72)

Soviet Ships
MSW T 209 Knecht
MSW T 210 Gak
MSW T 211 Rym
PC CK-111
PC Stepan Razin
PG Pioner

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Day Air attack on Uman , at 129,103

Axis aircraft
He-111H (Rum) x 21
S.M.79 B (Rum) x 15

Soviet aircraft
I-16 tip 10-17 x 57

Axis aircraft losses
He-111H (Rum): 4 destroyed, 12 damaged
S.M.79 B (Rum): 7 destroyed, 1 damaged

Soviet aircraft losses
I-16 tip 10-17: 9 damaged

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Day Air attack on Uman , at 129,103

Axis aircraft
He-111H x 70

Soviet aircraft
I-16 tip 10-17 x 42

Axis aircraft losses
He-111H: 2 destroyed, 16 damaged

Soviet aircraft losses
I-16 tip 10-17: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
TB-3: 3 destroyed

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 12

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Day Air attack on Mogilev , at 129,89

Axis aircraft
Ju-88A x 111

Soviet aircraft
Su-2 x 52
I-16 tip 4-6 x 55

Axis aircraft losses
Ju-88A: 32 damaged

--> Total Realistic Air-To-Air model at work... intercepting fighters are slow, and totting only a pair of 7.7mm MGs. Perhaps enough to down WW1 era Gotha airplanes, though not 300+ MPH bomber aircraft with self-sealing tanks.


Soviet aircraft losses
Su-2: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
I-16 tip 4-6: 7 destroyed, 16 damaged
SB-2bis: 4 destroyed


Soviet ground losses:
12 casualties reported

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 25

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ju-88A bombing at 6000 feet
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Day Air attack on Constanta , at 124,113

Axis aircraft
PZL P.11F (Rum) x 15
Bf-109F-2 x 3

Soviet aircraft
MiG-3 (early) x 30
LaGG-3 s1-8 x 38
SB-2 x 144
IL-4/DB-3F x 42
R-10 x 3

Axis aircraft losses
PZL P.11F (Rum): 9 destroyed
Bf-109F-2: 3 destroyed

Soviet aircraft losses
MiG-3 (early): 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
LaGG-3 s1-8: 2 damaged
SB-2: 1 destroyed, 30 damaged
IL-4/DB-3F: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
R-10: 1 damaged

Axis Ships
AK Virginia, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AK Oltul, Bomb hits 1
AP Basarabia, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DMS Capitan Dumitrescu, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AK Elise, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DMS Sublocotenant Chicul, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DE Smeli, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AP Siretul, Bomb hits 1, on fire
ML Aurora, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Balcic, Bomb hits 1
DD Regele Ferdinand, Bomb hits 1

Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 1

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Day Air attack on Helsinki , at 126,72

Axis aircraft
Fokker D.XXI (Fin) x 6
MS406 (Fin) x 4
Bf-109F-2 x 4
B239A (Fin) x 1

Soviet aircraft
Yak-1 x 258
I-16 tip 29 x 57

Axis aircraft losses
Fokker D.XXI (Fin): 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
MS406 (Fin): 1 destroyed
Bf-109F-2: 4 destroyed

Soviet aircraft losses
Yak-1: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

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Day Air attack on Helsinki , at 126,72

Axis aircraft
no flights

Soviet aircraft
MiG-3 (early) x 75
Yak-1 x 73
SB-2 x 183
Su-2 x 30
MiG-1 x 88
Yak-2 x 73
Yak-4 x 3
SB-2bis x 43

Axis aircraft losses
Bf-109F-2: 13 destroyed
B239A (Fin): 6 destroyed
Blenheim Mk.I (Fin): 6 destroyed
Fokker C.X (Fin): 3 destroyed
G50bis (Fin): 3 destroyed

Soviet aircraft losses
SB-2: 2 destroyed, 18 damaged
Yak-2: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
SB-2bis: 2 damaged

Axis ground losses:
8 casualties reported

Airbase hits 44
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 404

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Day Air attack on Helsinki , at 126,72

Axis aircraft
no flights

Soviet aircraft
MiG-3 (early) x 59
SB-2 x 192
Su-2 x 83
Pe-2R x 13
SB-2bis x 230
R-10 x 3

Axis aircraft losses
Blenheim Mk.I (Fin): 1 destroyed
Fokker C.X (Fin): 1 destroyed

Soviet aircraft losses
SB-2: 1 destroyed, 13 damaged
SB-2bis: 1 destroyed, 18 damaged

Axis ground losses:
16 casualties reported

Airbase hits 40
Airbase supply hits 13
Runway hits 676

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Day Air attack on 3. Totenkopf SS Panzer Division, at 124,82


Soviet aircraft
I-16 tip 4-6 x 125


Soviet aircraft losses
I-16 tip 4-6: 2 destroyed, 9 damaged

Axis ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Guns lost 1
Vehicles lost 1

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Day Air attack on 163. Infanterie Division, at 133,69


Soviet aircraft
I-153 x 315


No Soviet losses

Axis ground losses:
74 casualties reported

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Day Air attack on 163. Infanterie Division, at 133,69


Soviet aircraft
I-153 x 235


Soviet aircraft losses
I-153: 1 damaged

Axis ground losses:
7 casualties reported

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Day Air attack on 15. Finn Division, at 131,71


Soviet aircraft
I-153 x 118
I-15 x 107


No Soviet losses

Axis ground losses:
63 casualties reported

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Day Air attack on Brest-Litovsk Base Force, at 119,90

Axis aircraft
He-111H x 21

No Axis losses


Soviet ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Day Air attack on 47. Mountain Division, at 119,99

Axis aircraft
Ju86K (Hun) x 52
He-111H x 16
Ca-135bis (Hun) x 13

Axis aircraft losses
Ju86K (Hun): 2 damaged
He-111H: 1 damaged


Soviet ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Day Air attack on 49. Rifle Division, at 119,90

Axis aircraft
Bf-110C-7 x 3
He-111H x 34

No Axis losses


Soviet ground losses:
23 casualties reported

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Day Air attack on 72. Mountain Division, at 119,99

Axis aircraft
Ju86K (Hun) x 20
He-111H x 18
Ca311 Libeccio x 3

Axis aircraft losses
Ju86K (Hun): 2 damaged
He-111H: 1 damaged


Soviet ground losses:
36 casualties reported

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Day Air attack on 40. Rifle Division, at 119,93

Axis aircraft
Hs-126B-1 x 1

No Axis losses

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Day Air attack on 65 Fortified Region Division, at 119,90

Axis aircraft
Ju-87B x 108

No Axis losses


Soviet ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Day Air attack on 40. Rifle Division, at 119,93

Axis aircraft
Hs-126B-1 x 1

No Axis losses


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Ground combat at 120,87

Axis Shock attack

Attacking force 78231 troops, 875 guns, 3557 vehicles, Assault Value = 3732

Defending force 12700 troops, 55 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 509

Axis max assault: 6346 - adjusted assault: 16398

Soviet max defense: 403 - adjusted defense: 7

Axis assault odds: 2342 to 1


Axis ground losses:
396 casualties reported
Guns lost 21
Vehicles lost 4

Soviet ground losses:
1618 casualties reported
Guns lost 19
Vehicles lost 3


Defeated Soviet Units Retreating!

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Ground combat at 119,90

Axis Shock attack

Attacking force 30036 troops, 367 guns, 1604 vehicles, Assault Value = 1064

Defending force 19730 troops, 99 guns, 200 vehicles, Assault Value = 601

Axis max assault: 2296 - adjusted assault: 2066

Soviet max defense: 360 - adjusted defense: 15

Axis assault odds: 137 to 1


Axis ground losses:
383 casualties reported
Guns lost 18
Vehicles lost 2

Soviet ground losses:
6607 casualties reported
Guns lost 10
Vehicles lost 122


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Ground combat at 122,85

Axis Shock attack

Attacking force 36526 troops, 392 guns, 2077 vehicles, Assault Value = 2024

Defending force 78594 troops, 1196 guns, 777 vehicles, Assault Value = 2838

Axis max assault: 1746 - adjusted assault: 1198

Soviet max defense: 2623 - adjusted defense: 623

Axis assault odds: 1 to 1


Axis ground losses:
1780 casualties reported
Guns lost 51
Vehicles lost 20

Soviet ground losses:
852 casualties reported
Guns lost 40
Vehicles lost 9


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Ground combat at 119,93

Axis Shock attack

Attacking force 55557 troops, 559 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 2155

Defending force 8844 troops, 2 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 304

Axis max assault: 4574 - adjusted assault: 4569

Soviet max defense: 188 - adjusted defense: 4

Axis assault odds: 1142 to 1


Axis ground losses:
486 casualties reported
Guns lost 16
Vehicles lost 2

Soviet ground losses:
16510 casualties reported
Guns lost 90
Vehicles lost 15


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Ground combat at 118,97

Axis Shock attack

Attacking force 53650 troops, 630 guns, 83 vehicles, Assault Value = 2492

Defending force 37212 troops, 314 guns, 55 vehicles, Assault Value = 1447

Axis max assault: 3494 - adjusted assault: 2938

Soviet max defense: 1141 - adjusted defense: 89

Axis assault odds: 33 to 1


Axis ground losses:
936 casualties reported
Guns lost 32
Vehicles lost 1

Soviet ground losses:
1656 casualties reported
Guns lost 53
Vehicles lost 12

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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/1/2009 6:23:59 PM   
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JU 87B

Classification: Dive Bomber

Strengths:

- More accurate dive angle than IL-2
- Larger ordnance types than IL-2

Weaknesses:

- Greater vulnerability to fighters than IL-2
- Less resilience to ground fire than IL-2


Expected Use:

Will be used to support ground operations with tactical strikes against soviet armoured columns and fortified positions. Suffered losses in the Battle of Britain when operating without escorts, expected that 15-20% of Lwaffe fighter force will be dedicated to the protection of these craft (mainly BF-109F).


Suggested Tactics:

Evade escorting fighters and engage aircraft with extended bursts.
Rear gun is of low caliber so attacks from the rear can be carried out with limited consequences. Destruction of the JU-87 is to be given the highest priority.


Estimated Inventory: 600




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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/1/2009 6:42:39 PM   
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HS 123

Classification: Dive Bomber

Strengths:

- Accurate Dive Angle
- Moderate construction

Weaknesses:

- Limited ordnance capacity
- No rear gunner


Expected Use:

Will be used in concert with JU-87 aircraft against Soviet armored columns and fortified positions.


Suggested Tactics:

Aircraft is vulnerable on the inbound leg with ordnance attached and is unprotected by a rear gunner. Utilize extended bursts to bring down the robust airframe. If ordnance is dumped, utilize vertical slashing attacks as the HS 123 may become maneuverable after ordnance is detached.


Estimated Inventory: 300




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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/1/2009 6:47:22 PM   
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IAR 38

Classification: Dive Bomber

Strengths:

- Accurate Dive Angle
- Twin rear machine gun armament
- Moderate Ordnance capacity

Weaknesses:

- Lack of armour or self-sealing fuel tanks
- Limited range

Expected Use:

Will be utilized in support of Romanian ground forces in the Crimean front.

Suggested Tactics:

Aircraft is well protected from the rear. Utilize frontal attacks and passes from below and the sides. Crew and fuel tanks are unprotected.


Estimated Inventory: 100




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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/2/2009 8:37:47 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/28/41

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TF 1119 encounters mine field at Helsinki (126,72)

Soviet Ships
MSW T 204 Fugas
MSW T 203 Patron
MSW T 202 Buy
MSW T 201 Zaryad

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TF 1120 encounters mine field at Helsinki (126,72) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

31 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Soviet Ships
MSW T 205 Gafel
MSW T 206 Verp
MSW T 207 Shpil
MSW T 208 Shkiv, Shell hits 7, on fire, heavy damage

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Night Air attack on Ploesti , at 121,111


Soviet aircraft
IL-4/DB-3F x 24


Soviet aircraft losses
IL-4/DB-3F: 9 damaged

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Day Air attack on Sofia , at 117,115

--> Punishment against Axis minor allies

Soviet aircraft
TB-3 x 46


Soviet aircraft losses
TB-3: 16 damaged

Heavy Industry hits 13

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Day Air attack on Helsinki , at 126,72

Axis aircraft
Fokker D.XXI (Fin) x 6

Soviet aircraft
Yak-1 x 48
SB-2 x 48
Su-2 x 29
MiG-1 x 5

Axis aircraft losses
Fokker D.XXI (Fin): 2 destroyed

Soviet aircraft losses
SB-2: 4 damaged

Axis Ships
AK Innamo, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Argo, Bomb hits 1
PG Tarmo, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Corona, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PC Aura, Bomb hits 1, on fire
ML Louhi, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Leda, Bomb hits 1, on fire
PT Vinha, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Aldebaran, Bomb hits 1, on fire
ML Loimu, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Antares, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Saimaa, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AK Vesta, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Suomen Neito, Bomb hits 1
AK Castor, Bomb hits 2, on fire
ML Porkkala, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AP Ariadne, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
AP Virgo, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
ML Paukku, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Rigel, Bomb hits 1
PC Apu, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AK Viola, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AGP Carl Peters, Bomb hits 1
AP Aallotar, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Axis ground losses:
11 casualties reported

Port hits 1
Port supply hits 2

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Day Air attack on Helsinki , at 126,72


Soviet aircraft
MiG-3 (early) x 72
SB-2 x 200
Pe-2 x 47
Pe-2R x 3
SB-2bis x 283
R-10 x 1


Soviet aircraft losses
SB-2: 2 damaged
SB-2bis: 2 damaged

Oil hits 65

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Day Air attack on 3. Totenkopf SS Panzer Division, at 125,82


Soviet aircraft
R-Z x 174


Soviet aircraft losses
R-Z: 2 destroyed, 8 damaged

Axis ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Guns lost 3
Vehicles lost 2

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Day Air attack on 3. Totenkopf SS Panzer Division, at 125,82


Soviet aircraft
SB-2 x 29
Su-2 x 57


Soviet aircraft losses
SB-2: 6 damaged
Su-2: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

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Day Air attack on 3. Totenkopf SS Panzer Division, at 125,82


Soviet aircraft
SB-2 x 70
Su-2 x 28


Soviet aircraft losses
SB-2: 10 damaged

Axis ground losses:
72 casualties reported
Guns lost 3
Vehicles lost 2

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Day Air attack on 13. Panzer Division, at 121,97


Soviet aircraft
I-153 x 67
I-16 tip 4-6 x 77


Soviet aircraft losses
I-153: 6 destroyed, 7 damaged
I-16 tip 4-6: 2 destroyed, 12 damaged

Axis ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Guns lost 2
Vehicles lost 1

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Day Air attack on 14. Motor/PzGrenDiv , at 122,85


Soviet aircraft
R-Z x 192


Soviet aircraft losses
R-Z: 3 destroyed, 15 damaged

Axis ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Day Air attack on 163. Infanterie Division, at 133,69


Soviet aircraft
I-153 x 324


Soviet aircraft losses
I-153: 2 damaged

Axis ground losses:
32 casualties reported

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Day Air attack on 163. Infanterie Division, at 133,69


Soviet aircraft
I-153 x 185


No Soviet losses

Axis ground losses:
12 casualties reported

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Day Air attack on 19. Finn Division, at 131,71


Soviet aircraft
I-153 x 45
I-16 tip 19-24 x 186
I-15 x 79
I-16 tip 4-6 x 149


No Soviet losses

Axis ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

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Day Air attack on 11. Rum Infantry Division, at 125,107


Soviet aircraft
I-16 tip 19-24 x 43
I-16 tip 4-6 x 79


Soviet aircraft losses
I-16 tip 4-6: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

Axis ground losses:
32 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Aircraft Attacking:
77 x I-16 tip 4-6 bombing at 2000 feet
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Day Air attack on Helsinki , at 126,72

Axis aircraft
Fokker D.XXI (Fin) x 2

Soviet aircraft
I-16 tip 29 x 57

Axis aircraft losses
Fokker D.XXI (Fin): 1 damaged



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Ground combat at 119,90

Axis Shock attack

Attacking force 29624 troops, 346 guns, 1601 vehicles, Assault Value = 1078

Defending force 16470 troops, 99 guns, 145 vehicles, Assault Value = 590

Axis max assault: 2028 - adjusted assault: 2366

Soviet max defense: 379 - adjusted defense: 15

Axis assault odds: 157 to 1


Axis ground losses:
189 casualties reported
Guns lost 2
Vehicles lost 2

Soviet ground losses:
2321 casualties reported
Guns lost 13
Vehicles lost 215


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Ground combat at 122,85

Axis Shock attack

Attacking force 51213 troops, 490 guns, 2878 vehicles, Assault Value = 1895

Defending force 72004 troops, 1045 guns, 765 vehicles, Assault Value = 2695

Axis max assault: 14 - adjusted assault: 0

Soviet max defense: 2458 - adjusted defense: 367

Axis assault odds: 0 to 1


Axis ground losses:
600 casualties reported
Guns lost 23
Vehicles lost 20

Soviet ground losses:
236 casualties reported
Guns lost 7
Vehicles lost 9


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Ground combat at Bialystok

Axis Shock attack

Attacking force 77247 troops, 856 guns, 100 vehicles, Assault Value = 3371

Defending force 8763 troops, 32 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Axis engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Axis max assault: 6278 - adjusted assault: 12576

Soviet max defense: 47 - adjusted defense: 5

Axis assault odds: 2515 to 1 (fort level 0)

Axis forces CAPTURE Bialystok base !!!


Axis ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Soviet ground losses:
11465 casualties reported
Guns lost 29
Vehicles lost 35


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Ground combat at 118,97

Axis Shock attack

Attacking force 65984 troops, 734 guns, 774 vehicles, Assault Value = 2418

Defending force 35085 troops, 213 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 1320

Axis max assault: 4126 - adjusted assault: 7470

Soviet max defense: 906 - adjusted defense: 46

Axis assault odds: 162 to 1


Axis ground losses:
432 casualties reported
Guns lost 17
Vehicles lost 2

Soviet ground losses:
1127 casualties reported
Guns lost 53
Vehicles lost 7


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Ground combat at 125,110

Axis Shock attack

Attacking force 18646 troops, 193 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 729

Defending force 11489 troops, 130 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 447

Axis max assault: 704 - adjusted assault: 396

Soviet max defense: 427 - adjusted defense: 62

Axis assault odds: 6 to 1


Axis ground losses:
153 casualties reported
Guns lost 5
Vehicles lost 1

Soviet ground losses:
221 casualties reported
Guns lost 11
Vehicles lost 1


Defeated Soviet Units Retreating!

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Ground combat at 131,72

Axis Shock attack

Attacking force 71503 troops, 532 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2712

Defending force 152070 troops, 1880 guns, 3443 vehicles, Assault Value = 5597

Axis max assault: 2306 - adjusted assault: 1420

Soviet max defense: 5516 - adjusted defense: 2276

Axis assault odds: 0 to 1


Axis ground losses:
5649 casualties reported
Guns lost 152

Soviet ground losses:
609 casualties reported
Guns lost 24
Vehicles lost 6

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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/2/2009 9:00:55 PM   
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STAVKA Internal Docoument

June 28, 1941

Operation Aspis:
Planned maneuvers for Red Army forces in the Leningrad Front

Forces from Leningrad are to advance into fortified positions along the Karelian Isthmus. Vyborg is to be temporarily evacuated. Forces from Talinn and Novgorod shall enter fortified positions between Riga and Yelekopils along the Dvina river.





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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/2/2009 9:21:44 PM   
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STAVKA Internal Document

Assessment of VVS performance in Air Campaign

June 22, 1941

Operation Ratrap is considered a success with 83 aircraft destroyed by defending fighters and hundreds more damaged. Significant pressure will be relieved from forward soviet airfield during the coming days.




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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/2/2009 9:29:21 PM   
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June 23, 1941

Operation Green is unleashed against axis oil installations in Romania, Finland and East Prussia. More than seventy soviet SB2 aircraft are lost due to the lack of fighter sweeps preceding the assault. As result the formation was force to abandon the designated attack plan due to heavy losses.

Significant damage was inflicted against Ploesti in Romania as the majority of axis fighter aircraft were assigned to offensive missions.

Targets in East Prussia were attacked un-opposed however significant losses were suffered from enemy ground fire.
The altitude of attack appears to be the major factor in the rate of loss to anti-aircraft artillery.




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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/2/2009 9:43:05 PM   
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Soviet fighter units are dispatched to effect the reduction of the Finnish air force (who appears to have abbandoned the fabian aerial strategy utilized in the winter war). The enemy fighter force was drawn to a low altitude by I-16 rata model 29 aircraft from Tallinn where a 1:1 ratio of loss was observed. The second wave of aircraft from Narva comprising Yak-1 and Mig-1 fighters was more successful, destroying 60% of the current fighter strength of the Finnish air force.

Strikes against the Oil Refineries at Bucharest were less effective when the IL4 units dispatched were sent back by heavy fighter opposition. Significant discipline was observed in the Rumaninan squadrons who did not pursue the retreating bombers and instead fought off the second wave. The co-ordination of these strikes was poor as the fighter sweep force was delayed by weather and arrived after the bombing runs were completed. The Mig-3 fighters were subsequently butchered above the skies of Bucharest by a much smaller force of BF-109E fighters. This notion is disconcerting as the tactical effectiveness of the escorting fighter units against the dated E model appears to be lacking due to poor maneuverability and firepower of the aircraft as well as the inexperience of the pilots and officers.






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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/3/2009 6:22:58 PM   
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Remnants of Finald's air force are struck on the ground.

Lwaffe raids are directed against forward airfields and soviet naval assets both in the North and the Black Sea. Some of the attackers are claimed by capable AA fire (the emulation of the bofors 40mm design before the war had begun should be commended).

Some skirmishes are fought above Romania with similar losses on both sides.





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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/3/2009 6:28:11 PM   
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Low-intensity battles continue above Romania and Finland.
Soviet DBAD is dispatched against strategic targets inside axis controlled territory with moderate losses to ground fire.




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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/3/2009 6:41:16 PM   
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After an overnight bombardment by Soviet battleships, the aerodrome at helsinki is rendered unserviceable. The city is defended by a handful of Finnish aircraft that become airborne before Soviet aviation arrives. Soviet aircraft arrive in force destroying (on the ground) a full regiment of Lwaffe BF-109F reinforcements to Finland.

Skirmishes above Romania continue. It appears that soviet pilots are capable of dealing with the minor axis allies in obsolescent aircraft, however are outclassed by the BF-109F and in some cases the BF-109E.

A number of unescorted raids are carried out by the Lwaffe. These are intercepted with moderate success though several soviet aircraft (including the precious TB3) are destroyed on the ground.







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RE: Eastern Front ~ Soviets Fight Back - 12/3/2009 6:51:27 PM   
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Soviet fighter units are dispatched on ground-attack sorties against oncoming armoured columns. These appear to be well defended by anti-aircraft artillery. More resilient aircraft (such as the IL2) are needed in quantity though these have been absent from the battle due to the lack of spare parts and trained pilots.





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