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Which is more valuable to fighter pilots, Air skill or ... - 8/8/2010 12:25:32 PM   
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I got 3 CVE's a while ago with actual combat groups instead of those replenishment groups (can replenishment groups be used for combat? I suppose that's another thread heh) but all the pilots that came with them started out high Exp and lowish (50ish) specific skills.

So now they've been sitting in port for months (not docked) training but because they're past the magic 50% exp their actual skills are going up incredibly slowly.

The fighter pilots in these groups are all averaging around 55 Exp and 60ish airskill, and I'm wondering if I would be better off just tossing these guys and pulling in newbies to train up to 70+ airskill.

Would these groups be better off with 40ish Exp 70ish Air (I could reach that within 2 months of training I expect) or with their current 55ish Exp and 60ish Air?

On a related note, what does everyone do with the CVE Long Island? It doesn't come with it's own air groups, it's kinda slow, and it can only fit 16 planes lol.
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RE: Which is more valuable to fighter pilots, Air skill... - 8/8/2010 12:58:34 PM   
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Skills are what counts for most individual actions including training.

Experience, in general, counts in non-combat areas.


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RE: Which is more valuable to fighter pilots, Air skill... - 8/8/2010 2:21:00 PM   
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You have two choices for CVE Long Island

1. FInd a CV capable Marine Sq to put on it (these are few and far between in AE). I think it was pointed out that if you leave a VMF/VMB on a CVE for 90 days it becomes CV capable

2. Use it as it was used in RL which is as an aircraft ferry

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RE: Which is more valuable to fighter pilots, Air skill... - 8/8/2010 4:33:44 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: vettim89

You have two choices for CVE Long Island

1. FInd a CV capable Marine Sq to put on it (these are few and far between in AE). I think it was pointed out that if you leave a VMF/VMB on a CVE for 90 days it becomes CV capable

2. Use it as it was used in RL which is as an aircraft ferry


I think they are all CV capable but I haven't seen one that came CV trained. But, yes after some time they will upgrade to CV trained if left on long enough. I put one on Long Island and use it for ASW work. Helps extend air ASW to those areas not able to be covered by LBA.

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RE: Which is more valuable to fighter pilots, Air skill... - 8/8/2010 5:01:37 PM   
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Can the long island operate 18 aircraft? I'm not sure about the rules regarding overstacking CV's.

I suppose I could track down one of the resizable marine squadrons, they're all ones that withdraw, but some withdraw late in the war. I think I'd end up with 6 aircraft if I resized though lol.

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RE: Which is more valuable to fighter pilots, Air skill... - 8/8/2010 5:57:46 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sredni

Can the long island operate 18 aircraft? I'm not sure about the rules regarding overstacking CV's.

I suppose I could track down one of the resizable marine squadrons, they're all ones that withdraw, but some withdraw late in the war. I think I'd end up with 6 aircraft if I resized though lol.


IIRC, yes I was able to in my game.


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RE: Which is more valuable to fighter pilots, Air skill... - 8/9/2010 1:47:07 AM   
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Sorry, what's the difference between CV capable and CV trained. I thought CV capable units could all operate off carriers. Is that not correct?
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RE: Which is more valuable to fighter pilots, Air skill... - 8/9/2010 2:11:08 AM   
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Sorry, what's the difference between CV capable and CV trained. I thought CV capable units could all operate off carriers. Is that not correct?
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You are correct. They can both operate from CV/CVL/CVEs but carrier capable air units will take more ops losses than carrier trained.

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RE: Which is more valuable to fighter pilots, Air skill... - 8/9/2010 2:41:54 AM   
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I suppose everybody in the world knows this, but it caught me by surprise early in the game.  You can park the initial type of Corsair on Long Island, but they won't fly missions.  IE, your only reason to do so would be to transport the Corsairs to another port and unload them there.

I think the second version of Corsair will fly from Long Island.

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RE: Which is more valuable to fighter pilots, Air skill... - 8/9/2010 2:49:05 AM   
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IIRC correctly you can park any single-engine plane on a carrier and fly them off, but only for a transfer.

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