From: Midwest USA
Yes, but if u go above the number of allowed pilots +the 25% the AI will deactive pilots every turn. So the effect, training wise is not there. At times it even deactive more pilots than needed.
So lets say u have standart US F squadron with 25 planes u can have 33 pilots. If u put 36 in u will see 3 deactivated, but at times more. The effect is that in those cases are actually training less than optimum.
Hope it helps,
Are you saying the training is less then optimal when having 133% pilots in the squadron or when you go beyond (34 or more in your example)?
What he's saying is that the maximum number of active pilots in a squadron is 133% of the base number. If you try to put more in, the pilots above 133% are automatically moved to group reserve. However, often more pilots are moved to group reserve than are needed to bring the pilots into balance (it seems often it moves 2x what is needed).
For training, presumably we get the most bang for the bug if you have as many active pilots as possible. If you are below the 133(.333...)%, you don't have as many active pilots as you could, and you may wish to add some. If you are above 133%, some of your active pilots will be moved to group reserve and you will generally have less that 133% active. The way to maximize number of active pilots is to have the total pilots in the group at the integer at or below 133% of the base pilots, and make sure they are all active.
< Message edited by erstad -- 9/5/2010 6:41:40 AM >