GreyJoy
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Ok, let's try with the CVs... 16 CVs+9 CVLs. All fighters are set at 70% CAP at 15,000 feet, range 8. 200 Frances and 100 Franks based at Tokyo. Frances are 50 exp!  Morning Air attack on TF, near Ominato at 120,56 Weather in hex: Partial cloud Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 35 minutes Japanese aircraft P1Y2 Frances x 155 Ki84r Frank x 100 Allied aircraft Seafire IIC x 10 Seafire L.III x 15 Seafire F.XV x 64 F4U1D Corsair x 156 F6F5 Hellcat x 373 These numbers exactly correspond at the 70% of the fighter strenght of the TF.... Japanese aircraft losses P1Y2 Frances: 2 destroyed, 72 damaged P1Y2 Frances: 41 destroyed by flak All the Frances reached the launching position BEFORE the fighters could engage! Ki84r Frank: 16 destroyed Allied aircraft losses Seafire IIC: 1 destroyed Seafire F.XV: 1 destroyed F4U1D Corsair: 1 destroyed F6F5 Hellcat: 10 destroyed Allied Ships CV Wasp, Torpedo hits 1 CV Victorious CV Essex, Kamikaze hits 1 CV Yorktown CVL Langley CV Indomitable, Torpedo hits 2 CV Illustrious, Torpedo hits 1 CV Bunker Hill CVL Independence CV Formidable CV Lexington CV Randolph, Torpedo hits 1 CVL Bataan, Torpedo hits 1 CVL San Jacinto CV Enterprise CVL Cowpens, Torpedo hits 1 CVL Princeton, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk CVL Belleau Wood, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire CV Saratoga, Torpedo hits 1, on fire CVL Monterey Aircraft Attacking: 35 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 34 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 26 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 14 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo CAP engaged: VF1 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 13 planes vectored on to bombers VBF1 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 13 planes vectored on to bombers VF3 with F6F5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 11 planes vectored on to bombers VBF3 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 13 planes vectored on to bombers VF6 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 5 planes vectored on to bombers VBF6 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 9 planes vectored on to bombers VF7 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers VBF7 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 12 planes vectored on to bombers VF9 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes 14 planes vectored on to bombers VBF9 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 10000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes 13 planes vectored on to bombers VF10 with F6F5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 13 planes vectored on to bombers VBF10 with F4U1D Corsair (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 6000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes 12 planes vectored on to bombers VF11 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 21 planes vectored on to bombers VBF11 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 9 planes vectored on to bombers VF12 with F6F5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 13 planes vectored on to bombers VBF12 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 9 planes vectored on to bombers VF13 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 17 planes vectored on to bombers VBF13 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 9 planes vectored on to bombers VF14 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 12 planes vectored on to bombers VBF14 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes 13 planes vectored on to bombers Anabuki N. gives his life for the Emperor by ramming CV Essex Banzai!  Ban O. in a P1Y2 Frances is willing to die for the Emperor Banzai!  Iizuka R. in a P1Y2 Frances is willing to die for the Emperor Okajima R. gives his life for the Emperor by ramming CVL Belleau Wood Ammo storage explosion on CV Saratoga Ammo storage explosion on CVL Princeton Fuel storage explosion on CVL Princeton  Morning Air attack on TF, near Ominato at 120,56 Weather in hex: Partial cloud Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 23 minutes Japanese aircraft P1Y2 Frances x 25 Allied aircraft Seafire IIC x 7 Seafire L.III x 13 Seafire F.XV x 57 F4U1D Corsair x 139 F6F5 Hellcat x 318 Japanese aircraft losses P1Y2 Frances: 18 destroyed No Allied losses CAP engaged: VF1 with F6F5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 8 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes VBF1 with F4U1D Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes VF3 with F6F5 Hellcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 6 plane(s) intercepting now. 3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes VBF3 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes VF6 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes VBF6 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes VF7 with F6F5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes VBF7 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes VF9 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 16 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes VBF9 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes VF10 with F6F5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes VBF10 with F4U1D Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes VF11 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 19 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes VBF11 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes VF12 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 12000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes VBF12 with F4U1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes VF13 with F6F5 Hellcat (6 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling) 6 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 8000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes VBF13 with F4U1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 Raid is overhead VF14 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes VBF14 with F4U1D Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes As you can see...no scrambling fighters...the 30% left on escort REMAINED on escort.... also the 8 hexes range meant that a lot of fighters were out of position.... Overall this means that 200 bombers escorted by 100 fighters are more than enough to bring HAVOC to the allied DS....
