hades1001
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OK here is the most problematic morning wave. The whole combat info is attached.  Morning Air attack on TF, near Sadogashima at 115,54 Weather in hex: Heavy cloud Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 40 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 22 A6M3a Zero x 64 A6M5 Zero x 48 A6M5b Zero x 15 A6M5c Zero x 142 A7M2 Sam x 33 B7A2 Grace x 235 D4Y4 Judy x 34 J2M3 Jack x 48 N1K1J George x 81 Ki44IIc Tojo x 21 Allied aircraft Corsair II x 97 F4U1A Corsair x 330 F4U1D Corsair x 129 F6F3 Hellcat x 72 F6F5 Hellcat x 555 Japanese aircraft losses A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed A6M5c Zero: 2 destroyed B7A2 Grace: 15 destroyed, 32 damaged B7A2 Grace: 17 destroyed by flak D4Y4 Judy: 3 destroyed, 7 damaged D4Y4 Judy: 4 destroyed by flak J2M3 Jack: 1 destroyed N1K1J George: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses F4U1A Corsair: 2 destroyed F6F5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed Allied Ships CV Hancock, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk CV Ticonderoga, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk CV Yorktown II, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage CV Wasp, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage CV Illustrious, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage CV Lexington, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk CV Essex, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk CV Wasp II, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1 CLAA San Diego, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk DD Lang CV Saratoga, Torpedo hits 1 DD Preston II DD Arunta Aircraft Attacking: 3 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 10000' * Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 17 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 10 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 13 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 6 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 12 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 14 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 14 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 17 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 10 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 10 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 16 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 21 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 17 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 18 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000' * Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 15 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 2 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000' * Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000' * Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb CAP engaged: VF17 with F4U1A Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 10 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes VF40 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 13 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes VF1 with F4U1D Corsair (8 airborne, 20 on standby, 12 scrambling) 8 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes VF2 with F6F5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 16 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes VF3 with F6F5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 17 on standby, 17 scrambling) 8 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes VF6 with F6F5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 17 on standby, 16 scrambling) 8 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 37300 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 37300. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes VF7 with F6F5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 17 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 63 minutes VF8 with F6F5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 17 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes VF10 with F6F5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 17 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 16000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes VF11 with F6F5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 17 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes VF13 with F6F5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 17 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 27000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 62 minutes VF14 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 16 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 62 minutes VF16 with F6F5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 17 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes VF71 with F6F5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 17 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes VF80 with F6F5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 17 on standby, 17 scrambling) 8 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 27000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes VF24 with F6F5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 9 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 16000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes VF25 with F6F3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 4 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes VF30 with F6F3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 2 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes VF50 with F4U1D Corsair (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 7 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 21000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes No.834 SqnFF2 FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes Fuel storage explosion on CV Lexington Ammo storage explosion on CV Wasp Fuel storage explosion on CV Lexington Fuel storage explosion on CV Hancock By examine the facts, we have: 84 fighters: airborne 303 fighters: standby 259 fighters: scrambling and they have about 40 minutes to react. What the number of fighters will you suggest is involved in this combat?
