I already won by auto-victory, but what fun is that!! But this is how the game is not as realistic as reality... In 44 & 45 the Allies had little problem bombing Tokyo... besides the high wind speeds messing with their accuracy... that and the many design flaws of the B29 engines...
Yes they suffered heavy losses, but not 50 to 75 %.....
Granted, I am not sure how many Fighters were in the Tokyo area defending against the raids, but I know they never sent up 1000 fighters in one raid, such as in my raids...
Anyways, more disappointed than anything, becuase it leaves no way to attack Tokyo... even night raids do no damage, even though I do not have the large # of losses occured during the day...
Thanks For your input
I played a GC to engine shutdown in 1946. It is possible to bomb Tokyo, but not until you have done many things you haven't done first. The AI lumps more and more planes on top of Tokyo as its geography shrinks, and you can end up with a lot of the remaining pool strength sitting on infinite-sized fields in the Tokyo hex. The only way to attack it is to take everything else on the ground and cut off supply, work through the HI stocks so it can't make new planes (the AI does not make multi-millllion HI stockpiles like humans do), and then sweep, and sweep, and sweep. Sending in 4Es against 3000 fighters is going to get you nothing. You can night-bomb with lesser planes and kill hundreds and hundreds of fighters on such an overstacked hex, but you're not going to work it down to nothing in a day or two.
I took Tokyo by ground assault using the Red Army long before it was out of planes. Try that.