From: Upstate New York
Why wouldnt any aircraft on either side not be able to pentrate a CAP
This is WW2 where most shipping doesnt carry RADAR, no day fighters carry RADAR, read through the many histories where airstrikes managed to get through a CAP. The fighters could be at the opposite bearing from the attack, could be a few clouds around, could be effectivly camoflagued, pilots could be innattentive or the CAP cycling for refueling. There are no E2 Hawkeyes up there providing a Gods eye view of things.
In AE, any non escorted TF that gets too close to a Vildebeeste, Swordfish, Albacore, Jean etc deserves to get a licking.
I understand that any attack has a chance of getting through CAP. Relative altitudes, prior raids, weather, etc all come into play and the game does an excellent job modeling this.
However, in my experience, this aircraft has an uncanny ability to sneak through considerable CAP (20-30 Oscars) while flying unescorted and still get to the target. Compared to better aircraft (Blenheims, Hudsons, Wirraways), this crappy little biplane seems to get through much more often than they do in similar circumstances. It's almost like this plane is the Boise of torpedo bombers. I couldn't agree more with John 3rd, "Waaaaay too overrated in AE.".