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ORIGINAL: QBall B29s can strat night bomb Japan. Is that fair? B29s certainly did in real life. Thoughts? I think this is fine. AW1Steve dug up some unearthed arcana that changed my mind regarding the efficacy (or potential efficacy) or ground radar guided bombing strikes by the B29s. I've got no beef with either strategic (city) bombing of manpower or individual facilities / airfields with this technology. I think it's fair too, that's holding off on night bombing a long time. Trying to be fair. Thanks everyone else for your comments too. 92143: New Guinea: I had alot fo ships moving around near Darwin, in an elaborate feint to drawoff the KB from the New Guinea coast. It worked, as we pummelled Vanimo and Hollandia via bombardment, and landed troops at Dagua. We torched about 60 planes and closed the airstrips, more bombing should cleanup damaged planes on those, and close those places for good. It will take me about a month to consolidate the position around New Guinea, prior to the next move. Sweeps: OK, here is where I need some help. The results from a large sweep of Magwe were terrible; probably a 21 exchange, but that will not do at all in the longrun, as I produce 56 P47 a month, and he's producing probably 34 times that in good fighters. Any advice? Why did my planes do so poorly? Granted they came in single units, but I don't know of any way to coordinate mutliple units in sweeps perfectly. The base I used was Kalemyo, 5 hexes from Magwe. There is an AIR HQ there, with a good leader. All the units have decentgood leadership. They hadn't flown for 45 days prior, so were very well rested. All were set to max altitude for our HR (42K for P47, and 30K for the others). My pilots were good; some very experienced, (70+ exp, and 7080 air skill), and about 1/3 were less good (air skill in the 60s, as they were replacements). Pilot quality not perfect, but not a disaster either. Why the bad results? Should I try again? I have never played this deep in a game, so I have no idea how to get the best sweep results, other than what I mentioned. orning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47 Weather in hex: Clear sky Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 11 minutes Japanese aircraft N1K1J George x 60 Ki44IIa Tojo x 12 Ki44IIc Tojo x 163 Ki84a Frank x 46 Allied aircraft P47D2 Thunderbolt x 25 Japanese aircraft losses N1K1J George: 1 destroyed Ki44IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed Ki44IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D2 Thunderbolt: 7 destroyed CAP engaged: 251 Ku S1 with N1K1J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 31 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes 202 Ku S1 with N1K1J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 29 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes 9th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 27 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes 11th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 25 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes 24th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 20 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes 25th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 27 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes 59th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 22 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes 64th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes 87th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 23 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes 248th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 25 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes 260th Sentai with Ki44IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes  Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47 Weather in hex: Clear sky Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 5 minutes Japanese aircraft N1K1J George x 58 Ki44IIa Tojo x 9 Ki44IIc Tojo x 137 Ki84a Frank x 44 Allied aircraft P51A Mustang x 23 Japanese aircraft losses Ki44IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P51A Mustang: 8 destroyed CAP engaged: 251 Ku S1 with N1K1J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 31 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes 202 Ku S1 with N1K1J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 27 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 22000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes 9th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (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 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes 11th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (25 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 25 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 24th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 8 scrambling) 14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes 25th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 27 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes 64th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes 87th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 23 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes 248th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 18 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes 260th Sentai with Ki44IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 22000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes 59th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (5 airborne, 1 on standby, 2 scrambling) 5 plane(s) intercepting now. 15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes  Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47 Weather in hex: Clear sky Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 11 minutes Japanese aircraft N1K1J George x 58 Ki44IIa Tojo x 7 Ki44IIc Tojo x 122 Ki84a Frank x 43 Allied aircraft P38H Lightning x 25 Japanese aircraft losses Ki44IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P38H Lightning: 6 destroyed CAP engaged: 251 Ku S1 with N1K1J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 31 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 31490. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 126 minutes 202 Ku S1 with N1K1J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 27 scrambling) Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 29000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes 9th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes 11th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 25 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes 24th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (4 airborne, 5 on standby, 4 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 34000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes 25th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 25 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 64 minutes 64th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling) 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 34000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes 87th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 17 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes 248th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 18 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 33000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 63 minutes 260th Sentai with Ki44IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling) Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 36000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes 59th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling) 21 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 36000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes  Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47 Weather in hex: Clear sky Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 6 minutes Japanese aircraft N1K1J George x 58 Ki44IIa Tojo x 7 Ki44IIc Tojo x 98 Ki84a Frank x 40 Allied aircraft P47D2 Thunderbolt x 24 Japanese aircraft losses N1K1J George: 1 destroyed Ki44IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed Ki84a Frank: 5 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D2 Thunderbolt: 5 destroyed CAP engaged: 251 Ku S1 with N1K1J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 31 scrambling) Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 41010. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes 202 Ku S1 with N1K1J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 27 scrambling) Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 41010. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes 9th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 25000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes 11th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 12 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes 24th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 22 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 34000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes 25th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 25 scrambling) Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes 64th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 31270 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 87th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 28000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 172 minutes 248th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 18 scrambling) Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 260th Sentai with Ki44IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 29000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes 59th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 33000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 75 minutes
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