it's currently 43/10/01, she needs to withdraw by 43/10/15 & is scheduled to return on 44/06/12. having been kinda busy, she's not had a chance to perform her 3/43 upgrade (75 days at a size-15 yard).
a) if i withdraw her w/ upgrade ON, will that add 75 days to her expected date of return, or will the upgrade be performed during her withdrawal, or will she automatically go into upgrade when she returns?
b) where will she return? i'm assuming Aden, but that's just a guess. currently she's just offshore of Sydney, i want her pilots to train for 12 more days before i withdraw her. or if i withdraw her now, will the possible 75-day upgrade delay be pro-rated for the # of days in advance of her scheduled withdrawal date?
c) i don't need her planes, but i def'nitely need her trained pilots. also i'd like to xfer her sqns to Sydney, for use as training sqns. but if i withdraw her w/o any sqns, presumably she'll return empty? if i fly off the 1x15-plane TB sqn & the 3x6-plane F sqns to Sydney, i could glom all her trained pilots into the Reserve pool & have 8 months to train up replacement Brit pilots. but if i do this, returning Victorious will be useless until i can bring her to an on-map port & mate her up w/ carrier-trained sqns at, say, Columbo.
hey i like to muse about these aspects of the game, & would appreciate any advice you folks can give me.