From: Houston, TX
PDU Off, Scenario 1:
I have VMF-111 in good supply, no frags, all the normal stuff. It's a currently a training unit flying Buffaloes. But it's in a good position and I would like to upgrade it to Corsairs. Swap out the pilots for elites, etc. Do I need upgrade it to F4F-3, then F4F-3P, then F4F-4 before getting to the F4Us? What if I don't have any F4F-3Ps left? Are they stuck in F4F-3s forever?
Remember, PDU Off.
Per your image, you must have 18 planes in the pool to upgrade this unit. At this time, none of the potential upgrades have the requisite size pool. This list of future upgrades on the right is not an ordered list, but just the list of what you can upgrade to. So, this group currently CANNOT upgrade to the F4F-3 no matter the pool size even though that is a fighter model.
I know that I upgrade units all the time with one aircraft in the pool. Did it this turn to a A-29 unit to free up aircraft to bulk up the B-18 units. (B-18s are just fine for Naval Search.) I'm pretty sure that some of them have withdrawal dates.
Is it the consensus: If it's the next upgrade in the ordered list only one aircraft is needed. If you're skipping an upgrade step then unit'size aircraft are needed and you need to be in auto upgrade.
< Message edited by guytipton41 -- 3/10/2013 2:31:51 PM >