From: Winnipeg, MB
ORIGINAL: John B.
That's an interesting idea. The night attacks don't seem all that effective but sometimes I've killed planes on the ground and I did put a torpedo in a IJN CV once. Keeps each side on their toes.
But, here is a separate problem that has come up. It seems that my door gunners have found the range and my night bombing B24s and B-25s have really been shooting down the night CAP. Scott has some carrier air groups over Burma and in the past two turns my night bombing mediums and heavies have shot down 26 (yes, 26) zeros. That does not make sense at all as his zeros don't hit anything except, oddly, the night fighting beaufighters who are attacking the airfields. Has any one else notices increased accuracy of bombers vs. fighters at night?
I suspect the Allied planes had radar and the Japanese ones did not. The AI factors radar into shooting/bombing accuracy at night. Meanwhile the night fighters have to approach slowly and close before they can shoot - no 'bounce' here! They are practically sitting ducks.
Later on the Japanese get some real NFs that are much harder to shoot down and much more dangerous to HBs.
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