Turn 14 24-September-1941 Economic War
This turn the advance of Axis forces meant the factories at Khimki, Makeevka and the immediate north east of Leningrad have been lost by the Soviet Union. Also two U2-VS factories evacuated WESTWARDS to Dubna were overun. Total Soviet indutrial losses are
99 Arms (4 Minsk, 3 Kirovgrad, 3 Krivoi Rog, 3 Odessa, 2 Kremenchug, 3 Nikolaev, 6 Dnepropetrovsk, 8 Poltava, 15 Kharkhov, 3 Kramatorskaya, 1 Mariupol, 29 Stalino, 3 Makeevka, 3 Gorlovka, 2 Taganrog, 8 Leningrad and environs, 3 Kalinin)
63 Hvy (4 Minsk, 3 Kirovgrad, 3 Krivoi Rog, 3 Odessa, 2 Kremenchug, 3 Nikolaev, 2 Dnepropetrovsk, 4 Kharkhov, 2 Kramatorskaya, 5 Stalino, 3 Makeevka, 3 Gorlovka, 2 Kaluga, 2 Tagnrog, 10 Leningrad and environs, 4 Rostov, 4 Voroshilovgrad, 4 Kalinin)
25 Vehicle (20 Kharkhov, 5 Stalino)
LaGG-3 "11 series" (Taganrog)
BA-10 Armd Car (Leningrad and environs)
Li-2 and Li-2W (Khimki)
U2-VS x 2 (Dubna evacuated from Kazan and Cheboksary)
Finally Moscow and West Moscow are in our zone of control meaning evacuating the Pe-2, 15 vehicle, Il-4, Pe-3, Pe-2R, U2-VS, Il-10, 9 arms and 9 heavy factories would cost double.
Turn 13 17-September-1941 Economic War
with West Moscow now in our Zone of Control evacuating the Pe-2, 5 vehicle or 8 arms factories there would cost double the rail cap if this remains the case.
No, it did not remain the case.
With 3 divisions exerting control over Moscow and 3 more exerting control over West Moscow this time it might remain the case.
MiG-3 in Bitter End v1.10
The Red Air Force starts with 1,308 MiG-3s and has two MiG-3 factories in Moscow producing 36 each every turn until the end of the year. If left undistrubed they would produce a total of 2,016 more MiG-3s. The MiG-3 is the only Soviet dedicated fighter at the start, and by some margin its longest range interceptor. But on turn 14 the Soviets evacuted just 1 of each factory to Serov in the East. At 99% damage they will not even reach the 50% damage level at the end of the year that possibly could mean they would produce more. So their evacuation means the end of all MiG-3 production for certain. In the first 13 turns they had the capacity to produce 936 MiG-3s, but the damage caued by bombing means we would expect 121 were not produced. In a few turns the Soviet team will start to receive lend lease interceptors. But for the moment a major part of their weekly infusion of new interceptors has gone at a critical time for them.
Li-2 and Li-2W in Bitter End v1.10
While the Soviet side can produce many short range U-2 (transp) planes and has some out of production TB-3G-2 with its massive payload, the Li-2 will be the sole distance transport it will produce until the end of 1942. Using bombers as transports is not an easy substitute or without its costs. Soviet airgroups at the start or arriving have 47 Li-2s. After three turns the Li-2 factory at Khimki will expand to produce 9 a turn and continue until the end of the game. This means a total protential production of 2,010 if it is not evacuated. Before its destruction in turn 14 the factory had produced 111.
The Li-2W bomber variant seems to be little loved and is usually not prioritised for evacuations. Production woud have started in 1942 and lasted to the end of the war producing 585 of these bombers if undisturbed.
Unfortunately two U2-VS factories were evacuated to Dubna - right in to the clutches of advancing Axis forces. I am sure when STAVKA faces the stern faces of EwaldvonKleist and Dinglir this will be explained as a "fat finger" mistake.
No, it wasn't a fat finger. I only did two because I didn't have enough railcap left. I'll send you the rest later.
I guess we better wait and see which other U2 factories will be coming our way first!
In addition only one each of Yak 7A and T-40 1941 were evacuated from the Moscow area.