From: Alien spacecraft
I guess my main points, outside of just innate curiousity, are the following:
1) The night fighters that actually carry airborne radar (all Allied); based on other testing, the radar seems to have no effect unless the Penetration is set to 500. I will rerun these when time permits and post.
2) As such, without any special detection "device"; night fighters appear to behave little different than day fighters flying at night - except maybe for ops losses which I haven't tested.
As far as how effective they should be, I have no clue. I am not sure what a fair #of intercepts should be per sortie. Looking at German NF intercepts vs. Bomber Command might be a good start. I would not expect the Japanese to be anywhere near that though.
Don't get me wrong. Its an interesting discovery, game-wise. Thx for taking the time to post it.
Looking at the charts, the main problem i would be concerned about, again, "game-wise" is that too many aircraft might engage as a result if the radar "works" better. The "typical" NF mission tended to be small. The majority being singular aircraft patrolling an assigned patrol vector......no "mass" formations of NF's. Besides being hazardous, so many birds in the air, even with IFF might confuse the radar operator. Another reason why interceptions to loss ratio tended to be very small.....with an individual kill on a given night being considered successful. In the case over Germany, you'd see many more NF's patroling but over the entire area that a bomber stream was operating so losses in terms of cumulative effect would be higher.