Baron von Beer
Knocking them out may be easy, but there is at least a trade off, to a degree. In reality,they didn't cover inward, only ~90 (120?) degrees, facing outward. In game they get 360 degree coverage, which means making a hole is a lot harder since adjacent stations provide parallel overlapping coverage.
If the stations were too difficult, than the pendulum would be too far in the other direction IMO. Using Dover for example, instead of having one or two very difficult stations to make a coverage gap, you would have 7 or 8. As is, they are not overly resilient, but you must visit over a half dozen sites every five or so days. Any one coming back online largely nullifies the others that are down.
Also of note: Raid size. So many of the attacks on the CH/CHL stations were by 1-2 dozen aircraft. Speaking for myself, "Good" results typically take 60 or more bombers. On the extreme end, I've had 90 bomber raids @ 9k feet do 0-25% too.
< Message edited by Baron von Beer -- 11/4/2009 12:52:39 AM >