Zigurat666
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Well thats about it for my fleet... There did not seem to be any coordination penalties this turn for a Feb 42 battle between KB (6CV+1CVL) versus Allied (4CV+1CVL) Not to mention a horrendous attack result from the Jap planes after his cap failed to eliminate almost any of the attack planes. Jap pilot experience was also high... Also interesting was my attack was in Thunderstorms while right next store where I was was light rain...Hmmmmm Not sure since I dont really analyze stuff as much as other players but I,ve been having a real rough time with almost everything since latest patch/screwjob was put in Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 95,130 Weather in hex: Thunderstorms Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 45 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 61 B5N2 Kate x 146 D3A1 Val x 125 Allied aircraft F2A3 Buffalo x 19 F4F3A Wildcat x 14 F4F3 Wildcat x 30 Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed B5N2 Kate: 13 destroyed, 40 damaged D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed, 15 damaged Allied aircraft losses F2A3 Buffalo: 1 destroyed F4F3 Wildcat: 2 destroyed Allied Ships CV Saratoga, Bomb hits 1 CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage CV Enterprise, Torpedo hits 1, on fire CV Lexington, Torpedo hits 1, on fire CL Achilles DD Flusser CL Leander DD Patterson CVL Hermes, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage CL Emerald DD Benham CL Perth DD Ellet DD Gridley, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage DD Craven DD Maury CL Helena DD Mahan Aircraft Attacking: 16 x D3A1 Val bombing from 6000 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 20 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 24 x D3A1 Val bombing from 6000 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 23 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 17 x D3A1 Val bombing from 6000 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 14 x D3A1 Val bombing from 6000 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb 17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 25 x D3A1 Val bombing from 6000 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 21 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 24 x D3A1 Val bombing from 6000 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 11 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo CAP engaged: VF2 with F2A3 Buffalo (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 23000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers VF3 with F4F3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers VF42 with F4F3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes VF6 with F4F3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 23000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers VMF211 Det with F4F3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 23000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes 2 planes vectored on to bombers VMF221 with F2A3 Buffalo (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 23000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes 2 planes vectored on to bombers Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Yorktown Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Lexington Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Enterprise Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 94,130 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 15 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 62 Allied aircraft Swordfish I x 12 F2A3 Buffalo x 17 F4F3A Wildcat x 13 F4F3 Wildcat x 31 SBD2 Dauntless x 53 SBD3 Dauntless x 107 TBD1 Devastator x 60 Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses Swordfish I: 3 destroyed F2A3 Buffalo: 1 destroyed F4F3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed F4F3 Wildcat: 3 destroyed SBD2 Dauntless: 9 destroyed, 22 damaged SBD3 Dauntless: 7 destroyed, 16 damaged TBD1 Devastator: 10 destroyed, 8 damaged Japanese Ships CV Zuikaku, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage CV Shokaku, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage CV Akagi, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire CV Soryu, Torpedo hits 1, on fire CV Hiryu, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage BB Kirishima, Bomb hits 2 CVL Shoho, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk CV Kaga, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage DD Hamakaze BB Hiei, Bomb hits 4, on fire CA Tone, Bomb hits 2, on fire DD Nenohi, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage DD Wakaba CA Chikuma, Bomb hits 2, on fire DD Tanikaze, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage Aircraft Attacking: 8 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 9 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 14 x TBD1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo 10 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 4 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 15 x TBD1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo 4 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 8 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 15 x TBD1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo 8 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 6 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 13 x TBD1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo 11 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo 6 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 4 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 8 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 9 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 7 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 9 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 3 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 8 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 5 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 6 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 4 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 4 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 8 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 4 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 4 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 4 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb CAP engaged: Akagi1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes Kaga1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes Soryu1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes Hiryu1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes Shokaku1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes Zuikaku1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes Shoho1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Shoho Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Akagi Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese BB Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Hiryu Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Chikuma Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Nenohi Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Kaga Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Tone
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