herwin
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August 24/25 1942 Lack of coordination at Mandalay costs. Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46 Weather in hex: Overcast Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 13 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 13 Ki43Ia Oscar x 13 Ki43Ic Oscar x 41 Ki44IIa Tojo x 29 Allied aircraft Blenheim IV x 22 Hudson IIIa x 5 Hurricane I Trop x 4 Vengeance I x 16 B25C Mitchell x 6 B26 Marauder x 6 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses Blenheim IV: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged Hudson IIIa: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged Hurricane I Trop: 1 destroyed Vengeance I: 8 destroyed, 2 damaged B26 Marauder: 1 destroyed Airbase supply hits 1 Runway hits 5 Aircraft Attacking: 6 x Blenheim IV bombing from 20000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb 10 x Blenheim IV bombing from 20000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb 5 x Blenheim IV bombing from 20000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb 5 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 20000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb 3 x B25C Mitchell bombing from 20000 feet Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb 3 x B26 Marauder bombing from 20000 feet Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb 3 x B26 Marauder bombing from 20000 feet Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb 4 x Vengeance I bombing from 20000 feet Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb 3 x B25C Mitchell bombing from 20000 feet Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb CAP engaged: Kanoya Ku S1 with A6M2 Zero (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 13 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 4 planes vectored on to bombers 1st Sentai with Ki44IIa Tojo (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 11 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 24th Sentai with Ki44IIa Tojo (18 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (18 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 18 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 59th Sentai with Ki43Ia Oscar (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 13 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 64th Sentai with Ki43Ic Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 7 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 77th Sentai with Ki43Ic Oscar (11 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling) 11 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 26000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes 8 planes vectored on to bombers  Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46 Weather in hex: Overcast Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 14 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 6 Ki43Ia Oscar x 2 Ki43Ic Oscar x 21 Ki44IIa Tojo x 6 Allied aircraft Hurricane IIb Trop x 14 Hurricane IIc Trop x 4 Kittyhawk IA x 3 Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed Ki43Ia Oscar: 1 destroyed Ki43Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed Ki44IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses Hurricane IIb Trop: 3 destroyed Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed CAP engaged: Kanoya Ku S1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes 1st Sentai with Ki44IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes 64th Sentai with Ki43Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes 77th Sentai with Ki43Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 80 minutes 24th Sentai with Ki44IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes 59th Sentai with Ki43Ia Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes  Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46 Weather in hex: Overcast Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 14 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 3 Ki43Ic Oscar x 11 Ki44IIa Tojo x 2 Allied aircraft Wellington Ic x 13 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged Runway hits 1 Aircraft Attacking: 12 x Wellington Ic bombing from 18000 feet Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb CAP engaged: Kanoya Ku S1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 24000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes 64th Sentai with Ki43Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 27000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 24th Sentai with Ki44IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 77th Sentai with Ki43Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling) 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 26000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes  Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46 Weather in hex: Overcast Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 10 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki43Ic Oscar x 3 Ki44IIa Tojo x 2 Allied aircraft B25C Mitchell x 9 B26 Marauder x 9 No Japanese losses No Allied losses Japanese ground losses: 8 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Aircraft Attacking: 3 x B25C Mitchell bombing from 20000 feet Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb 3 x B26 Marauder bombing from 20000 feet Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb CAP engaged: 24th Sentai with Ki44IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 64th Sentai with Ki43Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling) Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes 77th Sentai with Ki43Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling) Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 22000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes  Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46 Weather in hex: Overcast Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 13 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki43Ic Oscar x 3 Allied aircraft P40E Warhawk x 6 Japanese aircraft losses Ki43Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed No Allied losses Aircraft Attacking: 3 x P40E Warhawk sweeping at 15000 feet * 2 x P40E Warhawk sweeping at 15000 feet * CAP engaged: 64th Sentai with Ki43Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling) Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes 77th Sentai with Ki43Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling) Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
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Harry Erwin "For a number to make sense in the game, someone has to calibrate it and program code. There are too many significant numbers that behave nonlinearly to expect that. It's just a game. Enjoy it." herwin@btinternet.com
