bradfordkay
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Joined: 3/24/2002 From: Olympia, WA Status: offline

Where's your CAP? The bolded portions tell a big story: Morning Air attack on TF, near Vanikoro at 128,146 Weather in hex: Partial cloud Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 22 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 166 Allied aircraft TBF1 Avenger x 15 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses TBF1 Avenger: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged Japanese Ships DD Akebono BB Ise BB Hyuga, Torpedo hits 1 CV Junyo Aircraft Attacking: 10 x TBF1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo CAP engaged: 13th Ku S1 /A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters to 9000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes 13th Ku S1 /B with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 79 minutes 13th Ku S1 /C with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 10000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 3rd Ku S1/C with A6M2 Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 21000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes Akagi1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes Hiryu1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. 6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 10000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes Shokaku1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes Ryujo1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes Junyo1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes Hiyo1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes Shoho1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 13080. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes Zuiho1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 13080. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes Hosho1 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 17000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes Unyo1 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 16000 , scrambling fighters to 6000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes Chitose Ku S1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes 1st Ku S1/A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes Kaga1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes It seems that most of your CAP was just out of position. Bad die rolls...
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fair winds, Brad
