It never really mattered before because we could just pull untrained pilots. Pilots starting at like less then 10xp and skill heh.
Recent beta changes though are stopping this, I guess it wasn't meant to happen. The dutch airforce is meant to be used up and run out I think. Curse you historical accuracy
No, the reason why it wasn't a problem in the past was because there was something, IIRC, along the lines of 170 Dutch pilots in General Reserve.
I don't play with the beta but i would be very surprised that somewhere along the way those 170 pilots were removed. Has the OP actually looked at whether there are any Dutch pilots in General Reserve, or perhaps TRACOM?
In any case, the real problem is lack of replacement Dutch airframes for there is not a 1:1 airframe:pilot loss ratio.
Well not exactly because there are three or four Dutch RAAF squadrons that do eventually upgrade to better planes. The fighters are stuck with the P40 E but eventually get to take the Australian Mustang. Not til 45 though. There is a unit of transports. (Lodestars) that never get any replacements. These pilots can be retrained to help out a bit. So you will need to save some pilots.
Just checked and the three RAAF squadrons are #120 P40s that get the boomerang (ugh!) in 9/44 and the D mustang in 7/45. #18 which can use the Dutch DB7 and Mitchell until they are used up and then convert to the Australian Mitchell 2 and 3. But there is a very limited supply of Australian Mitchells. And #321 which gets the Dutch or British PBYs and there are plenty of those.
In addition, for some reason you get the return of a lot of the original Dutch squadrons in Aden in early 44. These squadrons are practically useless as they can never convert to aircraft of any use. But you can disband them and put the pilots in your pools. In 5/44, I have just over 200 well trained Dutch pilots in my pools. The problem really is the lack of airframes. I found it best not to use the Dutch P40E, DB7 or Mitchell in combat over the DEI as they are doomed to get shot up fast and don't help much but save them for later combat over Australia where they will be a lot more useful. However, this may not matter as they will always be limited in aircraft type and numbers.
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