GreyJoy
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Ok, made some more tests....very very strange results. same settings. Now with 198 Helens escorted by 150 Franks First run: 1 single group composed of 200 defending fighters on escort, 50% CAP, 0 Range, 15k alt. Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 37 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki49IIb Helen x 98 Ki84r Frank x 100 Allied aircraft P47D25 Thunderbolt x 200 Japanese aircraft losses Ki49IIb Helen: 57 destroyed, 10 damaged Ki49IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak Ki84r Frank: 41 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed, 56 damaged P47D25 Thunderbolt: 14 destroyed on ground B2925 Superfort: 7 destroyed on ground C47 Skytrain: 9 destroyed on ground B29B Superfort: 7 destroyed on ground Liberator GR.VI: 5 destroyed on ground F6D Mustang: 2 destroyed on ground Allied ground losses: 36 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Airbase hits 11 Airbase supply hits 1 Runway hits 27 Aircraft Attacking: 5 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 6 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 100 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes So with 200 fighters on 50% CAP the code works as we all thinks it should...1/3 of the 50% is airborne, 2/3 of the 50% on standby and the rest of the other 50% (those devoted to escort) are scrambling. Notice that 0 fighters are being recalled so noone is so to say "out of position" (this is due to 0 hex range as we will see....) SECOND TEST 2 groups of 200 fighters each (total 400 fighters). Same settings: Escort with 50% CAP, 0 hex range, 15k feet  Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 38 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki49IIb Helen x 196 Ki84r Frank x 150 Allied aircraft P47D25 Thunderbolt x 300 Japanese aircraft losses Ki49IIb Helen: 26 destroyed, 7 damaged Ki49IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak Ki84r Frank: 12 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D25 Thunderbolt: 184 damaged P47D25 Thunderbolt: 47 destroyed on ground B2925 Superfort: 17 destroyed on ground B29B Superfort: 23 destroyed on ground Liberator GR.VI: 13 destroyed on ground C47 Skytrain: 56 destroyed on ground F6D Mustang: 1 destroyed on ground Allied ground losses: 111 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled Airbase hits 28 Airbase supply hits 6 Runway hits 48 Aircraft Attacking: 32 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 40 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 43 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 41 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 100 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes So what happens now? one group scrambles the remaining 50% of its fighters, while the other one doesn't... Note again that not a single fighter is being recalled Let's try it again... (and yes, i changed something  altitude of one group)  Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 38 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki49IIb Helen x 196 Ki84r Frank x 150 Allied aircraft P47D25 Thunderbolt x 300 Japanese aircraft losses Ki49IIb Helen: 24 destroyed, 6 damaged Ki49IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak Ki84r Frank: 10 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D25 Thunderbolt: 133 damaged P47D25 Thunderbolt: 45 destroyed on ground C47 Skytrain: 48 destroyed on ground B29B Superfort: 16 destroyed on ground Liberator GR.VI: 8 destroyed on ground B2925 Superfort: 15 destroyed on ground F6D Mustang: 3 destroyed on ground Allied ground losses: 90 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled Airbase hits 48 Airbase supply hits 3 Runway hits 86 Aircraft Attacking: 37 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 34 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 43 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 46 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 100 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes ...so 300 fighters is the maximum number of fighters that can be joining the combat??...i don't believe so... let's go on Another try 3 groups composed of 200 fighters each (600 totals). Alt 15k, 0 range, escort and 50% CAP  Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 38 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki49IIb Helen x 196 Ki84r Frank x 150 Allied aircraft P47D25 Thunderbolt x 400 Japanese aircraft losses Ki49IIb Helen: 21 destroyed, 8 damaged Ki84r Frank: 17 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed, 150 damaged P47D25 Thunderbolt: 49 destroyed on ground C47 Skytrain: 44 destroyed on ground B29B Superfort: 14 destroyed on ground B2925 Superfort: 8 destroyed on ground Liberator GR.VI: 20 destroyed on ground F6D Mustang: 3 destroyed on ground Allied ground losses: 89 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Airbase hits 46 Airbase supply hits 3 Runway hits 108 Aircraft Attacking: 44 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 39 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 42 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 40 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 100 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes So what? now out of 600 fighters 400 seems to be the limit number?...one group scrambles everything, while the other two groups use only the 50% fighters initially devoted to CAP mission, leaving in hangars the other 50%... Ok, another try... 4 grouops of 200 fighters each (800 totals)...same settings...  Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 38 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki49IIb Helen x 196 Ki84r Frank x 150 Allied aircraft P47D25 Thunderbolt x 400 Japanese aircraft losses Ki49IIb Helen: 9 damaged Ki49IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak Ki84r Frank: 23 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed, 202 damaged P47D25 Thunderbolt: 65 destroyed on ground C47 Skytrain: 63 destroyed on ground B29B Superfort: 19 destroyed on ground Liberator GR.VI: 10 destroyed on ground B2925 Superfort: 17 destroyed on ground F6D Mustang: 4 destroyed on ground Allied ground losses: 83 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled) Airbase hits 53 Airbase supply hits 6 Runway hits 89 Aircraft Attacking: 48 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 49 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 49 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 49 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes So the 400 limit number seems to remain, despite having added a group with 200 fighters... so now only the planes devoted to CAP were actually able to partecipate. Not a single scrambling fighter... Ok...let's try with 100% CAP, 4 groups of 200 fighters each...  Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 38 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki49IIb Helen x 98 Ki84r Frank x 150 Allied aircraft P47D25 Thunderbolt x 800 Japanese aircraft losses Ki49IIb Helen: 18 damaged Ki49IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak Ki84r Frank: 31 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed, 12 damaged P47D25 Thunderbolt: 9 destroyed on ground Liberator GR.VI: 13 destroyed on ground C47 Skytrain: 29 destroyed on ground B2925 Superfort: 5 destroyed on ground B29B Superfort: 11 destroyed on ground F6D Mustang: 1 destroyed on ground Allied ground losses: 52 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled Airbase hits 16 Airbase supply hits 3 Runway hits 34 Aircraft Attacking: 49 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 47 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (64 airborne, 134 on standby, 0 scrambling) 64 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes 84 planes vectored on to bombers 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (64 airborne, 134 on standby, 0 scrambling) 64 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes 78 planes vectored on to bombers 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (64 airborne, 134 on standby, 0 scrambling) 64 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes 66 planes vectored on to bombers 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (64 airborne, 134 on standby, 0 scrambling) 64 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes 70 planes vectored on to bombers So now all of them partecipate.... (note that the result doesn't change...the bombers always get through...) Ok...another run... 5 groups...200 fighters each....1000 fighters in total... 50% CAP  Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 37 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki49IIb Helen x 196 Ki84r Frank x 150 Allied aircraft P47D25 Thunderbolt x 500 Japanese aircraft losses Ki49IIb Helen: 5 destroyed, 11 damaged Ki49IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak Ki84r Frank: 28 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D25 Thunderbolt: 167 damaged P47D25 Thunderbolt: 65 destroyed on ground C47 Skytrain: 74 destroyed on ground F6D Mustang: 6 destroyed on ground B2925 Superfort: 10 destroyed on ground B29B Superfort: 20 destroyed on ground Liberator GR.VI: 25 destroyed on ground Allied ground losses: 81 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Airbase hits 54 Airbase supply hits 1 Runway hits 118 Aircraft Attacking: 49 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 43 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 46 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 49 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes 8 planes vectored on to bombers 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 12 planes vectored on to bombers 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes 20 planes vectored on to bombers 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (32 airborne, 67 on standby, 0 scrambling) 32 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes 17 planes vectored on to bombers ...and again... not a single fighter is scrambled...so the remaining 500 fighters (100 in each group) remain in the hangars... mmm...let's try with 1000 fighters on LRCAP  Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 38 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki49IIb Helen x 98 Ki84r Frank x 150 Allied aircraft P47D25 Thunderbolt x 1000 Japanese aircraft losses Ki49IIb Helen: 58 destroyed, 8 damaged Ki84r Frank: 60 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed B29B Superfort: 7 destroyed on ground C47 Skytrain: 36 destroyed on ground B2925 Superfort: 5 destroyed on ground Liberator GR.VI: 6 destroyed on ground F6D Mustang: 2 destroyed on ground Allied ground losses: 52 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Airbase hits 25 Airbase supply hits 3 Runway hits 34 Aircraft Attacking: 3 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 8 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (64 airborne, 134 on standby, 0 scrambling) 64 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes 144 planes vectored on to bombers 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (64 airborne, 134 on standby, 0 scrambling) 64 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes 128 planes vectored on to bombers 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (64 airborne, 134 on standby, 0 scrambling) 64 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes 136 planes vectored on to bombers 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (64 airborne, 134 on standby, 0 scrambling) 64 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 42000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes 114 planes vectored on to bombers 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (64 airborne, 134 on standby, 0 scrambling) 64 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes 104 planes vectored on to bombers So now with CAP at 100% all the planes managed to get in the air... So what do we learn? As far as i can tell fighters may scramble only up untill a certain number limit...above that number only the planes actually set on CAP mission are going to get in the air... Now, look at this... Same settings of the first attempt (1 group of 200 fighters on 50% CAP BUT with hex range 1...)  Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 37 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki49IIb Helen x 98 Ki84r Frank x 100 Allied aircraft P47D25 Thunderbolt x 200 Japanese aircraft losses Ki49IIb Helen: 35 destroyed, 7 damaged Ki49IIb Helen: 2 destroyed by flak Ki84r Frank: 22 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed, 24 damaged P47D25 Thunderbolt: 8 destroyed on ground C47 Skytrain: 9 destroyed on ground Liberator GR.VI: 4 destroyed on ground B2925 Superfort: 5 destroyed on ground B29B Superfort: 1 destroyed on ground Allied ground losses: 23 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Airbase hits 7 Airbase supply hits 1 Runway hits 13 Aircraft Attacking: 21 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 23 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 67 on standby, 100 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 25 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes  Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 38 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki49IIb Helen x 98 Ki84r Frank x 50 Allied aircraft P47D25 Thunderbolt x 186 Japanese aircraft losses Ki49IIb Helen: 44 destroyed, 8 damaged Ki49IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak Ki84r Frank: 12 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D25 Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed, 13 damaged P47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed on ground B29B Superfort: 4 destroyed on ground Liberator GR.VI: 3 destroyed on ground B2925 Superfort: 1 destroyed on ground C47 Skytrain: 3 destroyed on ground F6D Mustang: 1 destroyed on ground Allied ground losses: 18 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Airbase hits 3 Airbase supply hits 1 Runway hits 9 Aircraft Attacking: 15 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb 15 x Ki49IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: 31st Fighter Group with P47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 56 scrambling) 92 plane(s) not yet engaged, 20 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 62 minutes 61 planes vectored on to bombers With the 1 hex range a lot of planes get caught "out of position" and are recalled.... (tested several times always with the same result)...
