and you gotta love their slow speed, the stringbags will always arrive after the main fight with next to no CAP left and put a couple of fish into your Malaya invasion fleets. Since flak improved though they are not much use against warships
You mean like, the Bismarck
Well they probably thought that English would at least match their progress in speed from a Heinkel in 36 and a Heinkel in 41 :) The HE 115 which the Bismarck crews probably practiced on was at least 70 miles faster.
By the way, this does bring up an interesting question, I don't think its gamey to send B-17s at 15k to Naval bomb, Torpedo bomber at 6000, and DBs at 13 to wear down their cap. Midway was won that way by the TB's self sacrifice. Also noticed since new patch that P-40s at 20k CAP will not catch up with Nells at 6k before torpedo runs. Its a random observation, happened about a dozen times, but if true its good to know that 20-30k un-layered CAPs do have their downside (probably always did, jut never noticed)