Endy
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Here's the result with jap fighters CAP set to 90% at 20k ft. Again, outnumbered escorts don't suffer many losses, neither do allied bombers: quote:
Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Kembla at 91,172 Weather in hex: Clear sky Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 15 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 78 Allied aircraft F2A3 Buffalo x 8 F4F3A Wildcat x 5 F4F3 Wildcat x 10 SBD2 Dauntless x 34 SBD3 Dauntless x 85 TBD1 Devastator x 42 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses F2A3 Buffalo: 1 destroyed F4F3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed F4F3 Wildcat: 2 destroyed SBD2 Dauntless: 4 destroyed, 6 damaged SBD3 Dauntless: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged TBD1 Devastator: 10 destroyed, 1 damaged Japanese Ships CV Shokaku, Torpedo hits 1 CV Soryu, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires CV Akagi, Bomb hits 2 CV Zuikaku, Bomb hits 3, on fire BB Kirishima BB Hiei DD Yugumo CA Kako, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires CV Hiryu, Bomb hits 3, on fire DD Akigumo DD Urakaze CL Abukuma, Bomb hits 1 DD Isokaze DD Ikazuchi DD Shirayuki Aircraft Attacking: 16 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 5 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 6 x TBD1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp. 8 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 8 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 7 x TBD1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp. 8 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 6 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 11 x TBD1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp. 2 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 4 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 7 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 1 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 1 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 4 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 1 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 5 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 8 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 8 x SBD2 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb CAP engaged: Akagi1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes 6 planes vectored on to bombers Soryu1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes 5 planes vectored on to bombers Hiryu1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes 9 planes vectored on to bombers Shokaku1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers Zuikaku1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes 2 planes vectored on to bombers Of course with such low escort numbers my bombers get slaughtered in comparison and the bombardment results are not great either but it may be due to weather in the hex as well: quote:
Morning Air attack on TF, near Sydney at 92,169 Weather in hex: Overcast Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 29 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 10 B5N2 Kate x 92 D3A1 Val x 50 Allied aircraft F2A3 Buffalo x 33 F4F3A Wildcat x 22 F4F3 Wildcat x 44 Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed B5N2 Kate: 35 destroyed, 7 damaged D3A1 Val: 6 destroyed, 13 damaged Allied aircraft losses F4F3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed Allied Ships CV Lexington, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1 CV Enterprise CA Portland CV Saratoga CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 1 CL Concord CL Trenton CA Astoria ircraft Attacking: 4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 1 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 5 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb CAP engaged: VF2 with F2A3 Buffalo (3 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes 15 planes vectored on to bombers VF3 with F4F3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 21000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes 14 planes vectored on to bombers VF42 with F4F3 Wildcat (3 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes 7 planes vectored on to bombers VF6 with F4F3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 21000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes 14 planes vectored on to bombers VMF221 with F2A3 Buffalo (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes 11 planes vectored on to bombers
