What is the minimum size AF an Allied 4E bomber can fly offensive missions from?
From the manual, Section 18.104.22.168:
"In order to avoid these penalties, the size of the airbase needs to be equal to:
4 + (Max load of aircraft / 6500), All fractions are rounded down.
Thus, an A-20A requires a minimum size 4 base, a B17-E requires a minimum size 5 base, and
a B29 requires a minimum size 7 base."
Planes flying from smaller airbases can still make attacks, but they fly as if the target was at extended range, i.e. they carry a reduced bomb load, have a lower chance of finding the target, a greater chance of withdrawing from combat, and suffer greater disruption from combat. I think they will also have higher operational losses.
< Message edited by msieving1 -- 6/14/2014 3:22:06 PM >
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