From: the Netherlands
Wounded pilots lose experience and might not be elite after that..
Pilots flying offensive operations have a high chance to go MIA (when not outright KIA). MIA means a very low base chance to get them back.
-In general after offensive operations you'll see KIA / MIA and only few WIA (most WIA are related to ops losses / landing accidents when returning from a mission).
-In general after defensive missions (over friendly troops) you'll see KIA / WIA and only few to non MIA
Still don't understand why WIA (this was your OP) is so important for you since there is no direct relation between WIA and offensive operations.
Whenever you commit forces in battle force yourself to think about the following:
- (potential) cost and chance of losses being high
- (potential) gain/effect and chance of enemy losses being high
So, you could use elite squadrons to attack an enemy airbase that you have not recced. This might be a good choice if:
- In support of a ground or strategic campaign
You'll take the losses (even elite pilots) because it helps you achieve a certain goal
Or you could choose not to attack if there is no particular goal involved (other then hoping to catch aircraft on the ground, annoy the enemy, fight boredom)
< Message edited by Cannonfodder -- 12/24/2014 12:53:12 PM >
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