I used red army airforce during all of 1941, losses were high. But Luftwaffe was losing planes too, especially bombers, and german ground forces were affected. I used even the I-153.
When an air group losses are high, i can put it back to reserve. Anyway red army produces tons of airplanes, so why not use them, the red army needs all the help he can get, especially in 1941. This is just my 2 cents. Personally i do quite like they did historically, sacrifice yourself for the motherland, or otherwise comrade Stalin will sacrifice you.
Speaking of the strategy of using the red army aviation to bombard german airfields. Do not forget that the red army needs the help of the VVS on the ground too.
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