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task force air suport - 2/5/2016 1:33:54 PM   
everton

 

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hi

I have trawled through the manual and this forum but don't seem to be able to find any information on
whether air units can be assigned to give support to a particular task force

I have ordered a task force to hopefully intercept some jap transports and escort of the north borneo coast,
but am aware off Japanese air units in the area, I was wondering if it is possible to assign a squadron of
buffalo's to fly escort exclusively for my naval task force

thanks in advance for any advice
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RE: task force air suport - 2/5/2016 1:36:27 PM   
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ORIGINAL: everton

hi

I have trawled through the manual and this forum but don't seem to be able to find any information on
whether air units can be assigned to give support to a particular task force

I have ordered a task force to hopefully intercept some jap transports and escort of the north borneo coast,
but am aware off Japanese air units in the area, I was wondering if it is possible to assign a squadron of
buffalo's to fly escort exclusively for my naval task force

thanks in advance for any advice


If your fighter squadron/group has the range you use LR CAP and click on the TF you'd like to protect.

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RE: task force air suport - 2/5/2016 1:45:13 PM   
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Remember, anytime you assign a group for LRCAP missions, you should also set their "rest mode" to at least 30% or the number of planes and flights will drop like a rock during the day.
Try to use planes with long legs to begin with and the need for rest decreases.

NOTE! When assigning the escort over a particular fleet, it may give you an error message that the target fleet is out of range currently, but it WILL assign the LRCAP mission which WILL be performed once your fleet is in range.

I also like Buffalos for early war LRCAP because sometimes just their mere presence will cause enemy "unescorted" bombers to flee rather than attack.

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RE: task force air suport - 2/5/2016 1:49:47 PM   
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ORIGINAL: m10bob

Remember, anytime you assign a group for LRCAP missions, you should also set their "rest mode" to at least 30% or the number of planes and flights will drop like a rock during the day.
Try to use planes with long legs to begin with and the need for rest decreases.

NOTE! When assigning the escort over a particular fleet, it may give you an error message that the target fleet is out of range currently, but it WILL assign the LRCAP mission which WILL be performed once your fleet is in range.

I also like Buffalos for early war LRCAP because sometimes just their mere presence will cause enemy "unescorted" bombers to flee rather than attack.

I know... the TF is moving towards Rockhampton and the range pointed out atm as 8. It was just do demonstrate our Kamerad what LR CAP is and how to assign it :)

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RE: task force air suport - 2/5/2016 1:57:12 PM   
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ah great thanks, I am grateful for the advice

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RE: task force air suport - 2/6/2016 1:48:34 PM   
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And we are all grateful for the great questions from our newer friends..

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RE: task force air suport - 2/6/2016 10:20:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: everton

hi

I have trawled through the manual and this forum but don't seem to be able to find any information on
whether air units can be assigned to give support to a particular task force

I have ordered a task force to hopefully intercept some jap transports and escort of the north borneo coast,
but am aware off Japanese air units in the area, I was wondering if it is possible to assign a squadron of
buffalo's to fly escort exclusively for my naval task force

thanks in advance for any advice



Read pages 153 and 162 of the manual for what you can and can't do.

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RE: task force air suport - 2/6/2016 10:47:47 PM   
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interesting issue. do the Japanese zeros have that option for LR cap? I have not noticed it. Maybe is it only activated when using Drop tanks option? i should check it.

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RE: task force air suport - 2/6/2016 11:02:29 PM   
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interesting issue. do the Japanese zeros have that option for LR cap? I have not noticed it. Maybe is it only activated when using Drop tanks option? i should check it.


Any fighter unit has it asfaik.

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RE: task force air suport - 2/7/2016 12:36:27 AM   
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Yes. All FTR and FB can do LRCAP. Just do not expect a whole lot of the squadron to show up

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RE: task force air suport - 2/7/2016 4:05:18 AM   
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Also note that LRCAP over Air Combat TF's is at a reduced effectiveness.

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RE: task force air suport - 2/7/2016 9:58:01 AM   
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Last 2 are important to remember when using it. Ofc the longer the range the fewer planes might actually take part also you need to check every unit closely cause of the fatigue. However this improved to compared to an older version I played...means the fatigue isnt as insane as back then

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