The 1945 reorganisation reflects Admiral Mistcher's recommendations - the best source I have on these is Clark Reyonalds' The Fast Carriers. At pages 356-357.
I think what we have lost in all our modding is the "resize to fit ship" function. I think Don, the Elf, et al took this into account and if you are in port, it sorts itself out.
Basically, you are looking at (pre Olympic) a CAG of:
48 VF - F6F or F4U
24 VBF - F4U to replace SB2C
18 VT - TBF to replaced by BT2D (aka AD Skyraider) or BTM
6 x F6F-5N
6 x TBM-N
The CVLs would initially spot 36 x F4U, and "ASAP" 48 x F8F which had a much smaller "footprint" on the carrier.
As an interim measure, carriers in operational theatres would transition to:
32 VF - (24 day, 4 night, four PR)
24 VBF - (F4U)
24 VB (SB2C)
20 VT (Turkeys)
The CVLs were to immediately to land their VTS and embark 36 F6Fs, with the intention these transition to F4U ASAP - and then to the smaller Bearcat, which they could spot 48 of.
As stated, my gut says that Elf was all over this and if you leave them in port for few days the CVs will sort themselves out.
On the other hand, you'll need to:
(a) Offload the VTs from the CVLs
(b) edit in, in say August 1945 (when the F8F is operational), a further upgrade to the CVLs.
I suggest you set it to -
- minimum shipyard 5
- minimum delay say 2 days
- Aircap increase to 48.
I put some of this in my Mod.
"You may find that having is not so nearly pleasing a thing as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."
- Cdr Spock