But is it possible to limit the range of the aircraft (or any other weapons in the coastal artillery counter) to the range of the artillery that the coastal artillery battery is supposed to represent?
Yes, but that would involve creating a modified .eqp file. Personally, I prefer customized .eqp files, so that is not a problem for me, but others prefer the stock .eqp file.
In the example I posted above, I drastically cut the range of those seaplanes to 8 hexes (most other air units in my .eqp file have ranges 30-100). I chose 8 hexes due to the range of the Blohm & Voss BV 246 radio-guided anti-shipping missile developed by the Germans late in WW2.
But you can give your coastal artillery aircraft pretty much any range you want. However, I can only seem to give them anti-shipping ratings of 120, 240, or 360.
Anyway, as I stated above, this is a VERY scary tool that has implications and applications far beyond what is being discussed here.
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