jcax101
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Thanks, and you are right I unintentionally left out a lot of details and should have included the full report. This was the first and only strike my from my CV. Strike altitude was 12k, and all groups were operating at that elevation. There were 11 fighter groups capable of escorting. CAP was set at 40%, and rest was 0. Aircraft fatigue is all over the place. Perhaps an average of 40. Very rough estimate. Average pilot fatigue was 10. Individual pilot skills. General experience is in the high 70s and pilot air skill is in the low to mid 70s. Def skill average is mid 60s. Leader skills are in the low 60s though I did find two whoppers at 40. Not sure how they snuck on board. The comment about a subtle application of the American's better CAP system in the calculations is a good observation. As great as the game is I could see that. Correct  you cannot sweep a TF. Here's the rest of the report: Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed A6M5 Zero: 6 destroyed B5N2 Kate: 30 destroyed, 13 damaged B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak D3A1 Val: 5 destroyed, 7 damaged D3A1 Val: 9 destroyed by flak Allied aircraft losses F4F4 Wildcat: 5 destroyed Allied Ships CV Lexington, Bomb hits 3 CA Portland CLAA San Juan CV Saratoga, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage CVE Chenango, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage CVE Suwannee, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage CVE Sangamon, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage CA Indianapolis, Bomb hits 1 CV Wasp, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires CL St. Louis BB North Carolina, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, on fire CLAA Juneau DD Farenholt CLAA San Diego, Bomb hits 1, on fire CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 1 CL Cleveland DD Buchanan DD Lansdowne, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage CA Houston, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage DD McCalla, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires CL Helena Aircraft Attacking: 4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb 21 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 15 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 20 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 10 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo 9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb 10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb 6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb CAP engaged: VF37 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (20 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 20 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes VMO155 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes VMF212 with F4U1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (17 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 17 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 25000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes VMF221 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (17 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 17 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes 347th FG/339th FS with P38G Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes VF2 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes VF3 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes VF71 with F4F4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 16000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes VF35 with F4F4 Wildcat (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes VF60 with F4F4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Chenango Massive explosion on CVE Suwannee Ammo storage explosion on CVE Sangamon Fuel storage explosion on CVE Sangamon Ammo storage explosion on CV Wasp Fuel storage explosion on CVE Suwannee Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Attacker class CVE Fuel storage explosion on CVE Suwannee Fuel storage explosion on CVE Sangamon Ammo storage explosion on CV Saratoga
