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RE: AAR 1944 - 6/27/2021 3:34:33 PM   
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Thanks for the updates, and congratulations on another confirmed carrier kill. It's not unreasonable to assume Mundy's B-29 night raid has its roots somewhere in the frustration he must be feeling with his progress. Regardless, goodwill between opponents is essential, and I hope the situation is resolved to mutual satisfaction.

More emphatically, I sincerely hope that the next time a reader feels the need to discuss a topic in detail or engage at length with another poster, they will exercise the common courtesy of doing so in a different thread.



Thanks! There were no follow up tactical night raids, guess the insane damage done has just confirmed what we have both been thinking about it


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RE: AAR 1945 - 6/28/2021 4:49:51 AM   
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So the Japanese have lost 3,500 planes of all shapes and sizes against the Allied Submarine threat roughly eliminating 150 deadly Submarines from the allies.

Now I know that the results are bad but the Allies in the Battle of the Atlantic lost 741 RAF aircraft against the U-Boats although with the aid of breaking the broken Enigma codes and the deadlier Escorts with state of the art ASW and hedgehog depth Charge launchers.
Oh and the Allies sunk 780 U-Boats in the end...

Meanwhile the Japanese version of the Battle of the Atlantic had a lot of fragile Japanese planes being shot and ruined by 50.cal MG's or at least something like that to explain the horrendous loses, maybe it's the Factories fault or sabotage by Japanese pilots who hate flying over the ocean to find a boat that can hide underwater.

The early Hunter Killer TFs attempted and completely failed against the Submarine threat, instead the policy was just to place as many escorts as possible to guard transport ships, which hasn't failed Japan much.

I also noticed that the big expensive long range H8K2 Emily isn't being used much during the Operations report, a lot of the long range G3M3 activities though.

Also for some reason I've forgotten what I was going to say beyond this point so I'll just comment here



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RE: AAR 1945 - 6/28/2021 4:38:22 PM   
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So the Japanese have lost 3,500 planes of all shapes and sizes against the Allied Submarine threat roughly eliminating 150 deadly Submarines from the allies.

Now I know that the results are bad but the Allies in the Battle of the Atlantic lost 741 RAF aircraft against the U-Boats although with the aid of breaking the broken Enigma codes and the deadlier Escorts with state of the art ASW and hedgehog depth Charge launchers.
Oh and the Allies sunk 780 U-Boats in the end...

Meanwhile the Japanese version of the Battle of the Atlantic had a lot of fragile Japanese planes being shot and ruined by 50.cal MG's or at least something like that to explain the horrendous loses, maybe it's the Factories fault or sabotage by Japanese pilots who hate flying over the ocean to find a boat that can hide underwater.

The early Hunter Killer TFs attempted and completely failed against the Submarine threat, instead the policy was just to place as many escorts as possible to guard transport ships, which hasn't failed Japan much.

I also noticed that the big expensive long range H8K2 Emily isn't being used much during the Operations report, a lot of the long range G3M3 activities though.

Also for some reason I've forgotten what I was going to say beyond this point so I'll just comment here






There isn't a single Emily unit not flying long range naval search. All the sub sightings from Nells are coming from two highly experienced and skilled units (36 bombers + 4 reserve each) that are set to 20 hexes ASW at two jokepoints where Allied subs are going like flies to poo.

Main losses on nav search / ASW are Jakes and Helen IIa as these types were also flying the majority of the missions. In places where they have never spotted a single sub or ship I have never suffered a single op loss with the same settings and aircraft types.

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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/2/2021 12:49:53 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 18, 45
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Sub attack near Kavieng at 105,123




Japanese Ships
E No.138
E No.74
xAK Kinmon Maru
xAK Genbu Maru
xAK Surakaruta Maru
E No.186
E No.156
E No.150
E No.144

Allied Ships
SS O19, hits 29, and is sunk


big convoy going to Rabaul runs into a Dutch sub... amazing to see the Dutch still operating subs in the Pacific... our escort was missed and in return the sub was a confirmed kill...


SS O19 launches 2 torpedoes at E No.138
E No.186 attacking submerged sub ....
E No.156 fails to find sub and abandons search
E No.150 attacking submerged sub ....
E No.144 attacking submerged sub ....
SS O19 forced to surface!
E No.144 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.186 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.156 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.150 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.144 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.186 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.156 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.150 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.186 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.156 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.150 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.144 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.186 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.156 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.150 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.144 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.186 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.156 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.150 firing on surfaced sub ....
E No.144 firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves



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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/2/2021 12:52:10 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 07, 45
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ASW attack near Shanghai at 96,56




Japanese Ships
E Hodaka
E Amami

Allied Ships
SS Pilotfish, hits 10, heavy damage


nearly three weeks of a big lull later we catch another sub in shallow water and hit the bugger with four Type 2 depth charges... pretty sure the sub is dead...


SS Pilotfish is sighted by escort
E Hodaka fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Amami fails to find sub and abandons search
E Hodaka fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Hodaka attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub



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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/9/2021 12:05:21 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 15, 45

looks like something is incoming as we have spotted a carrier group and what looks like to be an amphib task force moving through the Bay of Bengal... only spotted these two task forces but a carrier group that small wouldn't be able to fend of my LBA let alone KB... hmmmm...




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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/10/2021 11:51:55 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 18, 45

The British fleet has been spotted daily and while it first seemed to be an attempt to invade Northern Sumatra the two task forces are now moving South West away from Sumatra... no idea what Mundy is planning or if he's trying to lull me into something... this fleet movement isn't big enough to make me react in any decent way so we will just have an eye on them and have the airforce ready if needed...




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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/10/2021 12:03:05 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 20, 45
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Sub attack near Soerabaja at 56,103

Japanese Ships
PB Zuiko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Fuji Maru #3
xAK Ryoyo Maru
xAK Nissen Maru
xAK Hakodate Maru
PB Heizan Maru
PB Hitora Maru
PB Takunan Maru
PB Minowa Maru

Allied Ships
SS Loggerhead, hits 3


the escort was sunk and Loggerhead only took some near misses...


SS Loggerhead launches 2 torpedoes at PB Zuiko Maru
PB Heizan Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Hitora Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Takunan Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Minowa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Minowa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Minowa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Minowa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Minowa Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Minowa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Minowa Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125




Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 88
Ki-94-II x 88

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 4 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 3 destroyed


while the British fleet West of Sumatra was moving around like in circles I decided this would be clearly a feint the enemy suddenly showed up over Rabaul with a squadron of P-51D... needless to say the enemy was incoming at max alt and the resulting dive trashed my defenders... even was too lazy to stagger my CAP as the difference is meh and all my squadrons would be bounced anyways until number come into play... same happened here, we lost like nearly a dozen fighters during the P-51 dive and when the dive ended our fighters shot them up in return but there were only a handful left to be shot at...


CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (0 airborne, 30 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 33910.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (0 airborne, 30 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 33910.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 30 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 37370.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 30 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 37370.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 81
Ki-94-II x 83

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 3 destroyed


oh boy, looks like this could be the start of an air offensive as another squadron shows up over Rabaul but this time the dive ends after just three or four firing passes... so funny, the result surely isn't obvious...


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 37000 feet *

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (3 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
20 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
25 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 40000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
23 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 37370.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-94-II (3 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
21 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 76
Ki-94-II x 79

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 5 scrambling)
26 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-94-II (2 airborne, 9 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
17 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 39000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
26 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 39000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 2 scrambling)
27 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 74
Ki-94-II x 74

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses


like all the time each sweeping squadron loses 3 of their own on the way in that then show up later... never understood that feature either, it's been there since release...


CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (3 airborne, 3 on standby, 17 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 40000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 9 scrambling)
16 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 39000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-94-II (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 6 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 39000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 3 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 70
Ki-94-II x 66

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed


the next three...


CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (6 airborne, 3 on standby, 17 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 40000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 9 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 39000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 6 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 64
Ki-94-II x 60

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 3 destroyed


and as there were 3x3 P-51D coming in there must be a third 22 plane strike incoming and here it is... these Mustangs had a longer dive period and our fighters are hit hard right away... nearly all dives resulted in outright kills, the following air engagement mostly resulted in damaged enemy fighters but they've got a loooong way home so the kill rate might be looking better than the combat report in the end...

I was expecting 4E bombers showing up too but we only faced these three Mustang squadrons on their sweep... we still had at least 100 fighters left in the air after the sweeps so any incoming 4Es would have been hit hard and there are only fighter units at the airfields of Rabaul so ground losses should have been limited...




CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 17 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 40000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-94-II (1 airborne, 6 on standby, 9 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 39000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-94-II (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 3 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/10/2021 12:09:08 PM   
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like I've already mentioned there were really a lot of damaged Mustangs during the battle and while most of them would have made it home to a nearby base the USAAF staged these sweeps out of Australia at 19 hexes range...

the result were lots and lots of damaged Mustangs being lost on their way home and in the end the kill ratio even slightly favours our defenders with a handful more Mustangs lost than IJAAF fighters... we did lose two dozen highly experienced and skilled pilots though which is quite a loss... losing over 50% of the involved sweepers sure isn't nice either though...

unfortunately the British carrier group came closer to Sumatra again (still like going in circles) which resulted in lots and lots of Dinah-III being shot down on nav search as the carrier group turned into a vaccum cleaner again and way more search aircraft being over that fleet than what would be even possible considering numbers and a 360 degree search area...




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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/10/2021 12:40:40 PM   
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PB Fuji Maru #3

SS Loggerhead, hits 3

P-51D Mustang: 3 destroyed

P-51D Mustang x 3

Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 3 destroyed



Seems this turn liked the "3" quite a bit


Btw. how do you know where the sweeps came from (followed the red line I guess??).

This was a decent result for you considering your fighters were all at 15k, if the Franks would have been down low it might been better.

Set a "sweep trap" if he wants to come again, the better mvr planes at eg. 5k and teh Ki94 HIGH up... that might be funny..



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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/10/2021 1:21:16 PM   
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PB Fuji Maru #3

SS Loggerhead, hits 3

P-51D Mustang: 3 destroyed

P-51D Mustang x 3

Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 3 destroyed



Seems this turn liked the "3" quite a bit


Btw. how do you know where the sweeps came from (followed the red line I guess??).

This was a decent result for you considering your fighters were all at 15k, if the Franks would have been down low it might been better.

Set a "sweep trap" if he wants to come again, the better mvr planes at eg. 5k and teh Ki94 HIGH up... that might be funny..





"closest" base they could come from is in North Eastern Australia, North of Townsville and the red line is pointing right there, Port Hedland IIRC

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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/10/2021 1:25:58 PM   
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Oh you still have PM and Terapo etc. then ?

Then this is even more funny cause these sweeps make no sense, only if massive bomber sorties follow.
But at that range?

Sweeps alone only make sense if the sweepers have a massive advantage both in quality and quantity. Naturally most pilots of downed planes are lost for the sweepers while many of the CAP might survive..and this is true for the sturdier Allied fighters too.

I believe (sorry if this is offending anyone) your opp has lost the overview of the game or has no real time to play/plan his moves - most of his actions point to this conclusion..

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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/10/2021 1:41:50 PM   
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Oh you still have PM and Terapo etc. then ?

Then this is even more funny cause these sweeps make no sense, only if massive bomber sorties follow.
But at that range?

Sweeps alone only make sense if the sweepers have a massive advantage both in quality and quantity. Naturally most pilots of downed planes are lost for the sweepers while many of the CAP might survive..and this is true for the sturdier Allied fighters too.

I believe (sorry if this is offending anyone) your opp has lost the overview of the game or has no real time to play/plan his moves - most of his actions point to this conclusion..



yup, all of New Guinea is in Japanese hands, the enemy only attempted a landing at Milne Bay very early and after the disastrous carrier engagements over the years they never came back to New Guinea.

Agree, without the bombers also going for Rabaul it wouldn't make much sense but in this case he was lucky there were none because he wouldn't have done a lot of damage on the ground (in terms of destroyed aircraft) and 100 Franks/Ki-94 left would have meant a lot of dead bombers.

I guess he was just keen to see the performance of his P-51. They weren't doing all that bad, from 6-8 hexes they would have most likely achieved a 3:1 but the range killed them. I have done the same in the game and many others too. You get a new fancy airframe and want to test it, so you do. In this case, the closest base for his test was Rabaul as all other airfields that are closer are empty. But closest means 19 hexes in this case.

Would love to test my Shindens but they just don't reach Australia from Rabaul.

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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/10/2021 1:52:14 PM   
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Ah YES trying out new toys... we are mostly still lil boys, right ? I know that, too.

And it is just a game, if your pixels are shot down in 100s what does it really matter..

I do not know the replacement rate of the P51D from memory, but guess also a lot come with filled up units (like P47). However sometimes it is better in the game to do nothing and collect your resources even taking a few punhces from the opponent but conserve certain important assets..

But lets see what this CV fleet does you reported above, maybe this time a cunning and working move?

Maybe the adviser of your opp is named "Baldrick" ??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsXKS8Nyu8Q



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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/11/2021 3:58:35 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 21, 45
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lae at 99,126




Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 41
Ki-94-II x 41

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 24
B-25D1 Mitchell x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 5 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 8 destroyed
B-25D1 Mitchell: 13 destroyed


after yesterday's USAAF sweeps against Rabaul I felt relatively safe today and around 100 fighters were transferred to Lae to cover a convoy there... have to say I didn't expect an attack, if I had, I would have flown in double the number of fighters as there are plenty of fighter units at Truk...

well, first wave sees bomb carrying Beafighters tangling with our escorts, first dropping their loads, then the Beaufighters dropped out of the air not able to even damage one of our fighters... was quite confident to maul the Mitchells too which is what we did but at what cost? We down all 19 Mitchells as well but lost a dozen fighters in return to those idiotic attack bombers and their design in the game... was like 90% of the firing passes against the front of the bombers, resulting in only a 1.5:1 kill rate of my fighters vs these bombers... that's way better than a wave of 4E would do...


CAP engaged:
721 Ku S-1 with N1K2-J George (13 airborne, 28 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
31 planes vectored on to bombers
70th Sentai with Ki-94-II (13 airborne, 28 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
22 planes vectored on to bombers

Banzai! - Higashiyama U. in a Ki-94-II rams a B-25D1 Mitchell for the Emperor


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lae at 99,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 25
Ki-94-II x 29

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 5 destroyed


another smaller wave incoming, all being down, again a good number of fighters lost and even more being damaged...


CAP engaged:
721 Ku S-1 with N1K2-J George (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 7848.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-94-II (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
26 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lae at 99,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 20
Ki-94-II x 22

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 8 destroyed, 4 damaged


what the hell!!! wave after wave is coming in and this one nearly got a 1:1 kill rate against our fighters and fighter numbers dropping dramatically now... first hit on a freighter...


Japanese Ships
xAK Tensyo Maru, Bomb hits 1
xAK Kazan Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
721 Ku S-1 with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes

Banzai! - Muranaka B. in a N1K2-J George rams a B-25D1 Mitchell for the Emperor


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lae at 99,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 8
Ki-94-II x 10

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged


oh boy, this seems not to stop and now the Mitchells start killing more fighters than they lose bombers... our fighters are helplessly trying to defend the convoy now...


Japanese Ships
xAK Kazan Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
721 Ku S-1 with N1K2-J George (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-94-II (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lae at 99,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 5
Ki-94-II x 4

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged


3:1 kill ratio for the bombers now, first freighter going down... our fighter pilots now start ramming bombers, but that doesn't even result in downed but only damaged bombers...


Japanese Ships
E No.82, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Kazan Maru, Bomb hits 1
xAK Tensyo Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
721 Ku S-1 with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-94-II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes

Banzai! - Matsuyama M. in a N1K2-J George rams a B-25D1 Mitchell for the Emperor


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lae at 99,126

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 1
Ki-94-II x 1

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 damaged


that's the last incoming wave, sinking both freighters that were sent to Lae... the dozen bombers easily dispatched the last two fighters, downing one and sending the second home in damaged state... was really hard to watch, these Mitchells were doing better than the P-51 on their sweep yesterday which speaks for the design of attack bombers in AE, no idea why this was included halve grown as it is... 90 Georges and Ki-94 engaging roughly the same number of B-25, I wouldn't want to be the real life Allied commander sending them in without decent escorts but the way it works in the game the ingame Allied commander losing less aircraft in total NOT having escorts for these attack bombers as the escorts would be just sitting ducks being bounced by my higher positioned CAP...

it was a blood bath for both sides and it was a mission kill as our convoy was destroyed...


Japanese Ships
xAK Tensyo Maru, Shell hits 2, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Kazan Maru, Shell hits 25, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
721 Ku S-1 with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead
70th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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we lost 50% of our fighters over Lae against the attack bombers, nearly all of the rest was damaged which means two totally trashed fighter units (both are flying circuses)... the Beaufighters were all shot down for not even a single damaged IJ fighter...

the way attack bombers work in the game I'm only glad that there aren't hundreds of them...




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here's the British fleet, still no idea what Mundy is doing... to me it just looks like a bluff at the moment, that fleet is way too small to do anything... pity KB isn't stationed at Singapore, I could easily take the chance to pummel a couple of CVE/CVL without being in danger of taking damage in return...

the British doing their feint near Sumatra we have alerted all units on all other fronts being prepared for an offensive move of the enemy, most likely in the Pacific again... around 200 additional fighters have been transferred from Japan to the frontlines...




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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/14/2021 7:42:10 PM   
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Sub attack near Balabac at 71,84

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 43
SC Ch 18
SC Ch 14
TK Tsurushima Maru
TK Noshiro Maru
SC Ch 35
SC Ch 31

Allied Ships
SS Sea Cat, hits 2


the subchaser was missed and scores two near misses on the sub... well, the escorts did their jobs at least...


SS Sea Cat launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 43
Sea Cat diving deep ....
SC Ch 43 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 35 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 31 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 43 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 31 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 31 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 31 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 31 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


the Royal Navy is moving away from Sumatra, now being around Cocos Island...






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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
APD T-5

Allied Ships
SS S-28

not much happening other than a fast transport tangling with a sub that has been sitting in PM's hex all the time...



SS S-28 launches 2 torpedoes
S-28 bottoming out ....
APD T-5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Moulmein at 54,55

Japanese Ships
E Shirakami
xAK Eihuku Maru
E Takashima
E Ishizaki
E Hoko

Allied Ships
SS Piper

SS Piper is sighted by escort
Piper bottoming out ....
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Hoko fails to find sub and abandons search
E Takashima fails to find sub and abandons search
E Ishizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


thought I'd post the victory point screen today as the reported Allied ships sunk have passed 2000... BANZAI! BANZAI! BANZAI! Every day we still get confirmed sinkings of ships that were sunk in the operations around Calcutta, the Marshalls and Marcus Island...






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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/14/2021 7:46:37 PM   
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looks like I know the reason for the Royal Navy cruising around near the SRA, being a feint to draw super KB into the region as it seems like the enemy is finally going to invade New Guinea, most likely a landing at PM incoming as we have spotted this today:





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was wrong in thinking the enemy would invade Port Moresby as our nav search has shadowed the enmy the last three days and today they were reported moving past Horn Island... hmmm... might move to the dot base of Groote Eylandt to build it up and put pressure on Darwin...




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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/16/2021 5:02:15 PM   
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definately not going to land troops at Groote Eylandt as the enemy is moving further North East and nav search identified way more different carrier groups than I have thought before... at least four CV/CVL and CVE groups are escorting other task forces, this must be an attempt to land at Darwin to threaten the SRA...

Darwin is well defended and sure not an easy target that will fall quickly, the main disadvantage for the defenders there is it being a clear hex...




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ASW attack near Koepang at 67,115

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-82
SC CHa-80

Allied Ships
SS Lionfish, hits 1

SS Lionfish is sighted by escort
SC CHa-82 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC CHa-80 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-80 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-80 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-80 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-80 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-80 attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
APD T-5

Allied Ships
SS S-28


that sub still sits at Port Moresby... one of the last APDs going there so I'm fine with the sub rotting in that hex forever...


SS S-28 is sighted by escort
APD T-5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Pamekasan at 58,106

Japanese Ships
PB Heizan Maru
PB Minowa Maru
PB Hitora Maru

Allied Ships
SS Hackleback

SS Hackleback launches 2 torpedoes at PB Heizan Maru
Hackleback diving deep ....
PB Heizan Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Hitora Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hitora Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hitora Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Hitora Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hitora Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hitora Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


okay, here's the situation with the Allied carrier groups that are escorting several other task forces... guess we will see Allied landings at the beaches around Darwin either tomorrow or in two days... looks like all carrier bombers were stood down as they have spotted a small surface combat group at Saumlaki but didn't launch a strike... or the strike got lost on the way to Saumlaki...

more and more aircraft are flown into the region, super KB was alerted and a good part of the IJN's capital ships are also enroute...







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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babar at 76,119




Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 32
P1Y2 Frances x 10
Ki-84r Frank x 49
Ki-94-II x 49

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 12
F4U-1D Corsair x 555
F6F-3 Hellcat x 45
F6F-5 Hellcat x 376

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 6 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 5 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Makassar Strait
CVE Shipley Bay


hmmm, Mundy surprises me again... first I've expected an operation against Port Moresby, then an escorted fleet going to Groote Eylandt, followed by being convinced he would attack Darwin... now look at the position where we have spotted the Allied fleet, looks like everything is heading towards Timor!!!

and look at the number of Allied fighters on CAP!!! 988 fighters on CAP is hands down the biggest CAP this campaign has seen so far... I would have to look up the fighter squadrons and the carriers they have served on but I guess most of the CAP is coming from CVE but I have no doubt there are also quite a number of CV/CVL involved... while the CVE aren't as much of a threat on the offense they bring a hell a lot of fighters for the defense and there is no chance for super KB (not as super anymore considering the size of the Allied carrier fleet ) to go one on one with this behemouth...

the plan is to use as many land based fighters as possible to escort small bomber strikes just to deplete Allied carrier fighter strenght, the bombers being the pathfinders to the Allied fleet, which is the only way to get fighters over the Allied fleet... this means I will lose at least one bomber unit after another each turn but hopefully our fighters will take down at least the same number of enemy CAP fighters...

was amazing to see four Frances even getting through CAP to drop bombs (no air HQ and therefor no torps at Darwin)...


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 25000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 14 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 14 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 14 on standby, 14 scrambling)
3 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 10000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 14 on standby, 14 scrambling)
3 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 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 14 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babar at 76,119




Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 13
Ki-84r Frank x 98
Ki-94-II x 101

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 11
F4U-1D Corsair x 470
F6F-3 Hellcat x 36
F6F-5 Hellcat x 309

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 7 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 5 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


next strike is coming out of Saumlaki with nearly 200 IJAAF incoming, halve of them being Ki-94-II which should outclass every Allied carrier based fighter... considering the big number of fighters the number of losses on both sides is laughable when it comes down to aircraft destroyed, there were a good number of damaged fighters though... neither side having the dive it was an equal fight in the previous and this engagement...


CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 12 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 10 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 14 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 14 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 10 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 14 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 14 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 12 on standby, 10 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 5 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 32370.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 5 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 9 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VC(F)-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes




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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/17/2021 1:52:55 PM   
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Babar at 76,119

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 36
P1Y2 Frances x 4
Ki-84r Frank x 23
Ki-94-II x 72

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 12
F4U-1D Corsair x 455
F6F-3 Hellcat x 42
F6F-5 Hellcat x 291

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


another strike out of Darwin in the afternoon as there was a small number of bombers left and our escorts down more enemy fighters than they lose but to be honest I expected more kills from sending in 500 fighters today... CAP was 988 at the beginning this morning, down to 800 in the afternoon and that's encouraging I'd say...


CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
1 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 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



here are today's air losses, as already mentioned there weren't as many outright kills during the engagements but lots of damaged fighters and I expected more fighters being lost or being write offs but in the end we only downed around 60 enemy fighters, getting a 1.5:1 in fighters vs fighters, add in the bombers the kill ratio is reversed but that's about to be expected... what I didn't expect is the low number of kills when sending in hundreds of highly skilled fighters... it's not that they were all shot down, there just wasn't a real air engagement...







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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/17/2021 2:01:49 PM   
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we are now expecting an Allied landing on Timor, either directly at Dili which has a big airfield (but is also garrisoned well) or at the bases around Dili... super KB is in waiting position next to Sorong (after being sent down towards Port Moresby on the other side of New Guinea and returning North the last days) and will head NW to stay within a one day strike range... if the next days are going like this one we will need at least four if not five more days to grind down Allied CAP before we have any decent chance to strike with KB...

if the enemy is going to land within two days and retires within four days I'm not sure we will even get a chance to strike with our carrier based air...




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I have to say, judging by the way your opponent is not even bothering to layer his combat air patrols in any fashion, it doesn't look like your opponent has much heart in the game...

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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/17/2021 4:26:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: DesertWolf101

I have to say, judging by the way your opponent is not even bothering to layer his combat air patrols in any fashion, it doesn't look like your opponent has much heart in the game...



doesn't make much sense in layering CAP over CVs, all you do with this is enabling the game to screw up airstrikes even more. I never layer CAP over CVs either

there are no sweeps and full radar warning literally 100% of the time

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