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RE: Example of US fighter training and how to use it - 1/17/2020 10:44:56 PM   
castor troy


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Just because you lose the plane does not mean that you lose the pilot.


of course it doesn't mean you always lose the pilot but guess what's the ratio? Send 500 aircraft against a Deathstar, 20 return, how many pilots did you lose this single day?

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RE: Example of US fighter training and how to use it - 1/17/2020 11:13:55 PM   
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How many pilots do you lose when you defend and the plane is lost?

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RE: Example of US fighter training and how to use it - 1/18/2020 4:22:55 AM   
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How many pilots do you lose when you defend and the plane is lost?

IME the trade is somewhere around 20/80. Lose them over the enemy's turf, you lose 80% (Allied side with patrol aircraft and subs able to pick up survivors).
Lose them over your own turf and you lose 20%. Very rough, rule of thumb stuff, but it seems to apply in sandbox play. I marvel at the number of messages the Japanese side gets in the Ops report about "Pilot Magoo has been found" or "Pilot Bluto escapes capture".

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RE: Example of US fighter training and how to use it - 1/18/2020 10:46:53 AM   
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So at that ratio, for every month the Japanese could afford to lose about 1500 fighters over their own bases and not decrease their pilot numbers.

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