From: Winnipeg, MB
ORIGINAL: Ian R
Also, be aware that there is a provision for replacement of aircraft separate from production of aircraft. Where the aircraft shows a replacement rate, that is the monthly maximum number of aircraft that can be automatically replaced when your units lose aircraft in combat or operations.
Are you sure that the replacement arrival rate is capped by air frame losses? I was under the impression that it was simply a daily roll of random30 being > repl rate means you don't get a plane. E.G. , as the B24D1 has a repl rate of 33, you definitely get 1 per day, and you have a 10% chance of getting a second one.
The replacements are available as replacements for aircraft lost, but my understanding is that they are not available for filling out TOE of the air unit that has lost no aircraft or upgrade of aircraft to that model i.e. replacements are not added to the pool because they are earmarked for other theaters. Alfred had a good post on the difference between replacements and production. I will try to find it.
Edit: Haven't found Alfred's post so far, but there is this from Feb, 2020 where a player is inquiring about F4F replacements arriving in June 1942 even though the production ceased April 1, 1942. He has taken six replacements already in June and there are 45 replacements in the pool. But there are four in the pool and he could have been drawing from the pool first instead of the replacements available. https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4767091
< Message edited by BBfanboy -- 12/27/2020 3:36:28 AM >
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