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Plane replacement??? - 6/26/2021 6:04:42 PM   
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Crawled back to pearl with my cv's and have been there a lil while now after dukeing it out with jap cv force. My question is how do i replace my planes while docked at pearl, will they automatically replace themselves? the battle was for canton and some of my cv planes were sent to canton automatically when i lost the big E, can i load these planes and take them back to pearl and unload them so they replace themselves???
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RE: Plane replacement??? - 6/26/2021 6:09:32 PM   
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How badly damaged are your carriers after these battles? Sometime you have to get carriers repaired to the point where their flight decks can even accept new planes.

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RE: Plane replacement??? - 6/26/2021 6:11:26 PM   
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You can. Another option that might make sense in the right circumstances would be to disband the fragments left behind so that the main unit can receive replacements the normal way. You might lose the aircraft but if you had to get ready fast for another battle that might be a good option. If the main portion of the squadron was lost with the CV it won't come back on its own. You would need to disband the fragments and then recall the squadron and build it back from scratch.

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RE: Plane replacement??? - 6/26/2021 6:13:34 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ScottyG

Crawled back to pearl with my cv's and have been there a lil while now after dukeing it out with jap cv force. My question is how do i replace my planes while docked at pearl, will they automatically replace themselves? the battle was for canton and some of my cv planes were sent to canton automatically when i lost the big E, can i load these planes and take them back to pearl and unload them so they replace themselves???


Remember that pictures help.

If the Big E's air units are fragments, then that is all they ever will be and if you pay for the unit to come back, those fragments will try to join up.

There is a selection on the air unit page to have replacements on or off, you can also manually replace them by hitting the selection. You can usually add up to 4 reserve aircraft then add up to 12 replacements. If the reserves are needed to bring the air unit up to full strength, then they will do so. I am sure that most if not all of this is somewhere in the manual. The manual may also have pictures.

< Message edited by RangerJoe -- 6/26/2021 6:21:28 PM >


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RE: Plane replacement??? - 6/26/2021 7:59:54 PM   
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Can you not fly them back?

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RE: Plane replacement??? - 6/26/2021 11:15:38 PM   
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Can you not fly them back?

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I'm not sure what you mean? Fly them back to pearl? (planes in question are disbanded aircraft on canton) And planes on lexington all squadrons are depleted, so i was wondering to not only get the aircraft ON the lexington back up to full streght do i just leave them go and will they in time gain full strenght again? And concerning the aircraft that got bumped off of the enterprise that are now on canton island if i leave them there will they eventually gain full health again?

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RE: Plane replacement??? - 6/26/2021 11:35:39 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ScottyG


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ORIGINAL: Leandros

Can you not fly them back?

Fred


I'm not sure what you mean? Fly them back to pearl? (planes in question are disbanded aircraft on canton) And planes on lexington all squadrons are depleted, so i was wondering to not only get the aircraft ON the lexington back up to full streght do i just leave them go and will they in time gain full strenght again? And concerning the aircraft that got bumped off of the enterprise that are now on canton island if i leave them there will they eventually gain full health again?

If you undock the carriers in a TF the aircraft can fly on. Replacement aircraft do that automatically so you don't have to tell them to, but air units need to be ordered there. The problem with flying them on is that they bring with them the current level of plane fatigue plus whatever they create fying on.

I lose too many aircraft flying on, so when in port I dock or disband the carriers and crane the aircraft on. This makes all of them disabled but they all get marked for a repair time of 1. Next turn, most of the aircraft are repaired with 0 fatigue. Another day or two and you have a refurbished squadron. The same can be done in reverse - dock/disband your carriers and crane the aircraft to the base airfield. They are disabled but repair to 0 fatigue very soon.

In port is a good place to review your aircraft pools and upgrade any carrier squadrons where there are enough aircraft to do so. If only obsolete aircraft seem to be in the pools, review your continental permanently restricted squadrons and downgrade any that have modern aircraft so that those can go to the carrier squadrons via the pools.

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RE: Plane replacement??? - 6/26/2021 11:58:24 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ScottyG

I'm not sure what you mean? Fly them back to pearl? (planes in question are disbanded aircraft on canton) And planes on lexington all squadrons are depleted, so i was wondering to not only get the aircraft ON the lexington back up to full streght do i just leave them go and will they in time gain full strenght again? And concerning the aircraft that got bumped off of the enterprise that are now on canton island if i leave them there will they eventually gain full health again?

Yes, back to Pearl. As BB has explained, as long as the planes are part of a unit they can go wherever you like them to - range permitting, that is. From Canton to Pearl, if they cannot provide drop tanks on the base fly via an enroute island (as an example, Palmyra). Squadrons are not tied to a specific ship. If your carrier is sunk they can fly from another carrier, or a land base. If there is no avgas on Canton (too little supplies if you have yellow or red exclamation mark) you can load them on a transport for Pearl passing by. Harbour your squadrons and if not on an active station pull in some extra pilots and fly 100 % training - all the time! Set range at 0. In due time reinforcements shall arrive provided the station covers the parameters (read the manual on the procedures for that - size, supplies, etc.).

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RE: Plane replacement??? - 6/27/2021 1:53:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ScottyG


quote:

ORIGINAL: Leandros

Can you not fly them back?

Fred


I'm not sure what you mean? Fly them back to pearl? (planes in question are disbanded aircraft on canton) And planes on lexington all squadrons are depleted, so i was wondering to not only get the aircraft ON the lexington back up to full streght do i just leave them go and will they in time gain full strenght again? And concerning the aircraft that got bumped off of the enterprise that are now on canton island if i leave them there will they eventually gain full health again?


The fragments will always remain fragments.

The parent squadrons will never be able to regain full strength until the fragments are merged or disbanded as alluded to above if you are desperate to regain full strength quickly.

Another alternative is to send an Air Transport TF to Canton to pick up the fragments and bring them back to Pearl.

If any of the carriers are operational you could also clear the flight decks of one of all but one squadron of fighters for CAP cover and send it to pick up the fragments.

You might also try transferring the fragments to Christmas Island, then to Palmyra, then to Hilo and then to Pearl if you control all of those locations and the planes can make those transfer distances.

There are lots and lots of options.

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