Richard Anderson wrote:Let's look at the German effort versus daylight strategic bombing in April 1944.
Great, I'm sure this will directly address the marginal impact of R4M use in April 1944.
RIchard Anderson wrote:The Luftwaffe flew 4,469 1E and 547 2E sorties against USAAF missions on 19 days. Of those, 2,998 1E and 273 2E fighters actually engaged, 67.1% and 49.9% respectively.
German losses were 378 destroyed, 46 missing, and 153 damaged 60% or more, sadly not differentiated between 1E and 2E. Thus, 11.5% of all sorties launched and 17.6% of engaged sorties were lost.
Eighth AF flew 6,447 effective HB sorties and lost 324 HB, 5.0%. Fifteenth AF flew 1,381 sorties and lost 52, 3.8%. Combined it was 376 lost of 7,828 sorties, 4.8%.
Overall in April, the Luftwaffe in the West reported 61 1E and 2E day fighters missing in the West (Reich, Ob.West, and Ob. Süd), 356 destroyed by enemy contact, 34 without enemy contact, 51 damaged 60% by enemy contact, 52 damaged 60% without enemy contact, 57 destroyed on the ground, 48 damaged 60% on the ground, 84 destroyed in non-combat operational flights, 111 60% damaged in non-combat operational flights, 109 destroyed in non-operational flights, and 234 60% damaged in non-operational flights. So 659 lost classified as to enemy action and 343 lost not to enemy action.
Nope, another list of OTL stats.
At least this time you didn't pretend to analyze ATL R4M use by assuming its marginal impact would be precisely zero, as you did last time
Richard Anderson wrote:But the R4M will solve all the Luftwaffe's problems...
Once more AHF hysteria about magic cures. Neither Glenn239 nor I have claimed R4M would even stop the CBO, yet the hysterical see Wehraboos everywhere they look.
Moderators - this isn't strictly a rule violation but surely there must be a general disfavoring of misrepresenting the opposition?
EKB wrote:Like so many arguments in this forum, a rule change that favors one side does not account for the unknown but inevitable adjustments by the other side.
...and of course more whining about neglected Allied responses by people making no arguments about such responses.