Nagumo with 7 carriers at Midway

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alecsandros
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Re: Nagumo with 7 carriers at Midway

Post by alecsandros » 30 Oct 2017 17:24

Ok, ok , those are very reasonable numbers IMHO.

It's also possible that the IJN strike could tangle with some SBD incoming squadrons (at around 10:00 or so), and re-route/shoot-down/force to early release some SBDs. This, coupled with the much smaller explosive and fuel on the open, could bring the salvation of AKAGI, and therefore a stronger follow-up strike (and smaller losses for the returning IJN flyers thanks to having 2 decks to land on.)

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