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zuiho
04-25-2004, 03:13 AM
What about the contemporary use of A5M 'Claude' and japanese jeep carrier? It's a simple way; in the first months of the war, until Midway, the very active japanese light carrier Ryujo launch strikes against some locations and raids the Bay of Bengal, and it's flight squadron is composed by 18 B5N 'Kate' and... 18 A5M 'Claude'! So, in only one mission or scenario, two interesting and important 'secondary' japanese war machines can be added to PF.

PS:Ah, don't forget that the Shoho at the battle of Coral Sea had some 'Claude' with is Zero,but only the A6M scrambled vs the Yorktown planes.

zuiho
04-25-2004, 03:13 AM
What about the contemporary use of A5M 'Claude' and japanese jeep carrier? It's a simple way; in the first months of the war, until Midway, the very active japanese light carrier Ryujo launch strikes against some locations and raids the Bay of Bengal, and it's flight squadron is composed by 18 B5N 'Kate' and... 18 A5M 'Claude'! So, in only one mission or scenario, two interesting and important 'secondary' japanese war machines can be added to PF.

PS:Ah, don't forget that the Shoho at the battle of Coral Sea had some 'Claude' with is Zero,but only the A6M scrambled vs the Yorktown planes.

LEXX_Luthor
04-25-2004, 04:57 PM
Largest loss of Japanese naval aviation...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>21 September 1937
On 21 September 1937 aircraft from the Japanese aircraft carriers Hosho and Ryujo (1st Carrier Division) attacked Canton despite bad weather under the leadership of Shosa (Lieutenant Commander) Kozono. During the first raid in the morning, the 29th PS scrambled seven Hawk IIIs under Captain Ho Ching-Wei to intercept twelve Type 94 dive-bombers and three torpedo (level) bombers and 15 Type 90 fighters [Nakajima A2N I believe] (six from Hosho). A fierce dogfight ensued which lasted over 30 minutes. Two of the Hawk IIIs were shot down and both pilots killed (Hawks nos. 5239 and 5232). The Japanese carrier fighters also caught two Chinese observation planes and shot them down, killing one pilot (the other bailed out). The Japanese were not, however, to escape losses, Lieutenant Teng Chung-Kai and his fellow 29th PS pilots under Captain Ho fought so tenaciously that five of the Hosho's fighters ran out of fuel short of their carrier and ditched. Destroyers and other vessels rescued the Japanese pilots but this incident resulted in the biggest single loss of Japanese Navy fighters during the Sino-Japanese War 1937-1941.

under "1937" ---&gt; http://www.dalnet.se/~surfcity/sino-japanese.htm <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


A2N ---&gt; http://www.dalnet.se/~surfcity/images/a2n1_1.jpg
http://www.dalnet.se/~surfcity/a2n.htm