The plan and briefing (more to be added later today)
Our attention will switch back to the north and a new push in the centre.
In the south we will mount a nuisance strike against the airfield in B5 and photo recon at low level.
In the central sector we will break out of Stalingrad to secure new frontline airifelds
In the north we will support our KV's on the airfield and make a concentrated attack against Llovlya
These are the aircraft we will be using (note the aircraft squad allocations)
South - 6 a/c - All GIAP
4xP40 - 100% - DT - Recon escort + airfield strafe
2xPe2 - 100% - 5 photo each
You guys are to move at low alt and high speed, ideally around 1000mtr at 400km/h, this will put you just below cloud and least chance of being spotted, here is a route suggestion and target information. Remember each Pe2 has 5 photos each. In the image below is the planned route but note this route only starts at the rendezvous point. The P40 takeoff in the north and the Pe2 in the east.
Central - 8 a/c - ALL EAF
4xLagg 3 series 4 - 100% - 8xRS82
4xIL2 - 100% - 2xFAB100 + 8xRS132
North - 22 a/c - IAF + 102nd
4xIL2M - IAF - 100% - 2xFAB100 + 4xBRS132
4xYak 1B - IAF - 100% - Default
4xYak 9 - IAF - 100% - Default
4xIL2M - 102nd - 100% - 2xFAB100 + 4xBRS132
4xP39 - 100% - 37mm
2xLagg 3 IT - 100% - Default
IAF + 102nd IL2M Targets
Llovlya is full of axis war equipment ranging from entrenched infantry to Pz.IVF2's, the city also has a garrison of anti-tank bunkers. Today your IL2 are equipped with BRS rockets, these rockets are specifically attacking armour and bunkers, do not use rockets against infantry or flak. All forms of axis armour can be defeated by your 23mm cannon (apart from the stug) so the first target you should wipe out is the bunkers. None of our tanks can destroy the bunkers so we must destroy them before the tanks arrive. Once the bunkers are destroyed then engage all enemy armoured units and artillery but again only use the rockets against armour, cannon and bomb for artillery and vehicles. If we destroy all bunkers, vehicles and artillery then we can attack the entrenched infantry.