You can buy a vinyl printout of the board from office max or staples, no idea how it works but I know its been done. Check out the axis and allies Facebook group and ask a question there, someone will definitely get back to you.
Can fighters and tac scramble to defend ships from an allied nation? i.e.: German planes scrambling to protect Italian ships using an Italian air-base?
since Manual talks about ‘friendly units’ I’m guessing the answer is ‘yes’, but I want to confirm it with the experts (those are you guys)