In addition to forces above I’ll send the strategic bomber from England and fighters if their still around from the scramble for your fleet. If you send the fighters from England you have to commit your carrier. Lose those fighters 1st if you feel you might retreat. This gives you two additional fighters and a bomber.
He posted that he lost those 2 fighters hence i could not send them there.
Where do you think the strat bomber comes from in my post 🙂
Also yes the carrier is basicaly cannon fodder it will take the first 2 hits if italy scrambles, so it is unwise for italy to scramble as this will lose him 2 planes + 1 german plane and still lose everything.
They get the NO though for the efford if their not extremely unlucky.