Note: This OB is the result of the research done for the article The Spanish Air Force 1939-45 by Carlos Pérez. This OB was published first on belliludi.com and is reproduced with kind permission.

To For Whom the Bell Tolls Europa OB, next changes (as few as possible) are proposed:

  1. Because Spanish pilots were veteran aircrews due to recent civil war, we employ initially the divisor of 40 aircraft per counter. However this divisor reach 50 aircraft per counter by January 1945.
  2. Light army co-operation and recon aircraft are excluded (as usual in Europa).
  3. Reinforcements always arrive on Jan I turn of each year.
  4. Place at random 3 air units aborted from initial deployment (Sep I 39).

 

 

Initial

Reinforcements

 

Aircraft

Rating

1939

1940

1941

1942

1943

1944

1945

Notes

Fighters:

                 

CR.32bis

3F2 0/9

3

           

During Spanish Civil War were received from Italy:
83 CR.32, 112 CR.32bis, 37 CR.32ter and 144 CR.32quater.

Me 109 B/E

6F5 1/7

1

       

-1

 

Includes the He 112s.

I-15bis

3F2 0/5

1

     

-1

   

Includes the few I-16s.

I-16t10

4F3 0/8

-

     

+1

   

Includes the I-15bis.

Bombers:

                 

SM.79-1

2B3 1-5/22

2

 

-1

       

Include the BR.20s.

He 111E

2B3 2-5/17

1

           

Includes the He 111Bs.

SB-2

2A2 1-1/12

1

   

-1

     

Includes the Hs 123s.

Attack:

                 

He 51

1A1 1/5

1

     

-1

     

I-15

1A2 1/6

-

+1

   

+1

     

Totals

 

10

+1

-1

-1

 

-1

 

 

ARPs

   

2

2

     

2

 

 

 

PRODUCTION

Air Replacements

Air Replacement Limit: 2.

Air Replacement Points. Spain receives 3 ARPs at friendly-owned replacement cities on the first turn of each air cycle, beginning no sooner than the sixth turn of general mobilization. Madrid:1 ARPs, Sevilla: 2 ARPs.

REINFORCEMENTS

Conditional Reinforcements

Air Force Schools

Mainland Spain

Spain may call up the Spanish Air Force schools, receiving the following reinforcements at any airbases in Mainland Spain. If the schools are called up, the Spanish player deducts 2 ARPs from his allotment each time ARPs are received.

   1x CR.32bis               3F2 0/9

   1x SM.81                   1T2 0/23           (Note: Includes the Ju 52s)

Foreign Aid

The following forces become available when the required equipment is provided by the indicated country.

From Germany

Mainland Spain

Reequip: 1x any air unit to:

   1x Ju 88A4                4B5 3-7/26

Reequip: 1x any air unit to:

   1x Me 109F3             6F7 1/8

Sep I 39

Aircraft

Rating

Europa Equivalent

Aircraft Available

Notes

Fighters:

       

3x CR.32bis

3F2 0/9

120 aircraft

124/100

 

1x Me 109 B/E

6F5 1/7

40 aircraft

61/47

Includes the He 112s and G.50s.

1x I-15bis

3F2 0/5

40 aircraft

31/14

Includes the I-16s.

Bombers:

       

2x SM.79-1

2B3 1-5/22

80 aircraft

72/59

Include the BR.20s.

1x He 111E

2B3 2-5/17

40 aircraft

52/42

Includes the He 111Bs.

1x SB-2

2A2 1-1/12

40 aircraft

30/15

Includes the Hs 123s.

Attack:

       

1x He 51

1A1 1/5

40 aircraft

44/20

 

Total

 

400 aircraft

414/297

 

Jan I 43

Aircraft

Rating

Europa Equivalent

Aircraft Available

Notes

Fighters:

       

3x CR.32bis

3F2 0/9

120 aircraft

156/110

 

1x Me 109 B/E

6F5 1/7

40 aircraft

35/15

Includes the He 112s and G.50s.

1x I-16t10

4F3 0/8

40 aircraft

23/22

Includes the I-15bis.

Bombers:

       

1x SM.79-1

2B3 1-5/22

40 aircraft

53/39

Include the BR.20s.

1x He 111E

2B3 2-5/17

40 aircraft

45/34

Includes the He 111Bs.

Attack:

       

2x I-15

1A2 1/6

80 aircraft

81/67

Include the He 51s.

Total

 

360 aircraft

393/287