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Right, a couple of problems with the flightlead/CAG/SWACs position:
Target designations don't appear on screen for fighters. Friendly designations don't appear on screen for fighters. Friendly designations can change depending on who panics and picks a different fighter.
Flight lead is the leader flying who can suggest formations. SWACs/CAG is on a science console on the carrier directing individual ships toward targets relative to their position since the target designations do not show up on the fighter's screens.
Assuming we ran a carrier, had a sci-comm combined role, and only ran three fighters, the crew would still number 9. That would be the Commander, helm, weapons, engineering, sci-comm, SWACs, flight-lead, and two fighters. Unless we can keep our numbers up, we probably wouldn’t be able to afford the manpower cost.
A full crew would be 6, and we would want to run 4 ships as it is (assuming we scrap one of the cruisers for a carrier), so we would need 33 people at LEAST in the division to run a carrier.
That’s just my two cents.