geekiegeek: Not sure our handful of Skyhawks at the time would have had much chance against Russian migs. Nice work though.
You're right, a mixture of Su-33's, Yak-38s and 41s actually, and in this timeline the Project Kahu was fast tracked and, so it gives all Skyhawks comparable eyes and ears abilitiy of F-16s and upgraded armament. HOWEVER in saying that yeah you're still right. In the story they are joined by the air wing of the USS Carl Vinson which is the last US carrier in the pacific. So it balances it out alot more. :)
A4K's would have a fair chance against the SU33's of the day providing a sufficient supply of aim-7 sparrow and sidewinders was available. The biggest threat would actually be the long range destruction of Whenuapai and Ohakea by sub launched cruse missile beforehand. I would imagine that would be the first move in any attack.