It seems like in most cases _range should't be provided (and should be calculated from equipment by Lua). Only if the ship's innate range is a larger value (based on old API, Vita data, or battle tests) it should be provided.
Please verify API IDs before editing! You already made a false edit as Lycoris Princess I (679) does not have a verified range on your provided source, wikiwiki! 679 is an enemy air raid form, not a boss node form!!!
Also, please provide sources for the plane slots! As of now there appear to be attached to the wrong forms. If you cannot provide a source with api ids I will have to remove them!
And from http://bbs.ngacn.cc/read.php?tid=9306401 , there are 184 planes belonging to the enemy fleet in E7 boss (hard). 168 of them are Aircraft Princess's, and the rest (16) may be Central Princess's.
Not pointing a finger at you or anyone (to blame) in particular here. Considering this is already now a 2 years old issue and without much clues as to how such information were determined (e.g. plane slots for abyssal vessels).
I just wanted to point out that one of twitter user you were (possibly) following has provided another way of calculating plane slots. Twitter username is "Croshadow_" and according to KC Reddit Discord chat, Dewy (a user on KC Reddit Discord) provided this tweet. A small excerpt from the aforementioned tweet:
The question now is which formula would be correct as Chinese KC wiki also has identical information as KC wikia but didn't cite their sources. Their case may be unrelated to this as well. As がか mentioned above it would be nice if there are potentially other (reliable) source for determining Abyssal vessels' slot sizes.
The fourth slots on the new Wo-Class (Flagship III/IV and Kai Flagship II/III/IV) are disabled. We know this because they don't add an attack in the opening airstrike and api responses indicate they only have three slots (even though the fourth slot is equipped). Please do not enable them.
Do you have proof (API responses?) for the Kai Flagship II/III fourth slot equips?
api_slot_num is the amount of enabled slots. It actually looks like Flagship II might have got retroactively updated to 3 slots (or maybe it was 3 all the time), when this happened I don't know. It is impossible to know the sizes of slots anymore except for reverse calculation from damaged dealt of opening airstrikes.
I actually looked at the api responses again and I found I was mistaken. I missed an opening airstrike in one of the calls; seems like enough planes were shot down to nullify the fourth slot airstrikes in 3/4 cases I had, but one of them has 3 torpedo opening strikes which means all slots are working, just that the api_start2 data shows 3 slots for some reason. I will update the system to reflect this accordingly.
According to wikiwiki, the AS values seem to reflect 36/36/36/36 and 32/32/27/5, which is trustworthy enough to be marked as estimation, so I'll revert my revert of your edits. Thank you, and sorry for reverting your edit.