British/Australian Carriers in pacific(i know its africa first) -1 reply

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The Ultimate Drifter

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#11 13 years ago

New warships in general would be more than welcome. I'd love to see a lot of American, Japanese, and Brit Cruisers. The Japanese not only had great battleships but they had some slick cruisers too. Also, I forget the name of the class, but they had a 36 knot destroyer with something along the lines of 25 torpedo rails! Man would that ruin the POW's day! Maybe some lighter ships for the Atlantic and Med maps. Corvettes, frigates, that sort of stuff. I'd love to see a light weight naval battle. Maybe escort destroyers, corvettes, frigates, and PT's against Eboats, armed barges, and light destroyers (Zenker or Type 34? I dont know) all fighting to protect a small costal convoy or something along those lines. FH2 ships, FTW!




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#12 13 years ago

Will FH2 ships be able to catch fire will still alive, have more realistic radar & sonar, and have different ways of sinking (IE rolling over, breaking in two)? Or is that not do-able.




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#13 13 years ago

Commonwealth Naval Aviation didnt become a factor in the Pacific til IIRC very late 1944 and 1945.

The command of the BPF was split between Sir Bruce Fraser (fleet operations) and Sir Philip Vian (air operations). The BPF had six new fleet carriers, HMS Indomitable, HMS Victorious, HMS Illustrious, HMS Implacable, HMS Indefatigable and HMS Formidable, but not all were active at the same time because of refits and engine problems. There were two battleships, HMS King George V and HMS Howe. These were escorted by six cruisers and 12 destroyers. The air crews were a mixture of Canadians, South Africans, New Zealanders and British pilots. They flew mostly American aircraft such as the Corsair, Avenger and Hellcat, with a few Sea Fires.
The Americans regarded the defeat of the Japanese as "their" war, and had evolved fleets with "long legs". This meant that the fleet could remain at sea for extended periods as their supply ships could provide food, fuel, ammunition and other supplies as they steamed. They used atolls as fleet anchorage to carry out repairs. In contrast, few British ships rarely remained at sea for more than eight days, and had become dependent on ports for repairs. The Americans demanded that the BPF be able to be at sea for 20 days per month as a minimum. The BPF had tried to develop their supply and repair fleet to American standards, but often had to ask the Americans for fuel or food when the British fleet train process was unable to deliver.



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#14 13 years ago
The Ultimate DrifterWill FH2 ships be able to catch fire will still alive, have more realistic radar & sonar, and have different ways of sinking (IE rolling over, breaking in two)? Or is that not do-able.

would love to see a ship rolling over with guys jumping off in FH2, but im not sure its dooable, BF2 did not focuss on water see. no naval battles in the game so might not be posible.




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#15 13 years ago
Hawk_345BF2 did not focuss on water see. no naval battles in the game so might not be posible.

Thats what worries me. Seeing that big static carrier and only small RIBs and APC's as naval units makes me wonder if there are any limits to what can be done with naval units.




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#16 13 years ago

Well im guseing that the big ships will be able to work, but it might be just like in BFV with the boats in the rivers, you remeber the laggy turning rates of them, this might be the case in FH2, but i hope not, so i dont think any special effects will be able to be done, maybe the ship could tip upwards or downwards instead of sinkling level but i say thats about it, nothing else in the availible engine, i hope im wrong.




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