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Ohioan

Not Wise Shitashi - Cheston

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#21 14 years ago

We know the current Torp bombers are placeholders.

I KNOW that only one torpedo would kill a carrier or any ship for that matter, they are extremely deadly. They rip a huge hole in the ship's hull, which of course sinks it. For the sake of FH though, one torpedo hit would make for poor gameplay. 4 for a carrier sounds fair, is all.




PvtRyan

GF makes me horny

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#22 14 years ago

or make the ships sink INCREDABLY slow, allowing for last minute takeoffs/ time to abandon ship




MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#23 14 years ago

Well, some carriers were build on the hulls of battleships, so their protection against torpedos wasn't exactly weak. But even the best protection doesn't guarantee anything, the Shinano, a Japanese carrier build on the hull of a Yamato-class battleship, was sunk by only one torpedo (AFAIK because the crew was not trained).




Beast of War

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#24 14 years ago
MrFancypantsWell, some carriers were build on the hulls of battleships, so their protection against torpedos wasn't exactly weak. But even the best protection doesn't guarantee anything, the Shinano, a Japanese carrier build on the hull of a Yamato-class battleship, was sunk by only one torpedo (AFAIK because the crew was not trained).

One torpedo ? That says enough that ship didn't have an armoured belt or anti-torpedo bulkhead protection.

The fact that the carrier was built on the hull of a battleship does not automaticly mean it actually had an armoured belt or anti-torpedo bulkhead protection installed.......

Fuel for the aircraft, munitons, bombs and torpedoes for the aircraft an AA batteries, hangars below flight deck for maintenance of aircraft and so on take a lot of space, more then there would be with an armoured belt still there. I think that carrier didn't have one at construction, or it was removed during the conversion to carrier.

Nevertheless almost all carrier designs in WWII were just based on larger unarmoured cargo ship hulls since under the deck the carrier is essentially a floating fuel and munition transport ship. Some earlier carriers and smaller escort carriers were even literally former cargo ships, often coal transport ships, the biggest ships at that time.