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Seaplane carriers and tenders

#1 Post by Jack8193 » Jun 25 2017

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Re: Seaplane carriers and tenders

#2 Post by Balthagor » Jun 25 2017

It's unclear still how we'll deal with these. As their carrier capacity is less than an actual carrier, we would normally increase stats for ships like these. As there were few of these in service at the start of the war, that may be something we look at post release.
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Re: Seaplane carriers and tenders

#3 Post by SGTscuba » Jun 26 2017

I was wondering if this would crop up. Maybe just give them a single squadron strength like you did with some of the in the 36 scenario.

I was tempted to say just give them a really good spotting distance like you did with ships like the (modern) Andrea Dorea. But I would like to use them for light attack as well perhaps / fleet defence. If you go for high spotting distance Ig should cover land as well since its spotting from above.
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Re: Seaplane carriers and tenders

#4 Post by Jack8193 » Jul 12 2017

SGTscuba wrote:I was wondering if this would crop up. Maybe just give them a single squadron strength like you did with some of the in the 36 scenario.

I was tempted to say just give them a really good spotting distance like you did with ships like the (modern) Andrea Dorea. But I would like to use them for light attack as well perhaps / fleet defence. If you go for high spotting distance Ig should cover land as well since its spotting from above.
Example: italian Giuseppe Miraglia could carry some 17 seaplanes (originally Macchi M.18, later IMAM Ro.43), and was equipped with two catapults. Seaplanes could be retrieved by means of large doors and cranes at the sides of the hangar.

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french Commandant Teste: during trials in 1937, it took three hours to embark or disembark a group of 16 aircraft, 17 minutes to embark a single Gourdou-Leseurre GL-812 reconnaissance floatplane, and seven minutes to launch a section of four floatplanes by catapult

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spanish seaplane carrier Dédalo: could carry 2 captive observation balloons of 1,200 m³ volume, 2 Italian-built dirigibles of 1,500 m³ volume, and up to 20 seaplanes of various types over the years, including Felixstowe F.3, Savoia S.16 and S.16 bis, Macchi M.18 and Supermarine Scarab.

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japanese aircraft carrier Chitose: could carry 24 × floatplanes and was equipped with 4 catapuilts

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Re: Seaplane carriers and tenders - the Half-Squadron Option

#5 Post by geminif4ucorsair » Jul 14 2017

Balthagor wrote:It's unclear still how we'll deal with these. As their carrier capacity is less than an actual carrier, we would normally increase stats for ships like these. As there were few of these in service at the start of the war, that may be something we look at post release.
* * They certainly emerge during the war in fair numbers.......

* * Why can BG not consider the inventory of seaplanes that can be accommodated [not just serviced] when transporting them, and therefore use a 1/2-squadron rating for most of the Seaplane Carriers when a ship only transports somewhere in the half-dozen or up to ten seaplanes?

Makes more sense than to leave them out of the game initially.

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Re: Seaplane carriers and tenders

#6 Post by Balthagor » Jul 14 2017

1/2 squadron is now how aircraft carriers are measured. It's based on "squadron capacity" regardless of size.
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Re: Seaplane carriers and tenders

#7 Post by SGTscuba » Jul 14 2017

Nice, so we get seaplane carriers and seaplanes now?
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Re: Seaplane carriers and tenders

#8 Post by Balthagor » Jul 16 2017

No changes on this, just explaining the limitations. The won't be included at release.
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#9 Post by Zuikaku » Jul 16 2017

Only superior IJN used seaplane carriers (to some limited extent) as "seaplane carriers". They were mostly used as port assets to help handling and repair of seaplanes in (small) ports and places lacking either ground crews or infrastructure or to just help handling seaplanes in other ports.
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Seaplane carriers and tenders

#10 Post by BeJimmiebum » Sep 03 2019

My search-** has failed me, so I was wondering if anybody had knocked up some stats for a Chitose/Choyada before they were converted to escort carriers.

By the same token, I was wondering if anyone had any stats for the HMS Gotland, or maybe the USS Curtiss, or some of the other seaplane tenders. They seem like quite interesting ships, but they have no representation thus far that I can find.

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