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Graf Zeppelin Leak

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Guys, this is prolly the best news of the year, if not decade.

 

WG finally added the Graf Zeppelin to the Live client's game files.

And it's actually amazing.

So, as we all know the Graf Zeppelin was kinda bad irl, mostly because it had the aircraft loadout of an escort

carrier while being larger than a Yorktown-class carrier.

 

However in order to overcome this hurdle WG gave it manual control over it's 16(!) 15cm cruiser size guns.

That's right folks, it has 15 bloody guns that the CV player can actually aim regularly like with any other ship.

DDs might wanna beware of it.

Luckily it's armor is pretty crappy, so in a gun-duel it'll prolly still fail hard.

 

It's aircraft loadout as mentioned before is pretty crappy, but this is improved by giving it FW-190 Doras as fighters.

From what I've gathered the FW-190 in particular wouldn't have been capable of carrier launching and landing

due to the long time it takes to lift off and stop, but I guess WG just pulled some good old WT-E100 strings on this one.

 

Same with the rocket boosted(!!!) Stukas, that are carrying 1000kg bombs.

 

In return the Graf Zeppelin only has very few aircrafts.

Her two fighter squadrons come with 4 fighters per squadron and the Stukas are running on a 3x3 setup.

So in total you have 2 fighter squadrons and 3 bomber squadrons.

There aren't any torpedo bombers yet, which is kinda annoying, but I assume that's just due to the ship not being released yet.

 

Here's where you can find the files:

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Also an actual in-game picture that I took by modding my Ranger to look like the Graf Zeppelin by utilising the files from the folder:

Link

 

Disclaimer:

This is not a breach of the supertest NDA since the files are all in the live server client.

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Super Tester
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It's no longer April's Fool...

This is what I was thinking when I clicked on this... 

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yeap Retia is right, so how does a ship that displaces 33,500 tonnes more than  Yorktown 25,000 tonnes only carry 42 planes??? Even the Lexington (36,000 tonnes) which displaces similar, carried a heavier secondary battery and more planes (72-90 planes).

 

In a 1 v 1 duel the Lexingtons with their 8" guns, or even their refit 5" batteries (Saratoga only) would still beat the Graf Zepplin

 

Poor old Germans not keeping with the times in Naval warfare

Edited by Blitzkreig95

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Super Tester
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Stop stealing my Job :(

 

No.

 

It's no longer April's Fool...

 

Where I come from every mission's a suici-.... I mean every day's Fool's day.

 

Good! now we can have blone hair kudere german carrier

 

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Super Tester
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Which tier for Shinano should be? A premium? 

 

It's using the Yamato hull...so almost certainly a Tier 10?

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It's using the Yamato hull...so almost certainly a Tier 10?

 

Hull doesn't really mean as much, since you're not really meant to be tanking shots at the frontlines in a carrier.

My bets would be on a Tier 8 or 9 CV, since IRL Shinano was meant as a resupply carrier and not a fleet carrier; while she would probably have more reserves, she'd also probably lack in launch speed.

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