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CV Tech Tree Suggestion (US, UK, JP, DE, FR, IT)

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Hi WG Dev Team,

Suggesting complete CV lines for US, UK, Japan, and Germany.
Although France and Italy have CV's in their navy history, they will start at T6 and end at T8 with the current information I have. I do not mind France and Italy starting from T6 but I am unable to finish them to T10. Hence I will leave them out in this CV suggestion thread (for now).


All 4 Nations T10 will be able to deploy first generation jet fighters. Use them or not it is up to the player.
All First generation jet fighters are fast.
Depending on nation, speed, maneuverability, and armor will be a factor in that nation's CV.
Due to overpowered nature of the jet fighters, All attacking aircraft will be reduced to 1 attacking aircraft. A squadron will consist of 2 to 4 aircraft.

 


US

US CV employs their signature tactic, leader and wing man.
US CV also employs both Tiny Tim and HVAR attackers as well as HE and AP bombers. (Except the heavy CV line. Give up better equipment for more aircraft attacking.)
US aircraft are tough, they have armor. Will take a bit more to shoot down compared to Japan and British aircraft.
Medicore speed, tight turning radius.


CV Main Line:
Employs their signature tactic, Leader and Wing man. (2 aircraft attacking, 6 - 8 aircraft squadron)
Vanilla CV game play.

T4 Langley
Note: Starter CV.

T5 Casablanca
Note: US was late in the CV race and used CVE as a short term solution.
Note: Gambier Bay is Premium ship.
Note: No summon fighter aircraft at T5.

T6 Ranger
Note: Although younger then Lexington class, she is slow.

T7 Lexington
Note: Lexington class battle cruiser converted to full fledged CV.

T8 Yorktown
Note: Treaty CV.

T9 Essex
Note: Full fledged CV without treaty limits.

T10 Midway
Note: Ultimate wartime CV. Served until 1991.
Note: Hull B upgrade to SCC-110.
Note: First gen jet fighters.

 

CV Conversion Line:
Employs their signature tactic, Leader and Wing man. (Due to limited size, 2 aircraft attacking, 4 - 6 aircraft squadron)
Converted CV aircraft are 1 or 2 tier higher than the main line. This is to cancel their disadvantage of a small strike squadrons.
Converted CV line can move faster around the battlefield to gain the upper hand. Ship speed is their main strength
Closer to combat better turnaround time. Also employs high risk, high reward gains.

T5 Bogue
Note: Branches off from T4 Langley.
Note: Type C3 cargo ship hull converted to CVE
Note: US was late in the CV race and used CVE as a short term solution.
Note: No summon fighter aircraft at T5.

T6 Independence
Note: Cleveland class hull converted to CV.

T7 Wright
Note: Baltimore class hull converted to CV.
Note: Saipan is Premium Ship.

T8 Wasp
Note: Left over tonnage from Yorktown class due to treaty limitation.
Note: Mini-Yorktown.

T9 Manila
Note: Alaska class hull converted to CV.
Note: USS Philippines (CB-4)
Note: Battle of Manila 1902.

T10 Mill Springs
Note: Iowa class hull converted to CV.
Note: USS Kentucky (BB-66)
Note: Battle of Mill Springs 1862.
Note: Theoretical Hull B upgrade to carry first gen jet fighters with angled deck.
Note: First gen jet fighters.

 

Heavy CV Line
Heavy CV line employs the Finger Four tactic. (4 aircraft attacking, 8 - 12 aircraft per squadron)
This branch looses both the HVAR and the AP bombs in favor of more planes attacking the opponent.

T8 Saratoga
Note: Branches off from Lexington.
Note: Survived the war long enough to be re-fitted to be better and stronger.

T9 Hornet
Note: Yorktown built during the war without treaty restrictions.

T10 Ticonderoga
Note: Long Hull Essex class.
Note: Hull B upgrade to SCB-125.
Note: First gen jet fighters.

Edited by S0und_Theif

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UK

UK CV employs the V formation or Vic formation.
UK bombers keep their signature carpet bombing feature.
UK aircraft is the slowest of the other 3, but has the best turn radius.
UK CV also employs either Alpha strike (All 3 aircraft attack at once) or Single strike (1 aircraft attack at a time. Like single torpedo strike). 1st aircraft attacks, 2nd aircraft have 5 seconds to attack, and final aircraft has 5 seconds to attack. Missed attacks, aircraft will returns to squadron formation)
UK CV T7 to T10 have armored deck. Ship survivability is their strength.
Unlike Japan, UK CV does not suffer aircraft penalty with their armored CV and armored CVL
 

CV Main Line:
UK CV employs the V formation or Vic formation. (3 aircraft attacking, 9 - 12 aircraft squadron)

T4 Argus
Note: Starter CV
Note: Only T4 employs the 2-6. 2 aircraft attacking, 6 aircraft squadron.

T5 Eagle
Note: Almirante Cochrane battleship converted to CV
Note: No summon fighter aircraft at T5

T6 Furious
Note: Furious battle cruiser converted to CV

T7 Illustriuos
Note: Proper CV built from the ground up.

T8 Implacable
Note: Proper CV built from the ground up.

T9 Audacious
Note: Proper CV built from the ground up.

T10 Malta
Note: Proper CV built from the ground up.
Theoretical Hull B upgrade to carry first gen jet fighters with angled deck


CVL Line:
UK CV employs the V formation or Vic formation. (Due to limited size, 3 aircraft attacking, 6 - 9 aircraft squadron)
CVL line concealment is better. Sneak closer to the battlefield to gain the upper hand.
Closer to combat better turnaround time. Also employs high risk, high reward gains.

T5 Hermes
Note: Branches off from HMS Argus.
Note: No summon fighter aircraft at T5

T6 Vindictive
Note: Hawkins class hull converted to CV

T7 Unicorn
Note: Proper CVL built from the ground up.

T8 Colossus
Note: Proper CVL built from the ground up.

T9 Centaur
Note: Proper CVL built from the ground up.

T10 ????
Note: No Data
Theoretical Hull B upgrade to carry first gen jet fighters with angled deck

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Japan CV

Japan CV employs the V formation or Vic formation.
Japan CV will have both HE and AP bombs as well as both Standard and Deep Water Torpedoes. (DWT can damage CA, CL, BB, CB, CC, CV, CVL, CVE. DD will have no damage.)
In addition HE and AP bombs, at T6 Japan bombers will be able to do kamikaze attacks.
Kamikaze attacks will do additional 10% damage for each successful attack with HE armed bomber. And additional 15% on attack aircraft.
Kamikaze attacks will do minimal damage for each successful attack with AP armed bomber. (AP bomb must penetrate something in order for the fuse to be armed. Kamikaze AP bombs either fail to detonate or detonated prematurely during impact. Hence AP kamikaze is never recommended.)

Fastest aircraft compared to the other 3 nations. Turn radius is also comarable to US aircraft. Turn around time is fast without the ships getting close to combat. Speed comes with a price, little to no armor makes them easy prey to AA and fighters.
Ships have the least armor compared to other 3 nations CV (Except the armored deck branch). Concealment is their strong point. Use stealth and surprise them, or use decoy tactics and make enemy think you are in point A, but you are in point H.


Main CV Line
Japan CV employs the V formation or Vic formation. (3 aircraft attacking, 12 - 15 aircraft squadron)
Most numerous aircraft in a squadron in all of the CV. Due to little to no armor in their aircraft, they are easy prey for AA compared to other nation CV.
Only US Heavy CV line can match their numbers. But that starts at T8.

T4 Hosho
Note: Starter CV
Note: Only T4 employs the 2-6. 2 aircraft attacking, 6 aircraft squadron.

T5 Zuiho
Note: No summon fighter aircraft at T5
Note: CVL

T6 Ryujo
Note: Kamkiaze attacks start here.
Note: CVL

T7 Hiyo
Note: Luxury passenger ship converted to CV.

T8 Soryu
Note: Japan's answer to Yorktown calss.

T9 Unryu
Note:  Improved Hiryu.

T10 G14
Note: Improved Unryu.

 

Armored Deck CV Line
Japan CV employs the V formation or Vic formation. (Due to ship armor, aircraft has limited space, 3 aircraft attacking, 6 - 9 aircraft squadron)
Aside from IJN good concealment, she has good armor. Ship survivability is better than other Japan counterpart, but additional armor comes with a price for fewer aircraft per squadron.

T8 Shokaku
Note: Branches from Hiyo
Note: Soryu without treaty limits.
Note: Although not armored, she will recieve armor in the game.
Note: Kamikaze is present from this ship onwards.

T9 Taiho
Note: True armored deck CV.

T10 G15 / Hakuryu
Note: Improved Taiho.

 

CVL Line
Japan CV employs the V formation or Vic formation. (Due to limited size, 3 aircraft attacking, 6 - 9 aircraft squadron)
Speed and stealth. Fast aircrafts ships with good concealment.
Closer to combat better turnaround time. Also employs high risk, high reward gains.

T8 Ryuho
Note: Branches from Hiyo
Note: Submarine tender Tegei converted to CVL
Note: Kamikaze is present from this ship onwards.

T9 "Ibuki"
Note: Ibuki hull converted to CVL

T10 G18
Note: Planned CVL but not built.

 

Converted hull CV Line
Japan CV employs the V formation or Vic formation. (Due to their converted hull nature, Japan cramped enough space to fit enough aircraft to match US CV, 3 aircraft attacking, 9 - 12 aircraft squadron)
Converted CV line are BB or CC hulls that was planned to be converted to CV due to their disastrous loss in Midway
Converted CV aircraft are 1 or 2 tier higher than the main line. This is to cancel their disadvantage of a smaller strike squadrons.

T5 "Kongou"
Note: Branches from Kongou BB, rather than Hosho CV.
Note: One of the Kongou hull planned to be converted to CV

T6 "Ise"
Note: One of the Ise hull planned to be converted to CV.
Note: Not to be confused with hybrid CV. This will be a full CV.

T7 "Nagato"
Note: One of the Nagato hull planned to be converted to CV

T8 Akagi
Note: One of the Amagi class hull converted to CV
Note: Kamkiaze attacks start here.

T9 "Yoshino"
Note: One of the Yoshino hull planned to be converted to CV

T10 Shinano
Note: One of the Yamato class hull converted to CV

Edited by S0und_Theif

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Germany

German aircraft are tanky / high HP pool.
Armor is not as good as US and UK but better than Japan.
Medicore speed, wide turning radius.
Original inventor of the leader and wing man tactic.
Due to medicore damage, Germany employ 2 aircraft attacking, 8 - 10 aircraft squadron. (can bring down to 6 - 8 if too strong)
Signature shreaking dive bomber from T7 or T8 to instill fear (or not).
 

CV Line:

T4 1915
Note: No name just some data.
Note: Starter CV.
Note: Passenger ship Ausonia converted to CV.
Note: Only T4 employs the 2-6. 2 aircraft attacking, 6 aircraft squadron.

T5 Jade
Note: Passenger ship Potsdam converted to CV.
Note: No summon fighter aircraft at T5.

T6 Graf Fitti
Note: Deutchland class hull converted to CV.

T7 Seydlitz
Note: Hipper class hull converted to CV.

T8 "Graf Zeppelin" Sister / Flugzeugträger B
Note: Graf Zeppelin had 3 other sisters. They will take her place in T8.
Note: Only true CV built from the ground up.

T9 Europa
Note: Transport ship Europa converted to CV.

T10 ????
Note: No Data.
Note: Possibly an H class hull converted to CV.
Note: Most German CV "like Japan" are hulls converted to CV.

Edited by S0und_Theif

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Incomplete French and Italian CV line.

Adding an incomplete set of French and Italian CV. Since French and Italian navy did not look at CV as a real useful combat ship up until early WW2, they will start at T5 rather than T4.

 

France

French CV employs the V formation or Vic formation. 3 aircraft attacking, 9 - 12 aircraft squadron
French gimmick is all about speed, so either their planes will have higher speed when speed boost is on, or longer speed boost duration, or both.
 

CV line:

T5 "De Grasse"
Note: Since she is considered as a Light Carrier, She will get the 3 aircraft attacking, 6 - 9 aircraft squadron
Note: Although it is the Germans who planned the conversion, this is a "what if" scenario, where the French continued her conversion as a CVL.

T6 Bearn
Note: Normandie class hull converted to CV

T7 Joffre
Note: Only true CV built from the ground up.

T8 "Richelieu"
Note: Richelieu class hull converted to CV

T9 ????
Note: No Data
Note: Possibly an Alsace class hull converted to CV.

T10 ????
Note: No Data
Note: Possibly an Republique class hull converted to CV.

 

Italy

Italian CV employs the V formation or Vic formation. 3 aircraft attacking, 9 - 12 aircraft squadron
Italian gimmick is (at the moment) on Semi-Armor Piercing, hence Rocket planes will carry either SAP or AP rockets (depend on load out), and AP bombers.
 

CV line:

T5 "Trento"
Note: Since she is considered as a Light Carrier, She will get the
3 aircraft attacking, 6 - 9 aircraft squadron

T6 Aquila
Note: Passenger ship Roma converted to CV.

T7 Sparviero
Note: Passenger ship Augustus converted to CV.

T8 Impero
Note: Littorio class hull converted to CV

T9 ????
Note: No Data
Note: Possibly an UP.41 class hull converted to CV.

T10 ????
Note: No Data
Note: Will wait for T10 BB hull. For now = ????

 

Work in Progress.

Edited by S0und_Theif

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