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There is two kinds of failure. One is your common kind of misdoing;

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The other is Izmail's catapult.

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47 minutes ago, hurricaneflyer said:

There is two kinds of failure. One is your common kind of misdoing;

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The other is Izmail's catapult.

Eeeh, it does look weird, and i don't know if the turrets roof are strong enough to hold the weight given how lightly armored it is, but it's indeed possible to mount a catapult above turrets. IIRC New Mexico, Bayern in-game, and Colorado has them.

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It looks like something the coyote would make in his endless pursuit of the roadrunner.

 

However, ponder this..

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or even..

Arado 196 float plane mounted above the stern turret of 11 in battleship Gneisenau - prewar photo: this catapult arrangement was later removed as it was too susceptible to blast damage from the guns.

 

 

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Thanks, @AntifoulAwl! I just learned this myself, but there are some designs irl that would have the catapult on top of a turret. 

Two birds, one stone type thing?

....those poor birds. :Smile_hiding:

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19 hours ago, Earl_of_Arland said:

Eeeh, it does look weird, and i don't know if the turrets roof are strong enough to hold the weight given how lightly armored it is, but it's indeed possible to mount a catapult above turrets. IIRC New Mexico, Bayern in-game, and Colorado has them.

Ah no, the placement is not the issue, it's the fact that even though it exists, YOU CANNOT EQUIP ANY FORM OF AIRCRAFT

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I understand that because Its on a turret modeling the aircraft taking off on a moving object that can be obstructed would be... err...   Difficult, but it still hurts to see the catapult and realise, 'oh wait, thats right WG, I might as well not have a catapult.'

@mademoisail If it's possible, could you bring this up with WG?

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There was a special plug which fitted into the end of the barrel which functioned as a primitive catapult when the gun was fired to help launch the plan.

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probably not quite that but in real world history there were several samples of such in use

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