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Suggestion: ASW Weapons for CVs

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Ok, here I go. My first topic.

I've never been on the forum before, so excuse any mistakes I've made.

Before you all grab your pitchforks on the word CV, hear me out. Here is what I'm proposing:

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Every CV should have planes capable of carrying depth charges, but they should not be a new type of plane to exclusively carry these weapons. Instead, a CV's dive or level bombers should be dually capable of dropping depth charges and anti-shipping armament. Here is how I propose it works.

-A dive or level bomber is capable of switching between two armaments in the middle of the battle. They can choose between their normal anti shipping armament (AP bombs, HE bombs, carpet bombs) or dropped ASW weapons like depth charges, which can hit a submarine past a depth where normal anti-shipping weapons like rockets and bombs will fail to hit.

-A bomber cannot instantly change to a new weapon type. Bombers must enter a 30s- 1 minute 'rearmament' or 'reload' period in which all bombers currently available on the carrier (excluding ones already in the air) will be unable to be used as they switch to either ASW weapons or back to their anti-shipping weapons.

-Bombers carrying depth charges have their ability to deal with surface ships slashed, and likewise, a plane carrying anti- surface ship armament cannot deal with a submarine that submerges past 10m.

-Some small carriers, like Saipan, can have enchanced ASW abilities through some gimmick as historically, they were escort carriers who were better equipped and focused to provide ASW capabilities. I am unsure about this, but it may come in the form of some sort of detection equipment.


-An additional gimmick can be added where CVs recieve a debuff when they are rearming their planes; this would be in-line with a historical vulnerability period when a CV was rearming or refueling.

Just an idea.

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Very interesting! But let's see what lies in store when the submarines themselves are implemented. I doubt WG would let CVs get away with not being able to inflict massive damage to a specific class of ship...

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I would just want to see high tier DDs getting depth charge mortars and anti-sub missiles (Swedish DDs), etc. aka very LONG-RANGED anti-sub weapons.

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8 minutes ago, Paladinum said:

I would just want to see high tier DDs getting depth charge mortars and anti-sub missiles (Swedish DDs), etc. aka very LONG-RANGED anti-sub weapons.

Friesland / NL DD should have the longest ASW range in the game. Sweden DD is second.

This is compensation for her / their lack of torpedo armament.

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