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StealTh_Dude

Carrier choice help

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Hi, im quite new to the game, just started yesterday and im really interested in playing CV as i observe their playstyle is quite similar to arty (nuking players from afar, and denying space, help HT/BB's push, etc) so im quite torn between USN or IJN CV's and the respective loadouts, ppl say IJN is nuke while USN is fighter's, but more recently i heard that the USN TB's spread is way better compared to IJN's and USN fighters shred IJN ones? so idk which one fits which role.

 

Im still grinding the IJN CV line, still on Kawachi, so can anyone list the pro's and con's of each nations general CV characteristics? thanks in advance :)

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IJN is definitely the more strike orientated of the two.
Yes the USN has the better spread but IJN has more flights of torpedo bombers to use.

Pros and Cons.
IJN.
+ Better at taking out other ships.
+ More flights than USN
+ Faster servicing time
+ CV is more "stealthy"
- More fragile than USN
- Lower pool of reserve
- Low ammo count for Fighters
- Less AA on the Carrier.

USN.
+ Great Fighters.
+ More Aircraft per flight (5 compared to 4)

+ Individual aircraft have more HP then IJN.
+ CV has better AA guns then IJN
-  Relies on Dive Bombers for Anti Ship duties (currently unreliable source of damage)
-  Longer Servicing times due to higher aircraft count
-  Gets shafted on aircraft compositions
-  Less flights in the air at any one time compared to IJN. 

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CV's are not arty's (as per what other veteran players say)

 

to sum up on CV:

USN CV:

-more planes per squad

-mainly focuses on fighters at early tiers (you may choose to remove the fighter to have 1TB and 2DB)

-somewhat decent AA guns from mid tiers to high

-planes tend to be more beefy in terms of HP (???)

 

IJN CV:

-less planes per squad

-more squads 

-planes get chewed up pretty easily by fighters

-somewhat fast

-I guess fast planes(?)

 

that's all I know about for the CV, some will add more to this tho~

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Is the IJN fighters that bad compared to the USN's? because if yes you could probably camp an IJN bomber CV with USN fighters and win?

 

Yes IJN fighters suck compared to USN. But if you did that you'd have to contend with the IJN CV's flak.

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CV should try to follow on a fleet while supporting rather than staying at the back and wait for the enemy CV to bomb and top you lol no matter what kind of nation CV you are using haha 

Edited by daniel98

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CV should try to follow on a fleet while supporting rather than staying at the back and wait for the enemy CV to bomb and top you lol no matter what kind of nation CV you are using haha 

 

US CV's would be better at the support role.

 

Also helped is teams weren't so derpy.

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CV have very Minimum Combat capability and rely on their Air Force

USN CV have Much better AA Weaponry compare to IJN CV so they could protect themself against incoming Enemy bomber with the help of some Fighter

While IJN have much better Concealment so it's harder to detect IJN CV from a far unless you Reconnaissance Planes work for you

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CV have very Minimum Combat capability and rely on their Air Force

USN CV have Much better AA Weaponry compare to IJN CV so they could protect themself against incoming Enemy bomber with the help of some Fighter

While IJN have much better Concealment so it's harder to detect IJN CV from a far unless you Reconnaissance Planes work for you

Well you should have a good division team to do that is good though 

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Ah, another question, is the mechanic of flight control (plane squads) like NF where you could and have to kite(or micromanage) your bombers/ fighters to survive and maybe kill the opposing air force, or just click? because most youtube vids i viewed dont really get into this aspect (or they do but i dont understand) thanks, and sorry if i ask too much :honoring:

 

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Ignore USN CV line. IJN is superior in every way.

 

I regret free exping to the Langley. it's a shadow of her former CBT self.

Edited by Lupis

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