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Old 01-20-2020, 11:48 PM   #71
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The Viper is the closest thing to the F-2 we'll ever get in DCS i guess. But that's off topic.
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:06 PM   #72
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I am new to the WW2 DCS info....There is a Pacific theater being designed? I would be in for sure..... I know the Marianas is coming up....Will that also be WW2?
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:56 PM   #73
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Yes, see the OP https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php...10&postcount=1
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:35 AM   #74
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Now when will DCS support float planes?
Things I never knew I always wanted #17: flying a Kingfisher off a battleship.
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Old 02-07-2020, 11:43 AM   #75
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Things I never knew I always wanted #17: flying a Kingfisher off a battleship.
Interesting. Never thought about the possibility. Now i want it.

Did the us or japanese navy also launch fighters or attack aircraft from their battleships or was it only recce?
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Old 02-07-2020, 11:54 AM   #76
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The Japanese deployed float plane fighters from islands bases, the A6M2-N being the most prominent case, the US just experimented with various designs, like a Devastator or Wildcat on floats. Never heard that anyone used battleships for this, except some rather heavily armed reece planes like the Ar-196.
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:10 AM   #77
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The Japanese deployed float plane fighters from islands bases, the A6M2-N being the most prominent case, the US just experimented with various designs, like a Devastator or Wildcat on floats. Never heard that anyone used battleships for this, except some rather heavily armed reece planes like the Ar-196.
Yes, agreed.

But I'm not sure why you single out the Ar-196 as being "heavily armed". Are you referring to the 20mm cannon?

Most of the battleship- or cruiser-launched floatplanes were primarily for reconnaissance, naval-artillery spotting or liaison. That said, most of them had some guns for self-defence and the option of carrying bombs. I'm not aware of any being used for bombing though... does anyone have a examples/references?

Some of the classic floatplanes launched from capital ships in the Pacific include:

OS2U-3 Kingfisher
SOC-1 Seagull
SC1 Seahawk
Mitshubishi F1M Pete
Aichi E13A1 Jake

All of these would be fantastic additions for the Marianas WW2 map. (Although I would still love to see an Ar-196). Oh, and here is a link for the Nakajima A6M2N although, as was stated in the previous post, it was not launched from capital ships. It did operate off a seaplane carrier, though.


One thing that might be useful for the Marianas WW2 map (as an interim) is having floatplanes as static objects. Certainly having some which could be placed in the mission editor alongside docks, pulled up on beaches or floating in bays would make for great targets for aircraft such as the F4U Corsair.

However, getting some flyable seaplane in DCS would be amazing.
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:07 AM   #78
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I'm not sure why you single out the Ar-196 as being "heavily armed". Are you referring to the 20mm cannon?

Yes, with one forward firing 7.92 mm machine gun and two 20 mm cannon (+ SC50 bombs) the Ar-196 had a similar armament than contemporary fighters and it made the plane quite versatile. It was more than capable of destroying even larger enemy reecon planes (if it could catch them) and the cannons were also effective in damaging surface targets. The Bismarck launched an Ar196 against a RAF Catalina, planes from German commerce raiders were used to attack single merchantmen early in the war (to take out their radios) or two Ar-196 attacked and ultimately captured the submarine HMS Seal.
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Old 02-08-2020, 02:48 PM   #79
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Technically, Ise and Huyga after conversion for hybrid battleship - aircraft carriers were supposed to carry Judy dive bombers. Relevant air units for both vessels were trained and deployed, but decimated during "normal" air ops from land bases in late '44. As far as I know no further air strike ops from these two ships were carried out in the last months of the war.
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