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Admiral_Thrawn_1 #21 Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:04 AM

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Lol if they wanted land inavasion support mission just link the game up to World of Tanks and let the tanks attempt to shell the offshore ships lol that would get interesting...

After all many WOT maps do have shore lines with ocean.



CorvusBB39 #22 Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:43 AM

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USN DEs during WWII had two principal duties: radar pickets and escorting convoys for submarine protection.  Neither of these is very prominent (as yet) in WoWS.  I doubt they would be introduced soon, if at all.

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View Posticecommander1234, on 19 March 2017 - 09:52 PM, said:

it's a really small destroyer with 1 or 2 guns

 

....except for the fact that a DD escort is literally any DD that happens to currently be escorting another ship. It's not like they have a class all to themselves.


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BrushWolf #24 Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:10 PM

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As originally designed the DE's were really just small  slower DD's but as the war went on it was realized that the DE's would be more useful with more AA than with torpedoes. The Samuel B Roberts was one of the few that kept the torpedoes.

  

 

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icecommander1234 #26 Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:29 PM

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View PostBladedPheonix, on 19 March 2017 - 09:49 PM, said:

hate to break it to you but.... WG WILL be adding DEs to the game! but not for a long while. They want to get France and Italy into the game first before they add more alternate lines!:read_fish:

 

why WG, why DEs.

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View Postdem0lsh0r, on 20 March 2017 - 04:22 AM, said:

....except for the fact that a DD escort is literally any DD that happens to currently be escorting another ship. It's not like they have a class all to themselves.

 

they do have a class of there own, and they (most of the time) escort DDs. its in the name.

dseehafer #28 Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:33 AM

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View Posticecommander1234, on 20 March 2017 - 04:29 PM, said:

 

why WG, why DEs.

 

Dont listen to anything BladedPheonix says... he's crazy. Always leaves me scratching my head trying to figure out the logic in what he said. :rolleyes:

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View Postdem0lsh0r, on 20 March 2017 - 02:22 AM, said:

....except for the fact that a DD escort is literally any DD that happens to currently be escorting another ship. It's not like they have a class all to themselves.

 

Incorrect, the designation is DE, a recognized class of it's own even if just a sub-class.

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View Postaethervox, on 21 March 2017 - 01:10 PM, said:

 

Incorrect, the designation is DE, a recognized class of it's own even if just a sub-class.

That was a lack of research on my part. My bad


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