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  1. Jef_Roberts

    Premium Ship PREVIEW: HMS Exeter

    THRILLED to see this historic ship added to the game!! Perhaps we can get a USS Houston and Hr Ms De Ruyter to go with our Exeter and Perth?
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    West Virginia 1941... almost

    Thank you! I look forward to looking through your camo schemes!
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    West Virginia 1941... almost

    That will be something I want to get. Where will you be posting this custom camo?
  4. The new WeeVee 1941 is a beauty. All the power and beauty of the standard type US battleships. I'm delighted to add her to my fleet. BUT, what's with the boring generic dazzle camouflage? West Virginia was painted in Measure 1 in 1941, the USN standard paint for BBs. If you are going to sell her as the 1941 version, she should LOOK like the 1941 version down to her Measure 1 paint job. Not offering that is a missed opportunity, WoW. Still, thrilled to see her added to the game. Maybe we can get the California (flagship of the battle fleet) to go along with her so we can assemble a Pearl Harbor battle line. Jef
  5. Fascinating story, Lert. I had not read about this action before.Thanks for sharing.
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    MN Joffre French Aircraft Carrier

    And there were "paper" vessels in the immediate post war era, too, leading up to Clemenceau and Foch
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    MN Joffre French Aircraft Carrier

    As far as I am aware, the navalized version, which was the D.790, was designed but not built prior to the Armistice.
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    MN Joffre French Aircraft Carrier

    Probably right. Cmdt Teste doesn't really fit although I have personally always found her an interesting ship. I shall dream though of a Bearn and a Joffre.
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    MN Joffre French Aircraft Carrier

    That line drawing notwithstanding, pretty certain the Joffre and two elevators, one fore and one aft. And the D.520 was an excellent single seat fighter, likewise the Breguet 810 (a navalized version of the 690) was a very fine attack aircraft. Better planes than Britain at the start of the war.
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    MN Joffre French Aircraft Carrier

    Bearn was not particularly BAD just woefully SLOW, like the British Eagle. But she did carry a good complement of aircraft.
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    MN Joffre French Aircraft Carrier

    Yes, but add her anyway. We have plenty of seaplanes in the game and no reason we cannot use an interesting one-off. She could be outstanding for spotting and search. And there was also a proposal to convert her to a standard aircraft carrier as well. Similar plans also were considered for the cruisers Duquesne and Tourville.
  12. With all the talk about Royal Navy carriers (and they ARE important), I would love to see the French get a little love too. The Commandant Teste and the Bearn were both commissioned aircraft carriers. The Joffre and Painleve were not completed but the Joffre was laid down and there is plenty of design info available. it would be cool to have a Joffre to go with the rest of the French Marine National ships. Interesting design, strong armament (powerful AA!) and a decent aircraft capacity and decent speed (33.5 knots). Wishful thinking perhaps...
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    Full French DD line

    Mogador and Volta would be Tier 9. As Aetreus says above, the improved Mogadors (never completed but designed and ordered) would be an easy fit for Tier 10. Hoche, Desaix, Marceau and Kleber (all notable early Napoleonic generals killed in battle) were to have been the names for these units which were also intended to have much stronger AA armament - dual purpose main battery and a much heavier secondary battery.
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    Treaty Cruisers

    I wish there were more of the "Treaty" cruisers available in the game - British County and Cathedral class, French Suffren and Duquesne, Italian Trieste and Bolzano, United States Northampton class, Spanish Canarias. MANY of these ships had very distinguished histories and I would say they some consideration.
  15. German battle cruisers/heavy cruisers were nearly all named after Field Marshals or important Generals: Hindenburg, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Blucher, Yorck, Roon, Seydlitz, Lutzow, Derrflinger, etc... After World War 1 they had some distinguished naval officers to commemorate at last: Tirpitz, Spee, Scheer, Hipper
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