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What is the floatplane on the Prinz Eugen and Hipper?

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It sure looks like a hashed-together Bf-109. Thing is, there never was an Bf-109 float plane, except in fantasy model kits. :)

 

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Yeah carrier fighters were not actually a thing, with very few - mostly Japanese - exceptions. 

 

Huh?

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Huh?

 

Presumably meant 'floatplane fighters'. Even the Japanese didn't really use them on ships, though. They were basically mean for cheap island air defense without having to build airstrips or tie up carriers.

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With t5 you can start choosing if you want a fighter or spotter. Since the KM never had a fighter floatplane they made this up. The only "real" fighter floatplane I know they made out of the Zero. Even the CAM ships didn't use a float plane variant of the Hurricane.

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With t5 you can start choosing if you want a fighter or spotter. Since the KM never had a fighter floatplane they made this up. The only "real" fighter floatplane I know they made out of the Zero. Even the CAM ships didn't use a float plane variant of the Hurricane.

 

There was also a Wildcat floatplane, and the Blackburn Roc and Spitfire had float versions produced too.

 

Japan also had a float version of the N1K, and Germany had a version of the He51.

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If you think about it, the only nation with a real need for floatplane fighters WAS Japan. Germany and Russia were basically continental powers, Britain turned the entire island into one enormous limestone CV, and the USA simply looked at a jungle,swamp, atoll, tundra, Aleutian lagoon, or some other piece of technically solid terrain and told the SeaBee's "Go Forth, Be Fruitful, and Multiply thy Airfields"

 

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Arado  AR-196

 

Nope. The one on the Eugen has an inverted V engine. Ar-196 was a radial engine. 

 

There was also a Wildcat floatplane, and the Blackburn Roc and Spitfire had float versions produced too.

 

Japan also had a float version of the N1K, and Germany had a version of the He51.

Mind telling us what ship it (He51B-2) was mounted on? From the Wiki, it was declared obsolete in 1938. So it sure wouldn't be mounted on the Prinz Eugen. I have the book "War Planes of the Second World War/Volume Six/Floatplanes. It's not even listed there. And it has pretty complete coverage.

With t5 you can start choosing if you want a fighter or spotter. Since the KM never had a fighter floatplane they made this up. The only "real" fighter floatplane I know they made out of the Zero. Even the CAM ships didn't use a float plane variant of the Hurricane.

 

Ahhh...now this would explain it. Eugen only has the fighter option. Thank you sir! :)

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If you think about it, the only nation with a real need for floatplane fighters WAS Japan. Germany and Russia were basically continental powers, Britain turned the entire island into one enormous limestone CV, and the USA simply looked at a jungle,swamp, atoll, tundra, Aleutian lagoon, or some other piece of technically solid terrain and told the SeaBee's "Go Forth, Be Fruitful, and Multiply thy Airfields"

 

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...True story :great:

 

Though I wonder sometimes why the British didn't strap floats to the Hurricanes they were shooting off merchant ships in the middle of the Atlantic. I guess they figured by the time they'd converted useful numbers, they'd be getting 398 CVEs a month from the US...?

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Nope. The one on the Eugen has an inverted V engine. Ar-196 was a radial engine. 

Before the aircraft rework got rid of the model names, I recall it as labeled as a BF-109G in-game.

he USA simply looked at a jungle,swamp, atoll, tundra, Aleutian lagoon, or some other piece of technically solid terrain and told the SeaBee's "Go Forth, Be Fruitful, and Multiply thy Airfields"

America in a nutshell.  We've always been good at setting up and maintaining our logistical trains since the Great White Fleet.

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According to Friedman, the USN intended to equip cruisers with float fighters, but this idea never went anywhere

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...True story :great:

 

Though I wonder sometimes why the British didn't strap floats to the Hurricanes they were shooting off merchant ships in the middle of the Atlantic. I guess they figured by the time they'd converted useful numbers, they'd be getting 398 CVEs a month from the US...?

 

The ship would need to leave the convoy to recover it making it a target for U boats. The early British escort carriers were mostly sunk by submarines. Later practice changed to the escort carrier operating independently with it's own screen.

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Before the aircraft rework got rid of the model names, I recall it as labeled as a BF-109G in-game.

America in a nutshell.  We've always been good at setting up and maintaining our logistical trains since the Great White Fleet.

 

LOL....figures. Typical Wargaming fantasy job. Quite honestly, I find the AA ability on the Eugen more than adequate and don't need some fantasy fighter. A recon plane (Ar196 is the correct one for the ship) would do the job nicely and be more realistic. HA! I said realistic on the WG forum. Silly me. :teethhappy:

 

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