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FLOAT PLANES--MASSIVE NERF HAMMER NEEDED!!

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Float planes need a massive nerf. Its totally idiotic how powerful they are. These were primarily used as spotters with VERY VERY limited fighter capability. 

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But they were nerfed

 

BBs only get seaplane fighters with 90s up time, instead of the 360s you get on cruisers.

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Eh...What? Why not just...shoot them down? Voila, no panic spread....

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They don't stand up to any real AA or a fighter sqaudran unless they hilariously are a much higher tier then the fighter sqaudran.

 

Yup,that lone fighter or two if you have DCCA is SO OP!

 

 

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*Puts on my old Warthunder.Live-era officers cap... which is identical to my WoWS officers cap*

CARE TO FIGHT ME ON THAT, LITTLE MAN?

 

Japan had entire floatplane divisions during the war and they all were generally as successful as their land-based counterparts. The A6M2-N was a highly effective fighter and harasser, and the F1M, despite being a scout and spotter also made a fair fighter.

I've spent the better part of the past 2-3 years studying floatplanes and flying boats. What are your credentials?

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Høver M.F 11, navy spoter plane but usefull form bombing missions just saying

also you have float planes like the  Arado  AR169 and the  Heinkel HE115 

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I would say 75% of the time my attack plane rear gunners shoot them down before dropping and they *literally* have no effect unless there is more than one.

 

In a DD I can usually take care of one spotting me in 10s or so.

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*Puts on my old Warthunder.Live-era officers cap... which is identical to my WoWS officers cap*

CARE TO FIGHT ME ON THAT, LITTLE MAN?

 

Japan had entire floatplane divisions during the war and they all were generally as successful as their land-based counterparts. The A6M2-N was a highly effective fighter and harasser, and the F1M, despite being a scout and spotter also made a fair fighter.

I've spent the better part of the past 2-3 years studying floatplanes and flying boats. What are your credentials?

 

See the stern of the Ise, or if want to in game, never hurts to give a good look at the back end of the Izumo

 

Battleship-carrier_Ise.jpg

 

 

 

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Eh...What? Why not just...shoot them down? Voila, no panic spread....

As a CV id say just suck it up or shoot it down

 

As another class.... A few situations where they can spot you, they're inside of your AA range but you can't even see them.

Got really pissed at my atlanta in ranked, being lit by a dead players fighter plane and not being able to shoot it down despite being full AA spec with 7.2km AA range :( if it stays outside of 5km you can't see it let alone shoot it.

 

I'd at least override the spotting mechanics for them, so if its inside of AA range you can spot it.

 

That said, they can be frustrating, but that hardly makes them OP...

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As a CV id say just suck it up or shoot it down

 

As another class.... A few situations where they can spot you, they're inside of your AA range but you can't even see them.

Got really pissed at my atlanta in ranked, being lit by a dead players fighter plane and not being able to shoot it down despite being full AA spec with 7.2km AA range :( if it stays outside of 5km you can't see it let alone shoot it.

 

I'd at least override the spotting mechanics for them, so if its inside of AA range you can spot it.

 

That said, they can be frustrating, but that hardly makes them OP...

 

Noticed that in my full-spec AA Atlanta in a training room against 3 Hiryu.  I was escorting 2 South Carolinas

My AA bubble is 7.2K, but I don't spot the planes until they are too close.

So my strategy was to drop behind the two old BBs a couple KM to let them spot the planes.

...tactics...  learn them.

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Float planes need a massive nerf. Its totally idiotic how powerful they are.

 

Not sure if serious...:sceptic:

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As a CV id say just suck it up or shoot it down

 

As another class.... A few situations where they can spot you, they're inside of your AA range but you can't even see them.

Got really pissed at my atlanta in ranked, being lit by a dead players fighter plane and not being able to shoot it down despite being full AA spec with 7.2km AA range :( if it stays outside of 5km you can't see it let alone shoot it.

 

I'd at least override the spotting mechanics for them, so if its inside of AA range you can spot it.

 

That said, they can be frustrating, but that hardly makes them OP...

Exactly - as AA they aren't very good. Maybe make a torp plane panic - that's about it. They are much more useful for spotting DD's. Oh yeah they tend to be invisible a lot too.

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Noticed that in my full-spec AA Atlanta in a training room against 3 Hiryu.  I was escorting 2 South Carolinas

 

My AA bubble is 7.2K, but I don't spot the planes until they are too close.

 

So my strategy was to drop behind the two old BBs a couple KM to let them spot the planes.

 

...tactics...  learn them.

 

You may note that were talking about catapult planes, ergo your bot Hiryus dont mean jack because those planes work very differently.

 

Your training room with your 2 tier 3 bbs is clearly a great indicator of tactics in ranked battles...... In a 7v7 you don't always have stuff that can go out in front of you, especially when you're the one in the cruiser and are supposed to screen your BBs to protect them from DDs and torps... or you're the last one left, as was the case at that time.

 

If you could promptly take your own advice and go learn some tactics maybe you wont make a fool of yourself on the forums and maybe, just MAYBE you might be able to reach a 50% win rate, then again maybe not.

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*Puts on my old Warthunder.Live-era officers cap... which is identical to my WoWS officers cap*

CARE TO FIGHT ME ON THAT, LITTLE MAN?

 

Japan had entire floatplane divisions during the war and they all were generally as successful as their land-based counterparts. The A6M2-N was a highly effective fighter and harasser, and the F1M, despite being a scout and spotter also made a fair fighter.

I've spent the better part of the past 2-3 years studying floatplanes and flying boats. What are your credentials?

 

You are absolutely talking out your [edited]. Floatplanes were vastly inferior to their non float counterparts.

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