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Paravane. Used for mine clearing IRL.

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thanks, and now that i know what to search for

 

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this is a neat device...

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The movie Away All Boats includes a scene depicting the deployment and operation of paravanes to clear away mines, as well as sailors shooting the mines to detonate them.

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13 hours ago, zuga_01 said:

Then why are not mines in the game? Except for the dunkirk op.

Because it is a nice little graphic on the side of the ship for looks because if every single weapon was modeled in-game sailors would be shooting rifles and other service-weapons at the enemy ship in an attempt to pick off AA gunners if your ship was close enough in range.

Please, this is not a naval warfare sim, it's a naval-based-historically-rooted-arcade-shooter, and it should stay that way.

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1 hour ago, Battleship_MaineMk1 said:

Because it is a nice little graphic on the side of the ship for looks because if every single weapon was modeled in-game sailors would be shooting rifles and other service-weapons at the enemy ship in an attempt to pick off AA gunners if your ship was close enough in rage.

Please, this is not a naval warfare sim, it's a naval-based-historically-rooted-arcade-shooter, and it should stay that way.

They would have to be quite enraged indeed to resort to small-arms fire, in such a case. :Smile_trollface:

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HSF also has a scene where makeshift paravanes and ship-mount machine guns clearing mines :3 Think it's between epi 8-11, can't remember which exactly

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7 minutes ago, iCarus0726 said:

HSF also has a scene where makeshift paravanes and ship-mount machine guns clearing mines :3 Think it's between epi 8-11, can't remember which exactly

I'm fairly certain they were using actual paravanes, they were just tied to the "skippers" instead of being on the destroyer.

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3 hours ago, zuga_01 said:

Then why are not mines in the game? Except for the dunkirk op.

Well, because for the most part, mines have to be anchored in fairly shallow water and in places that ships could be expected to pass.  Defensive minefields were laid around friendly naval bases and ports to prevent enemy ships from approaching, offensive minefields were laid outside of enemy ports and bases to prevent enemy ships from leaving them.   Sometimes minefields would grow in size to limit the operational areas of enemy ships or, if you got lucky, sink a few.   However in most place where sea battles actually took place the conditions for setting a minefield just were not present or even possible, hence, generally including them wouldn't have much bearing to reality.

 

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1 minute ago, BB3_Oregon_Steel said:

Well, because for the most part, mines have to be anchored in fairly shallow water and in places that ships could be expected to pass.  Defensive minefields were laid around friendly naval bases and ports to prevent enemy ships from approaching, offensive minefields were laid outside of enemy ports and bases to prevent enemy ships from leaving them.   Sometimes minefields would grow in size to limit the operational areas of enemy ships or, if you got lucky, sink a few.   However in most place where sea battles actually took place the conditions for setting a minefield just were not present or even possible, hence, generally including them wouldn't have much bearing to reality.

 

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