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Just got out of a battle where my fighter plane was crazy successful. I launched it from my Omaha and it engaged an enemy 4 plane fighter squadron with T6 planes; over the course of nearly 5 minutes it shot down all 4!

Really? There were no friendly ships within 7km of the air battle so friendly ship AA wasn't contributing to this.

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16 minutes ago, coletrain_commander said:

Just got out of a battle where my fighter plane was crazy successful. I launched it from my Omaha and it engaged an enemy 4 plane fighter squadron with T6 planes; over the course of nearly 5 minutes it shot down all 4!

Really?

Well, it doesn't hurt a catapult fighter holds an enemy formation over your ships AA.

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Just now, Warped_1 said:

Well, it doesn't hurt a catapult fighter holds an enemy formation over your ships AA.

Normally I'd agree but all friendly ships had moved well over 7km from the planes after only 1 enemy fighter was shot down. It wasn't getting any ship based AA help.

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lol, poor fighter squadron, getting caught out of ammo by catapult fighters...

That got to be the most embarrasing way for those pilots to go...

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16 minutes ago, coletrain_commander said:

Normally I'd agree but all friendly ships had moved well over 7km from the planes after only 1 enemy fighter was shot down. It wasn't getting any ship based AA help.

Well, the Omaha has some, and they could have been low/out as mentioned above, or T3/4 unupgraded planes, and some lucky rolls from RNG.  

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1 hour ago, coletrain_commander said:

Normally I'd agree but all friendly ships had moved well over 7km from the planes after only 1 enemy fighter was shot down. It wasn't getting any ship based AA help.

Well the catapult fighter slows them down and can do good damage if the planes are the same or lower tier. Also if you have the upgraded Omaha you have some AA.

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The most memorable catapult fighter I've seen once went head-to-head with 2 full-health Essex fighter squadrons...and won.

It was memorable for two reasons:

  1. That fighter accomplished what all the planes of the enemy CV could not (something like a 30-plane kill difference)
  2. I was that unfortunate Essex :fish_palm:

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6 hours ago, The_first_harbinger said:

lol, poor fighter squadron, getting caught out of ammo by catapult fighters...

That got to be the most embarrasing way for those pilots to go...

Dumpy, unmaneuverable catapult fighters not simply being slaughtered by regular fighters period (being out of ammo aside,) is its own bloody joke.

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On 13/05/2018 at 4:33 AM, Avenge_December_7 said:

The most memorable catapult fighter I've seen once went head-to-head with 2 full-health Essex fighter squadrons...and won.

It was memorable for two reasons:

  1. That fighter accomplished what all the planes of the enemy CV could not (something like a 30-plane kill difference)
  2. I was that unfortunate Essex :fish_palm:

RNGesus must have been very, very displeased with you.

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4 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

RNGesus must have been very, very displeased with you.

Still, not as bad one particular session in which I detonated 3 games in a row.

Yep, that session ended shortly afterwards.

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I always use the catapult fighter on my Myoko with the commander skill that gives you and extra one have it full AA spec and my best is shooting down 26 planes CV's always seem to under estimate that ship and think I'm easy prey.

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