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What's the point of having 2 torpedo squad upgrades on the 8.0 Hakuryu?

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On the new Kakuryru, you have 2 choices for torpedo squadron upgrades.  The only difference is in torpedo description -- type 91 mod 8 vs mod 7.  However, there doesn't seem to be any difference in torp speed nor damage.  The only difference bt the 2 squads is the type 8 has the (huge) advantage of 4 attackers vs 4, and the type 8 has better restoration time.  What gives?

 

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The only difference I see is the respawn time. Also those are land based planes and not carrier based.

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Range and arming distance

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13 minutes ago, SgtBeltfed said:

Range and arming distance

Exactly.  One has better range and arming distance, so what's the point of having an inferior upgrade option?

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1 minute ago, DouglasMacAwful said:

Exactly.  One has better range and arming distance, so what's the point of having an inferior upgrade option?

The closer you are before dropping the better chance of getting hits.

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1 minute ago, DouglasMacAwful said:

Exactly.  One has better range and arming distance, so what's the point of having an inferior upgrade option?

You need to watch the video, Farazelleth tries some crazy stuff with the "bad" torps, I think he manages to get all 12 torps in the water at one point, and he does try stealth torping with torpedo bombers.

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2 hours ago, DouglasMacAwful said:

Exactly.  One has better range and arming distance, so what's the point of having an inferior upgrade option?

The 8 km torpedoes can stealth torp but have an arming distance the size of Rhode Island.  The shorter range torpedoes have less of an arming distance so are better for more traditional torpedo runs.

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2 aircraft per drop with short arming distance or 4 aircraft per drop with long arming distance and the possibility of a stealth drop on the first wave amd respawn time of TB's at the carrier

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