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Where are The Nelsons Torpedo Tubes?

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I thought Premium ships were supposed to be as historically accurate as possible? Why is the Nelson missing her Torpedo launchers? Other battleships have them, the Rodney actually torpedoed the Bismarck making it the only Battleship to torpedo another ship so the historical significance is there.

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The same place Dreadnoughts... and Iron Duke's... and basically every BB's made between 1904 and 1930. They don't put the fixed tubes on BB's.

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Depending on where the torpedo launchers were historically they may not appear in the game.  For instance, if they were forward firing only tubes you won't see them in game.  Just because historically they had torps, if they weren't a practical use you won't see them in game.

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Yeah! Now we have 2 lobbing for torpedo tubes in HMS Nelson. Can we already start a riot?

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6 minutes ago, DrHolmes52 said:

Are they submerged on the Nelson class?

No submerged torpedo tubes are shown in game.

Last Halloween scenario with subs showed that it's possible to have submerged torpedo tubes.

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13 minutes ago, UssIowaSailor said:

I thought Premium ships were supposed to be as historically accurate as possible? Why is the Nelson missing her Torpedo launchers? Other battleships have them, the Rodney actually torpedoed the Bismarck making it the only Battleship to torpedo another ship so the historical significance is there.

The Arizona had torpedos in reality, but you don't see them in game.

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3 minutes ago, Starfleet1701 said:

The Arizona had torpedos in reality, but you don't see them in game.

Removed during the refit/rebuild.

No US BB had torpedo tubes by mid 30s.

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There is no reason why the torpedo tubes should not be there. ESPECIALLY since they were used in combat which says they were not pointless or useless. 

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Wouldn't be a mid-January week without a pointless, already-answered question from the OP.

The developers made a choice to not include any submerged BB torpedo tubes. This is not subject to change.  Please stop asking.

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31 minutes ago, Ghost_Raven75 said:

For instance, if they were forward firing only tubes you won't see them in game.

Well, that's not entirely true.  Low tier German DDs have them in-game.  BBs just don't get them at this point for balancing reasons.

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Just now, Ace_04 said:

Well, that's not entirely true.  Low tier German DDs have them in-game.  BBs just don't get them at this point for balancing reasons.

The low tier German DDs in the game don't have fixed torpedoes.  You can still angle them.  SO yes the statement still stands true

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They are underwater. Underwater tubes are not modeled in game for various reasons, and this topic has been beaten to death like five times already.

10 minutes ago, UssIowaSailor said:

There is no reason why the torpedo tubes should not be there. ESPECIALLY since they were used in combat which says they were not pointless or useless. 

You say that as if it was an achievement. Rodney torpedo'ing a burning wreck from 2.7km, a wreck which btw did not even fight back, is not nearly as spectacular as you are trying to make it look here.

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33 minutes ago, UssIowaSailor said:

There is no reason why the torpedo tubes should not be there. ESPECIALLY since they were used in combat which says they were not pointless or useless. 

I have a yuge radar dome on my NC. I keep trying to pop radar but I think it's broke. 

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As has been pointed out fixed tubes are not modeled on the ships and historically they were next to useless because the ship had to slow to 5 knots or less to fire them.

Not the best image but you can see the port tube about halfway between the forward turret and the anchor.

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21 minutes ago, GE_Capital said:

The developers made a choice to not include any submerged BB torpedo tubes. This is not subject to change.  Please stop asking.

Let's be honest here; that italicized bit means almost nothing now. WG's newest current statement is "Is not subject to change unless we feel the meta can handle it."

Case-in-point; Submarines. WG has been repeatedly asked about it, we've seen the hundreds of threads debating their inclusion and WG's stance to it at the time, and so forth.

Prior to that, "No 457mm guns or larger below T10". Then Musashi came out.

Prior to that, "No torpedoes on BBs ever". Then Tirpitz came out.

And those are just the ones I remember causing a massive fuss.

There's also the April Fools Bathtub event, in which fixed, underwater, forward-tube torpedoes were included on ships as a test.

I'm more surprised others forget Hood's torpedoes; they were above-water mounted, (visible in a number of shots of the ship even), but she didn't get them while the random dreadnought Mutsu got hers. And even in internal testing at the time before she was shelved for a few months, Ashitaka had them too. At least trying to campaign for above-water torpedoes on Hood and Ashitaka (at least before she was given the shell buff) would have made more sense than trying to campaign for underwater torpedo launchers.

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56 minutes ago, GE_Capital said:

Wouldn't be a mid-January week without a pointless, already-answered question from the OP.

The developers made a choice to not include any submerged BB torpedo tubes. This is not subject to change.  Please stop asking.

Yea but if we stopped asking we would stop getting great replies like this one :Smile_veryhappy:

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