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Was in Bismark in a 6-7-8 game and faced off against two CVs (T6 Furious and T8 Kaga) - we had a T8 Implacable and a T6 Ranger. Was a loss (last ship alive before they won on points), but managed to close on and kill the Kaga in the process of late game (re-)capping. Was switching AA focus side frequently and under constant attack (fortunately I was able to dodge all torps or torp planes all dead before they could drop).  Both our CVs died - T6 (either side) either bottom or next to last and the T8s were middle of the pack (ours was #4, theirs was #7).

I have NEVER shot down so many planes in ANY ship (previous best was 42 in a Seattle), nor did I consider the Bismark a real AA ship (rating is 62).

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42 minutes ago, dashtardly said:

Was in Bismark in a 6-7-8 game and faced off against two CVs (T6 Furious and T8 Kaga) - we had a T8 Implacable and a T6 Ranger. Was a loss (last ship alive before they won on points), but managed to close on and kill the Kaga in the process of late game (re-)capping. Was switching AA focus side frequently and under constant attack (fortunately I was able to dodge all torps or torp planes all dead before they could drop).  Both our CVs died - T6 (either side) either bottom or next to last and the T8s were middle of the pack (ours was #4, theirs was #7).

I have NEVER shot down so many planes in ANY ship (previous best was 42 in a Seattle), nor did I consider the Bismark a real AA ship (rating is 62).

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Any ship that normally specs into secondaries will end up with pretty good AA. The AA rating isn't that helpful anymore, it's a lot more complicated now.

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Nice!!  You did a lot of things correctly ot seems.

I always wondered if you take damage if a falling, smoking, burning plane hits your ship.

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Kaga's whole shtick is having an abnormally large number of abnormally fragile planes. The way AA and plane health scale means even so-so T8 AA is positively monstrous vs. T6 planes, so the Ranger will be trading a fair number of planes to strike you, too. It's no wonder you were able to rack up a lot of plane kills between the two, if they were focusing you.

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28 minutes ago, Gunga_Dinner said:

Nice!!  You did a lot of things correctly ot seems.

I always wondered if you take damage if a falling, smoking, burning plane hits your ship.

A plane from Kaga hit my Aoba yesterday. I can confirm it does not do damage.

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30 minutes ago, Gunga_Dinner said:

Nice!!  You did a lot of things correctly ot seems.

I always wondered if you take damage if a falling, smoking, burning plane hits your ship.

 

1 minute ago, WuYixiang said:

A plane from Kaga hit my Aoba yesterday. I can confirm it does not do damage.

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ok, I've seen people complain when making comments about CVs having unlimited planes (and the response is along the lines of "L2P - that's not true, that's not the mechanics").

Just played a 7-8-9 game in my Seattle (shot down 62 planes, 66K plane damage, but only 23K ship damage on 47 hits with 540 shells fired - yes, long range and hard to hit those kinds of targets).  The two CVs on each side were Tier 8 (we faced an Enterprise - #1 and a KAGA #7 in the battle results).  Our whole team managed to shoot down a grand total of 226 airplanes. 

At WHAT point to CVs become deplaned? 

At NO time was I ever able to shoot at a CV (so they can have unlimited attempts to damage me and I have no opportunity to return fire). Heaven forbid if I DON'T make maneuvering a priority over all other ship combat when planes start attacking.  Worse than any torpedo beat (at least a DD has to wait a good minute or so to get a torp reload).

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