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Hypothetical Sub tech trees

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I do realize that there have been leaks. I also realize that those subs are not anywhere close to final, and a lot can still change. A while back I started working on future hypothetical lines, with the intention of doing a series, only to have WG beat me to the punch on French DDs and Italian CAs. That said, these are my hypothetical trees for US and German Subs which, like WG is doing, I believe they need to release at the same time.

US Submarines 
    Premium SUB VIII Tang (Balao Class, sank 33 ships, 34 if you count herself with a bad torpedo)
    III L-1
    IV O-1
    V S-1
    VI Barracuda
    VII Cachalot (Currently showing as T6 in spoilers)
    VIII Gato (Currently Showing as T10B in spoilers)
    IX Balao (Currently showing as T10A in spoilers)
    X Tench

KM Submarines
    Arsenal Premium SUB IX U-505 (Museum ship, Chicago Illinois)
    Premium Sub VII U-47 (Sank Royal Oak)
    III U-9
    IV U-19
    V U-66
    VI U-139
    VII U-27
    VIII U-69
    IX U-167
    X U-2511

A lot of my other submarine basics I included in an earlier post, and many of the mechanics have already been shown and tested in last year's Halloween event. Any thoughts and suggestions?

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Consider GUPPY conversions for higher tiers - only slightly post-WW2 but with significantly improved underwater performance, to compete with German Type XXI.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Underwater_Propulsion_Power_Program

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_XXI_submarine

Consider Tang class

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tang_(SS-563)

Probably stop short of and Nautilus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Nautilus_(SSN-571)

 

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Tier II Holland 1900 & Plunger 1903 & B class 1907 & C class 1908 & D class 1909 & D class 1909 & E & F & G classes 1912 & H class 1913

 

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I think the sub trees are going to get a late start.  I'd be surprised if they go back before t5.  With that in mind, this is how I'd do the US tech tree.

T10 Tang class (replace with the Tench class if you think Tang is too modern)

T9 Balao

T8 Gato

T7 Salmon

T6 Cachalot

T5 S-class (commonly referred to as the "sugar boats")

 

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My main issue with Tang at tier 10 is more about the earlier one being such a great premium candidate. The second boat of the Tang class is just fine as an alternative to Tench.

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48 minutes ago, Shannon_Lindsey said:

My main issue with Tang at tier 10 is more about the earlier one being such a great premium candidate. The second boat of the Tang class is just fine as an alternative to Tench.

Yeah, a premium USS Tang (SS-306) or USS Wahoo (SS-238) would be awesome.

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How are they going to do subs? Each ship line are nations have gimmicks. How are they going to do gimmicks with subs? 

Surface, submerge, shoot. About it

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10 minutes ago, Legio_X_ said:

How are they going to do subs? Each ship line are nations have gimmicks. How are they going to do gimmicks with subs? 

Surface, submerge, shoot. About it

There are a lot of variables to play with...

surface speed/submerged speed

oxygen/battery recharge rate

submerged endurance

torpedo speed/range/damage/detection

torpedo reload time

detection radius

 

these are just off the top of my head, but this thread isn't really about gameplay.  We're discussing possible tech trees.

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6 hours ago, Shannon_Lindsey said:

   Premium Sub VII U-47 (Sank Royal Oak)

A fair call but this ship trumps Prien's ship any day 

  Image result for u - 96

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43 minutes ago, Cpt_Whiskey72 said:

There are a lot of variables to play with...

surface speed/submerged speed

oxygen/battery recharge rate

submerged endurance

torpedo speed/range/damage/detection

torpedo reload time

detection radius

 

these are just off the top of my head, but this thread isn't really about gameplay.  We're discussing possible tech trees.

Don't forget consumables like repair party and hydroacoustic search. Those could easily appear on subs... TORPEDO RELOAD BOOSTER!!!...oh myyyyyyy....

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