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Dropped Torpedos too close

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I rarely use torpedos at close distances and tonight I found out they need to travel a short distance in the water before they arm.

I'm guessing the arming distance is at the beginning edge of the colored firing arc.

Is this actually the case?

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I only fire at close range and yes they need at least .5k to arm.  Close range vastly improves your torpedo hit ratio.  In my Japanese gun botes I average 49%.  

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8 minutes ago, Spirit_of_76 said:

Yes.

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8 minutes ago, Wombatmetal said:

yes that's correct. Torpedoes arm at the start of the arc

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I'll add that aerial torpedoes also have an "arming distance".

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10 minutes ago, MWSVette1 said:

I only fire at close range and yes they need at least .5k to arm.  Close range vastly improves your torpedo hit ratio.  In my Japanese gun botes I average 49%.  

That must be hard on your survival rate.

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Thanks Folks,

actually i was probably lucky to be that close or bot would have launched his.:Smile_glasses:

 

edit: and knowledge is power - was able to close in tight on a Myoko tonight before her torps could arm.:Smile_honoring:

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