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Bomber reload time is shown as every 160 seconds. Like the hybrid ships. It's a special squad you can launch once in awhile instead of the normal torpedo and AP bombers.

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Looks like they're going for a Doolittle Raid/Midway era hornet with Dauntless and Devastator bombers instead of fake or ahistorical aircraft which is the best I think could've happened for it being a T8 cv, ig its just a matter of how  it holds up in T10 matches. Interesting that Yorktown is not mentioned here, might mean that it's coming later than Hornet is 

 

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Hornet's bombers and torpedo bombers have a large number of planes per squadron and per attacking flight.

So basically the USN version of Kaga? That should be pretty nice.

Also, B-25s?! Much yes! Tbh, I think I'm far more excited for Hornet arriving than the jets!

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1 hour ago, Bama2 said:

Looks like they're going for a Doolittle Raid/Midway era hornet with Dauntless and Devastator bombers instead of fake or ahistorical aircraft which is the best I think could've happened for it being a T8 cv, ig its just a matter of how  it holds up in T10 matches. Interesting that Yorktown is not mentioned here, might mean that it's coming later than Hornet is 

 

OR released at the same time as Hornet, as part of a 2nd CV tech tree, probably during an Early Access event.....Yorktown being tech tree is 100% a possibility!

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45 minutes ago, SaiIor_Moon said:

OR released at the same time as Hornet, as part of a 2nd CV tech tree, probably during an Early Access event.....Yorktown being tech tree is 100% a possibility!

I do think it'll be a 2nd cv line, but with how little information they've given for Yorktown so far they're either keeping it close to the chest or it's just coming after the Italian line. Which I feel is more likely with hornet coming earlier as a premium lower tier intro to tactical squadrons on cvs.

Either that or Yorktown is a Essex premium which I hope isn't the case 

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In some ways I hate the fact that we’re getting more CVs, but also one of them is Hornet with B-25s, so that’s kind of cool.

Speaking of those B-25s, looks very much like Ark Royal’s carpet bombers but on steroids. 24 bombs except these have pen and do damage. And her normal squadrons look like American Kaga with tankier planes and Enterprise AP bombs.

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Wow, it looks like you folks are going to knock it out of the park with Hornet. Color me impressed. 

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3 hours ago, tfcas119 said:

In some ways I hate the fact that we’re getting more CVs, but also one of them is Hornet with B-25s, so that’s kind of cool.

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On 1/26/2022 at 4:11 AM, celticboy27 said:

Hornet with B-25s? This makes me happy!

Oh! lol That should be a lot of fun. If they stay that will be the reason I get this ship. 

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Hornet is the first CV that I have looked forward to in a long time...since Ark Royal as a matter of fact.

Let's hope there is no serious disappointment with the final version.

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 Yorktown will be a great addition as well, with how they've seem to have done on Hornet I'm sure it will look great, and finally have a early war Yorktown/Enterprise in game will be nice as well 

 

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okay after playing the game when it was introduced i went away for awhile and came back to the game a couple of months ago...i have been in the process of expanding my arsenal and exploring different ship lines as well as almost all nations carriers....my highest is a t8 carrier.

The carriers are fun to play enjoy them a lot. However experience wise they get the short end of the stick in order to be par with other ships in a battle and have a fighting chance to be at least average in experience instead of mostly on the bottom of the list, they need a boost in either damage dealt or the way carrier damage , spotting, and other ribbons are scored exp wise. I have gotten some high placements but those battles had more bots than humans usually. I did the grind for the marlborough  and surprise surprise the t9 battleship is less expensive to run than my t8 carrier the expenses on the carrier are way to high for just being a t8. they need to be dropped by half or a third minimum. A suggestion that I thought of is if a cv sinks another cv which isnt the easiest thing to do due   to the fighter escorts they should also get exp for every aircraft still remaining on the sinking cv . So as things stand i cant really see playing past a t6 carrier for fun and the challenge of trying to get to forth place or higher in a battle. This post is probably not in the exact place it should be but give me a break i am 62 and sifting thru a forum this huge isnt easy even with search. 

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So is WG going to put Hornet in the tech line or sell it for $200 ?

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Instead of Adding the Hornet can you add CV - 6 USS Enterprise, I mean it is the only US Carrier that survived the whole war and was in almost every major battle. Or at least make the Big E purchasable. Because I will buy the Enterprise at whatever price that you set it please make the Enterprise buyable. 

 

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6 hours ago, General_Patton_TitanUp said:

Instead of Adding the Hornet can you add CV - 6 USS Enterprise, I mean it is the only US Carrier that survived the whole war and was in almost every major battle. Or at least make the Big E purchasable. Because I will buy the Enterprise at whatever price that you set it please make the Enterprise buyable. 

 

they already did add Enterprise, she was taken out of the shop for being too powerful

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