Jump to content
You need to play a total of 20 battles to post in this section.
Drakausa

Ships with smoke

9 comments in this topic

Recommended Posts

Members
642 posts
782 battles

I am rereading Churchills ' Memoirs of the Second World War' and noticed on pages 183 -187 that the Graf Spee and three British Cruisers (Ajax, Achilles and Exeter) all had smoke screens and used them in the Battle of the Plate. Wonder about ships other than DDs in WOWS having smoke screen in future?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Supertest Coordinator
7,223 posts
14,436 battles

Cruisers with smoke can spot for themselves with scout planes. And with sonar they can also win a smoke gunfight technically.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Banned
3,836 posts

its not...immpossible

 

Iwaki has smoke.   but its a question of balance honestly(iwaki's so rare)

 

could they have smoke. yes,   would they want smoke?  having smoke on your ship would result in losing something. like less AA(not a problem atm, but when CVs become popular again it will be), less firepower(major issue), or nerfed torpedo(or even a complete lack of torpedos...hmm....idea for USN cruisers from the pensacola on up).  or the loss of planes (hm....remove plane from USN crusier....give it smoke?  heck...Atlanta's underperforming and lacks a plane...and range...and hp...might be fun to have 1 smoke charge on her)

 

so its possible.  but it would depend on what the ships have to give up. as if they have to give up to much and become unappealing, then WG will choose to avoid the smoke entirely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,340
[NDA]
Alpha Tester
6,193 posts
4,955 battles

It's a point that's been brought up a few times.

Almost all ships had the ability to make smoke IRL by burning extra fuel oil to make a grimy brown/black smokescreen... but it didn't last too long as it rose and dispersed relatively quickly.

Some ships were given specialized chemical canisters that created the white smoke we see in-game that lasted a lot longer and stayed towards the sea.

 

Honestly, I think all ships should get the ability... with the black smoke lasting for a fraction of the time the current white smoke does.  Gives a chance for ships to get away from threats, gives an advantage for DDs to carry the white smoke as it lasts longer and can be used to screen others.

 

  • Cool 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,693
[FOXEH]
Alpha Tester
6,885 posts
21,755 battles

Well WG did give the Awaki Alpha a smoke generator, so there could be a chance that a few select cruisers will get the smoke purge ability, though it'll probably be a flip flop ability like American DDs with their AA barrage ability!:bajan:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,693
[FOXEH]
Alpha Tester
6,885 posts
21,755 battles

How I imagine a cruiser using smoke for the first time lol.

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs4/1078868_o.gif

 

FOFLAO*:teethhappy:

 

 

Ok you get a +1 for that one! now if you'll excuse me, I need to go sew my spleen back into place!

Edited by BladedPheonix

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Members
568 posts

All ships could create smoke screens, a basic system is pretty simple, they just altered air supply to the fires which caused improper combustion and heavy smoke. Though this smoke didn't really stick around long, but in a stern chase and favorable winds you could realistically create a screen good enough to at least slightly throw off the enemies aim. IIRC later on they added checmicals that made the smoke linger longer, but the most succesful methods, used really only by destroyers, was specialised canisters that would release a chemical that bound with the humidity in the air and created an extremely thick, opaque and white screen. 

 

The main problem is that one ship won't really create a thick enough screen to reliably cover something, deploying smoke screens was usually done by multiple destroyers sailing in a line, all deploying smoke. The destroyers were also capable of going out infront and deploying the screen in such a fashion that it obscured the fleet, while a ship deploying it's own smoke is at the mercy of the winds. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×