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You'd think that it would be you dealing a devastating strike, but I just got detonated by ONE torp from a Fubuki while in the Yamato (i had over 70K HP left with no prior torp hits).

Like wth........ even the real ship took over 10 torps and 15 bombs to sink. Surely they wouldve worked that into the programming if they even want to be 50% historically accurate.

It should absolutely IMPOSSIBLE for a battleship to succumb to a single torpedo let alone a BB X...fail.......:angry:.

 

Any ever experience this B.S. before on a high tier BB or ANY BB??????

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Yep. It's a very remote chance, but it is there. I've been detonated enough to fly anti-det flags all the time. It happens. It sucks when it does, but its a part of the game. Just imagine how DDs feel when one errant shell nails their magazine and boom. No more Lo Yang.

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Just an fyi but the only thing that should be historically accurate in this game is the visuals.

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It's possible.

 

Didn't HMS Barham get hit with one torpedo and when she keeled over she detonated?

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The way I see it is as a guarantee that no ship is too overpowered. In real life, one extremely lucky shot would be all it took to finish off any ship. Arizona and Hood being the first in my mind. 

In game, you can eliminate this chance altogether (something real life simply can not do), BUT you do so at the cost either flags, or reducing your own capacity by taking the 70% magazine reduction instead of something more useful.

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Any BB is susceptible to a detonation, especially if the torp hits on the bow where there is no armor belt.

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My friend has been detonated in his Montana by one torp from full health at least 3 times. In my Yamato I've yet to have this happen.

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2 words....................

 

 

HA HA!!!!!!:teethhappy:

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Like wth........ even the real ship took over 10 torps and 15 bombs to sink. Surely they wouldve worked that into the programming if they even want to be 50% historically accurate.

 

Well, let's look at this, shall we?

 

The torpedoes Yamato was hit by historically were USN Mk 13 air launched torpedoes, with a 600 lb warhead.

The Fubuki carries a Type 93 "Long Lance" with 1080 lb warhead.

 

The simple truth is that while the 600 lb warhead may or may not penetrate the Yamato's belt, the 1080 lb warhead COULD.  Further, it could transfer enough shock loading to begin the catastrophic chain of events that would lead to a magazine explosion.  Many American cruisers learned the power of these weapons the hard way.

 

So, was it unlikely?  Yes.

Was it impossible?  No.

 

That's RNG for you.  Quite a few ships have been deleted from real life due to their own magazines going off.

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Well I guess it's just me trying to venton a less than 1% chance event...I was even going pretty much parallel to it as well and it grazed my bow just in front of turret 2. Shouldn't part or most of the explosion been deflected outwards at that shallow of an angle?

 

Anyways... I guess I'll have to just man up and accept that the non realistic aspects of this game such as DDs that can survive a full salvo from a bb while being invisible on a sunny clear day 5km away and TBs that can make their torp drops like a divebomber... Sigh...

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"Spartan Torpedo" I think it was in one of the Flydaily youtube video's. There a fullhealth yamato detonates. (or was it baronvongaming?)

 

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It's possible.

 

Didn't HMS Barham get hit with one torpedo and when she keeled over she detonated?

 

Three.

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Well I guess it's just me trying to venton a less than 1% chance event...I was even going pretty much parallel to it as well and it grazed my bow just in front of turret 2. Shouldn't part or most of the explosion been deflected outwards at that shallow of an angle?

 

Anyways... I guess I'll have to just man up and accept that the non realistic aspects of this game such as DDs that can survive a full salvo from a bb while being invisible on a sunny clear day 5km away and TBs that can make their torp drops like a divebomber... Sigh...

 

You should read about the Battle of Leyte Gulf, specifically the part of the Battle of Samar which was a part of it.  It'll surprise you what a few Fletchers and a few even less powerful Destroyer Escorts / DDE's were doing in the face of Kurita's Center Force which had battleships to include Yamato, trying to push onto the amphibious landing force.  Smoke galore (to protect the vulnerable CVE's), Destroyer torpedo runs in the face of a numerically, qualitatively superior force (DDs doing runs against Battleships, Cruisers, dealing with far more Destroyers), inflicting crippling damage.  It was a lost cause for the DD screen but they helped persuade Kurita that it was futile to push on.

 

The Japanese failed.  The IJN finally committed for the first and only time in the entire war the Big Guns of their powerful Surface Fleet.  Kurita's Center Force off Samar encompassed:

4 BB's Yamato, Nagato, 2 Kongo-class: Haruna, Kongo (Musashi got rekt before by airstrikes and could not stay with the force)

6 CA's - 1 Takao-class, 1 Myoko-class, 2 Tone-class, 2 Mogami-class

2 CL's - Both Agano-class

11 DD's - Kagero-class, Yugumo-class, including Shimakaze

 

Facing the Japanese were

6 CVE's (cheaper, smaller, less powerful versions of a CVL)

3 DD's

4 DDE's - Smaller, less powerful, slower, cheaper than a DD

 

You would think that force disparity the Japanese would have outright crushed the USN force, but they didn't.  The American force paid the price but inflicted heavy enough damage that Kurita thought he was fighting a stronger force and ordered a withdrawal.  The USN DDs were getting through on suicidal torpedo runs causing damage with torpedoes and gunfire.

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You'd think that it would be you dealing a devastating strike, but I just got detonated by ONE torp from a Fubuki while in the Yamato (i had over 70K HP left with no prior torp hits).

Like wth........ even the real ship took over 10 torps and 15 bombs to sink. Surely they wouldve worked that into the programming if they even want to be 50% historically accurate.

It should absolutely IMPOSSIBLE for a battleship to succumb to a single torpedo let alone a BB X...fail.......:angry:.

 

Any ever experience this B.S. before on a high tier BB or ANY BB??????

Hmm, let me guess without reading anything else in this thread, you tried to turn into the torpedoes and took one on your bow, abreast or slightly forward of the main battery turrets?

 

There's literally several hundred tons of gunpowder and ammunition sitting there, literally at the point of impact.  Why you expect to survive a hit from a projectile carrying up to a half-ton of explosive in that region is beyond me.  The only failure here is that you don't understand how to utilize the amazing 56% torpedo damage reduction the Yamato gives you.

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You all should count your lucky stars that WG doesn't model deeper running torpedos. That would be game changing as you would watch a torpedo disappear beneath your beautiful ship and watch it lift out of the water and break in half. The reason so many ships survived torpedo attacks were because they were set too shallow or too deep. At the right depth all you need is one.... If you want video proof go on the youtubes and watch a ship break its keel in 1 hit!

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You'd think that it would be you dealing a devastating strike, but I just got detonated by ONE torp from a Fubuki while in the Yamato (i had over 70K HP left with no prior torp hits).

Like wth........ even the real ship took over 10 torps and 15 bombs to sink. Surely they wouldve worked that into the programming if they even want to be 50% historically accurate.

It should absolutely IMPOSSIBLE for a battleship to succumb to a single torpedo let alone a BB X...fail.......:angry:.

 

Any ever experience this B.S. before on a high tier BB or ANY BB??????

 

To be fair, I've had my Nagato detonate from a single hit to my #1 turret's magazine.

I've also seen a Tirpitz's magazines go boom from a single Torpedo that my Fubuki launched at it. I think it hit nearly the #3 turret.

 

This things do happen. Hell, both Taihou and Shinano were sunk by a single hit, Taihou due to a flawed damage control system and inexperienced crew, and Shinano due to a flawed design from being a rushed CV conversion.

 

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