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The question here is, would that ever be useful? From my experience trying to hit things with a single DB or a single TB, it almost never works. 

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The question here is, would that ever be useful? From my experience trying to hit things with a single DB or a single TB, it almost never works. 

at least make the target change it's direction and show broadside :)

and unicorn cavalry while your at it?

 

 

YES! YES! THIS!!!

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Did such a thing ever exist in real life?

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Did such a thing ever exist in real life?

 

torpedo bomber float planes? no, i don't think so.

 

but. they could carry bombs. and sometimes did in real operations. most of those cases included depth bombs for taking out those things which will not be named. but they also carried some light bombs. i don't know the extent of which they were used.

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I suspect the Tone will be the first ship to feature dive bomber float planes, and if successful could pave the way for other hybrids like the CAV Mogami and BBV Ise.

 

There were even aviation conversion proposals for the Iowa-class. (not that this would be likely to see in-game)

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Did such a thing ever exist in real life?

 

Not torpedo bomber floatplanes that I'm aware of, but some wartime floatplanes could carry small bombs. The Japanese had two that I am aware of: the Zuiun which saw service on BBVs Ise and Hyuuga, and the Seiran that was developed for the I-400 subs. Germany's Arado Ar 196 that you see as the scout for German BBs could carry bombs, as could the USN's Kingfisher. Not big bombs, mind you; they won't be competing with the 1000lb monsters USN carriers get at Lexington, but bombs nonetheless.
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Great idea. Sound like a lot of fun. How about a sneaky DD getting the torpedo right up the exhaust pipe. Floater SS - Super Sneaky. New game slang statement: Floater got me. This is a game and does not need to be base 100% on ancient history. This would add more fun to the game. Floater please.

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Did such a thing ever exist in real life?

Actually yes. The British developed float-torpedo bombers during WWI which they operated from a number of options including float-plane carriers (usually conversions). There are even recorded instances where these bombers actually sank something, though to be fair it was just Ottoman merchant shipping supporting their troops in the Gallipoli campaign. In addition the British had float-bombers which used more conventional bombs as well.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpedo_bomber#First_torpedo_bombers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_carrier#Origins

 

That said, unless Wargaming wants to introduce float-plane carriers into the game as tier 2 or 3 carriers, I don't think this is a very practical idea since the chances of hitting anything with a single torpedo are very low and the chances of doing significant damage with the sorts of bomb loads a single float-plane could carry are also very low.

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