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USS Archerfish
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PostPosted: Tue 4 Apr - 00:49 (2017)    Post subject: Fighters vs Ships Reply with quote

I would like fighters to be able to attack ships.  There are ample records of fighters doing this and even sinking ships.  Obviously a separate attack chart would be needed since they could not do as much damage as dive bombers (until the later years when they had rockets). But they were clearly able to sink transports, destroyers and CLs and cause a good deal of damage to CVEs/CVLs. Of course they are in capable of sinking a BB.


If fighters engages a CAP then I feel that they should not be able participate in a surface attack because they are to preoccupied preventing enemy fighters from attacking your bombers and torpedo planes. 


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PostPosted: Wed 5 Apr - 16:30 (2017)    Post subject: Fighters vs Ships Reply with quote

So such attack would occur only against unprotected ships right ?
I was thinking that fighters could strike planes on deck and suppress light AA


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PostPosted: Sun 9 Apr - 06:03 (2017)    Post subject: Fighters vs Ships Reply with quote

Yes, if the enemy has a CAP then the fighters would engage the CAP.  If there is no CAP then they can engage surface ships. They should have the ability to destroy transports, DDs and maybe CLs. Anything larger they can only reduce AA capability and torpedos. However, the P-39 should be able to do considerably more with its 37mm cannon. 

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PostPosted: Sun 9 Apr - 06:03 (2017)    Post subject: Fighters vs Ships Reply with quote

Yes, if the enemy has a CAP then the fighters would engage the CAP.  If there is no CAP then they can engage surface ships. They should have the ability to destroy transports, DDs and maybe CLs. Anything larger they can only reduce AA capability and torpedos. However, the P-39 should be able to do considerably more with its 37mm cannon. 

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Apr - 18:35 (2017)    Post subject: Fighters vs Ships Reply with quote

was able to attack some DDs and transports with some P39s the other day...was kinda neat. they actually sank a couple...Smile

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Apr - 07:58 (2017)    Post subject: Fighters vs Ships Reply with quote

That's good to know.  I haven't had the opportunity to use them against surface ships yet. 

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