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MoritzJGOne
12-01-2004, 11:31 PM
I have the Maru Mechanisms book on the Kate & Jill. In there, there is a section on operations. Their carriers had 2 rows of 4 lights, one row dark the other white. These lined up when you approached at a proper 6 1/2 degree approach, a predessor to the light set up used to day.

I would recommend this on all of the carriers as it is a simple solution that should not mess up fps.

Also the book lists all of the Kate squadrons, defines the tail markings if you had a lead positon and shows you how to torpedo a battleship in a shallow harbor. (Though it was a Kate on a level bombing mission with a 900 lb. penetrating bomb that did in the Arizona.)

Shame I cannot read Japanese! Would any of our group in Japan like to translate this?

MoritzJGOne
12-01-2004, 11:31 PM
I have the Maru Mechanisms book on the Kate & Jill. In there, there is a section on operations. Their carriers had 2 rows of 4 lights, one row dark the other white. These lined up when you approached at a proper 6 1/2 degree approach, a predessor to the light set up used to day.

I would recommend this on all of the carriers as it is a simple solution that should not mess up fps.

Also the book lists all of the Kate squadrons, defines the tail markings if you had a lead positon and shows you how to torpedo a battleship in a shallow harbor. (Though it was a Kate on a level bombing mission with a 900 lb. penetrating bomb that did in the Arizona.)

Shame I cannot read Japanese! Would any of our group in Japan like to translate this?

Jieitai_Tsunami
12-02-2004, 04:20 AM
There are lights on Japanese carriers like you said, I have never seen them used though and do not know what they are for in the game.

I could translate some of your text but it could take me too long to translate pages of http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

3.JG51_BigBear
12-02-2004, 04:48 PM
It was an ingenous system and was in widespread use in the Japanese Navy as early as 1934.

Hope this link works, good article:

http://www.ussessexcv9.org/Japanese%20Carrier%20Operations.pdf

fabianfred
12-02-2004, 05:58 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by 3.JG51_BigBear:
It was an ingenous system and was in widespread use in the Japanese Navy as early as 1934./QUOTE]

I hope you mean ingenious and not ingenuous... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

whatever... I could certainly do with it as my carrier landings are literally hit or miss http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

3.JG51_BigBear
12-02-2004, 06:13 PM
My mistake, forgot the i. I guess it all depends on what letter you feel like adding and where. My right hand has been acting up lately, I needed surgery about a year ago and it looks like I'll need it again. YEAH!

RAC_Pips
12-03-2004, 06:39 AM
The book "Sunburst, The Rise Of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909-1941" has a whole chapter devoted to Flight Deck operations.

It's an excellent book. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif