View Full Version : Are the escort carriers realistic?

03-29-2005, 01:25 PM
I'm talking about the game there are always two identical careers. Was it how it was in real world, with two carrers and you take from one and land on another.

03-29-2005, 02:00 PM
NO, typically you would take off and land on the same carrier. There were exceptions to this, of course, such as if your carrier was damaged or if your flight/squadron was diverted to a land based strip. These 'shuttle' missions were often used to extend the range of the carrier a/c by using the land base as a fowrward refuel/rearm strip. The Japanese and US both flew quite a few carrier a/c on these type of missions during the Guadalcanal campaign.