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Flydutch
08-19-2004, 02:56 AM
Already 1940 during the night-attack on the MAS Italian Navy at anchor at Taronto, The British Royal Navy had a couple of Swordfishes armed with Light torches instead of torpedos. The Parachute-Torches would Iluminate the Harbour so that the Torpedo armed Swordfishes could see and attack.

This Attack was a huge succces and aside from destroying half the force of Musollini's Navy with 12 aircraft, proving that the Carrier was a potent weapon, It did Inspire The Japanese (Who sended Naval atache's to inspect the results at Taronto)to Attack The USN at Pearl Harbour, a year later.

(Always woundered why the Italians didn't make the same Drama over it as The U.S. did, no ofense)

Anyway since then it was standard naval use for night operations to use Para-Torches,

For this sim, A Light effect like looking into a Searchlight, that would act like a parachuted pilot, wouldn't be hard to model don't you think?

Some Torches can realy turn nigh into day!

I Think these would certainly Brighten up night missions for this sim!

Flydutch
08-19-2004, 02:56 AM
Already 1940 during the night-attack on the MAS Italian Navy at anchor at Taronto, The British Royal Navy had a couple of Swordfishes armed with Light torches instead of torpedos. The Parachute-Torches would Iluminate the Harbour so that the Torpedo armed Swordfishes could see and attack.

This Attack was a huge succces and aside from destroying half the force of Musollini's Navy with 12 aircraft, proving that the Carrier was a potent weapon, It did Inspire The Japanese (Who sended Naval atache's to inspect the results at Taronto)to Attack The USN at Pearl Harbour, a year later.

(Always woundered why the Italians didn't make the same Drama over it as The U.S. did, no ofense)

Anyway since then it was standard naval use for night operations to use Para-Torches,

For this sim, A Light effect like looking into a Searchlight, that would act like a parachuted pilot, wouldn't be hard to model don't you think?

Some Torches can realy turn nigh into day!

I Think these would certainly Brighten up night missions for this sim!

McCallaway
08-19-2004, 03:27 AM
Very true. And ships should be able to fire torch shells too.

I don't know if it is hard to model but hey, LOMAC has it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

zuiho
08-19-2004, 03:42 AM
The use of paratorches is very important for the night attacks of japanese torpedo-bombers by 1943 to the end. An example is the sinking of the USS Chicago in the battle of the Rennell Islands.

I JG3 Troz
08-19-2004, 04:06 AM
(Always woundered why the Italians didn't make the same Drama over it as The U.S. did, no ofense)

umm, perhaps because the Italians were at war with Great Britain?

doofus (no offense)

Tooz_69GIAP
08-19-2004, 04:13 AM
The Taranto raid DID NOT make the Japanese attack Pearl. Large scale carrier attacks had been planned for a good few years, and attacks on Pearl exactly how the Japanese did it were practiced by US bombers in exercises at Pearl, and they were something like 3/5 times successful at getting through the Pearl defences.

They knew the dangers, Japan was already developing the tactics, and it was simply stupidity, and utter un-preparedness on the part of the USA, and Japanese tactical guile in delaying the declaration of war among countless other factors that contributed to the Japanese success.

The Taranto raid simply proved it could work as it was the first carrier operation of the kind to be successful in a wartime scenario, and it encouraged Japan to press on, but it was most definately not the deciding factor.

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08-19-2004, 04:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Flydutch:
(Always woundered why the Italians didn't make the same Drama over it as The U.S. did, no ofense)
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Troz you beat me to it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Erm, we had already declared war on Britain, that's why...

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Flydutch
08-19-2004, 06:58 AM
And Maybe the Japanese learned to coop with the dificulty of using torpedos in shallow water!?

They also customized them like the British had done.

Btw, To a lot of people pearl Harbour did not come as a surprise!

The U.S. Navy could have learned from the Taranto attack, but like most nations (Aside from Japan)wasn't really impressed Until it hit them were it hurt them big time.

Both at Taranto and Pearl, Anti-Sub Torpedo Nets, Barrage Balloons, Heavy AAA defense and Not Mooring Almost your whole force in the same small Harbour could have made a difference!

p1ngu666
08-19-2004, 07:14 PM
could be the mentality of americans is different
aswell

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