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    Yellonet's Avatar Senior Member
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    Sure hope this is implemented on the torpedoes. A fair share of the torpedo hits just said clonk!

    Would be nice to have only the tip of the bombs as the "trigger". The bombs shouldn't explode it the tip isn't rammed into something. Now they even explode if you drop them at takeoff


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    Sure hope this is implemented on the torpedoes. A fair share of the torpedo hits just said clonk!

    Would be nice to have only the tip of the bombs as the "trigger". The bombs shouldn't explode it the tip isn't rammed into something. Now they even explode if you drop them at takeoff


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    Oh, and duds were (I think) featured in the old title Aces of the Pacific. That's twelve years ago.

    One nice side-effect from using duds is that attacking in numbers becomes even more vital, 50% shot down before ariving to the target, 25% shot down by AAA, 25% carrying duds. Just hope it's not the 25% left flying


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    I'd like to see that included too.

    "Not all who wander are lost."
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    Nothing more frustrating than taking off from your carrier flying for 30mins sighting the enemy carrier (with AA pickets) fighting your way through the fighter cover dodging the flack making an attack run at low level, low speed pressing home the attack when all your comrades have been shot down releasing you weapon, watching it glide towards the target and then to have it go "DONK" on the side

    yes please

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    Interesting concept...

    Endure a swarm of CAP fighters all gunning for you. Survive that, and now the wall of flak to fly right through. More CAPs closer in, and finally, the torrents of tracer fire from the 40s and 20s (25s and 13s for the Japanese) bristling all over the target and its screen. If by some miracle you manage to get through it all, successfully deliver the Mk13 and make it go hot, straight, and normal... only to hear it go BONK!

    Someone might want to warn local street sweepers if duds do make it in. I can already see the computers flying out the windows and onto the streets.

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    The MK13's also ran too deep, passing under the ships at times.

    These problems were fixed later, but caused great frustation for Sub commanders and TB crews early on.
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    I swear, I just read this (can't remember where). Can someone confirm or deny that Mk13s used in aerial practice runs had warheads filled with water instead of explosives? This was suppossedly why the 13s ran too deep.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Mabye for the AI.. I'd hate that for me though...
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    I believe I read that too. Apparently the test runs of the MK13 did not include the proper weight in the warhead portion. (might have been filled with water) The actual warhead weighed more than the fill that was used making the torp nose heavy when used in battle. Money was short, so the torps weren't tested extensively prior to the war.
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