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    Hi All,

    What€s the fastest and/ or most efficient way to sink a carrier.

    I tried torpedoes but after I scored three direct hits I figured torpedoes weren€t the best solution because the carrier looked pretty unaffected (how many torpedoes does it take?). I then restarted and flew a B-25 with 3 X 1000lb of bombs and although it didn€t sink the carrier it at least put three large holes in the deck and had her smoking. However I did see online a Hellcat skip bomb what I assume was 2 X 500lb into a carrier and on his second run, with the same load, he actually sunk it.... I don€t think the carrier was damaged before the skip bomb attack but I could be wrong. Is skip bombing more effective or is there a soft spot on a carrier that I should be aiming for?

    Thanks for any info.
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    Hi All,

    What€s the fastest and/ or most efficient way to sink a carrier.

    I tried torpedoes but after I scored three direct hits I figured torpedoes weren€t the best solution because the carrier looked pretty unaffected (how many torpedoes does it take?). I then restarted and flew a B-25 with 3 X 1000lb of bombs and although it didn€t sink the carrier it at least put three large holes in the deck and had her smoking. However I did see online a Hellcat skip bomb what I assume was 2 X 500lb into a carrier and on his second run, with the same load, he actually sunk it.... I don€t think the carrier was damaged before the skip bomb attack but I could be wrong. Is skip bombing more effective or is there a soft spot on a carrier that I should be aiming for?

    Thanks for any info.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cosmonaut.:
    Hi All,

    What€s the fastest and/ or most efficient way to sink a carrier.

    I tried torpedoes but after I scored three direct hits I figured torpedoes weren€t the best solution because the carrier looked pretty unaffected (how many torpedoes does it take?). I then restarted and flew a B-25 with 3 X 1000lb of bombs and although it didn€t sink the carrier it at least put three large holes in the deck and had her smoking. However I did see online a Hellcat skip bomb what I assume was 2 X 500lb into a carrier and on his second run, with the same load, he actually sunk it.... I don€t think the carrier was damaged before the skip bomb attack but I could be wrong. Is skip bombing more effective or is there a soft spot on a carrier that I should be aiming for?

    Thanks for any info. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    6 Japanese/US torps for a Fleet Carrier , 2 Toprs for an Escort one

    4 250kg/500lb (ore any other bombcombination with 1000kg/2000lb total)bombs for an Escort Carrier . havent testet a Fleetcarrier so far, should i do
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    I haven't experimented much with sinking allied boats, but if you want to take down one of Hirohito's carriers it's tough to go wrong with the Tiny Tim rockets. Go into the Quick Mission Builder, select Coral Sea as your map, the "D" model Corsair as your plane, "Airbase" as your target, and 2x tiny tims plus 8x armor piercing rockets as your armament.

    You WILL need to practice with these weapons, however. The Tiny Tim first drops off of your plane and then activates a half-second after doing so. So you not only have to adjust for gravity pulling the rockets down in flight, but the fact that they drop several meters off your plane, as well. Once you get used to them, though, a solid hit with both Tiny Tim rockets will instantly sink Japanese carriers in most cases. The 8 AP rockets can come in handy for finishing the boat off if only one TT hit, or destroying any fighters on the deck that survived the blast.
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    you need a total bomblaod of 2000kg/4000lb to sink a FleetCarrier , in whatever combination
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    Take a He-111H-6 loaded with 2xSC2000 with a bomb delay of 4 secs or so.

    Then skim the waves to yer carrier, and line up so you are coming from Bow to Stern, or vice versa, and skip bomb the thing. You'll sink it every time guaranteed.

    B-25 with 3x1000lbers work well too, but you don't always get it first time.
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    I skip bombed the saratoga with two 1000lb bombs with the F4U-1D Corsair. Destroyed it immediately. Skip Bombin is the far best way to destroy a carrier IMO
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    Will the water splash destoy a plane that flies into it ?
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    in my mission 'action at midway' which i played today, the Akagi took a 1000kg bomb aboard which left a smoking hole in the deck and it had a good list as well as being well down at the stern, but it continued. later it also took 3 torps from a US submarine and there was no change.... (i'd always assumed that sub torps were more powerful than plane or ship launched ones)
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