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Motor Torpedo Boats

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looking at the new CV re-work, does anyone else feel this would be better for MTB squadrons?

 

limited torp attacks as all MTBs close, multiple attacks,variables for torp counts per MTB or E-boat type.

 

no need for a infinite boats, just a couple of regens/  homebase spawns.

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2 minutes ago, Linkaex said:

Don't we have DD's for that task? 

Not sure, but wasn't the task of Destroyer to destroy the boats? I guess that's the names origin. Would make kinda sense to introduce the Torpedo boat squads and would be also kinda funny. But I also guess it's not nessecary

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V25 is Torpedoboat rather than a destroyer anyway - so they are already there in the game. :Smile_coin::Smile_trollface::Smile-_tongue: ;)

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The name Destroyer derives from the full title of Torpedo Boat Destroyer, early destroyers were not actually destroyers but torpedo boats armed with light guns and torpedo tubes, hence the development of a heavier vessel to destroy the lighter vessel - early torpedo boats displaced approximately 200 to 450 long tons and had relatively high speeds for the times and were generally built before the turn of the century although there were some exceptions 

 

The Royal Navy did not produce any Torpedo Boats as such, however the Imperial German Navy amongst other fielded numerous such craft e.g.

 

V105-108 - 320 tons dimension 201x20.5x6 - 27 knots 2 13pdr and 4 17.7" tubes

A class (56 boats) 200-250 tons 170 x 16.75 x 5 feet 2 3.4" and 4 tubes

 

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12 hours ago, Peffers said:

looking at the new CV re-work, does anyone else feel this would be better for MTB squadrons?

That's what I thought, too. Send out your MTB / E-boat / PT boat squadrons to waypoints via the Tactical Map and then click into Real Time mode when it's time for the torp run. But I think it's possibly a class too far, and there'd be so much salt around as a result of super-sneaky torp boats that they'd have to make a Dead Sea map.

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Really small MTB would mean they'll have to add a sub class of weapons like machine guns. Guess all the small calibre AA could be turned towards the water?

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40mm autocannons would do just fine for primary weapons on tbts give them 1/4 pen and they are fine for some dakka at low tiers, probabbly wouldnt make much sence past t6 anyway

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Torpedo Boats did sink a Town class cruiser, mind, and the thought of an in game Belfast being swarmed by MTBs is amusing, but I'd rather have some more DDs with those hilarious front facing torpedo tubes... 

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On ‎03‎/‎09‎/‎2018 at 9:46 PM, pzkpfwv1d said:

The Royal Navy did not produce any Torpedo Boats as such, however the Imperial German Navy amongst other fielded numerous such craft e.g.

 

 

 

 

Hmmmm.

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Think there is some confusion between the early pre-dreadnought era torpedo boats and the later motor torpedo boats in this thread.

 

On 9/3/2018 at 11:46 PM, pzkpfwv1d said:

The Royal Navy did not produce any Torpedo Boats as such, however the Imperial German Navy amongst other fielded numerous such craft e.g.

 

Incorrect. The RN build numerous TB's between 1876 and 1904 from the early Lightning class up to the later 160 footers. They also had HMS Vulcan, a torpedo boat carrier equipped with 6 2nd class torpedo boats.

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1 hour ago, ajb13 said:

Think there is some confusion between the early pre-dreadnought era torpedo boats and the later motor torpedo boats in this thread.

To be fair, the German navy did continue to use that term for what others had started to universally call Destroyers until the late 30's. (Until the Zerstorers :) )

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With the way ships currently work, no. Boats are small and would have incredible concealment. That would totally invalidate destroyers, a PT just comes, spots you and the team gibs you. You have zero chance against his 2-3 km better camo.

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