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OVanBruce

Current Midway feels kinda like a Frankenstein monster now

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At least from a historical point of view(?). All the changes Midway has received in her aircraft complement have made her so. Just to put a bit of perspective for those who weren't around when Midway was first introduced the planes she acomodated were:

 

McDonnell F2H Banshee as her fighter planes (JETS FTW!)

- Douglas BTD Destroyer as torpedo bombers

- Kaiser XBTK-1 as dive bombers

 

Then WG decided that it was "conspicuously out of WWII era" to have jets in the game so they changed the faster than the japanese counterpart jets for the one we had until recently, the much loved Grumman F8F Bearcat. Then, they released Moskva. These 3 planes taking into account their development and introduction schedules would have been perfectly fine together from a historical point of view, wether it would have been the Banshee or the Bearcat. Anyway, just recently they changed Midway's planes again which has resulted in a rather comical state of affairs when it comes to the period those planes were developed and built. So now we have:

 

- Vought F4U-4 Corsair as fighters. A development of a plane that was put into service in the middle of the war.

- Grumman TBF Avenger as torpedo bomber. A plane introduced just when the war started and that was in production before it.

- Kaiser XBTK-1 as dive bombers. A plane that got its first prototype flight as late as April 1945 and that never entered production.

 

It makes you feel like giving a good slap on the heads of the guys back at ordnance.

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15 minutes ago, OVanBruce said:

 

 

- Vought F4U-4 Corsair as fighters. A development of a plane that was put into service in the middle of the war.

- Grumman TBF Avenger as torpedo bomber. A plane introduced just when the war started and that was in production before it.

- Kaiser XBTK-1 as dive bombers. A plane that got its first prototype flight as late as April 1945 and that never entered production.

 

 

 

 

Dear forumites,

I am a time traveller from the mid 2050s, and I have come back to deliver important messages.
In 2020, the Midway will have F4F Wildcats as fighters, and will have torpedo tubes rather than torpedo planes.
This was all part of the much vaunted CV rework.

On the plus side, I can tell all of you with certainty that 2020 year of the CV confirmed!

 

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