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ElAurens
12-04-2005, 10:04 AM
On the Historia server the H8K is flyable from externals. As it is my favorite plane currently not flyable I use it whenever possible. One problem though, it's torpedos are very very weak.

One torpedo from a Betty will put any destroyer on the bottom. 2 torps from the Emily will not.

Also, 5 consecutive good torpedo runs agianst an Essex class carrier (10 total torpedos) only managed to damage the flight deck.

Something is wrong here.

ElAurens
12-04-2005, 10:04 AM
On the Historia server the H8K is flyable from externals. As it is my favorite plane currently not flyable I use it whenever possible. One problem though, it's torpedos are very very weak.

One torpedo from a Betty will put any destroyer on the bottom. 2 torps from the Emily will not.

Also, 5 consecutive good torpedo runs agianst an Essex class carrier (10 total torpedos) only managed to damage the flight deck.

Something is wrong here.

chris455
12-04-2005, 01:32 PM
Did the Emily carry the same (type 97???) aerial torps as the betty, El?

Daiichidoku
12-04-2005, 02:05 PM
Mavis would have been more fitting for this game than Emily...

but that is strange, isnt it?

i would have thought they carried the same, or at least similar fish

hope someone clears this up

ImpStarDuece
12-04-2005, 06:13 PM
here is a listing of Japanese aerial torpedoes. Taken from http://www.combinedfleet.com/torps.html



Model Diameter Length OA Total Weight Explosive Charge Range Max Launch Speed Comments
Type 91
Mod 1 17.7" 17' 4" 1728 lbs. 331 lbs. 2000m @ 41 kts 260 kts. An older torpedo that was still being used in some land-based JNAF torpedo-bomber squadrons at the beginning of the war, including some of the units ('Nells') which attacked and sank Repulse and the Prince of Wales.
Type 91
Mod 2 17.7" 18' 0" 1841 lbs. 452 lbs. 2000m @ 41 kts 260 kts. First deployed in April, 1941. Carried by the 'Kate' torpedo bombers which attacked Pearl Harbor.
Type 91
Mod 3 17.7" 17' 4" 1872 lbs. 529 lbs. 2000m @ 41 kts 260 kts. First deployed in mid- to late-1942.
Type 91
Mod 3 Improved 17.7" 17' 4" 1889 lbs. 529 lbs. 2000m @ 41 kts 300 kts. First deployed in 1943. Strengthened to allow higher launch speeds.
Type 91
Mod 3 Strong 17.7" 17' 4" 1872 lbs. 529 lbs. 1500m @ 41 kts 350 kts. First deployed in 1944. Strengthened to allow higher launch speeds.
Type 91
Mod 4 Strong 17.7" 17' 4" 2030 lbs. 679 lbs. 1500m @ 41 kts 350 kts. First deployed in 1944.
Type 91
Mod 7 Strong 17.7" 18' 9" 2319 lbs. 926 lbs. 1500m @ 41 kts 350 kts. First deployed in 1944.

ElAurens
12-05-2005, 09:41 PM
The arming screen says the Emily is armed with 1764 pound torpedos.

This does not seem correct, as the H8K1 is a 1942 aircraft. One would expect it to have the model 2 or 3 weapon.

The Betty's torpedo option simply states "Type 91 Torpedo".

Flakwalker
12-07-2005, 12:23 PM
By the external shape, it is an H8K2 not an H8K1, the last one had a 7.7mm mg on the nose (on a semicircle turret) while the one ingame have the 20mm mounting design nose.