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  • Hi all!

  • In the previous episode of Developer’s Diaries,

  • we discussed the peculiarities and tactics for destroyers, cruisers and battleships.

  • This episode will be dedicated to the most unique ship class in World of Warshipsaircraft carriers.

  • Aircraft carriers in World of Warships are the fourth type of ship in the game.

  • They may be the last class we are covering,

  • but they are definitely not the least in terms of importance!

  • These ships are quite large and are also another kind of capital ship along with battleships.

  • Carriers are also fairly speedy; they usually have a higher top speed

  • than battleships and are comparable with cruisers.

  • Some are even faster than certain cruisers.

  • This speed lets an aircraft carrier reposition easily;

  • it can come close to an enemy to attack or it can move towards the edge of a map in order to defend.

  • On top of this, it’s not easy to guess where an aircraft carrier isafter all, it’s a high-speed ship.

  • Aircraft carriers are excellent at spotting enemy ships.

  • Finally, aircraft carriers have tremendous firepowereven greater than that of battleships.

  • One of their advantages is the operating range of their aircraft.

  • Planes can cross the whole map with ease.

  • A carrier can attack from unexpected angles.

  • For example, if enemy ships use a mountainous island as cover,

  • then the carrier’s aircraft squadron can bank around the island

  • and attack from the sidesomething a battleship’s shells can’t do.

  • The drawback is that a carrier’s squadron can be shot down.

  • It’s not a shell, after all.

  • Every squadron consists of several aircraft.

  • It works like this: the more aircraft that reach the target with their payload,

  • the higher the damage inflicted.

  • As you can see, mobility and tactical flexibility make the aircraft carrier

  • one of the most interesting ship types in World of Warships.

  • Let’s discuss how you might effectively use scouts, fighters,

  • dive bombers, and torpedo bombers.

  • Let’s start with scouts.

  • It’s simple: send aircraft up into the air to scout the map.

  • You just have to move them from one side of the map to the other

  • and they will continue spotting the enemy.

  • There are more options when it comes to fighter aircraft.

  • First: you can send your fighters to destroy enemy scouts.

  • Second: you can send your fighters to destroy enemy fighters.

  • The easiest way is to throw your fighter squadrons against enemy attack aircraft,

  • thus reducing the damage they can inflict.

  • Unlike fighters, torpedo bombers aren’t very quick or manoeuvrable.

  • Their goal is to deliver a heavy torpedo, which can weigh more than a ton,

  • then try to attack the enemy from the side, dropping their torpedoes.

  • Ideally, you’d like to drop torpedoes from both sides.

  • Then, no matter which way the enemy turns, it will meet torpedoes.

  • Bombers, on the other hand, don’t have to worry as much about angles.

  • They can attack from the side or from the front.

  • Attacking head-on is better

  • so that the aircraft spend the minimum time under the fire of the anti-aircraft batteries of a ship,

  • or group of ships in a formation.

  • There is an American aircraft carrier named Langley;

  • this is the first aircraft carrier you can play.

  • It has fighter aircraft and torpedo bombers.

  • So the task is pretty easy; position your air strike force, while you intercept the enemy’s one.

  • A player has a few elements to control.

  • First, you have to control your ship.

  • You can’t afford to run aground or stay in one position;

  • a ship that isn’t moving or can’t move is a doomed ship.

  • You have two new elements to learn to control, fighters and bombers

  • and this is enough to begin getting acquainted with this class of ships.

  • All aircraft carriers have similar weapons.

  • Thus the tactics we use for playing them are basically the same.

  • However, they do have different constructions, sizes and armour, so there are variations.

  • First, you should know the difference between armoured and armoured aircraft carriers.

  • Take a Japanese Shinano carrier, for exampleit was rebuilt from a Yamato type battleship.

  • It has a well-armoured deck and a nice armour belt.

  • So it will be almost impossible to sink with artillery, even up to cruiser-size guns.

  • Players used to play it in the front line, having no problem dealing with fire from cruisers.

  • Its aviation group was also pretty effective at destroying the enemy.

  • When you play an aircraft carrier, your game play will be more like that of a real-time strategy game.

  • Tactical placement of aviation groups, finding targets and even the carrier’s position are very important.

  • If you are operating at a very long range,

  • your squadron will have to cover this distance to attack and then come back as well.

  • So, if an aircraft carrier moves closer to its target when launching and receiving squadrons,

  • and stands back while they are in operation, the aircraft need less time to reach their target.

  • Thus you can use them more often and this means inflicting more damage on your enemy!

  • However, getting closer to your enemy is a risk.

  • So you have to keep a balance: consider the risks that come with getting closer to the enemy

  • and reducing attack time and thus doing more damage.

  • Carriers can easily decide the fate of a battle.

  • Yes, you have to control a lot of things: your carrier, your aircraft group, as well as the tide of battle,

  • but at the same time this helps you to assess the situation.

  • It’s quite possible that clan leaders will choose aircraft carriers to go into battle with.

  • Find out more about World of Warships on the official game portal.

  • Get the most accurate information about the project first-hand!

Hi all!

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World of Warships Developer Diaries # 3: Aircraft Carriers

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    稲葉白兎 posted on 2015/02/01
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