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Concept: Carriers.

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In the past, aircraft carriers have been extremely underrepresented in FTD compared to in real life, with most carriers being effectively battleships with drones rather than designated carriers. With the introduction of the stronger missiles in the current version, this could change as follows.
  • The carrier itself has no or minimal guns but a large ammo supply. It attempts to stay at an extremely long range from its enemy, around 5km or further.
  • The planes are small drones equipped with disproportionately large missile armaments, but only enough ammo storage to reload one of these. (It needs to have that minimum amount of ammo storage so it can reload at all.)
  • Planes launch from the carrier, go to the target, fire their missiles, (which may be missiles, rockets, bombs, magnet mines, torpedoes, etc.,) and then return to the carrier.
  • The carrier then supplies the planes with enough ammo to reload their missile racks one at a time. Then the planes launch again and the process repeats.
The process could either be done strategically - with the carrier in one fleet, never engaging in combat, and its planes in another, sortying and launching their attacks then withdrawing from combat to reload - or tactically, with the carrier simply staying as far away from the enemy as possible. A strategic deployment would require a lot of micromanagement control; a tactical deployment might not, but would require LUA control for the planes (and possibly the carrier).
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Concept: Carriers. - by BioPhoenix - 2018-10-19, 03:55 AM
RE: Concept: Carriers. - by Mr.YaR - 2018-10-19, 10:26 AM
RE: Concept: Carriers. - by Aperson - 2018-10-19, 05:39 PM
RE: Concept: Carriers. - by iPersons - 2018-10-19, 08:50 PM
RE: Concept: Carriers. - by Lincrono - 2018-10-20, 05:59 PM
RE: Concept: Carriers. - by Aperson - 2018-10-21, 05:14 PM
RE: Concept: Carriers. - by SynthTwo - 2018-10-21, 06:39 PM
RE: Concept: Carriers. - by Aperson - 2018-10-21, 08:00 PM
RE: Concept: Carriers. - by SunaLova - 2019-09-21, 05:07 AM
RE: Concept: Carriers. - by Normal69 - 2019-09-21, 05:14 PM
RE: Concept: Carriers. - by CrimeanChimera - 2019-09-23, 03:11 PM
RE: Concept: Carriers. - by Normal69 - 2019-09-25, 09:00 AM
RE: Concept: Carriers. - by Pyrotech51 - 2019-09-25, 11:26 AM

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