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You burst into the base's command center like a hurricane, almost bowling over an ensign in a hurry somewhere. The main display screens are already focused on an area of open ocean north of the Ogasawara archipelago. A big plotting map shows the locations your scouting group. USS Fitzgerald is about 30 nautical miles behind USS Mustin; and Mustin has Tone 30 miles north and Chikuma about 30 miles south. Naka is already in the command center, a pile of manilla folders lying forgotten in her lap as she cranks her wheelchair closer to the main screen, her face drawn. Glancing at the next screen over you can see a visual feed zooming in even as you watch; the high-resolution from a Keyhole bird. To the side is a slightly fuzzier feed at a steeper slant-angle; probably a Global Hawk out of Guam still motoring towards station at best time. The keyhole bird's resolution is good enough to pick out the black silhouettes of abyssal torpedo bombers angling straight for Tone, a full squadron at least. They're barely twenty miles distant, by the eyeball, and they're already diving for the deck to begin their long attack runs.

“Fuck,” Goto snaps. “Why didn't they spot them sooner?” You both know damn well why, but you feel the same - a bitter frustration boiling in your breast, forced to watch this drama play out with damn little you can do from four hundred odd nautical miles distant.

Arizona is by your elbow, her eyes riveted on the screens with an awful, flat look in her eyes. You belatedly recall that Naka was sunk by air attack too, trying to escape the massacre at Truk.

>Get them out of here. This might not end well.
>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.
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>>40804352
>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.
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>>40804352
>>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.
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>>40804352
>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.
I'd rather no PTSD, but sharing it around is the best bet when we can't prevent it.
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>>40804352
>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.
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>>40804352
>Ring up whoever we were planning on being part of the strike force to take out the abyssals so they see things first hand.
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>>40804352
>>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this
OPERATIONAL AWARENESS
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>>40804352
>Get them out of here. This might not end well.
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>>40804352
>>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.
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Also, for when we aren't dealing with air attacks and whatnot;

ADMIRAL'S LOG, STARDATE WHATEVER THE FUCK

>Operation Petticoat isn't on netflix (American netflix, at least). Secure a copy for Naka's date if she hasn't acquired one already.
>If Harder is still hung up about 'backstabbing japs', remind him that the Kido Butai is on base and so far they've only attacked us face-to-face.
>Spar with Tenryuu once things have cooled down some.
>Don't think about the terrifying implications of what you just tested with Kongou and Arizona. Don't contemplate how it only took a few seconds for their crew to process the incoming data from those sets. Don't pay attention to Kongou's claim that she can fucking SEE THE BEAMS now. Do not.
>Come to terms with the fact that you are sending adorable children like desdiv6 to very possible death, BEFORE you're forced to. Commandeer some of Goto's stash if necessary.

That last one may become obsolete soon, hopefully not though
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>>40804352
>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.
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>>40804352
>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.

What about the 4 destroyer shipgrills that Goto sent with Tone and Chikuma?
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>>40804352
>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.
Damn, is there no way we can help them?
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>>40804352
>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.
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>>40804352
>>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.
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>>40804352
>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.

> USS Fitzgerald is about 30 nautical miles behind USS Mustin; and Mustin has Tone 30 miles north and Chikuma about 30 miles south.
Why are they so spread out? What happened to operating as a fleet?
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/5xvigddc7jhihk2/KCQ.zip?dl=0

Link to collected story posts, side stories, images, and soundtrack.

Also I've been thinking that if the deal with Harder training Fubuki works out we should see about expanding it to include the conventional forces. Maybe also have the carriers exercise against them for air defense drills and the battleships and cruisers for anti surface. Try to give as broad an experience in the tricks to dealing with different abyssal type enemies as possible and show our value as more than just another small task force.
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>>40804352
>>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.
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>>40804499
>Why are they so spread out? What happened to operating as a fleet?

Recon dispersion. Trying to cover as much ground as possible.
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>>40804352
>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.
Here we fucking go.
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>>40804501
That's not a terrible idea
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>>40804352
>call in the CVs and see what they think and how they would go about if they were attacking
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>>40804352
And the four ships that Goto attached to them?
>inb4 they were fucking subs
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>>40804499

What >>40804518 said. Mustin carries two choppers, so it's up ahead with the "scouting line," adding its choppers to Tone and Chikuma's floatplanes. Only two to Tone/Chikuma's ten, but the choppers have pretty good surface-search radars.

Fitzgerald doesn't have choppers, so it's hanging back, providing rear-guard.

As for providing air-defense... well, just you wait, because VOTES CALLED FOR CALLING THE PEANUT GALLERY IN.
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>>40804352
>Get them out of here. This might not end well.
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Just gonna leave this here...
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Don't we have F-18s in the area or something too?
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>>40804640
Japanese floatplane stronk

Still no work on Torepdofriends unfortuantely. ALS eats a lot of time.
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Will strike witches quest ever return?
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>>40804666
...along with this.
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>>40804352
>Get them out of here. This might not end well.
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>>40804670
'In the area' only counts for so much when engagements like this are over in minutes
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>>40804686
Yes, when S3 airs.
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>>40804686
Never. You have to settle with mine and Ghost's shitty spinoffs.
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>>40804666
>>40804687
Nice!
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>>40804352

>Call Goto's CVs in too, if you can. They're gonna want to see this.


Also: Which gomer thought it would be a good idea to hunt carriers without another carrier or light carrier to counter the enemy airpower!? Are we really that terrible?
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>>40804726
At least yours is ending soon, then I won't feel obligated to read it anymore
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Hey planefag, I saw this and thought of you.
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>>40804734
>Also: Which gomer thought it would be a good idea to hunt carriers without another carrier or light carrier to counter the enemy airpower!? Are we really that terrible?
We did vote to send a carrier and other ships with them.
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>>40804734
Two dedicated AA missile destroyers, man. It may not have been the right choice, but it was not a bad choice.
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>>40804743
You think Merc's quest will end when he said it will?
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>>40804666

oh my god I love you
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>>40804757
>a carrier
no
>other ships
yes

Is reading what planefag writes really this hard?
>“Exactly. Fitzgerald and Mustin are in good shape for deployment – I'll attach one to each of your... cruisers.” His mouth quirks as he visibly wrestles with the idea of them being... girls... but vanishes just as quickly. “That'll take care of your air defenses, right?”
>“I'll attach two of our girls to each cruiser,” Goto adds sotto-voice. “Just in case they get engaged in a surface action.”
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>>40804726
Did somebody say Settle?!
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>>40804670

adding that
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>>40804743
>obligated
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>>40804757
We also have 2 Arleigh Burke class destroyers. They have decent AA systems right?
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>>40804734
>Also: Which gomer thought it would be a good idea to hunt carriers without another carrier or light carrier to counter the enemy airpower!? Are we really that terrible?

ahahahahahahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

JUST WAIT
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>>40804776
I think Planefag should write from Shirley's perspective after she lands at the all-boys school.

>>40804791
We did vote for a carrier too.
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>>40804807
When Ghost started heavily including events from merc's threads into SW89 yeah, I felt kinda obligated to keep up with it so that I could understand what was happening in the story I wanted to read
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>>40804792
Swiggidy Swooty, I'm coming for that Settle.
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>>40804743
this. any sort of planned ending is better than dragging the pen for year after agonising year when you'd rather be playing im@s
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>>40804428
>>Don't think about the terrifying implications of what you just tested with Kongou and Arizona. Don't contemplate how it only took a few seconds for their crew to process the incoming data from those sets. Don't pay attention to Kongou's claim that she can fucking SEE THE BEAMS now. Do not.


What's terrifying about this at all?
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>>40804834
>We did vote for a carrier too.
Could you find planefag's post about it? Because I can't, unless it somehow happened after the date started
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We arrive.

Ohh,, this should be good!
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>>40804921
She was also high on sugar.
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>>40804804
!! Senpai noticed me!
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>>40804743
T-thanks...
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>>40804921
The fact that they are able to adapt their systems so fucking quickly to incorporate new tech. Especially when said tech is from a fucking Hellfire missile.

Though it begs the question, what would happen if we replaced the hellfire scanners with the ones from a brimstone missile (British middle ground between a hellfire and a maverick)
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>>40804921
We literally just plopped a radar set onto their heads.
That's all we did.
The girls then proceeded to tap into that radar set, make sense of it, control it, and straight-up start piping it into their human senses in a matter of seconds.
It's like dropping an engine block into a car and it just suddenly working
>>40804990
Kongou at least is probably the girl most experienced with adapting to new technology, unless Iowa or her sisters come by
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>>40804970
I laughed way too hard at this. Both because I've watched the lion king AND I'm on an engineering course (a variation of that graph was taped to the supply box in the workshop)
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>>40805011
>It's like dropping an engine block into a car and it just suddenly working
No, it's like dropping an engine in the back seat and it working.
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Can we get rid of those shitty 25mm Hotchkiss that the IJN ship sloops use? I hate those Frenchie monstrosities with a passion.
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>>40805031
Print that pic out and tap it up in your class when no one is looking.
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>>40805050
You mount shipborn radars above the bridge, right? That's basically analogous to a headset
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>>40804931
Sorry, I don't remember where it is.

I do remember everyone voting, and then having a discussion after some knowledgeable anons told people why a carrier group would be best so we all shifted to that.
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>>40805011
>>40805050
Those fairies inside them work quick it seems.
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>>40805065
Not this year as the course is ending for summer break. But when we re-convene in autumn and the fresh batch of students arrive...

It will be epic.
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>>40804921
Because if they can do that with radar -- fudge the details so that new equipment "just werks" -- they could potentially do that with other technology. Like, say, a D-D fusion reactor, which normally never reaches breakeven, being able to generate net thermal power, which, seeing as how deuterium can be refined from seawater in endless quantities, would give the shipgirls effectively unlimited operating range and duration.

Theoretically speaking.
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>>40805079
It was discussed, I do see that, but that's not what bore out in the story posts
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>>40805111
Eh, setting up a few cables and rigging up a few new consoles for a radar operator is a bit less intensive than completely replacing your fucking boiler
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>>40805111
>Because if they can do that with radar -- fudge the details so that new equipment "just werks" -- they could potentially do that with other technology. Like, say, a D-D fusion reactor, which normally never reaches breakeven, being able to generate net thermal power, which, seeing as how deuterium can be refined from seawater in endless quantities, would give the shipgirls effectively unlimited operating range and duration.
>Theoretically speaking.
Uh, no. They're integration wizards, not "make useless crap do things" wizards.
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>>40805111
Old ships had radar sets retrofitted on them when the technology was invented. As far as I know, no navy has pulled out a conventional power plant out of a ship and put a nuclear reactor in its place.

The two situations are not in any way comparable. Calm the fuck down.
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MEANWHILE IN THE DEPTHS OF PEEARL HABA
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>>40805079
We didn't 'shift' to it -- some people suggested sending out a single carrier, probably Hornet, either as bait or to provide woefully inadequate air cover to the scouting force.
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>>40805011
her class had surface and air radars, that's what those flappy paddle earmuffs are all about.
it was early days stuff and japan sucked ass at radar right up to the end, so i'd assume it was less direction finder and more dowsing rod
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>>40805111
Not to mention that said reactors could power MANY things. Imagine all our battleships being fitted with cruise missiles, heavy rail-guns in the place of the standards cannons, GPS guided shells, laser AA weapons, CIWS systems.

This would enough of the enemy's shit in that we wouldn't have to worry about the Abyssals too much. As when ever they surface they suddenly eat multiple Railgun and laser shots.
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>>40805185
>*Insert blank stare here*
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>>40805185
How scandalous! Have they no respect for the dead?!

Their flicker lives are so disrespectful.
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>>40805185
Oh wow.
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Today's thread playlist brought to you just in time for a battle to break out, and in anticipation for the 0.4.0 update tomorrow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE-NdIUgTGw&list=PLR3R_-LsCwyCezkdwNB5GmkX8JWE-tyir

>>40805185
And hello and welcome to sexualizing the MASS WARGRAVE OF OVER A 1000 MEN
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>>40805185
Doesn't the memorial go across width-wise?
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>>40805198
Fuck off
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>>40805198
>>40805111
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>>40805255
>And hello and welcome to sexualizing the MASS WARGRAVE OF OVER A 1000 MEN

REMEMBER:
>Japan is to porn what Russia is to politics.
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Speaking of invasive upgrades for Arizona, would it be possible to upgrade her fire control? All the raised Pearl Harbor BBs got it, and it exponentially increased their firepower at Leyte.
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>>40805185
Don't know if want.
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>>40805111
Anon, all Goto did was a refit. He gave the two obsolete battleships a radar set to increase their battle effectiveness. You can't give them shit that doesn't work. It has to make SOME sense.
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>>40805266
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>>40805111
>>40805198
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>>40805311
>firepower up
That's like giving them a jacked-up FuMO radar then?
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>>40805311
She gets glasses to make herher detection ability ('vision') better.
Hng.
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>>40805185
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So anyway, ignoring the railgun dipshit, let's mull over some implications

>Hand-off gear: Equipment made at a scale to be worn by humans, that remains at that scale
For example, the radar headset
Pros: Potentially cheaper to produce and replace, depending on the component. Extremely easy to install.
Cons: Limited to being wearable equipment that stays wearable- things like the short range of the radar headset.

>In-place refitting
Still hypothetical, but this would include things like improving the fire control of a turret, by removing it from the shipgirl, expanding it, applying manpower to it, then replacing it and shrinking it back down.

Pros: Much more fundamental and powerful upgrades possible- things like improved armor, improved optics, ship-scale radar sets, that sort of thing
Cons: A terrifying number of unknowns. We know that ammunition expands when removed from a shipgirl, but does it contract if replaced? Does removing parts from a shipgirl hurt or kill her? Is removing internal components like boilers even possible without,a gain, grevious injury or death? Will the upgrades 'stick'? Very, very risky.
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A wicked, vindictive smirk cuts across your face as you take in the disposition of forces - you can already see how this is gonna go down, and you can think of some people you want here to see it. First you call Hornet; and get a rather hesitant reply after several rings - she probably thinks you're mad at her, or something. You ring Shoukaku next and get a rather flirty reply before you tell her to haul ass to the command center with anyone nearby. She replies with crisp military professionalism and signs off the call without hitting the “end” button; so you can hear her rousting Kaga and Akagi and a third, younger voice with a kind of drawl to it. Old habits, etc.

You turn back to the screen, where Tone is turning her (rather impressive) stern to the oncoming planes, building steam as fast as possible. Two destroyer girls you can't recognize from the keyhole feed are already firing their main batteries at long range; the flak puffing up depressingly far from the sea-skimming abyssal torpedo bombers. They've got a good distance yet to go for a good launch; the 12-ship squadron is splitting into two groups of six, swinging north and south to catch Tone in a deadly pincer. The screen below it shows a visual side-by-side with computerized track; the Global Hawk's long-range recon camera trying to correct the jitter from uncertain radar returns emanating from the abyssal aircraft to the south; homing in on Chikuma. They seem to be dive-bombers, because they're keeping their altitude as they home in on Chikuma from about thirty miles out.
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>>40805485
It's time.
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The CVs must have been in the building, because they show up within a minute or two, bursting into the room in full battle-dress, but absent their bows. Akagi and Kaga trot in first, followed by Shoukaku and Zuikaku - with two girls you don't recognize. One of them you'll wager is Hiryuu, but the shorter one with what looks like a metallic ball-cap is unrecognizable.

“Are they launching interceptors?” Goto demands.

A technician turns away from his laptop in one corner. “They're scrambling F-18s from Kaneda and Guam and the USAF is mobilizing Strike Eagles from the mainland, but-”

“They're not going to get there in time,” you answer. “The airforce is like the cavalry - always showing up right after they're no longer needed.”

“Why are they so far apart?” Akagi says, her voice torn. “Aren't those human ships the AA ships?” She turns to you, open panic in her eyes. Shoukaku is just watching the torpedo bombers close in on Tone, her hands clasped tightly over her mouth, eyes horrified. Kaga's face is drawn and pale; her hands trembling in fists pressed against her thighs.

“Goto gave them escorts,” she all but hisses. “If there's only one or two waves, they'll be fine. Repulse dodged more torpedoes than that, remember?”
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>>40805435
could be worse. Could go out like ro-34 did
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>>40805485
>We are calling in all the girls.
So which one is going to die? Tone or Chikuma?
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>>40805525
>Meanwhile, on the Burkes...
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>>40805552
just gotta keep em painted. the missiles do the rest.
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"It was a pincer attack that got Repulse,” Naka chimes in softly. She's tapping a pencil against a notepad in her lap. With a sudden burst of energy, she picks up the pad and scribbles furiously in it, noting something down - before almost hurling it into her lap and turning her eyes back to the screen. You see her slight chest stop moving for a moment as she holds her breath, and turn your eyes back to the screen to see a second squadron of aircraft closing on Tone - they seem to be fighters, or perhaps dive-bombers; you can't see under their wings from the keyhole's feed. Even stalwart Arizona is reacting; you watch her body stiffen as the torpedo bombers slowly claw into position; unmolested by air attack or significant AA fire.

“... Goto?” you ask quietly.

“Mm?”

“How many joint ops have the girls done with the JSDF?”

“Almost none,” he replies. “Our first concern was asset preservation, and when we got a critical mass of kanmasu we regulated the JSDF to convoy escort and the Sea of Japan to keep it that way. Why?”

You grin.


>Comfort Naka - the girl's about to get a demonstration of the backup she'll be fighting future battles with.

>Comfort Shoukaku and Akagi - they're both sweet girls, and it hurts to see them getting worked up like this.

>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.

>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.
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>>40805567
>>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.

This is probably pretty rough.
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>>40805552
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>>40805567
>Other
>"Girls, calm down. Remember when I was ranting about hitting a sparrow with a Sparrow?"
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>>40805567
>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.

gotta keep our support in good mental health.
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>>40805567
>>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.

Imma bettin' man

'specially when I know the outcome already
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>>40805567
>5 bucks
>Make jokes about how the new checkered paint will help.
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>>40805567
>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.

Well, I know which option I'm going for.
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>>40805567
>>Comfort Shoukaku and Akagi - they're both sweet girls, and it hurts to see them getting worked up like this.

"Ladies, behold the miracles of modern technology." *Burke MIssile spam*
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>>40805567
>Stand there grinning like a madman.
This will be epic.
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>>40805567
>>Comfort Naka - the girl's about to get a demonstration of the backup she'll be fighting future battles with.
>>Comfort Shoukaku and Akagi - they're both sweet girls, and it hurts to see them getting worked up like this.
>>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.
>>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.

Do all the things, tell the girls that it isn't as bad as they think it is, but if you feel like pressing the point, Kaga, I totally have $5 that says things work out fine.
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>>40805567
>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.

We still gotta get something 'nice' for Hate, after all.
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>>40805597

Making this a retroactive vote option:

>Girls, hold on to your butts.
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>>40805567
>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.
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>>40805567
>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.
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>>40805567
>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.
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>>40805567
>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.
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>>40805079
Is Sendai under the floor or sliding on it?
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>>40805597
We only talked to Willie about that. Not to the other girls.
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>>40805567
>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.
Hey, aren't you supposed to give more than one option?
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>>>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.

>>40805567
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>>40805567
>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.
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>>40805624
>>Girls, hold on to your butts.
>>40805567
YES
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>>40805567
>Comfort Naka - the girl's about to get a demonstration of the backup she'll be fighting future battles with.
>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.
Secretary training begins nao.

We're still buying them all icecream when this is over though.
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>>40805634
That's Souryuu, under the floor.
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>>40805624
Oh, okay then
>Girls, hold on to your butts.
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>>40805567
>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.
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>>40805567
>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.
Make bank
>>40805624
>>Girls, hold on to your butts.
Fucking sold.
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>>40805567
>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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>>40805624
>>Girls, hold on to your butts.
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.
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>>40805567
>>40805597
THIS

"Goto, pass the popcorn."
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>>40805597
>>40805624
>Girls, hold on to your butts.
Votan for this

>>40805657
THANK YOU BASED A10
(I DON'T THINK ATTACKING NAVAL TARGETS IT WHAT YOU WERE BUILT FOR THOUGH)
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>>40805624
Yessss.

Have your butt held by the girls.
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>>40805624
>>40805567
>Girls, hold on to your butts.
k
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>>40805624
>Girls, hold on to your butts.
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>>40805567
>>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.
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>>40805567
>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.

>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.

Both!
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>>40805645
Mm, I was looking for who it was said to, thanks
>>40805624
>>Girls, hold on to your butts.
>>40805567
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>>40805624

Backing this.
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>>40805567
>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.
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>>40805567
>Comfort Shoukaku and Akagi - they're both sweet girls, and it hurts to see them getting worked up like this.

>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.
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>>40805688
Shoukaku will do that anyway.
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>>40805567
>>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.

She totally deserves it, also we just found out that nobody will deny ship-girl requisitions, so it's not like she needed that five dollars anyway.
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>>40805567
>>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.
Image unrelated.
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>>40805011
Sounds more like a plug-in-play technology to me.

We installed the hardware, their internal systems did the configuration and promptly put the new update to work.
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>>40805567
Naka will make a great tactical officer, I feel it.
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>>40805567
>Girls, hold on to your butts
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>>40805624
>Girls, hold on to your butts.
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>>40805732
Haruna is daijobu.
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>>40805567
>>40805624
>>40805597
This should be fun... ?
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>>40805737
If by internal systems you mean faeries setting up new screens to look at, then yes
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>>40805624
Oh lookie what I found.

ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE WHEN?
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>>40805567
>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.
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Calling votes and counting!

God I wish I had a slave like decu had that counted votes and called votes for me. Lucky fucker. Cult of personality. Must be because of his good lifts omg
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>>40805567
>>40805624
>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and hold onto her butt at the same time.
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Repulse you say?
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>>40805567
>Comfort Arizona - she's the one with the greatest trauma related to air attack, after all, even if it wasn't when she was underway.
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>>40805777
Oh look, it's the fucking Airfix kit, who fucking cares you massive fucking faggot.
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>>40805567
>This is a great chance to win five bucks off Kaga, and make a point at the same time.

I shouldn't vote for this but I am.
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>>40805783
Get the Naka tripfag to do it, duh.
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>>40805783
God dammit, I'm always late.
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>>40805798
I care. And I wasn't talking about the picture, I was talking about the thread. I found the thread. Thank you for your input.
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>>40805812

I counted it anyway because it showed up in the same update as my own post. Incidentally, winning votes are HEY KAGA, WANNA MAKE FIVE BUCKS and Y'ALL GIT READY FOR A SOUTHERN FAIRY TALE!
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>>40805783
you're writing about japan
build a robot to do it for you

or chain a Chinaman to a desk
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>>40805834
>Y'ALL GIT READY FOR A SOUTHERN FAIRY TALE!
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>>40805782
>dat dodging
>dat belt armor
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>>40805783

Answer is obviously LIFT MOAR FAGET.

Lift until you get minions.
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>>40805834
>that option won
That's only because you sabotaged the vote by adding another option, Planefag.
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Also, if the girls start to get all whiney about why we still need them, the fireworks show they're about to see costs about 1.4mil a boom, if I guess the SAM right
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>>40805862
All the modern destroyers look the fucking same to me.
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>>40805887
No, that's because Japanese destroyers are overtly modifications of the Burke design.
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>>40805862
Pankapan~
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>>40805887
Type 45 motherfucker have you seen it?
In my opinion it looks sleeker than other modern destroyers
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By the sands of Kharak! I keep missing the votes!
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>>40805887
Can someone explain to me why we even have a modern navy? It's not like we need them to kill the terrorists' ships.
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>>40805777
Fuck that.
SHOWBOAT FUCKING WHEN YOU FAGGOT.
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Planefag can you confirm or deny if you are using CMANO to help write the upcoming fireworks show
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>>40805877
Nigga, every other vote was to comfort a chick who's getting in a tizzy because of an air attack.

Aint shit we can do that will me more comforting than seeing that air attack get fucked 6 ways from sunday.
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>>40805938
Force Projection, standoff capability, shore bombardment (with tomahawks and what not)
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>>40805938
Power projection and pirates are still a thing.
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>>40805938
Three words:
Dirty
Yellow
Chinks

Also fucking space nazis.
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>>40805938
... Because terrorists aren't our only enemies...
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>>40805952
And if so, does your scenario still stand or not?
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>>40805938
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>>40805938
Preventing China from getting too ambitious in the Pacific? Kicking in the doors of random third-world nations? Supporting a vast network of bases around the globe, and the transport capacity necessary to keep everything moving?
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>>40805938
China, Russia, force projection, anti-piracy and because the USN has more funding than most militarise have IN GENERAL.
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>>40805938
Their upkeep vs. how much artillery they can pack is pretty good, especially when compared to planes.

They can also hold a lot of data and data analysis equipment, which is also useful.
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>>40805938
Sea Route Protection/deterrence from other foreign naval faggotry. Ya know, the whole reason to have a navy for a nation that has a lot of trade.
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>>40805938
Because if you don't have one, people who do start fucking with your shit.
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>>40805950
Listen, you can have whatever ship you want, but I'm just asking for mine. As long as Spee gets its well-deserved recognition by the kancolle community, I don't give a rat's ass about how many of your pretty boats get it too.
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>>40805938
>Can someone explain to me why we even have a modern navy? It's not like we need them to kill the terrorists' ships.

clearly you haven't seen the Littoral Combat Ships wwwww
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>>40805938
The same reason the athenians had a fucking navy when their enemy was the spartans. Not the only ones around, and also trade.
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>>40806018
>Litoral Combat Ships
Literally worse than scrap metal.
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>>40805877
If AZ looks bad off I'm sure we'll give her a hug.
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>>40806008
And if your navy isn't up to date then you WILL get fucked over. For instance, The Falklands war. Admiral Belgrano BTFO
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>>40805972
>... Because terrorists aren't our only enemies...
The fuck is China going to do? Stop supplying walmart? Russians are too busy fucking each other over to deal with us. The EU isn't going to fuck with us.
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>>40805783

>Decu
>good lifts

PICK ONE.
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>>40806033
why?
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>>40805783
>make blatant demographic grab for fans of a game that practically plays itself
>waaah my players are lazy and don't do anything apart from vote and shiptoast
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>>40806016
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>>40806016
>As long as Spee gets its well-deserved recognition

For what? Being an overgunned useless design? So it knocked a heavy cruiser out with gunfire, reeaaal great combat accolades there.
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>>40806018
Do you even blue water navy?
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>>40806045
Know why China can't do shit

HINT: It's because they don't have a navy
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So, who else things that the only way the museum ships will get ship girls here is if the abyssals decide to sink them?
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>>40806041
To be honest, the UK would have gotten a good beating if the argentinians knew shit about fusing their fucking bombs.

>Britbongs
>AA
>DC
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>>40806051
Wait, are you implying that I actually play kancolle?
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>>40806033
They aren't worthless. Sure, they're obscenely overprices SEAL buses, but they are perfectly serviceable mobile bases.
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>>40806033
You tell funny joke.
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>>40805938
Force projection. Same reason the owner of the most of transport aircraft in the world is the US Air Force.
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>>40806051
I have no idea if that is a model of someone cosplaying.
>>40806066
For dying like a bitch
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>>40805938
I'll just put it this way: It is not a coincidence that all superpowers were heavily maritime.
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>>40806033
>Littoral Combat Ships
>area of operations are literally in their name
>take them out of littoral waters and require them to do the same jobs

OH WOW JUST LOOK AT THE WORTHLESS SHIPS FAIL
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>>40806071
And economic dependence.
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>>40805938
If you want peace prepare for war.
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>>40806033
Can scrap metal make for an effective Coast Guard cutter? I didn't think so.

>>40806045
Start shit in the Spratleys, etc.

We have these things called "allies" whom we are obligated to support. Some of them are rather close to China, and have distinctly smaller militaries. They strongly appreciate this whole "ally" thing.
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>>40806051
Hey! Do you know how much effort goes into my shitposting? The hours of research, the lifetime of self hated? Do you know what its like to live with a penis that's literally 2 inches long?!
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>>40806066
For doing its job rather well, and always giving its victims an option. For sparing its crew when she went down. And it had a rather good design for the limitations it was built with.
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>>40806045
In the end, probably nothing will happen and there will be no WW III. But in matters such as the military, you prepare for the worst that could happen, not the best.

Hell, part of the reason no one fucks with the US is because we have such a fuck huge military.
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>>40806098
It's a cosplay. You don't want to know any more than that.
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>>40806109
>Implying we want peace.
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>>40805783
>>40805811
So basically you're saying Planefag needs a secretary ship
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>>40806127
Yes we do want peace. It gives us time to build up forces for the next go of it.
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>>40806076
In fairness their missiles were provided by the French. Now I'm not saying that the British AA was as good as it should have been. I remain convinced that If the Argentinians had put their WHOLE navy in play rather than just sitting in port then the would have had a MUCH better chance of taking the Islands and holding them.
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>>40806129
Last time someone suggested planefag get a meido/secretary, we learned about the shower knife, dishwasher brass, and handcuff keys.
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>>40806129
... That's pretty much what he said, yes.
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>>40806105
>A gorrillion dollars
>Literally rusting apart when new
>Less offensive capability than the cheaper and smaller frigates they 'replace'
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>>40806126
I'll take your word for it then.
>>40806129
The question is: Who is the secretary ship going to be?
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>>40806148
Kinda already have the biggest army ever.
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>>40806150
Somebody needs to retell the stories of deme and his violently incestual sister.
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>>40806076
They were tossing their bombs at such a low altitude that most fuses would have failed.

That and even the unexploded bombs did quite a bit of damage.
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>>40806105
They don't need to be effective blue-water vessels, true.

However, on any warship displacing over 2,000 tons, a dinky little short-range SAM system, a 57mm deck gun, and a couple dozen anti-tank missiles is an incredibly embarrassing armament. It's absolutely pathetic for such a large vessel.
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>>40806173
>biggest army
HAH

No.

Best per capita maybe, biggest not by a long shot.
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>>40806149
Deploying their Navy would have required the ships to be capable of moving under their own power.
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>>40806018
>>40806033
Littorio combat ships?
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>>40806122
>giving its victims an option
Literally only one German surface raider acted any differently.

>For doing its job rather well
>And it had a rather good design for the limitations it was built with.

The Hell it did. It was completely and uselessly overgunned. It was a battleship being sent out to do a light cruiser's job. It was a waste of money and men to use it as a fucking surface raider.
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>>40806173
You can never have enough dakka.
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>>40806186
You insulting America, boy?
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>>40806192
All that displacement.

Somewhat related, do italian shipsluts lie about their weight too?
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>>40806150
huh?
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>>40806173
Do you even China?

Sure their army is farmers with AK47s but with ENOUGH bodies anything is possible. Just look at the soviet front in WW2.
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>>40806183
its not meant to slug it out with destroyers though, its meant to replace minsweepers and insertion vessels and kill pirates in the littorals while being more expendable than a destroyer and able to keep up with a carrier group/ act as recon. it does this for less than the Radar on a Burke
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>>40806224
Depends.
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>>40806178
Na, she just got engaged to a gigantic douchebag.

He's figuring out a plan to remove him from existence, but for now let's not salt the wound if we still want a thread.
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>>40806215
It's rather solid fact that the Chinese army is bigger than ours. Better? That's a more open question which would require me to look shit up.

But it definitely has more warm bodies.
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>>40806158
I remember watching a video on the freedom and Independence on their testing of different systems. On one the 2 30mm cannons broke so they just shot up the targets with a M2. On the other the mine sweeper broke. Terrible, terrible times indeed. I believe one had an fuel line rupture too... but hey what can you do about new systems right? Still neat ships.
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>>40806231
How many malnourished fucks with half a rifle do you think one U.S. basic infinity is worth?
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>>40806249
Do remember that those documentaries were shot on the first ship of their classes and designs. A few serious problems are expected here and there. Remember the first nuclear submarines.
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>>40806051

Decu made a demographic grab for a fucking ANIME, which DOES entirely play itself. And he gets slaves! I can't do that. I can't match Decu. He's BETTER than me!
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On an unrelated note, I'd just like to mention that Goto is a fucking fascinating character, just in how far-gone he is in his coping mechanisms for how batshit this all is. I hope he doesn't break.
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>>40806261
We're not talking about NK here. Chinks are pretty good compared to what they used to be. Still not up to western level, but underestimate them at your peril.
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>>40806261
Not enough.
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>>40806261
>one U.S. basic infinity
So when did the Ain't Ready for Marines Yet begin deploying F-22 Raptor TSF?
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>>40805525
>shorter one with what looks like a metallic ball-cap is unrecognizable

McD's workers, represent!
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>>40806193
Give it a rest. Naziboo's only obsessed with painting the kriegsmarine as the valiant defenders of German freedom. Almost as valiant as those brave SS men shoving Jews into the gas chambers.
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>>40806127
I know we like to fetishize the constant wars of medieval times, but constant warfare fucking sucks.
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>>40806231
>Massed infantry.

High explosives say hello.

You gonna git droned bitch.
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>>40806193
It was a reasonably clever response to a hilariously unique set of design limitations, and you have to consider that the ships' design needed to produce a political outcome as well - Mere cruisers, in the '20s and '30s, were not acceptable centrepieces of a modern country's navy, even one as hamstrung by treaties as Weimar Germany. So they had to fit a Battleship on a Heavy Cruiser's displacement.

In that respect, it was a great success.
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>>40806281
I know, as with all new weapons there are bound to be malfunctions, its what testing them is for. Still I like them, nice hulls but its a shame they don't mount a 'few' more cannons on it as backup..
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>>40806231
>Just look at the soviet front in WW2
If you think the Soviet military was only massed infantry charges and no strategy, you have another thing coming. And are probably underage.
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>>40806287
now if only he would actually fucking run his quests.
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>>40806297
Remove Alternative V from the premises.
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>>40806249
Murphy's Combat Law #6: Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
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>>40806231
>Just look at the soviet front in WW2
Yeah, all that mechanized infantry and massed armor engagements, with the side that had air supremacy doing a bang-up job of kicking the shit out of the other.
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>>40806297
>the Ain't Ready for Marines Yet
Explain.
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>>40806327
Since it's modular, there's probably a pirate-hunting config on the cards that's just a hundred bushmasters on typhoon mounts lining the hull.
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>>40806357
Look at the first letter of each word.
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>>40806327
And that is how an arsenal ship is born. I really love the arsenal ship.
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>>40806357
>Explain

Are you blind or can not into acronyms.
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>>40806371
The arsenal ship is different, and pretty retarded.
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>>40806287
No, he is not.

You are quite a good improvisation writer.
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>>40806327
The hell with cannons, the complete lack of decent AShMs in the USN inventory is ridiculous. At least the Perrys could (originally) sling a few dozen Harpoons and had some fucking torpedoes.
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>>40806371
Oh yeah that reminds me, a couple nights ago I filled the flight deck of the USS Nimitz with Harpoon launchers in CMANO.
It was hilarious.
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>>40806333
Shut up, Slav weaboo. You're just jelly that Storm Vanguard picked the tsundere over you or the noble confidante.

>>40806357
US ARMY, a.k.a. Ain't Ready for Marines Yet.

Look, Corporal Hate can explain it better than I can.
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>>Using fusion
>not fission power

>>40805170
Enterprise and Nautilus were conventional bodies with reactors in the, its why Nautilus is so.. well noisy at speed, it was not meant to be a pure submarine.
Also, I hate everyone in this thread, I do this shit for a living oh my god I want to murder you all.
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>>40806367
They aren't actually modular for shit.
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>>40806287
Planefag, I cannot remember the last time Decu actually ran his quests.


You are actually running more frequently than Decu. God help us all.
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>>40806400
Funny thing, they actually noticed this glaring gap, and starting this year are refitting Tomahawks for the AShW role until the new missile enters service.
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>>40806406
384 launchers, was it?
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>>40806406
bwahahahahaha
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>>40806420
I love you too anon.
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>>40806391
Meh, It's decent when you consider that at it's core it's just a hull filled with VLS tubes being manned by a skeleton crew or remote controlled by some guy a few dozen miles away. An it certainly isn't as bad as some OTHER ideas.
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>>40806420
You know you love this place. You wouldn't be here posting other wise.
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>>40806443
I prefer having my eggs in multiple baskets. Several destroyers will accomplish more than a single vessel who costs more to fully equip than the ship itself does.
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>>40806149
The brits would have deployed subs and sank all their fleets, top kek, nuke subs > Argies
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>>40806443
Zumwalt?...
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>>40806406
That sounds both terrifying and hilarious.

Please indulge us as to what happened.
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>>40806406
do you have a link to shenanigans?
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>>40806463
Is really not that bad.
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>>40806461
Except all the british loses were due to the air force. Try again.

Seriously, fuck the argies, but the UK was hilariously lucky on that war.
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>>40806430
Still not as good as best Tsundere Heavy Cruiser.
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>>40806477
If they weren't, we could bitch even more about French Missiles killing NATO members.
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>>40806472

I hope so cause they look nice with that iron clad hull thing they have a goin on
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>>40806477
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARA_General_Belgrano


This is why the Argie's navy did jack shit. The subs would have raeped them
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>>40806406
>CMANO
I really want to grab it, but it's more expensive than CK2 and all of it's xpacs while on sale.
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>>40806436
871 launchers
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>>40806463
No. WW2 submarine aircraft carriers, hydrogen powered torpedos, project PLUTO.
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>>40806513
Should have got it the two days of the Steam Sale when it was 50% off.
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>>40806287
iktf
every man has a gary oak he just couldn't beat
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>>40806510
Don't they know they need a notarized contract to fuck them?
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>>40806514
Ah, 3484 Harpoons total. I knew I was getting that number from somewhere.
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>>40806463

Zumwalt looks like too much new technology crammed onto a ship, driving up price so much that other ships of the class would never be built, so you never see cost reduction.
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>>40806496
It's Carnival time!
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>>40806514
So... how did it go?
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>>40806465
>>40806470
It was very silly
>>40806513
>>40806527
Yeah, 40bux was what pushed it over the edge for me
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>>40806536
>Tone's escort.webm
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>>40806527
It was still outrageous. I'm patient enough to wait for a 66 or 75% sale.
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>>40806536
Gotta say, I like Maya. I hate what they did to her in Arse Nova
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>>40806287
>He's BETTER than me!
No Planefag.

You're the flagship of my heart.
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>>40806544
Of course I forgot the image
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>>40806546
Absolute Harpoon Field, I'd wager.
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>>40806546
How silly are we talking? The fun kind or the "OH GOD IT'S DESTROYING EVERYTHING" kind?
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>>40806557
Anon is right. USS Fap Angel, please be our secretary ship forever and ever.
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>>40806553
>$40
>Outrageous

Kids these days...
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>>40806555
Oh come on, it was hilarious.

Entire weeks making fun of Maya and Miss Hardcore and chatbots,
and then it actually goes that way.
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The scene going through my head is that one in Zipang when the JSDF DD is being assaulted by a mixed squadron of Dive Bombers and Torpedo Bombers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9G-zfvlOQk
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>>40806549
Certainly.

>>40806555
Yeah, she's much better in the manga.
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so, some guy is drawing this over on /wowsg/

I don't really understand it
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>>40806287
He panders to yuri, you give them massive middle fingers.
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>>40806573
Honestly I'd be proud if my kids were playing CMANO
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>>40806530
tbf Regan would have interviened if it looked like Thatcher was going to loose, imho, and it would have been bad.

Also

>>40806534
Its the same issue as Seawolf, there is nothing for Zumwalt to fight, and it has no purpose unlike Ford, so it will cease to exist.

Honestly, this thread is full of such milnerds and clear non vets it just.. like. its why I hate /k/, there is an audience of military naval gazers who doesn't know shit, and ugh. I just like Planefag's insanity, but you all don't know shit.
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>>40806586
UUUUULLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>40806573
Why spend more when it will eventually go on sale for cheaper anyway?

>>40806590
I was playing Harpoon as a kid. Shit was 2deep4me.
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>>40806594
>it has no purpose unlike Ford
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_naval_gunfire_support_debate
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>>40806581
But then we'll never get Maya playing more instruments.
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>>40806586
My guess is that it's a take on the HMS Thunderchild, From the war of the worlds book.
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>>40806586
>>40806586
Any WWII era ship would trounce the fucking martians

>>40806605

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-S15IDcQgE
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>>40806594
>Its the same issue as Seawolf, there is nothing for Zumwalt to fight, and it has no purpose unlike Ford, so it will cease to exist.

Well, all the work they did on the new gun system, was it worth the money to put in newer design ships, at some point, or just junk?
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>>40806611
It'll never got below 50%?
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>>40806586
Bitchin'
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>>40806611
Also, no commericial sim is right or even close, like, fuck man, you might as well play world of warships or some shit, because
>commericial game
>any sort of realism
Unless its flight simulator or the train simulator level of autism (and those are commercial autism, and even those aren't exactly right, doubly so since 9-11 fucked shit up)
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>>40806420
>I do this shit for a living oh my god I want to murder you all.
i'm sorry for your lots
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>>40806619
My guess is that the USN might use the Zumwalt as a test ship for new tech. I highly doubt that it would be scrapped without a significant reason.
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>>40806637
CMANO is preeeetty close to Train Sim levels of autism.
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>>40806594
Regan thought he was in a movie, I wouldn't count on it.
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>>40806626
No, CMANO never dropped below 50% this sale, sadly.
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>>40806553
>outrageous
>for a literal war-college-tier simulator

Anon, I think you have a misunderstanding of just what CMANO is.
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>>40806611
Because all that time spent waiting is time not spent playing the game.

There's also a reasonable case to be made that it's unlikely to ever get any cheaper than it did, anyway.
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>>40806536
>Carnival
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>>40806619
The gun system and the redundant networked bridge concept alone makes all the money spent on the Zumwalts worth it.
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>>40806643
Fucking Pagoda Masts
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>>40806420
>Also, I hate everyone in this thread, I do this shit for a living oh my god I want to murder you all.
This is a quest where the illogical combination of ship and girl go and fight sea monsters.

What the fuck did you expect, naval architects and maritime engineers?
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>>40806645
It's Dorf Fort levels of autism.
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>>40806643
My secondary batteries have entered orbit.
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>>40806689
dammit hally, its playing in my heaaaaad.
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>>40806613
>>40806613
>naval gunfire debate
>age of missiles, close air support, and drones
Literally carriers have provided close air support for ages, the Iowas were screaming metal deathraps, and gunfire is effectively obsolete because cheap as fuck sea mines made the BBs gigantic targets if they tried to shell anywhere close. Untill ONI researches the railgun to provide us with a long ranged platform (and even then, it will probally be a San Antino because that platform is new, has modern electronics, and can be modular redesigned, it will probably be CG(X) in the 2020~ or so time frame when they need a new cruiser.The Zums were a test program that had no role but to serve as a tech demonstrator for a future naval ship program.

>>40806664
thats why he would do it, Regan was terriflying.

>>40806690
./..... no comment. I will say many things, but no comment.
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>>40806637
It's even more autism-tier than Harpoon.

Yanno, the game that freaked out the military because it was so scarily accurate.
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We've got Bentus, /k/ripple, Halley and Crix.
Wheres Navyfag gotten too?
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>>40806702
It's Harpoon levels of autism
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>>40806643
I'm actually kinda disappointed one of them isn't transforming into a giant robot with a laser sword.
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>>40806727
Crix a shit
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>>40806685
So she's the Bannon of Girls und Panzer?

Merc Command, you totally have to make Arisa the daughter of Bannon in a future run of VT Quest.
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>>40806727
inspecting high quality racks.
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>>40806727
For that matter, where is Hate at? He normally lets us all know he's here by now.
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>>40806714
I don't think you understand. Aircraft really can't sortie off aircraft carriers as often as you think they can. And when they do, it's rather expensive. The AGS on the Zumwalt has an 80 nmi range, more than enough to remain safe while giving sustained fire support for a relatively cheap price.
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You slide your eyes over to Kaga, who's standing statue-still and graven faced as she watches the screens, probably thinking she's watching the murder of her comrades developing in real-time, probably blaming you for putting the American AA ships too far away to help, safely out of harm's way, and hating the world for keeping her away from the battle where her aircraft could have helped.

It's the perfect setup, delivered into your lap by happy circumstance and a bit of ignorance and failure to catch up with the 21st century on their parts.

“Hey, Kaga,” you call out conversationally. “Wanna make five bucks?”

Her head swivels to bear on you like a main-gun turret, and her eyes are as empty and loaded with awful promise as the cold dark muzzles of 16-inch rifles.

“That's like five-hundred yen,” you add helpfully.

You see her arms start to vibrate slightly as she presses her fists deeper into her thighs.

“I bet you five bucks none of those bombers are going to make it to their release point,” you say glibly.

“If they don't, it'll be no thanks to the US Navy,” she says coldly.

“And your ships won't splash a single one,” you add with a grin.
She gives you a hate-filled glare. “This is a very bad time to mock me, yankee.”

“Do I look like a joking man?” you return, your voice plunging into the negative degrees so fast it takes her back a bit. “Do I look like a fucking comedian? Watch the fucking screens, Kaga.” You clap your hand on Arizona's slender shoulder, making her yip in surprise. You give her a gentle squeeze of reassurance as you pick up a command remote off a table and redirect two of the visual feeds to USS Fitzgerald and USS Mustin. “Girls, get ready for a Southern Fairy tale.”

“.... what?” the girl with the metallic ball-cap asks.

You grin. “Y'all ain't gonna believe this shit.”
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That's about when the Arleigh-Burke's unleash hell. The ships almost vanish from view as they begin ripple-firing interceptors; the thick white plumes of missile contrails engulfing their bows as they pop off weapons from both VLS racks; fore and aft. You fiddle with the command remote and bring up PIP windows focusing on a few selected missiles; the datalink from the ships has tagged their birds, so you choose a pair of SM-6s. The Global Hawk's long slantwise angle is the most dramatic; showing the missile's booster discarding as it lofts up, angling for 80,000 feet. The resolution on the Hawk's camera is so good that you can actually see the faint plume of vapor blown out of the air when the missile shatters the sound barrier. Altitude and speed readouts from the datalink telemetry feed are scrolling down the side of the screen.

“Are those numbers *right?*” breathes Akagi.

Kaga, however, is not so impressed. “They need terminal guidance. Tone doesn't have those kinds of radars and the planes are over-the-horizon from the yankee destroyers...” she shakes her head. You raise an eyebrow - it seems that she has done some reading, after all.

At least about the JSDFs systems, that is.
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>>40806763
My body is ready.
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>>40806763
And now shit goes wrong.
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The torpedo planes have reached their attack points; about 45 degrees off Tone's bow, and are arrowing in at military power, about 150 feet off the deck. They're about 20,000 yards away, but you doubt they'll release till they're within 1000 yards or shorter - fly close, press the attack, surely strike, as IJN torpedo aviators used to say. The SM-6s come screaming in from 80,000 feet like lighting bolts from a wrathful god; tweaking their trajectories as the WSOs on the destroyers vector the weapons towards the kill-box based on real-time visuals from the Keyhole and Global Hawk. Tone has just opened up with her main batteries, flinging massive plumes of water high into the air in an effort to knock the torpedo bombers out of the air with columns of spray when the missiles arrive.

One second there's six torpedo bombers making their run, and then there's just a cloud of fire, sea-spray, aluminum debris, flecks of black chitin and, impossibly, one lone torpedo flying free, liberated from its aircraft. It tumbles end-for-end and breaks up when it slaps into the waves. The other group has a few seconds warning to begin evasives, but with the combined closing speed of the missiles it does them little good. One torpedo bomber survives the explosions; its toothy, grinning “face” turning north to beat a hasty retreat.

It lasts about four seconds before a late-coming missile aimed at where the southern formation had been screams over Tone's head at 3,000 feet and homes in on the lone survivor. A few seconds later there's a flash, and then just one more cloud of debris.
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>>40806795

Ahahaha.

So good.
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>>40806776
>At least about the JSDFs systems, that is.
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>>40806702
i have done actual holy shit missile launches. it isn't real at all, like, its like the shit I would use to impress kids at schools. The real systems are.. not like that, real combat is much more random (like there is some stupid shit I have seen go on), and the fact that every surface ship doesn't go ~poof~ when a sub is even remotly near is top kek.

(I might be jaded because I managed to roll from new platform to new platform, so all our shit is ~the future~)

>>40806619
The joke is though that the Zums might get to escort Ford and some VAs for a all new fleet, since they will end up being east coast ships just because their yards are east coast.

>>40806762
Next generation carriers can sustain much more sorties for a much lower price, and when combined with drone technology, it makes the concerns come down to fuel, which a conventional destroyer is not very good at. Its the reason why the carriers are all nuclear, fuel isn't cheap and this weird global cheap fuel phase is a historical aberration.

Also this is non work mode but AGS isn't good, its still broken and a prototype system that has a LOT of bugs. Bath is still going to have to work those out, and honestly I don't trust Bath, they are the worst of the small yards, and unlike HII, they require re-work, but this is my non work opinion.

(I hate shipyards, and I hate Bath the most)
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>>40806815
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The dive-bombers closing on Chikuma have a little more warning; they see the contrails coming and aren't tied to a vulnerable low-altitude run. They break off their approach to begin jinking wildly, many of them diving steeply. A wave of SM-2 missiles comes screaming in, contrails diverging as they pick out individual targets. The combined radar PIP lights up brilliantly as Mustin begins illuminating targets for Fitzgerald's missiles; the powerful narrow-beam terminal-intercept sets lighting up the bandits with so much energy they may as well be glowing - not even the strange, ethereal interference that helps protect abyssal craft is much good against that. Contacts begin winking out along with interceptors. A few SM-2s scream past their targets or detonate just outside the guaranteed kill-zone; the surviving dive-bombers hurtling for the deck before turning away to retreat.

Complete and utter silence reigns as the destroyers loose a few more SM-6s at the squadron of fighters tailing the now-dead torpedo bombers; the abyssals have hit the deck to avoid direct intercepts, but the SM-6s can find their own way, especially with the Global Hawk updating their data-links.

“Skippers, SITREP,” you hear the calm voice of 7th fleet commander over the command radio circuit - probably sitting a short distance away in the CIC of his carrier, at the docks. You turn town the volume and sliiiide your eyes towards a very quiet, very stunned Kaga.

“I believe you owe me five bucks,” you snigger.

>Confer with Goto, first - how the hell did they get the first attack?
>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
>Confer with the CVs - you need to see who's ready to sortie. The area of the attack is only about a day's sail away, if they make twenty knots. The sooner you get them out there, the better. Every minute counts.
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>>40806795
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU0bKMj9Kgo
Time for this.
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>>40806828
planefag you need to write a tom clancy esque story, like this is some tom clancy when he was in his prime shit.
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>>40806828
>>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
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>>40806828
>>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
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>>40806828
>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
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>>40806828
>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
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>>40806828
>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.


If our missiles are this effective, why do we even need shipgirls?
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>>40806828
>>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
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>>40806828
>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
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>>40806828
>>Confer with the CVs - you need to see who's ready to sortie. The area of the attack is only about a day's sail away, if they make twenty knots. The sooner you get them out there, the better. Every minute counts.

We get the girls to go get ready. We can confer with Goto as they're underway.

Speed is paramount and the Arleigh Burkes and Tone, Chikuma with their escorts can look after themselves.
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>>40806828
>Confer with Goto, first - how the hell did they get the first attack?
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>>40806828
>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
>Confer with the CVs - you need to see who's ready to sortie. The area of the attack is only about a day's sail away, if they make twenty knots. The sooner you get them out there, the better. Every minute counts.
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>>40806828
>>Confer with Goto, first - how the hell did they get the first attack?
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>>40806828
>>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
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>>40806828
>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
Boots on the spray, as it were
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>>40806828
>>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.

and then

>>Confer with Goto, first - how the hell did they get the first attack?
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>>40806828
>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
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>>40806864
>If our missiles are this effective, why do we even need shipgirls?

>admiral's face when unit cost
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>>40806828
>>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
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>>40806864
Not enough Missiles, not enough USN-grade sips to go around compared tot he number of abyssals popping up.

It's not as though modern ships can't do the job, it's that there's not enough of them.
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>>40806828
>SORTIE, SORTIE, SORTIE

We should've had our carriers at sea in the first place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaYchEJBZMY
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>>40806828
>Confer with the CVs - you need to see who's ready to sortie. The area of the attack is only about a day's sail away, if they make twenty knots. The sooner you get them out there, the better. Every minute counts.
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>>40806828
First
>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
They probably are somewhat scared.

Then it is BRIEFING TIME HAHAHA
>Confer with the CVs - you need to see who's ready to sortie. The area of the attack is only about a day's sail away, if they make twenty knots. The sooner you get them out there, the better. Every minute counts.
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>>40806864

Those missiles.

Just for the 6 torpedo bombers alone.

That was USD 30 Million in munitions.
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>>40806887
Are... are you saying the US actually gives a shit about budgets?
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>>40806864
Because ship girls are essentially one person as far as the media is concerned. The loss of a single ship girl is little compared to the human cost of loosing a frigate or destroyer.
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>>40806828

>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
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>>40806904
>implying there is budget
Laughing lockmart/Rayethon/BAS.jpg
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>>40806887
>US
>caring about cost
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>>40806904
>Just for the 6 torpedo bombers alone.
>That was USD 30 Million in munitions.
I'm sorry, did you just say Economy Stimulated?

Because i think you said Economy Stimulated.

Besides, they're multipurpose!
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>>40806912
When global sea trade is being strangled and international finance is going haywire?

Kinda.
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Votes called! Writing!
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>>40806864
These shipgirls cost a lot less than an entire Arleigh-Burke, plus ammunition, plus crew.
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>>40806914
1 cute teenage girl vs 500 gnarly ass sailors

Who do you think the media is going to focus on?
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>>40806932
>Economy Stimulated
Look at that faggot.

Look at that faggot and laugh.
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>>40806930
>>40806912
Unit cost is important because the higher it is, the more it bottlenecks production due to sheer practical factors.

Even if the US can afford eleventy-billion missiles, those still take time to actually manufacture.

And gods help you if a part of the supply chain goes under due payments bullshit.
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>>40806932
Dan The Man Eagleman was the best thing about that trainwreck.
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>>40806954
The sailors.
A lot of people don't consider the shipgirls to be human, no matter what they look like.
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If this is how well the Arleigh-Burkes work then I'd love to see the rape caused by a type 45 destroyer.
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Can't argue with that.
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>>40806932
>Because i think you said Economy Stimulated.

You are correct government spending does create jobs.
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>>40806828
>[x] Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
>[x] Confer with the CVs - you need to see who's ready to sortie. The area of the attack is only about a day's sail away, if they make twenty knots. The sooner you get them out there, the better. Every minute counts.

We'll be coming for you, Wo-class. Can't run forever!
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>>40806954
The sailors, as ship-girls are not considered human by everyone.
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>>40806936
Even more reason to go "Fuck the budget"
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>>40806991
How so?
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>>40806828
>>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
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>>40806821
>Next generation carriers can sustain much more sorties for a much lower price
Bullshit. Until you make aviation fuel and the weaponry they carry less expensive, you aren't lowering the sortie cost.

>and when combined with drone technology, it makes the concerns come down to fuel
What the hell do drones have to do with this? They're just other aircraft. Aircraft which still need to be readied, take off, fly to the target, hit it, fly back, land, and be readied again. That changes absolutely nothing.
>which a conventional destroyer is not very good at.
That's not even relevant.

>its still broken and a prototype system that has a LOT of bugs
So do many new technologies. They are almost always ironed out in the end. Once it is working properly, it provides a better sustained means to get munitions on target, providing we can get close enough.
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>>40805525
>Akagi and Kaga trot in first, followed by Shoukaku and Zuikaku - with two girls you don't recognize

Where's Hornet?
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>>40806828
>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
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>>40807010
>>40806972
Naka is a frikken idol for gods sake. The people love them.
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>>40807029
behind kagaboobs
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>>40806989
What a terrifying force.
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>>40807021
>Government spends money on a product/structure.
>People are hired to build it on time.
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>>40806912
The military certainly does, because they're running under a constrained budget.
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>>40807053
>Government finishes product/structure
>people are laid off
>people spend less money
>economy suffers
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>>40805773
Which knowing these fairies most likely wasn't that hard for them.
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If we shoot wo-kyuu full of our telephone pole sized torpedoes can we get a CV drop? or is that mechanic ignored in this? Cause I think we really need more Murican airpower, preferably an Essex or Yorktown. Or maybe just a CA to help with AA escort
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>>40807043
Only a few people it would seem, else we would be keeping the girls in port and NEVER send them out to fight (and quite possibly die).
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Also, need to remember, the US is likely doing a hell of a lot to protect both the north and south atlantic, only nation with any number of ships.

Also, I bet a lot of production is being sucked up by shore defenses too.

A lot of navy's ships are patrol boats and small ships not for long range deployment.

US has less then 300 ships, almost everyone i bet is tied up.
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>>40807043
Correction: Japan loves Naka.
At the end of the day, the shipgirls are far more expendable than an entire, expensive to produce modern combat vessel, and when they sink, hundreds of human lives aren't lost.
And to most people, nothing is lost.
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>>40807010
I find it unlikely that's anywhere near the majority opinion. They look human, they act human, and they have saved tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of lives.

>>40806930
Even the US budget is finite, and we would hemorrhage money bringing these weapon systems into true mass production, particularly when the Abyssals make sea travel dicey.
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>>40807043
And theres a reason for that, attempting to build up a positive image which they dont or didn't have
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>>40807053
What is the broken window fallacy?
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>>40807054
A others have said, think of it from a manufacturing capacity stand point. It's actually quite complicated and time consuming to increase production of modern military equipment. The lead time can be measured in years.
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>>40807053
>The jobs that where lost from all the taxes gathered to make the navy to operate
>the civilian market slows down as the workers are moved from there to the war docks.
>prices sky rocket.
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>>40807021
Say uncle Sam wants you to dig a massive hole in the ground for whatever reason. They then pay people to do it, rather than throwing buckets on money into a volcano in hopes of appeasing Hastur.

Now those people who dug the hole have money and the government has their precious hole

The people who dug the hole then proceed to use that money to buy crack and blow jobs keeping hookers and drug dealers employed, who then buy golden teeth and shit.
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>>40807117
Prices would already be rising due to possible rationing and just increased wartime costs.
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>>40807088
Depends on if we can summon them.

How do you summon an American ship-girl anyway? We know that the Japs use those shinto shrine things and I'm pretty sure the British method involves tea, crumpets and calling the French a bunch of arseholes.
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>>40807099
A lot of people are scared that the line between shipgirl and abyssal might be thinner than it seems, thus the fear.
Unfortunately anon, when the entire planet is being threatened with the lose of all oceanic travel and the bombardment and destruction of the coastlines, just because the shipgirls look cute isn't going to make people fall over and trust them instantly.
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>>40807117
>Jobs are lost from raising taxes

Trickle-down fag please go.
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>>40807104
I know what I'm talking about, mate. The Navy in particular has substantial budget issues, as the things it needs are rather expensive, in both time, money, and sustainment costs. Every shipbuilding plan is a fucking battlefield.
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>>40807137

Nothing useful was produced by digging that hole. You also taxed money from successful business to dig that hole.

You might as well just call it taxing for welfare in that case.
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>>40807088
If it's AA you want, you can't go wrong with Atlanta and Juneau.
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>>40807099
They showed up just after the Abyssals and manifest abilities that are both similar to the Abyssals AND cannot be explained by science.

People get scared of the unknown and the ship-girls are a BIG unknown.
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>>40807145
America hasn't summoned any shipgirls yet, all of ours have come back on their own.
So, who knows how we would summon them.
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>>40807101
Basically that if a person buys a window he doesn't buy shoes.

The government on the other hand can buy a fuck load of stuff and if we go into massive debt from all the spending well then we enter a golden age (see WW2).
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>>40806761

Fucking busy, that's where I was.
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>40807137
>40807173
Why don't both of you go back to /pol/
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>>40807173
Or the Texas border fence.
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If we cant summon more can we use their miniaturized shipyards they have to build more?
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>>40807145
I'm going to go with, solemn ceremonies and booze.
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>>40806828
>Contact the shipgirls under your command, first - this might not be over yet.
best not get caught with your pants.. wait
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>>40807145
I dunno, but it probably involves guns and calling Europeans pussies
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>>40807183
>people thought Willie D's AA was insane

hahahahahaahahhahahaha
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>>40807137
And that money could have been spent, say, fixing a road.

Instead of taking tax money away, and spending it on a fucking hole, you can take tax money away, and spend it on something useful. That's the fallacy; war usually drags economies down, because so much of its production is wasted on military equipment, instead of beneficial things.

Remember, economy is roughly the sum of production, not a number of dollars. If you're producing mostly war materiel, then your people are pretty poor, because very little of civilian use is being made.
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We need to capture a Wo.

For science or something.
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>He thinks people actually want people to dig a hole rather then it being an example.

I don't think your old enough to be here.
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>>40807187
I imagine it would involve vintage colt pistols. Steak/burgers and as much PATRIOTISM as you can musture in a summoning ritual.
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>>40807163
Depending on which taxes are raised, yes, actually.

If, say, Payroll tax is increased, employers tend to cut staff and reinvest in automation where possible. You get a downturn in employment figures, though something of an upturn in technology investments.

Saying "hurrdurr taxes"in a general sense is pointless. It's the specific kind of tax that matters.
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>>40807229

Eh, thats still fine.

Imagine when we run into a Hoppo.

To kill or to capture.
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>>40807215
Also, North Carolina could be a useful asset. Are you afire and all that.
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I make one crack about the US's massive military budget and spark a debate on taxes.

God dammit.
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>>40807223
>so much of its production is wasted on military equipment
Which people tend to get paid for*

*unless you have a slave labor economy.
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yo man, thats deep
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>>40807199
>Busy fucking, that's where I was.
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The bottom line is that even if Uncle Sam became the lord of bartertown and pure money was no object, those missiles still take fucking time to produce
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>>40807229
I have a feeling that a certain modern ship-girl may manifest when we do that.
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>>40807249
It's a planefag thread, it was bound to happen.
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You guys know that the abyssal girls from the actual game probably aren't going to show up, since the abyssals in this are predreadnought ships instead of just abomination things, right?
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>>40806989
>>40806989
Hey now! There should be at least one hockey player or lumberjack on board. And I'm sure the West Edmonton Mall would lend Canada its subs. If we could figure out how to get them out of the praries.
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>>40807255
And then the money gets taxed so the military can make more bullets.

Meanwhile, civilian goods have become very expensive because there is little production.

Ergo: your people have been impoverished, even if they have more money than before, because real life makes a distinction between riches (money) and wealth (goods and services).
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>>40807173
>You also taxed money from successful business to dig that hole.
You used deficit spending as we did in ww2 and it fucking worked.
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>>40807283
Yeah but anon will try.
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>>40807051
>terrifying
Only if you're a submarine. Someone suggested newfoundland dogs to go with the corgi pt boats. They turn into these:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River-class_frigate
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>>40807283
Of course. But until planefag actually starts doing more, we just have to speculate.
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>>40807283
Stop trying to crush my dreams.
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>>40807229
Capturing an abysall would probably be a good idea science wise, but how the fuck wold you do it?
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>>40807283

Or scrapped ships. Since carriers had to come from somewhere.
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>>40807294
>And then the money gets taxed
A fraction of it. Those new bullets the military is buying, somebody needs to make them.

>>40807223
>wasted on military equipment, instead of beneficial things.
We invent a shit load of beneficial things trying to make new ways to murder that other guy.
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>>40807314
Offer them a candy bar.
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>>40807314
Board them.
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>>40807314
Tickle it.
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>>40807249
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>>40807314
Various incendiary weapons to kill the crew
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>>40807314
Little tiny Marine boarding parties
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>>40807314
If it's Hoppo-chan, just sick Nagato at her to kidnap her.
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>>40807360
Hate? HATE! We're talking about things you're trained to do!
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>>40807296
>and it fucking worked.
No, it didn't. The industry was already recouping and bringing in large benefits from a great export environment, and then you add to that the war morale boost. That debt had to be paid off afterwards anyway, and it would have been much better had there been no war on.
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>>40807296
At significant cost for decades thereafter.

Yes, you can pay for these things by borrowing money and increasing taxes... but it all has to come from somewhere. Somewhere, sometime, somebody spent some time making a missile when he could have written a book or helped build a gold-plated Ferrari.

You cannot get military equipment from nowhere.

>>40807334
Sure, you sometimes get fun new technologies.

Does that matter to the civilians who are making do with whatever they have because they can't afford to buy new things? We rationed for a reason in WW II; we had to reinvest a huge fraction of our economic output towards war materiel. I'm not necessarily saying it's a bad thing in all cases, but it is inevitable that there are losses from production of war materiel.
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>>40807366
We don't have Nagato yet.
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>>40807314
Best bet would be raiding an abyssal base. Good luck with that
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Guy guys, There are actual benefits to having a hole dug in the ground, we do it all the fucking time.
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>>40807366
Or you could dangle a toy reppu plane in front of her face.
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>>40807314
It would be a GREAT idea science-wise. Even recovering bits blown away from destroyed aircraft or sinking abyssals would be amazing, but a live capture would have everyone from chemists to material scientists chomping at the bit for a piece or sample.

I guess we could also attempt communication or something.
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Here's the power of modern torpedoes.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=428_1216908004
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>>40807391
True that, gotta love fracking.
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>>40807381
>That debt had to be paid off afterwards anyway,
Well we mostly froze it and then grew our economy (spending does that? No fucking shit retard) till the debt was smaller in comparison.
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I say we capture an I-class and breed them like corgi torpedo boats.
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>>40807236
So the planefag summoning ritual?
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>>40807399
>I guess we could also attempt communication or something.

Let Sammy do the interrogation.
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>>40807359
>>40807360
A combo of these could work I guess, kinda like destroying someones immune system then infecting them. But we would still need to get one of them alone which would be difficult.
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>>40807409
Motherfucker.
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>>40807394
That will do.
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>>40807399
Yeah, I can't wait to see what we learn from the wrecks of those planes that attacked the base
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>>40807420
You mean this?
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>>40807424
Naka can play good cop to Sammy's WTF cop.
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>>40807417
>till the debt was smaller in comparison.
Which means you haven't paid it back yet. Good job.
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>>40807399
Oh god, I can just see our uphill battle to stop someone dissecting it after we capture it.
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>>40807432
Boarding isn't strictly necessary. Just cripple the weapons, break their props, and hook a long tow line around them
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>>40807455
Yeah we didn't do it for decades and spoiler alert.

Our economy was fucking great with all that debt.
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>>40807471
Prevention of self destruct shenanigans.
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>>40807394
The question being what to do with her after capture and study...
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>>40807399
Apparently when something is removed from an NBE it... returns to whatever it was before. When we removed that miniature 12" shell from Arizona, for example, it turned into a plain old regular 12" shell.

Or it might perhaps be more accurate to say that it was always a 12", and the only thing that changed it was removed from a shipgirl's reality-distorting field.
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>>40807471
>what is scuttling
>Open the seacucks
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>>40807471
Wouldn't it be harder to do that without sinking it than boarding it?
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>>40807449
>Dragon dildoes
I guess that explains all of the delays.
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>>40807451

We could do that.

How bout lock them in a room, tie them up, give Kongou 2 dozen donuts, throw her in the room and lock the door for an hour.
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>>40807485
>>40807495
Point
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>>40807263

Did I say that?

no. I didn't.
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>>40806727
I'm recognized! Glorious day!

And once again I miss the godforsaken vote!
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>>40807449
>AN ORIGINAL TYPE 94 NAMBU PISTOL THAT HAS FIRED AT LEAST ONE ROUND SUCCESSFULLY WITHOUT KILLING THE USER

This is fucking bullsh-

Wait

Do they have to be holding it when it fires?
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>>40807522
Suuuuuuuuuuuuuure.
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>>40807504

>no TOILET GLOOOOCK
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>>40807283
this is a world of imagination, a world without logic or limitation
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>>40807314

Yo.
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>>40807522

I figure you are busy rounding up all the corgi's, in case they are needed.
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>>40807475
But not as great as it could have been, because we were still paying interest, etc.

Have you ever taken basic economics?
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>>40807533
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>>40807549
>Have you ever taken basic economics?
Yeah, when you take advanced economics its basically just "Everything we taught you in basic economics is a fucking lie."
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>INCOMING MESSAGE FROM COMMAND
>MESSAGE BEGINS
>
TURKEY TROTS TO WATER GG FROM ANON ACTION COM THIRD FLEET INFO COMINCH CTF SEVENTY-SEVEN X WHERE IS RPT WHERE IS QUEST MASTER PLANEFAG RR THE WORLD WONDERS
>MESSAGE ENDS
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>>40806972
My penis says they're human enough.

brb, gotta rub one out.
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>>40807539
>Not using the second version

Also why haven't we taught the corgis to play fetch?
Well, fetch abyssals or something,
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>>40807533
>TYPE 94 NAMBU PISTOL
hey we have a new present for our fellow admiral (probably from hate)
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>>40807522
>>40807263
No, we where just cuddling
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>>40807570
This is some advanced questposting
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>>40807603

No. I have one of those, and it's specifically for... a purpose that I don't fucking plan to tell you about.
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So it was never denied that SWQ exists within the KCQ-verse, right?
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>>40807533
>Do they have to be holding it when it fires?

Not only do they have to be holding it when it fires, but some insane son of a fucking bitch (i.e. Ghostdivision) actually had one, AND ACTUALLY FUCKING DID IT.
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Will we ever see Pennsylvania?
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>>40807675
That thing is as ugly as fuck
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>>40807675

GOD. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Well it could be worse. It could have been one of them sword nanbus.
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>>40807629
You are so transparent sometimes, Lance Corporal.
Honestly...

>>40807678
She'll be back to fight with her sister, mark my words.
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>>40807283
I say, bring on the elites and the superbosses for us to tangle with :D
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>>40807678
Here ya go.
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>>40807542
Perfect. What will you require, and how much of it can you guarantee will still be semi-functional?
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You pick up a headset and slip it on. You cut your eyes at Goto, who nods, giving you permission to take default command over his girls. “Tone, Chikuma, status?”

“Chikuma here, I'm okay.”

“W-W-WHAT THE HELL W-W-AS THAT!?” Tone's horrified voice breaks in.

“Yeah...” Kaga breathes. “What..?”

“That was a big can of American ass-kicking,” you tell them. Akagi makes a soft whimpering noise, and Shoukaku looks like she just had a religious experience, her hands pressed together in front of her face, eyes wide with amazement.

“Tone, Chikuma - who do you have in the air right now? Your planes aren't on my screens.”

“Scout plane two and four,” Chikuma replies. “We're keeping two up and two being serviced with one in reserve.”

“I have one and three,” Tone replies. “No reports as of yet.”

“Launch everything you got;” you instruct. “They're in your area. And tighten up your formation with the Arleigh-Burke's, and keep your speed at full or flank for now - you're probably being tracked by subs.”
Goto gives you a raised eyebrow as the girls give uncertain affirmatives. “They just received an air attack, but they didn't spot any scouts,” you point out. “The Burke's should have picked them, up, at least.”
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>>40807675
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>>40807675
>So I told Ghostdivision to fire a Nambu.. he actually did it the absolute madman hahahaha!

>He will be missed
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>>40807093
Doesn't that mean the wartime convoy system is back? Maritime shipping is all sorts of fucked, so the only way you could halfway protect cross ocean shipping is to gather them in groups and divide your warships between them. It would be like somali pirate patrols only covering the whole ocean and everyone is weapons free.

>>40807145
>Canada remembers it has a navy
>Tries everything it can think of to summon shipgirls, nothing works
>Shipgirls begin to randomly manifest at hockey games.
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“Doesn't mean they did,” Goto points out as he slips a headset on. “You know how that works. And a single scout plane isn't easy to spot.”

“Damn little cloud cover today, though. And those planes came straight-in; doesn't look like they were diverging from a search pattern, does it?” You shrug. “Besides, if there's any abyssal subs in the AO they'll be vectoring in on them as we speak.

“Point,” Goto says quietly, then focuses on the girl to your side. “Uh, is she-”

You notice Arizona seems to be... not breathing, still. You take your hand off her left shoulder (you'd been using her as support without thinking about it) and pick your cane up again. “Arizona, it's over, kiddo.”

She takes a deep breath and nods ever-so-slightly, keeping her face fixed on the screen. You're glad she got to see that - the Arleigh-Burkes are the equivalent of a dedicated AA ship of old, but they have much, much further reach... at the cost of money and magazine capacity, that is.

“Good god,” baseball-hat girl says. “If your missiles can do THAT, what do you need US for?”

“That... those missiles...” Shoukaku breathes.

“... hunted. those. bombers. down,” Kaga finishes, her voice flat with shock.

Akagi turns to you. “How - I - if - why do you even need us...?”

“The missiles they fired at the dive-bombers?” Goto interjects. “They're SM-2s.”

“I've seen those fired before,” Akagi replies. “But, that *far*?”

“Those are the SM-2ERs,” Goto says, shaking his head. “We were using up our stocks of the old shorter-range stuff before. What you just saw costs 400,000 dollars.”

“But they wiped them out!” Akagi exclaims. “My own squadrons can't manage-”

“Each.”
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>>40807715
>“Chikuma here, I'm okay.”

>“W-W-WHAT THE HELL W-W-AS THAT!?” Tone's horrified voice breaks in.

I guess after surviving Sammy nothing really frightens her.
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>>40807736
What do you think all the British shipgirls are doing in the Atlantic?
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Akagi blinks. “W-what.”

Kaga turns her attention to Goto. “Why haven't I seen those... those self-seeking ones before?”

“The SM-6s?” you interject. “The ones that hunted them down?”

“Yes.”

“The ones that can fly a hundred miles, find its target destroyed, and fly a search pattern till it finds some other unlucky son of a bitch to kill?”

“Yes.”

“They're expensive,” Goto replies for you. “The JSDF couldn't afford many *before* the war, and now the US is hogging most of the production.” You give him a Look. “Rightfully so, they're covering two oceans don't look at me like that,” he says, waving his hand at you.

“Expensive?” Shoukaku asks. “How expensive?”

You and Goto look at each other. “Was it five?”

“Four...?”

You both produce your smartphones.

“Four-and-a-half,” you declare a half-second before he does.

“Four-hundred-fifty thousand dollars!?” Shoukaku breathes. “Each?”

“Noooo,” you tell her. “Four-point-five million.”
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The girls go dead-silent as the blood seems to drain from Kaga's face completely. She turns and slowly stumbles out of the room. You wait till she's cleared the room before you let the laughter take over - your head screams with pain every time you guffaw, but it is SO worth it. Every time Kaga's expression surfaces in your memory you just start laughing harder, leaning heavily on your cane, tears trickling from your eyes as your thundering headache punishes you for the mirth.

“Admiral Settle-” you look up to see Naka tapping away on her (own?) smartphone, a frown on her face. “It says the US Military budget is about a trillion dollars a year-” a wave of disbelieving gasps goes through the room “-so if you built a ton of those things, couldn't you... win?”

“Absolutely,” you reply glibly. “Our forces are superior when massed, so all we need to do issssssssss-” you pan to Goto, who cuts in smoothly with “-draw them into a DECISIVE BATTLE!”

Even Shouaku gives you both a lidded-eyed look at that one, and Akagi pouts a bit. “And even then,” you point out, “the factories can only make so much. Our defense contractors are churning them out by the bushel-basket, but sixteen months isn't enough time to seriously increase production. Before the war we didn't actually have enough missiles to fill every ship to capacity, period. Shit, some of our CAPs are flying with fucking *gun pods,* now.”

“... oh,” Naka says, looking thoughtful. “Well, at least they're safe...”

>Order some coffee, stay here - you want to see if Chikuma and Tone's scouts find the enemy, now that you have a rough vector for them and more birds in the air.
>Get some lunch and lie down for a bit - this headache is only getting worse and you're going to be busy tonight - and tomorrow.
>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.
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>>40807715
>Shoukaku looks like she just had a religious experience, her hands pressed together in front of her face, eyes wide with amazement.

best girl. appreciates a good show of MURRICA
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>>40807715
Which Tone floatplane was it that fucked up it's patrol route at Midway and actually found the US fleet?
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>>40805537
Of course O'Bannon wins with potatoes.
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>>40807811
>>Order some coffee, stay here - you want to see if Chikuma and Tone's scouts find the enemy, now that you have a rough vector for them and more birds in the air.
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>>40807823
>which tone floatplane fucked up

How many did she carry?
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>>40807780
I think we should let them know what that is in 1940's value

adjust for inflation and all that
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>>40807811
>Order some coffee, stay here - you want to see if Chikuma and Tone's scouts find the enemy, now that you have a rough vector for them and more birds in the air.
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>>40807811
>>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.
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>>40807780
>america is asshole
Don't be that way. You still love us and you know it.

>>40807811
>Order some coffee, stay here - you want to see if Chikuma and Tone's scouts find the enemy, now that you have a rough vector for them and more birds in the air.
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>>40807811
>>Order some coffee, stay here - you want to see if Chikuma and Tone's scouts find the enemy, now that you have a rough vector for them and more birds in the air.

Stay on station, just in case
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>>40807768
Covering the Eastern Atlantic and probably the Med, seeing as how most of the countries in that area didn't have much of a navy during any period that could really be called modern.
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>>40807811
>>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.

You will be notified if you need to supply input.
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>>40807811
>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.

>“Our forces are superior when massed, so all we need to do issssssssss-” you pan to Goto, who cuts in smoothly with “-draw them into a DECISIVE BATTLE!”
Shots fired.
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>>40807811
>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.
We have to do that thing that the admiralty is supposed to do.
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>>40807811
>Get some lunch and lie down for a bit - this headache is only getting worse and you're going to be busy tonight - and tomorrow.

Self maintenance is important
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>>40807811
>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.
Maybe also get some poor enlisted sailor to bring you lunch?

In any event, Tone and Chikuma know what they're doing; micromanaging sailors is less important for an admiral than planning future operations. Hell, lunch is probably more important.
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>>40807715
>Shoukaku looks like she just had a religious experience, her hands pressed together in front of her face, eyes wide with amazement.
She wants the D.
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>>40807840
6
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>>40807811
>>Get some lunch and lie down for a bit - this headache is only getting worse and you're going to be busy tonight - and tomorrow.

We'll need to be in top condition the next few days.

That's not going to happen, so we'll take what we can get.
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>>40807811
>>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.

>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.

WE RIDE TO BATTLE
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>>40807811
>>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.
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>>40807875
Nah, she wants the SM
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>>40807811
>Get some lunch and lie down for a bit - this headache is only getting worse and you're going to be busy tonight - and tomorrow.
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>>40807736
>>Shipgirls begin to randomly manifest at hockey games.

By the way, this is now canon.
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>>40807811
>[x] Order some coffee, stay here - you want to see if Chikuma and Tone's scouts find the enemy, now that you have a rough vector for them and more birds in the air.

Oh hey, it's Ryuujou. She didn't have a heavy southern accent for all one line she said, so I didn't recognize her from dialogue.
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>>40807811
>>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.

And call for lunch to be delivered. We need to eat and work at the same time.
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>>40807811
>Get some lunch and lie down for a bit - this headache is only getting worse and you're going to be busy tonight - and tomorrow.
RJ is so flat.
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>>40807823

#4, assuming I'm remembering my history fucking correctly.
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>>40807884

Then you have your answer.
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>>40807905
Quiet, you.
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>>40807905
ahhahahahaha
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>>40807811
>Get some lunch and lie down for a bit - this headache is only getting worse and you're going to be busy tonight - and tomorrow.
Goto is competent even if he's crazy, he can hold the fort
>>40807905
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>>40807841
Lessee, compared to 1940, that's like, 22 times.
And 4,500,000 times 22 is...99,000,000.
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>>40807811
>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.
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>>40807905
I guess that means we should start looking for American shipgirls at NASCAR races then.

Or shoul it be baseball games? Hmm...
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>>40807811
>>Get some lunch and lie down for a bit - this headache is only getting worse and you're going to be busy tonight - and tomorrow.
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>>40807811
>>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.
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>>40807811

>Order some coffee, stay here - you want to see if Chikuma and Tone's scouts find the enemy, now that you have a rough vector for them and more birds in the air.

>We should also ask one of the girls to grab some aspirin or something
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>>40807962

so they think we just fired off 100 million dollars worth of missile for each abyssal plane

hahahaha
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>>40807974
Football and baseball games.
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>>40807780
>carrier club
I just wish my country was in the destroyers club...
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>>40807811
>>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.
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>>40807862
>>40807768
Plus the Canadian navy in the atlantic too. Convoy protection is really the whole reason we had a navy in the first place, and we had something like the 5th largest in the world at the end of the war. So the US and Japan are all over the pacific. Britain and Canada are covering the north atlantic.

Where do France, Italy and Germany sit in all this? They at least HAD fleets at one point, so it depends on how many of them return as shipgrills and pastamancers.

China and Russia probably at least have enough firepower to protect their own coastlines.
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>>40807974
Baseball for sure. Times change, the country changes, the military changes.

But Baseball will always be a constant that every American can understand.
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>>40807903
Both are achievable through Settle. She knows this.
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>>40807811
>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.
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>>40807811
>Order some coffee, stay here - you want to see if Chikuma and Tone's scouts find the enemy, now that you have a rough vector for them and more birds in the air.
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>>40807974
Football. Good 'ole American football, of course, not that soccer bull.
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>>40807974
>NASCAR
>Baseball
What are you, a fag? They're obviously going to show up during FOOBAWW
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>>40807811
>>Order some coffee, stay here - you want to see if Chikuma and Tone's scouts find the enemy, now that you have a rough vector for them and more birds in the air.
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>>40808016
Football/baseball games with a NASCAR racetrack around the field.
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>>40807811
>Step into a conference room with Goto to hammer out who's going with the task force - you're not sure if Hornet her Japanese brethren are ready for joint ops yet.

Get something to eat
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>>40808024
>implying you have to spend any money at all
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>>40807811
>>Order some coffee, stay here - you want to see if Chikuma and Tone's scouts find the enemy, now that you have a rough vector for them and more birds in the air.
>>40807841
also tihs. Someone do the math.
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Who are we going to take on the task force? Arizona is a given, as is Willie D.
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>>40807811
>Get some lunch and lie down for a bit - this headache is only getting worse and you're going to be busy tonight - and tomorrow.
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VOTES CALLED - WRITING
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>>40807811
>>Get some lunch and lie down for a bit - this headache is only getting worse and you're going to be busy tonight - and tomorrow.
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>>40808089
wut won
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>>40808062
>He was in a nation that had access to a blue water ports.
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>>40808029
Germany wants nothing to do with it's shipgrills because icky Nazi reminders.

Bismarck has a Swastika Tramp Stamp/Air recognition marking.
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>>40808041
My logic was that NASCAR is an appropriately american sport. But then I remembered that it wasn't around in the forties, so shipsluts probably wouldn't associate that well. So that begs the question, was football or baseball more popular?
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>>40807811
I'm a bit slow on the uptake here. What exactly set Kaga off here? That each missile cost so much or that the US has tremendous amounts of dosh to pay for them in the first place?
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We need a new American Coliseum. Built with a racetrack along the outside, with fields for football, baseball, and basketball. Massive fireworks cannons installed every 150 feet non-optional.

We'll have so many Sammy-like ships, guys. We might even hold that fleet together long enough to do something with it.
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>>40808096
Baseball.
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>>40808049
>>40808041
>>40808040
You idiots, football was not really a big thing in the 40s. Baseball was where it was at.
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>>40808062
Plz tell my government this, and while your at it get them to give us our jets back
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>>40808041
Football wasn't as big as Baseball in the 40's

also, if we get any of the Iowas, will they come equipped with CIWS, Harpoons, Helicopters and 16" nuclear shells?
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>>40808029
>Where do France, Italy and Germany sit in all this?

We have some intellegence photos of what is probably an Italian shipgirl sailing out, then being towed back in after breaking down. Planefag has implied that the French fleet either has or would come back as Abyssals. Germany is probably desperately hoping none of their ships come back.
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>>40808029
France probably has a few shipgirls seeing as how they had decent navies in WWI and WWII.

I remember PF mentioning that the pasta eaters were afraid to try and summon their ships because of how badly they were treated or some such.
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>>40808096

Beisboll.

FYI I got into the thread-party late and am currently writefagging. I might not have something at the end of the thread.
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>>40808101

Pretty much everything, starting with the fact that such terrifyingly effective tech exists, the fact that it costs so much and the fact that the US can afford it.
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>>40808101
Probably both
Remember she kinda took Uncle Sam's sleeping giant right down her throat
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>>40808121
Yeah, what with the Royal Navy sinking half of them.
Just imagine the damage an angry and neglected Warspite could do though.

Yeesh
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>>40808149
>>40808149

LITERALLY btfo :)
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>>40808062
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>>40808149
Kaga got Ganked before the Sleeping Giant really woke up.

Shit got real *after* midway.
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>>40808101
Probably a bit of both, plus the sheer capability of the system
Have a picture of their smaller cousin, the RAM.
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>>40808149
Weren't most of the ships at Midway either prewar, or ordered before the war, though?

I thought it was mostly by late 1943 that war production really went on the uptick, particularly for shipbuilding. The Japanese mistakes at Midway were overconfidence and ignoring the improvement in American carrier capabilities, but we were still operating mostly the same ships, plus or minus some replacement escorts.
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>>40808149
Lewd.
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>>40808149
>>40808167

It is telling that Kaga reacted with horror, while the others were amazed.

Shoukaku got really excited.
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>>40808155
All the Queen Elizabeths show up.

Every Axis and Central Powers nation collectively shits itself reflexively.
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>>40807905
Good God. Shipgirls learning how to bodycheck, how to put someone over the boards, how to "go for the jersey".

Oh Canada! Our home and native land!
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>>40808188
You are correct.
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>>40808188
>>40808167
I'll admit that my naval history is subpar and I just really wanted to make that dick joke
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Wouldn't any of the Iowas coming back be kinda awkward though? Considering that they served with at least a few ships that are still in service during the 90's.

>Missouri trying to talk to Shitty Hawk's decommissioned hull.
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>>40808226
Fair enough. You're not the only one here spotty on naval history.
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>>40807905
>mfw teams start franchising that shit and start issuing jerseys to grills who manifest during their games.
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>>40808188
>we were still operating mostly the same ships, plus or minus some replacement escorts.

The first Fletcher was commissioned during Midway; interestingly, it wasn't Fletcher, because the US is weird like that.
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>>40808241
The baseline for a shipgirl coming back is 'awkward', I think it'll be fine
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>>40808241
Yeah, about the Iowas coming back. For over half a century the Navy has been doing their damnedest to kill those ships.

Just something to think about.
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>>40808258
>NHL Expansion in 2016-2017
>Quest is in 2018
>Even more Canadian teams
>Quebec City Francophones claiming destroyer mascot

Yes
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>>40808298
Can you imagine what a hockey brawl between shipgirls would entail? Games would have to take place at a remote location and recorded completely remotely to avoid collateral.
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I want Big Spud dammit.

Fucking Nothing happens in Idaho, at least let me have my dreadnought in some Kancolle fan fiction.
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>>40808241

I doubt they are coming back unless they get sunk somehow.
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You're sorely tempted to get some grub, lie down and quietly die for a few hours - your headache is just getting worse. Or failing that, just grab some joe and keep silent vigil by the screens in the command center - you've done that enough times half-dead on the bridge of your old ship, much less with a headache. But you know damn well that if you do either, it'll fall to Goto to assemble the task-force, and though you don't doubt he'll do a good job, you've got your own horses to back.

Hornet has drifted into the room - you suspect she was hanging back till Kaga left - and is now studying the instant-replays with interest as Naka manhandle's Goto's command remote to make the big LCD displays do her bidding. You tap Goto on the shoulder and jerk your thumb towards the door to an adjacent conference room, then grab Hornet by her slender wrist.

“W-what?” she tries to object. You stalk off across the room, dragging the confused girl behind you. “A-admiral, what are you-”

“Conference,” you say.

“B-but-!”

“CONFERENCE!” you declare, and haul her into the side-room. It's much smaller than most conference rooms; it's not quite on-par with an embassy's “bubble,” a room surrounded by a water-filled bulkhead and various shields to foil any surveillance tech on earth... but it's not far from, either. You flop into a chair with a groan as Goto leans against one wall. Hornet stands at the other end of the table, hands clasped before her and eyes downcast.

She probably thinks she's in for another tongue-lashing.

This amuses you.

>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
>Jump right in - you want Hornet on this next sortie, period.
>Other?
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>>40808296
They're too iconic.
For the public, when they think "Navy circa WW2", they think fast battleships and big 16" guns, not "Carriers completely changing naval tactics forever"
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>>40808327
>Implying the Indianapolis isn't more important.
Bitch, if I gotta make a summoning ceremony IRL I will.
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>>40808359
>>Jump right in - you want Hornet on this next sortie, period.
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>>40808296
And yet there they were in the 1990's, almost 50 years after commissioning, still firing 16" shells and Tomahawks.

The fact that all four are now museum ships shows that they are loved by the people enough for them to not go to the breakers.

Maybe they should stay museum ships though. They've done their share of fighting over the past half century, they deserve a peaceful retirement.
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>>40808359
>>Jump right in - you want Hornet on this next sortie, period.
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>>40808359
>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
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>>40808359
>>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
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>>40808359
>Other?
"Is this about Mitscher?"
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>>40808359
>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
Goto's not an idiot, we didn't drag her in front of her because we didn't want her on the force. He can read between lines.
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>>40808359
>Jump right in - you want Hornet on this next sortie, period.
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>>40808359
>>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
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>>40808330
Hate implied that he met Iowa when that experiment happened, and apparently told him she wasn't ready or something along that line.
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>>40808359
>Jump right in - you want Hornet on this next sortie, period.
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>>40808359
>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
He's been at this longer than us.
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>>40808359
>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
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>>40808359
>>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
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>>40808359
>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
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>>40808359
>>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
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>>40808359
>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
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>>40808359
>Jump right in - you want Hornet on this next sortie, period.

send D. and Arizona with her
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>>40808359
>>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
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>>40808096
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPrtFxd9u9Y

Look up Mark Fidrych if you wanna be depressed.
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>>40808359
>>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
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>>40808359
>Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
Silence is the path to appearing wise.
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>>40808359
>Jump right in - you want Hornet on this next sortie, period.
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VOTES CALLED OVERWHELMINGLY, WRITING

>>40808487
>Silence is the path to appearing wise.

BINGO
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>>40808454
Honestly, I think Arizona's too slow for this sortie.

If we send *any* Capital Ship Escort with the carriers at all, it probably needs to be the Kongou sisters. They're the only ones who can keep up, really.
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>>40808454
Arizona is pretty slow compared to the carriers
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>>40808359
>Jump right in - you want Hornet on this next sortie, period.
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>>40808363
Yeah. If they come back, those four are gonna be perpetually pissed off at any carriers in their line of sight. Iowa's favorite nickname for carriers will be "fucking kill-stealers"

For completeness, here's her nicknames for all the various surface ship types.

Destroyers = Meatshields (save only Sammie B and Johnston)
Cruisers = Plush Toys ("Aw, you think those guns make you better! Too bad you're almost as fragile as the meatshields!")
Battleships = Her equals ("The only ships that fucking matter!")
Carriers = Fucking kill-stealers
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>>40808359

>Jump right in - you want Hornet on this next sortie, period.

Let Hornet handle CAP, anti-submarine patrol and scouting duties, her Wildcats and SBDs are perfect for this.

Cross-load 7.7mm and 20mm and she can tend the other carrier's Zeros as well.

The Japanese carriers should keep a deck-load strike ready to roll. When you find the enemy, hit them with overwhelming airpower.
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>>40808509
Have some of the destroyers pull her along.

This is a perfect plan that can't go wrong.
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>>40808509
now would be a perfect time for Washington to show up and create drama between her and the Kongos
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>>40808388

You seem to be laboring under the impression they all want a peaceful retirement.

They're warriors. all of them. A warrior's job is to make war. They'll be back, mark my fucking words.
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>>40807962
>>40808002

Other way around. Since 1941, cumulative inflation has been ~1520%. 4,5 mil bucks today would be about 300k in 1941 dollars.
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Shit, It's nearly time for a new thread.
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>>40807905
I love you, no homo.

>>40808210
>>40808258
>>40808316
That gives me an idea...
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>>40807841
To them we blew $59,362,584.26
In reality under their money we blew $341,123.96.
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>>40808509
Tactically the BBs are the shield to the CV's sword. The Kongos are excellent in this role.
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>>40808558
what I was getting at is that they might mistakenly think we were talking about the price in 1940's money, and do the conversions themselves
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>>40808555
>Mikasa, Nagato and Yamato all playing cards in the secret anti-nationalism bunker and growing increasingly bored
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>>40808574
If it's going to be badly written, I don't want to hear it.
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>>40808581
AYEP

Now, if only they had a decent AA fitout.
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>>40808029
Prolly the Med for the Itaians and French and North Sea&Baltic for the krauts. Plus everyone helping each other out as necessary including the Brits out in the Atlantic.

And I guess there's a stnading order to keep Bismarck aand Hood like several hundred miles from each other at any time because that's just never not going to end in something nobody involved actually wants.
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>>40808577
To put that into perspective, the USS Missouri cost approximately $114 million when she was built.

We literally just blew the cost of a fucking battleship three times over to shoot down 20-30 Abyssals. And the shipgirls wonder why we need them?
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oh shit guys I had the perfect idea for an all American strike force that wouldn't be slowed down by Arizona.

We just need to find a way to summon CVE 66 Whit Plains, her top speed is only 19 knots

and then introduce her to that jap heavy cruiser that she nearly blew in half with her single 5" deck gun
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>>40808650
$144 million in 1944 dollars? Because inflation is a bitch.
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>>40808632
Hey now, Arizona was just in the same room with a good chunk of the Pearl attackers and they managed not to kill eachother again
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>>40808668
Yes, in 1944 dollars.
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>>40808659

Our roster of "Potential"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Navy_losses_in_World_War_II
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>>40808659
She didn't almost blow her in half so much as blow up one of her guns still impressive tho
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>>40808650
Sure, but
>you're a whole lot cheaper than these things that do your job, but better, and don't have pesky things like fear or emotions
is a kinda bitter pill to swallow, I'd assume
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>>40808683
Because Arizona can't talk, and shes not the kind of girl to just start shooting without provocation. They make girls real civil like in Arizona.
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>>40808699
She detonated 8 type 93's on Chokais deck m8
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>>40808691
Which comes out to over a billion and a half 2015 dollars.
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>>40808499
planefag during the battle of LA was the Iowa sunk?
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>>40808748
Okay, the third of how much a battleship cost. It's still massively expensive for what it does.
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>>40808747
taking out one of the main guns
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I wonder if there's anything we can do to improve Arizona's speed. Rebuild her engineering spaces? Propeller pods? Modifications to hull shape, especially the bow?
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>>40808692
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Navy_losses_in_World_War_II
>that destroyer and submarine holocaust

jeezus, Harder and D have some friends just waiting to get back into action.

Also, I think we might need Wasp to keep Hornet from breaking down.

>identical sisters from different families
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>>40806149
The British had plans to bomb mainland Argentina if they kept up, there's a rumor that Thatcher even threatened nuclear weapons.
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>>40808790
Absolutely nothing without changing her engines. And that would be like giving someone a heart transplant just to try and make them run faster.
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>>40808806
Where's Sarif Industries when you need them?
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>>40808770
>>40808770
as well as severely damaging the structural integrity of the entire ship
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Random thought:

So far, the vast majority (if not the entirety) of the Japanese shipgirls were summoned, right? While the vast majority (if not the entirety) of the American shipgirls spontaneously appeared on their own will?

I wonder if that's supposed to mean something, or reference something? Like, Japanese shipgirls are less motivated than the American girls, or that the Japanese shipgirls harbor a bitterness the American girls don't, etc.
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>>40808806
We could always take off her armor plating, remove her guns, strip down her superstructure, and maybe bolt on some turboprop engines?

>>40808832
It's supposed to mean the US is more hesitant and less desperate to summon every shipgirl they can get their hands on.
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>>40808832
Well, they *did* lose the war.
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>>40808832
>While the vast majority (if not the entirety) of the American shipgirls spontaneously appeared on their own will?

All five of them.
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>>40808692

I think it would be pretty cool to have the Utah come back. But I'm still waiting for the USS Wahoo to make it's grand appearance. Or pic related.
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>>40808840
So if the Japanese hadn't tried to summon its shipgirls, we'd have roughly the same number and rate of Japanse and American shipgirls spontaneously showing up?
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>>40808790
>Rebuild her engineering spaces?
Would involve cutting her open and replacing her organs.

>Propeller pods?
Arizona doesn't have the power plant to run them.

>Modifications to hull shape, especially the bow?
This could actually work, by the gains would be relatively minor.
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>>40808359
>[x] Let Goto go first with his recommendations - you'd like to see what he thinks about Hornet sortieing with his carriers at this time.
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>>40808869
In theory, but no one actually knows because they're far far more desperate than the USN is currently.
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>>40808825
A ship isn't cast as a single piece. You can make pretty substantial changes to the hull without compromising her resistance to damage so long as your riveters/welders are competent.
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>>40808790
no, giving Arizona a clipper bow will not maker her tits larger
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>>40808806
In the game at least it is indeed possible to put new boilers or turbines on a girl. Don't know if that's true of this quest though.
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>>40808869

Maybe, but you would still have more show up like the first few, people going to shrines and praying too.
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>>40807905
So basically events of mass national and civic pride summons Ship girls.

The Super Bowl is going to be very interesting now.
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>>40808869
The Japs would probably have a bit more since they have the whole redemption angle going for them. What I don't get is why the USA isn't summoning them, and just saying that they popped up to the public. It's not like it's that hard to cover up.
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>>40808891
>japanese
>competent

and the entire ship is still in danger if a single central section is all but blown away
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>>40808632
Addendum: You know, if the u-boats start coming back? Well, the Abyssals don't have supply lines so far as we can tell right now, so their primary purpose is kinda borked. But that would still be a shitload of long-range recon/patrol capacity the Germans could contribute whereever needed.
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I know one non-combat shipgirl who would boost the morale of the whole base if she comes back, regardless of nation of origin, and despite her uselessness in battle.

I'm talking, of course, about the Ice Cream Barge.
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>>40808924
>ONI doesn't hold secret barbeque cookouts with a baseball game playing over the radio every night
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Slumping over the table, you hide your eyes from the light in your hand and wave vaguely at Goto, prompting him to speak. You know full well that you want Hornet on this next op, but Goto's in charge of 9/10ths of this force, he's been doing it longer than you and he knows much better how well Kaga et al will mesh with Hornet operationally - and given recent tensions, that's no inconsiderable problem. He takes the cue, and looks up at Hornet.

“Hornet,” he says, “I want you on this next operation.”

You hear Hornet stutter, and even you look up to squint at him - it wasn't what you were expecting him to say, honestly. He gives you a funny look, turns it to Hornet, and then back to you.

“What?”

“You w-want me-”

“-want her-”

“Yes?”

“Why?” you and Hornet both ask.

Goto stares at you, his eyes seeming to pop out of his head as he gives you a Stare. You hold up one palm in surrender, the other still supporting your forehead. “Ay, ay,” you say defensively as you squint out of one eye. “Just didn't think you'd see it my way.”

“What way!?” Hornet demands, sounding a bit peeved now.

Goto gives you both the disbelieving look again. “What, does she really-”

“Really.”

“... but she was fucking THERE-”
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“I KNOW!” you exclaim, then grunt in regret. “Ow.”

“... okay,” Goto says with a shrug. “I want Hornet because my girls suck the big one at managing CAP fighters.”

Hornet blinks.

“Are you shitting me?” Goto says in disbelief. “You. Were. THERE-”

“I WAS!” Hornet snaps. “Half my air group ended in the damn water, the other half on an island and the rest were killed by the Japanese CAP!”

Goto stares. “Hasn't anyone talked to you about this?” He glances at you, and you shake your head along with a little shrug - the Standard Spiel is very, very light on any contextual data; the theory being that it's best not to go a-gambling lest someone poke the wrong wound and wind up with a new abyssal ripping their spine out... and you have no idea what Hornet's independent reading has yielded. Goto sighs and presses on, like a high school teacher faced with a kid who can't do basic arithmetic. “The Kido Butai got hosed by all those piecemeal torpedo attacks - including your VT-8.”

Hornet just stares at him.
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>>40808907
That probably falls under the category of 'much more extensive, much more horrifying, but still possible' upgrade options
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>>40808881
>>40808806
All the sudden the "We can't have Arizona as a secretary, we need her on the front lines!" argument seems a little dumb.
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“They were nigh-constant, so all four decks were launching and recovering combat air patrol from the first attack till the moment Yorktown's dive bombers fucked them,” Goto says bluntly. “They never really had a chance, because their doctrine was shit. After that they changed things to dedicate one deck to handling CAP while the other three spotted strikes. 'Course we never had much of a chance to do that afterwards, since most of our carriers were at the bottom - so even Shoukaku and Zuikaku don't have much practice at it, and Cardiv 1 and 2 haven't had much time to practice. Half the JSDF is in dock being maintained at any given time - it's just the nature of the beast. You girls can maintain insanely superior operational tempos, and with the JSDF being as small as it is, we really didn't have a choice.” He thrusts a finger at Hornet. “Yeah, you were sunk when your air groups were still green as hell, but they were fucking fearless and fought like lions - and they got off the fucking deck in time to make a difference. And I need a deck dedicated to CAP. You're it.”

You turn your head to give Hornet a one-eyed look and a smug little “I-told-you-so” smirk. She's clutching her balled-up fists against her chest and blushing faintly, though her complexion and the dark room make it hard to be sure.
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>>40808973
Eh, it's the context of this specific kind of engagement. Carrier hunting is not a job for BBs.

The moment there's an enemy Surface group, or any kind of inclement weather whatsoever?

Arizona's time to party, baby.
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>>40808973
Standard type battleships don't work too well in a battle line when there is only one of them present instead of a battle-group of them.
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ONE MORE UPDATE INCOMING
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>>40808996
>Hornet blushing


my heart
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>>40808996
>You turn your head to give Hornet a one-eyed look and a smug little “I-told-you-so” smirk. She's clutching her balled-up fists against her chest and blushing faintly, though her complexion and the dark room make it hard to be sure.
Awww~
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>>40808996
>>40808971
Perfect, this is exactly who she needed to hear this from
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>>40808971
Oh, come on Gato, feeding Hornet that load of bullshit that as long been disproved is counterproductive. I know Hornet needs a boost in confidence, but telling her VT-8 did anything at Midway is going to come back and bite you in the ass when she reads about it.
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>>40809021
New thread soon?
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Wait are we nearing the end of tonight's planefaggotry?
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>>40808996
>You turn your head to give Hornet a one-eyed look and a smug little “I-told-you-so” smirk. She's clutching her balled-up fists against her chest and blushing faintly, though her complexion and the dark room make it hard to be sure.
Hnnng.
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>>40808996
>CAP
What?
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>>40808869
Maybe. Possibly. My guess is whatever is bringing the Abyssals back... You know what, I'm just going to call the returning phenomenon "Davy Jones" It's less awkward to write out, easier to think about, and I think it's kind of funny besides.

Anyway, presumably Davy Jones wants the ships to come back as Abyssals, but doesn't have perfect control over the process, so some ships come back on our side. And it's clearly possible for humans to call ships back. So probably instead of Davy Jones grabbing ships from his locker and tossing them into combat, it's more akin to him throwing open the door and shouting "'EY YOU GET OUT HERE!" and some come back as Abyssals. But since the door is open we can duck around the corner and say "No, come to our side!" and some come back as shipgirls. And since the door is open there are still others that wander out for reasons of their own and... I don't know. Do whatever, I guess.

So anyway yeah, if the Japs weren't actively summoning ships they would probably only have about as many as we do.
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>>40809094
Close Air Patrol
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>>40809071
I hope not. I'm going to be up for awhile.
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>>40809094
Combat Air Patrol.

AKA, the fighters who keep the enemy from killing your fleet with their own planes.
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>>40809094
Combat Air Patrol
You keep planes in the air so that other planes don't fuck your dick off with your pants down
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>>40808927
Modern Japanese shipbuilders are pretty decent, actually.
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>>40809094
A head-covering
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>>40809122
>modern

now thats moving goalposts a bit
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>>40809128
That is a cover you faggot.
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>>40809122
>STEEL HULL FOLDED OVER A THOUSAND TIMES
>SHIP KEEL SHARP LIKE KATANA
>CAN SAIL THROUGH ANYTHING
>WHITE PIG GO HOME
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>>40809012
>>40809017
Except she doesn't have radar fire control, which make her practically blind in inclement weather. Her sister Pennsylvania didn't get a single shot off during the battle of the Surigao Strait because she wasn't able to get a fix.
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>>40809094
Combat air patrol. You keep fighters in the air in order to spot and engage incoming enemy planes before they hit whatever you're guarding.

>>40809096
Don't respond if you don't know what you're talking about.
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>>40809147
>not a rainy-keep-see-way-see

Get out.
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>>40809162
It's 2015, anon. I think most of Japan except the crazy ultranationalists are done with that phase.
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>>40809168
Still better than a carrier could hope to accomplish in the same weather.

Also she has her new Hellfire Hat now.
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>>40807259
NO!!!! Even better!! Take Shipgirl Enterprise to meet Space Shuttle Enterprise - THEN - show her Star Trek!!!
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>>40809174
>Don't respond if you don't know what you're talking about.

Sorry you incredibly hostile faggot, I accidentally mashed CAS and CAP together.
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>>40809168
But we literally just gave her that last thread, Anon
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>>40809168
Pennsylvania never fired because she was at the tail end of the battle line end never entered range to begin with.
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Rising unsteadily, you mumble to Goto that you're gonna ask Arizona to see you to your room - the pain is almost unbearable, and you've got the heavy-duty morphine-based shit in your room, intended for your leg that can knock it down. He bids you farewell and asks you to send in his carriers for more hammering-out of details. You nod vaguely and stumble back into the command center.

“-was only $270,000 in 1941, you see-”

“Naka-chan, that's still SIX planes! SIX! PLANES!”

“Well, yes, but-”

“SIX!”

“LAUNCH!” a silky voice snarls, like an elaborate, embroidered ribbon fraying at the edges. “BLAST YOU, NUMBER FOUR, NOT *AGAIN!*”

“Tone-san, do you need help?”

“I need a new damned cata- don't you sass me, you little beast! I'll swat you! Like a fly! You... you... you *double peasant!*”

“Tone-san, you're on the radio!”

The pain in your skull seems to be redoubling by the second. You can make out the dim outline of Arizona across the room and head for her, but within moments you've lost sight of your trusted companion. The multitude of voices in the room seem to swirl together; the dim glow of the big LCDs blurring and fuzzing into a confusing mass of shadows everywhere.

You hear a shout, then a scream; stampeding feet as you plummet towards the dark carpet. Somewhere very distant you feel/hear a THUMP, but you're still falling... falling towards a vast, dark expanse of water far, far below.
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>>40808971
>>40808996
>my girls suck the big one at managing CAP fighters

Understatement of the decade.
>No radar
>One radio frequency for fighters for the entire fleet
>Half or more of the fighters don't have functional radios anyway
>Directing fighters to incoming attacks by having the destroyers fire 5" guns in the general direction of the incoming planes to draw attention
>No coordinated plan for sending only some fighters after any given contact
>60 rounds of 20mm
>7.7mm can't do shit
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>>40809206
We still need to finish testing those out.
Also find out where Kongou wound up

Though they probably aren't linked to their fire directors
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>>40809135
What, did you think we were going to send Arizona back in time to get her powerplant and propulsion upgraded? We'd have the work done in a modern yard and/or modern surgical suite.
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>>40809232
Wuh oh
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>>40809232
Incoming Arizona freakout.
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>>40809232
Well shit, I guess we're not having a new thread.
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>>40809232
Ruh roh.
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>>40809259
Arizona slipped something into our drink?
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>>40809241
>Though they probably aren't linked to their fire directors
No, but if they can get a "visual" fix they can fudge it manually.

It's not perfect, but it's better than nothing.
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