Recap: you are at the docks of Yokosuka (where the carrier is docked in this image, currently the berth of the Ronald Reagan in-quest,) with Arizona and Kitakami in tow (the two quietest ships on base, naturally) and you are trying to decide how to go about corralling the marauding corgis now menacing every ankle on the base.[ ] We call Goto - the press conference should be over by now and we really should bring him into the loop on this.[ ] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.[ ] Hey, Kitakami - which girl looks the most like a barge in her fit-out? We need BAIT.
>>42821582>[x] Hey, Kitakami - which girl looks the most like a barge in her fit-out? We need BAIT.Oh man planefag, if you want samefagging this is the best way to get it.
>>42821582>[x] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.Then call Goto. We're not putting another girl through this.
>>42821582>[ ] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.
>>42821582>[ x] Hey, Kitakami - which girl looks the most like a barge in her fit-out? We need BAIT.Shipgirl on riding mower trailing sausages.
>>42821582>[ ] Hey, Kitakami - which girl looks the most like a barge in her fit-out? We need BAIT.
Guys let's be serious here, using a girl as bait wouldn't be as effective as the other choices. Do not forget that getting carried away with trolling lead to the Shigure fiasco.
>>42821582>.>[ ] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.
>>42821582>[ ] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.Hamp you motherfucker get over here.
>[ ] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.>Also see if Shokaku will helpWhy not get carrier support?
>>42821647Gun, ceiling, /tg/ decision making.Not that I disagree with you in the slightest.
>>42821582>[ ] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.This and call Goto. The corgis are our responsibility let's fix this without wafu wars.
>>42821582>[X] We call Goto - the press conference should be over by now and we really should bring him into the loop on this.GO GO GOTO
>TIME FOR SHIPSLUTS
>>42821582[x] We secure additional scouting assets
>>42821582>[X] We call Goto - the press conference should be over by now and we really should bring him into the loop on this.He should be alerted about Shigure and the dogs at least.
>>42821582>[ ] Hey, Kitakami - which girl looks the most like a barge in her fit-out? We need BAIT.So uh, the votes last time don't count anymore?
>>42821582>[X] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.
>>42821582[ ] Hey, Kitakami - which girl looks the most like a barge in her fit-out? We need BAIT.we need someone with dat displacement
>>42821647>>42821687I just realized, can't we pull Hamp for this?Not for his floatplanes, but for the flag he raised in the DD store with Shigure?
>>42821582>[ ] We call Goto - the press conference should be over by now and we really should bring him into the loop on this
>>42821582>>[X] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.
>>42821582Didn't we vote on this last thread? Call Goto ourselves Secure additional scouting assetsDetail Hate and Yamato to round up floatplanes
>>42821705Blame a retarded write in.>>42821744We're looking for Corgis, not Shigure.
>>42821773>Not shigureFuuuu--I blame my lack of sleep.>retarted write-inCare to remind me anon?
>>42821697what anime is this?
>>42821768Yamato has floatplanes.
>>42821582>[X] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.Huh rare time that I join the quest near the beginning.
>>42821800Mr. Bones Wild Ride
>>42821798Splitting off in a shipping heavy fashion, including having Yamato run around without disguise BEFORE settle got her ok'd
>>42821582>[x] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.Paging all Seaplane Tenders
Idaho/Yamato teamup when, planefag?They can be Big Spud and Big Yam.
All I wanna see is SoDak come back.
>>42821768there were not very many votes so I figured, give erryone a proper crack at it
>>42821582>[ ] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.Aww yeah. It's that time again. Time for shipgirls!
>>42821582hate and yamato get scouts, Arizona and us to goto
>>42821893>Shoukaku trolling Kagapfffft>>42821877>tfw SoDak becomes an AMERICAN NINJA because of her top-secret status
>>42821582>[ ] We call Goto - the press conference should be over by now and we really should bring him into the loop on this.
>>42821917>subs provided by glorious motherland's translation ministry
>>42821582[ ] We call Goto - the press conference should be over by now and we really should bring him into the loop on this.[ ] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.Carriers + floatplane carriers
>>42821582>[x] We secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.We should probably set up a group activity where the shipgirls are given a crate containing bandannas. Each bandanna will have the hull number of one of the PT boats the US launched during WWII (it'll be a big-ass crate, ok?). We have the girls grab one of the bandannas and call out the number printed on it. When the appropriate corgi wanders over, they tie it around his neck. Once that's done, we attach the corgis to various shipgirls, never more than four at a time, so we can avoid pack behavior starting up (or at least get the PT boats to see their assigned handler as their particular "Alpha").This will help us recognize when a newly-manifested PT boat is running around, since they'll lack the bandannas, and should also cut down on incidents like what happened to Shigure.
>>42821852>not o'bannonVOTES CALLED FORFLLLLLLLOATPLANES TOOT TOOT
>>42821990>mfw I arrive in thread just as this is postedAt least I had the presence of mind to scroll to the bottom and check rather than making an ass of myself by posting a vote too late.
>>42821979>Japanese shipsluts in charge of American PT boatsThat sounds like a terrible idea.
>>42821990Spud fleet soon?Abyssals pelted by potatoes, frito lays and hash browns?
>>42822019REMOVE CHIHAYA REMOVE CHIHAYAYOU ARE WORST IDOL YOU ARE WORST SMELL
>>42822019nice blog mate
>Call GotoUh, Settle just took a swim in Tokyo Bay. His phone is probably kill.inb4 something urgent is happening and Settle is unavailable
>>42821725It probably says something about me that I put this image, filename and all, onto my phone just for these threads
>>42822084He's Navy, they probably issue waterproof cases to Fag Officers
Planefag, dess butt card game when?
>>42822100Would either the Virginia or the Monitor even be seaworthy?
>>42822084I doubt an admiral would want a phone that's not waterproof. Because you know, waterproof smartphones exist, and the navy tends to deal with areas with large amounts of water.
>>42822100It means you have good taste in potential frigatefloozies
>>42822101>>42822123>Expecting the Navy to make smart decisions about procuring COTS equipmentIt's gonna be whatever Admiral in charge of procurement though looked shiny and cool that week.
>>42821990O'Bannon can be in charge of the destroyers attached to the two BBs.
>>42822111>tfw it's teitoku daki-style card games
>>42821990O'Bannon was freaking awesome, and the conception in Pacific is really awesome.
>>42822122On the one hand maybe leaning towards no, on the other hand a lot of abyssals we've seen have had similar/marginally improved seaworthiness compared to them, so.
>>42822123>and the navy tends to deal with areas with large amounts of water.Flag officers tend to deal more with large amounts of office block.
>>42822167This is reaching Attack on Titan levels of potato throwing, now.>>42822190Good point. Although I always pegged the Redoubtable to be intended as a seafaring ironclad in the first place...
>>42822123And yet so many seamen throughout history have been unable to swim.ALSO!I suspect that Arizona slipped our CAC card into our jacket back when she slipped our phone out for her pantomime.
>Thomas and Harder tossing a baseball back and forth, talking about submarine stuff- how things changed, how they stayed the same
>>42822279wow I want this to happen so bad
>>42822279>ThomasI look back at this and still find it awkward that PACCOM has a new admiral at the reins.
>>42822295I take comfort that the the timeline has diverged so soon
You know, I won't be surprised if Poi gets pissed at the PT Corgis after what they did to Shigure.
>>42822295http://www.c7f.navy.mil/leaders/commander.htm7th fleet, not PACCOM
>>42822295maybe he got relieved and thomas retook his place?
>>42822331um planefag, 7th does have a new commander
>>42822322>SOLOMON YO WATASHI WA KAETTE KITA goes here>>42822331Ah, my bad.>>42822340>>42822314Indeed. I guess it's just one thing we can overlook, after all.
Wonder if any boards other than SB/SV are following this.
>>42822322Not the Poi
>>42822400>Inb4 /k/ommandos and /a/ are shadowing our fleet's maneuvers
>>42822073You focken wot m8?
>>42822400Probably not in an organized fashion, though I don't doubt there's some of the /ak/ crowd here
>>42822460>someThey're the most numerous part of this quest, more than SB and SV combined.
>>42822451TAKANE ALIVE IN SERBIATAKANE MAKE ALBUM OF SERBIA
>>42822483I mean /ak/ who aren't also particularly /tg/
>>42822400WHO /k/ HERE
>>42822486REMOV SHIJOUHIME A SHITCHIHAYA BEST IDOLSTRIKE EAGLE BEST PLANE
Are there any other shipsluts in the us navy? Aside from iowa and the ones with us?
>>42822523No. Iowa and the girls/boy here with Settle are all there is for now
>>42822523Other than the ones we don't know about, no.
>>42822523So far no one else has reported for duty, but all the other museum ships are on lockdown.>>42822522>All those cluster bombs
>>42822574You think that's nuts?Check this shit
>>42822650Itami is best ex-husband>>42822625Making the most out of the mudhen's loiter time, I see.
>>42822522All hail Fancism.
>>42822659>I don't need to be accurate when I have enough for 10 more passes
>>42822322>PoiOh yeah I thinking a it's a toss up she goes to Goto to be official about it. Or gets in settles face and tells him point blank that she will kill any corgi that attacks anyone on base if they cannot get them under control.
Daily reminder that Abyssification is contagious even to living creatures.
>Hamp, Hornet and Shoukaku.pngScouting cruisers are best cruisers.
>>42822676>>I don't need to be accurate when I have enough for 10 more passesLaughingThanhHóaBridge.jpg
>>42822682>Oh yeah I thinking a it's a toss up she goes to Goto to be official about it. Or gets in settles face and tells him point blank "Poi poi poi"
>>42822682>Poi>Respecting the chain of command>Respecting the rules of warDon't make me poi.
>>42822741>Tap Dat Delicious Keine Assall day errday nigga>>42822730THEY SPEAK ENGLISH IN 'POI'?!>>4282272560's air doctrine was shit.>>42822713>Not going for two-for-oneShirou pls
>>42822725>Destroyed by USAF F-4 Phantoms using laser-guided bombs and US Navy Vought A-7s with advanced and conventional bombs.Ty based brickTy based corsair
>>42822769Thank you based SLUF
>>42822781>>42822769You know what we need?MRF patrol boats with flamethrowers.www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZThquH5t0ow
Reminder that they are Eldritch abominations, not your waifus.
>>42822741Hmm chasing that poor civilian on the riding lawnmower. Wonder if that poor bastard made it out with limbs intact.Attacking allied personal refusing the lawful order of a superior officer during a time of war.But their cute dogs so that don't matter at all.
>>42822846B-B-B-BIRD BIRD BIRD BIRD BIRDB-B-B-BIRD THE BIRD IS THE WORDImagine a shipgirl who remembers Nam.
>>42822846[fortunate son plays in the distance]Alternatively, pic related>select all hot dogs>still gives 2 pictures of burgers
>>42822769>>42822781>not thanking based PavewaySaturation bombing a shit.
>>42822908That picture is so absolutely adorable.
>>42822938I wonder what Rudel would think of our current slew of Paveways, JSOWs and JDAMs.
"You're listening to ENSA Radio, Entertainment National Services Association; broadcasting to civilian, military, and returned vessels."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWvuB1vSsAc
>>42822976Naka-chan is best traffic cone but most pleb video player.
Planequeer is dead, post more Goto.
planefig still writing, got a bit dizzy there and had to... do nothing and keep writing, I should have taken medicine but what do you even take for that? fuck it, writing
>>42822976>you mean one bomber can carry 80 of these?>yes sir>And a lighter aircraft could still cary 10>yes sir>Sign me up
>>42823029>I should have taken medicine but what do you even take for that?The answer is always coffee.
>>42822963Then this one should nearly match in adorableness.
>>42823029>but what do you even take for that?Alcohol.That way the dizziness is a side-effect and not a symptom.
>>42823028>>42823040Now that I think about it, he'd probably scoff at the paveways.>Guided bombs? Back in my day the only guidance a bomb needed was the soft touch i gave it as I dropped it directly on top of Russkies. Good times.>>42823029>Not drinking hot milk
>>42823029pls don't die deme
>>42823029Try eating something, you dolt.
>>42823029Aviationhomo is kil, post rusegriz to make him <<rise>> again.
>>42823115Postponed the start of the thread for that, IIRC. Probably won't help if it hasn't already.
>>42823132Nigga he started around 7. That's his usual start time.
>>42823029>what do you even take for that?It really depends on what's causing it, of course. Make sure you're eating and drinking enough, I guess. If the dizziness persists for a long time, or reappears frequently you should probably go to a doctor because it could very well be something serious.
>>42823029Crack a window so you don't suffocate alright?
>>42822831There an imgur for those? I think I only have season one.
>>42823029If need be cancel the thread people would rather wait for awhile for you to get better then to have them stop all together.
>>42823029Huh, I heard a complaint similar before. The man died of a brain hemorrhage five hours later.Though he did hit if head.
>>42823151Eh, I know that. He said he was getting something to eat on twitter, though. CAPTCHA, BAGELS ARE NOT DOUGHNUTS
>>42823189I've heard about that too. But I'm thinking it could also be carbon monoxide in his house.
>>42823029Meclizine is a good place to start, after the food, fluid and ventilation
Wew, finally on time for a thread.St. Louis when?
>>42822831Poor guy in the end let Nyaruko have her way.>That night the screams echoed through Nyarlathotep's room: ”No!” 56 times, ”Help!” 77 times, ”I can't do it anymore” 32 times, ”I'm dying” unmeasurable number of times. They all belonged to Mahiro
>>42823283Never planefag is kill
>>42821725I bet she'll have a cool hat, a cane, and an tight stern.
>>42823303rip aeronautical faggot.
>>42822122The CSN burned the Virginia so it's probably Abyssal material more than anything ... and it's sitting onnthe bottom at Nofolk. That could be very bad.
>>42823307Her guns still work, she can kick ass.
>>42823380>Hate wrapped in chain shot
>>42823380The Abyssals have us outnumbered, shit's falling from the sky, we're screwed man, we're totally screwed!
>>42821582As in last thread: ] Settle and Arizona (Yamato and Shoukaku Optional) call Goto - the press conference should be over by now and we really should bring him into the loop on this.[ ] (Hate and Kitakami) Secure additional scouting assets - any cruiser with a floatplane over there's gonna lend us their fairy-eyes.
>>42821744>but for the flag he raised in the DD store with Shigure?Why does this is p coming up?Hamp doesn't give a fuck. He really, honestly does not give a fuck. And even if we order him to spend time with Shigure, it'll be painfully obvious that he doesn't give a fuck about her.
>>42823380Her saluting guns still work. But, with any luck, she'd come back as built. With the leveling effect that could be pretty cool. A (nominally) 44 gun 24/32 pounder frigate was the heavy cruiser of its day...
>>42823461Imagine if HMS Victory decided to return.100+ guns, folks. 100+ guns
>>42823461>>42823380Given that she's still technically an active-duty ship, with a crew, i'm not sure she'd "come back" anymore than a Nimitz or Arleigh-Burke would.
>>42823330On the other hand, that's where Wisconsin (I think Wisconsin anyway) is.
>>42823455A bit late, but have got a distraction so you can run
>>42823483She might just wake up. Settle's ship had a shipgirl soul, she should too and hers is older.
>>42823461You do remember there was a number of old time British war ships that were sunk in the great lakes ages ago. I wonder who's side they would come back on.
>When that American asshole replaces your beloved tea with coffeeTHIS IS WHAT STARTED THE WAR OF 1812.DO WE NEED ANOTHER ONE YANKS 'CAUSE THIS IS GROUNDS FOR STARTING ANOTHER ONE (DESS).
>>42823559Didn't Kongou say that the Chief's NAVY COFFEE (tm) has grown on her?
>>42823541There are also three Gato-class submarines and a couple of WW2-era destroyers preserved on the Great Lakes, too. I suspect they could take 'em. Even with the leveling effect.
>>42823510i don't get it
>>42823510>FHSThought nobody was translating those anymore?
>>42823559>that episode of Time Squad
>>42823541The scariest is this one. HMS St. Lawrence.112 Guns
>>42823559COME AT ME, REDCOAT!GO HOME LOBSTERBACK! STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER!
Did Planefag die?
>>42823586Probably a joke on the role of the MiG-25 and MiG-31: supersonic Blackbird hunters.>>42823596They released a new translation two weeks ago IIRC.
>>42823606HMS Ontario was a terror too as well. I think it only had 22 guns at the time. No one dared to fight her.
>>42823541>>42823606And they'll all wear modified period clothing.
>>42823559BRING IT ON, FILTHY ROSBIF
>That feeling when marine wildlife is an endless resource for Abyssals>Every literal fucking fish, crab and lobster in the sea can potentially mutate into an abyssal DD>Shellfish mutating into abyssal submarines>All the life in the sea, and then these WTF creatures...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7UEMUoUS9Q
>Yamato's face when some American HUSSY of a battleship is walking around the base, arms entwined with HER marine.
>>42823649Got a link?
Tons of posts and no plot advancement.
>>42823652Also, in the proudest traditions of the Royal Navy, they'll all be sadomasochistic alcoholics who like anal.
>>42823677Even better, this one was four days ago.http://bato.to/read/_/346094/flight-highschool_ch36_by_twodee-scans>>42823662Sea Angel abyssals soon>>42823667catfight!
>>42823667>Iowa's face when some HUSSY of a battleship is walking around the base, guns held by HER marine.FTFY
>>42823710My memory and imagination fails me for Sea Angels.
>>42823662>All the life in the sea, and then these WTF creatures...
>>42821697>Somebody else posted it this thread
>>42823746Wasn't there a hentai game CG that's very old somewhere, showing someone melting into basically a tentaculat with little fairy wings in an ocean with other brain-fairy... things?
>>42823772https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErNiQnZmlKgThese are where the Abyssals are spawning from.
>>42823792Please tell me that was one of the bad ends
“We start with more scouting assets,” you inform Hate seriously.Hate quirks his eyebrow. “Couldn't we send a base-wide text or something?”“And ask them to tweet the dogs location?”“Yeah.”“One, there's probably multiple groups running around and two, we really don't want this public. Trust me.” “Okay,” Hate says with a shrug. “Lead on, Cap'n.” “Hate?”“Yeah?”“You're leaving the gun in the jeep, right?”He gives you The Blankness, the all-encompassing look that every Marine first learns in Basic to shed like water the hatred the DI pours down like rain. You raise your hands in the air, washing them symbolically - “I Tried.” The party is in full swing now, and someone's even toted out a boombox and put on some 90s hits - “All Star” is currently on. You espy Naka sitting in a folding chair, cheek propped on her hand as she studies Harder from across the party. He's bobbing his head to the beat, a new CD ready in his hand. Every now and then he rocks slightly as two JSDF marine airmen in singed uniforms slap him on the back - the survivors they brought in. A medic is checking their vitals and looking rather annoyed as they keep proffering him beer bottles. The corpsman catches sight of you, and you wink and tilt an invisible bottle up to indicate its okay. Those airman survived their torpedo run. Not everyone in their flight did. Even in the glow of victory, some things are best buried till the morn by any means possible.
“Hello, Admiral Settle~” a voice greets you. You find yourself approached by what looks like a pair of identical twins - it takes you a moment to notice the subtle differences, and the red bow in one's hair. “Beg pardon?”“I don't think we've met yet,” the slightly shorter one replies, touching her chest. “I am Ise.”“And I am her sister, Hyuuga,” the other one says, her voice a little softer and refined... almost reserved. “Ah. Pleased to meet you,” you say, shaking both their hands in turn. “I'd love to chat, but we're in a bit of a hurry. We're looking for Tone.”“And Chikuma,” Hate adds.“Oh, they're in ordinary at the moment,” Ise replies. “Too much damage from that battle. The new guy took a beating on his superstructure but no waterline damage like they did.”“Crap,” you mutter. “You girls must carry a few floatplanes, right? Could we borrow them?” Ise giggles, and Hyuuga favors you with a slight smile. Before you can query them further, someone slaps your shoulder companionably, almost making you rock. “Ay, skip - damn, stout lad, eh? Welcome to the party!” You turn to find Hamp still holding your shoulder, leaning on it as he drains a Dunkin Donuts cup. He tosses it over his shoulder (you hear it rustle in the trash can's bag on impact) and switches to the second ready-to-go cup he was cradling in the crook of his elbow. “Come to put your battleship out to graze?” Arizona's entire body rotates to face him, arms slowly folding over her chest - you hardly see her ankles move, as if a steel turntable beneath her is slewing her blunt gaze to bear. Hamp tilts his coffee at her. “Hey, that's why I'm here too. Sure beats UNREP, you know?” “Hamp,” you manage.“Ay, skip?”“You... just came back.”“Yep.”“To LIFE.”“Ayep.” “And you're...” He makes a little circle in the air with his cup to encourage you to finish. “... just... good with it.”
>>42823818I remember it was a multi-CG sequence like... the person was melting or digesting or being peeled away in some stomach and then a new life as fairy-winged brain-and-spinal cord swimming in the ocea
Hamp looks back over his shoulder at the donut table, then looks back at his coffee. “Do they have coffee in Hell?” he asks, and takes a long, satisfied sip. “Maybe they don't. They do here. I'm not getting hung up on details.” “That was quite the entrance you made,” Hyuuga allows. “I'll say!” Ise says. “Just popping out of the depths like that and then-” she whips out twin fingerguns from invisible hip holsters. “Blammo!” “What was it like?” Hyuuga asks him. “What... what brought you back?” “Was it the call of your doomed Indian Princess, summoning you to her side at the penultimate moment!?” Ise asks. “Was it your patriotic spirit, summoned by the struggles and emotions of your comrades? Was it the spirit of America herself, calling you back from the depths to serve once more?”“It was a guy shouting really loud,” Hamp replies. Ise blinks.“Liiiiiiike,” Hamp says, searching the air. “Y'know when the Chief gets mad - and I do mean mad, as in also-synonym-for-insanity-and-cat-bites-dog-tier-apeshit mad - and he just opens his mouth and screams and there's no words in it, just this high-pressure stream of rage that somehow conveys information by frequency modulation because the amplitude is fucking maxed and he kind of pins you to the wall with this, this spotlight beam of rage and kind of steeeers you around with it by moving his head left and right?”“Our... officers just... just beat people,” Ise says quietly. “... advanced technique,” Hyuuga whispers, entranced.
>>42823863>We really summoned hamp.Aha.AHAHAHHAA.Wait till CINCPAC and SECDEF hear of this.
“So anyway,” Hamp says, “can I get you some coffee, or a beer?”“Actually we're working,” you say. “Hamp, we need to find somebody fast. Could I borrow your floatplanes?” “HIS floatplanes!?” Ise exclaims, aghast. “Yeah,” you reply. “That's three pair, that ought to cover the base pretty fast-”“Three *pair!?*” Ise gasps. “Admiral, don't you know who we are!?”“.... no?”“We are Ise and Hyuuga, the worlds first and only Aviation Battleships!” Hamp leans forward, still dangling off your shoulder. “The... what now?” “Aviation battleships!” Ise exclaims. “We removed an aft gun turret to make room for a sizeable catapult deck and converted the ammo storage to a proper hangar!” She places a hand on her chest and closes her eyes, a smile on her lips. “My sister ship and I carry twenty-two planes!”“*Apiece,*” Hyuuga chimes in with a soft, superior smile. Hamp opens his mouth.Hamp closes his mouth.“Ah. Oh. So you...” he trails off. “You are battleships...”They nod.“That carry....”They both wait patiently.“Planes.”They nod. From the corner of your eye you see Kitakami slooowly raise one hand to pinch the bridge of her nose as she takes a slow, steadying breath.
>>42823863Settle confirmed for Red Wizard.
>>42823863So we *did* summon him. Somebody make a note that pissed off desperate Settle can summon ship spirits. That could prove rather important ...
>>42823794Oh are we going there then?
>>42823903DUN DUN DUUUUUN
“Okay,” Hamp says. “Floatplanes? For scouting things. For carriers. Like the cruisers,” Hamp says, carefully tip-toeing back to firmer ground. “Scouting!?,” Ise says. "Tch. Half our complement is dive bombers!” She crosses her arms and nods enthusiastically at him in a take-that gesture, clearly thrilled with her uniqueness. Hamp just stares at her, his mouth hanging open. “Ah. You. How do they, uh...” “The dive-bombers divert to nearby land bases after attacking,” Hyuuga explains politely, “and the floatplanes are recovered for further patrols.” “So.” Hamp does some visible addition in his head. Then he does it again. “Twenty-two dive bombers.” They nod.“And twenty-two floatplanes.”Ise makes a pouty face, suspecing she's being mocked, but Hyuuga just catches her shoulder. “Easy, Ise! You know how American schools are!”“And you... removed a gun turret, and replaced the armored, highly compartmentalized, flashproof and floodable shell magazine... with an enclosed aircraft hangar.” “Indeed,” Hyuuga says. “We were the worlds first pioneers of combined-arms naval operations, capable in any clime, season or situation. Like the water we sail on, we are fluid and all powerful.” “Capable of combat in the air above us or against targets below!” Ise continues enthusiastically. “We can move above the seven heavens and below the seven earths-”“Ise, that's Chinese.”“-I mean on the water but we can kill anyone ANYWHERE!” she says, slapping her fist into her palm. “Our planes have OFFENSIVE power you yankee floatplanes can only dream of!”
>>42823927Still not something we should rely on in a pinch. Too erratic. Better to win with Superior American Firepower.
Something to note:Hamp's return is another point in favour of the theory that ships that return on their own bring with them their equipment 'as sunk' and summoned ships bring with them their equipment 'as built'. We see this in his comment of 'radar master race', since the Northampton class was refitted with the new radars in 1940.I speculate that this might be due to the fact that they might feel that 'they have something they still need to finish/do'.
>>42823982They're cute. I like them.We should Shanghai them into our ragtag band of misfits.
>>42823982>>42823982Ya know, Hamp seems like the kinda guy who is difficult to piss off, but when he hits that point everything dies while he doesn't bat an eye.
>>42823982She doesn't know about Hamps floatplanesHow could she know
>>42823903They sure are upbeat about having been remodeled to serve two incompatible roles and then being useless at both of them.
>>42824008That makes Naka's assignment easier, I guess.>>42824012A little enthusiastic about their capabilities though.
“Okay,” Hamp says, a growing strain on his face as he tries to keep it looking halfway pleasant. “So you... have...” he takes a deep breath - “planes, on a battleship and...” They hover expectantly.“That's a thing!” he decides at last, hoisting his coffee congratulatory as he slaps you on the back. “Skipper, I'm gonna get a refill and I'll be right back, okay?” He beats a hasty retreat.“Not too bright, is he?” Ise says sadly. “Shame, he's such a handsome boy.” “He's just stunned, dear,” Hyuuga says gently. “It's a bold concept, it catches a lot of people by surprise.” “Admiral,” Kitakami nearly growls from near your shoulder, “can't we just borrow their *planes,* and not them?*”
>>42824039Well, they *are* looking at this with hindsight and the knowledge of modern technology.Replace their planes with Drones and Helos and suddenly they're the best amphibious assault ships ever.
Hamp returns in short order with something brassy sticking out of his ears. You notice the corpsman is tucking something small and rectangular back onto his belt. Hate squints. “Are you-”“WELL, LET'S GO!” Hamp says cheerfully, handing Kitakami something and doing a bad job of keeping it surreptitious. Kitakami opens her hand to find two bullets in it, and Hamp quickly closes her fingers over them again. She raises one eyebrow.“I don't get it. Is this a proposal?” “Aahhh, haaa, no, sweetheart, if I had a tack hammer it'd be a fucking mercy,” Hamp mutters. His Outfit manifests about him, a little flutter of air tugging at your still-soaked uniform jacket, and soon two blue US Navy seaplanes are buzzing about his head, each of them smaller than even a rubber-band model like you used to build as a kid. “So, skip, who are we looking for?”“PT Boats,” you tell him. “They look like Corgis.” Hamp opens his mouth, and before he can comment, Kitakami reaches up and gently pushes his jaw shut again. He sucks his lips into his mouth, nods, and whips his finger in a circle. The planes buzz off, intent on their target.Ise and Hyuuga follow suit, their own sizeable squadrons manifesting about them like circling flies and arrowing off eagerly to all corners of the base.“... is this going to take long?” Kitakami asks about twenty minutes later, checking her watch. “Why, you have somewhere to fucking go?” Hate snaps. Kitakami looks away and deigns not reply. “Contact report!” Ise says. “Pack spotted, due south-south-east of our current position, in the treeline on the hill! They're headed West, bearing two-seven-six!”
Jesus Christ those two are something special all right.
>>42824047Kitakami's I AINT DEALIN WITH THIS SHIT meter just went overboard.And I don't know if Hamp is trolling or what.
“Shit, they're close,” Hate says.“Yeah, we can get there fast-”“We'd have to cut through the goddaman dockyard facilities,” Hate points out.“Why do you say that like you give a fuck?” you demand, instantly suspicious.“I don't, I'm just covering my ass for when you complain about my driving later.”“Fine,” you snap. “Compromise - Hamp drives.” Hate shrugs. He won't be shrugging ten minutes from now. [ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.[ ] We can't afford to lose them - have those planes do aggressive low passes, herd them away from people and keep them pinned down!
>>42824044To be fair, the basic idea was eventually vindicated, although with choppers.There's a pair of DDHs named Ise and Hyuuga.(Plus, Japan had lost their carriers due to Midway so they were kinda scrambling for any kind of flight deck)
>>42824039>They sure are upbeat about having been remodeled to serve two incompatible roles and then being useless at both of them.You just changed the course of this *entire* fucking thread. You have just sent it to a place of wonders.Later, when it all goes shenanigans up, I will look back at this post and share with you a bro nod.
>>42824085>[ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.We can't afford to give away the situation to the possibly-still-on-base media.
>>42824085>[ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive UNLESS THEY ATTEMPT TO ATTACK OR CHASE SOMEONE.
>>42824085>[ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.The dogs have Bofors and Oerlikons, best not to provoke them.
>>42824085>[ ] We can't afford to lose them - have those planes do aggressive low passes, herd them away from people and keep them pinned down!
>>42824085Nothing aggressiveWe spook those dogs they'll go fucking apeshit
>>42823982"Oh yeah? One of our escort carriers sank a heavy cruiser with its guns. What was your combat record like?"
>>42824085>[x] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.Low passes are likely to just scatter the damn furballs to hell and gone.
>>42824085>[ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.
>>42824085>[x] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.
>>42824102True, true.I'm worried about them asking for a deck upgrade so they can get Lightning II's though.>>42824106FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU----
>>42824085>[ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.They're corgis, and still potentially hostile to japs. they get air attacked, Ise's planes are gonna get shot at.
>>42824039You asshole. See what you've done?
>>42824085>[x] We can't afford to lose them - have those planes do aggressive low passes, herd them away from people and keep them pinned down!If we can get through today without convincing anyone to kill themselves, that'd be nice.
>>42824085>[ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.I agree with >>42824116, if they're attacking jap ships, they won't hesitate to fire on low-flying jap scout planes.And that would mean losing our eyes on them.We can always save the aggressive flybys for when someone is in imminent danger of being assaulted by them.
>>42824085>>42824113I second this notion
What did Hate pour into his ear?
>>42824085>>42824113This>[ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive UNLESS THEY ATTEMPT TO ATTACK OR CHASE SOMEONE.
>>42824039Now when something goes horribly wrong we know who to blame.>>42824084Always nice to see art of them that makes them lovely, not female bodybuilders.
>>42824085That's a big bat.
>>42824172I second this motion.
>>42824146In-game they mention their DDH versions so if anything they'd ask for that. The first and only BBHs in the world.
>>42823029Drink water, faggot. You're dehydrated.
>>42824106No planefag no
also guyshttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Fuso_Trial_Heading_Left.jpgthis actually fucking existedthey built thisthis was a thing that existed
>>42824085>[ ] We can't afford to lose them - have those planes do aggressive low passes, herd them away from people and keep them pinned down!>>42824157I doubt anybody would assume otherwise.
>>42824188Hamp put bullets in his ears.
>>42824215>>42824106YES PLANEFAG YES
>>42824233I dont get it
>>42824241Technically, he put the brass casings in his ears. The took the actual bullet part out and gave them to KTKM.I hope he took the powder out first, TBH.
>>42824085[x] We can't afford to lose them - have those planes do aggressive low passes, herd them away from people and keep them pinned down!
Oh sweet Fuck, TALL TOWER IS TALL
>>42824233But...that's Fuso?An admittedly retarded design, but not as retarded as BBCV.Also they sacrificed the rear two turrets, not just one.
>>42824066At the expense of carrying excessive amounts of tonnage in battleship armour.Armour which a good amphibious assault ship will never need, and only serves to tax their engine systems/endurance, constrain their top speed, and ultimately provides little to no protection against dedicated air attack or true battleship firepower.
>>42824254>>42824233>>42824250Ahh, the Japs and their pagoda masts....And you wonder why some military enthusiasts complain about the capital ships of the IJN being top-heavy.
>>42824233Mother of god that's not a bridge, it's a fucking highrise on a boat
>>42824254>no Willie D Rocket0/10
>>42822706>To hang around that long is just a sin
>>42824106AHAHAHAHA! >>42824085>[ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.
>>42824284Tell that to Land-based Silkworms bouncing the fuck off that shit.
>>42824233No bully the misfortune sisters.
>>42824250The ridiculously tall pagodas-atop-pagodas superstructure to support her rangefinders? The two collossal MIDSHIPS-MOUNTED turrets that can ONLY fire into the broadsides?They may have been working within serious limitations to cram twelve guns onto a single hull, but seriously, the Fuso class were... kind of 'special'.
>>42824295>www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFP9vDrgZOI>And while you RTB and scoff>I'm doing loops and jacking off
>>42824085[ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.side note, maybe we should listen to kitikami and not bring ise and hyuga with. the corgis have already shown they really hate the nishimura fleet. though they arent technically the same hulls as fuso and yamashiro they do look really similar.
>>42824106Let's be fair here, Planefag. They weren't as useful as a fleet carrier, sure. Weren't nearly as fast either. But 22 dive bombers is 22 dive bombers, and they still had 8 14-inch guns each plus their armor belt. And this is in addition to their scout plane capacity.Not only can they still fight some surface engagements, they're literally god-tier at amphibious assaults. They've come to realize this in the modern era.
>>42824106Huzzah! For maybe the second time in this quest, I'm relevant!>>42824159Something wonderful. >>42824190Look at it this way: maybe in the aftermath they can be convinced to either finish their conversions or switch to helicopters and get reclassified as a BBH instead. Lord knows the IJN could use some help on the ASW front.
>>42824085>[ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.If we spook 'em, we'll lose the planes AND the dogs. AND the dogs'll be even more freaked when we get to them.
>>4282435722 dive bombers that you can only use once most of the time. It can't really do a CV's job, and it's too vunerable to really BB much. If it's using those guns, it's probably able to take return fire, and that hanger is an explosion waiting to happen.
>>42824357No, they're shit at amphibious assaults, because they lack something kind of important for that role: any troop capacity worth a damn.
>>42824326As far as the midships turrets go, that was quite par-for-course for the era they were designed.The US Navy committed similar derps at a similar time. Take a look at the New Yorks, Wyomings, etc.
>>42823985>>42823927>>42823863Obviously like Settle even thought at the time, destiny had fucked him up too much so why not give him at least some kind of breather? Of course you should bet on it happening again. Considering planefag, we'll see that on the abyss side.
>>42823559>Fighting a war against America works out some well.
Weren't the Ise's a "Oh fuck, we need carriers right the fuck yesterday" sort of thing?
>>42824357>they're literally god-tier at amphibious assaults.No. An aircraft carrier is god-tier at amphibious assaults, because it can launch ground-attack planes that work over targets with much more detail and precision than surface bombardments - and from superior standoff range. A battleship can bombard from outside the range of most shore-based guns just fine, but it still leaves itself vulnerable to counterattack by small boat or interception by hostile surface forces (e.g. both bombardment missions to Guadalcanal.) In exchange it compromises both its survivability AND its firepower, the two cornerstones of the battleship, in exchange for an extremely limited airpower component that is useable exactly once, and only within range of friendly land bases. They were a desperation move and nothing more. If there was any merit in it, modern amphibian carriers would have big guns. They don't bother.
>>42824395Nope, they're pretty good. They had a *ton* of cargo space for transiting supplies that is easily convertable to troop space.
>>42824084Those are some impressive STACKS
>>42824440Yep, and managed to cover up that fact with some nifty sounding BS which the two seem to have bought hook, line and sinker.
>>42824382Those should be fighters in my thinking, to provide defense against enemy bombers and torpedoes planes as the ship run down the fleet to kill them with those fourteen inchers
>>42823584USS Silversides is in Michigan; near me. I should visit her again sometime. They filmed a pretty good terror film on it.
>>42824382>>42824357>>42824395>>42824453>>42824459>>42824466Ultimately, I think the real killer isn't their capabilities (or lack thereof), but the cost that really closes the book on this issue.Building ships with 14" guns & 14"~ armour, just for amphibious assault, would be as costly as building a carrier or battleship of similar tonnage.And although such a ship might exceed the capabilities of smaller amphibious assualt vessels, it's sheer production scale means it's also *less expendable* than smaller equivalents.
>>42824440Remember, the British tried a BB-CV combo to. There's a damn good reason they converted it to a full CV
>>42824326As some anon above probably said, the midships turrets weren't particularly odd for the era of their design. The Pagodas (while retarded) were also the result of the IJN trying to jam as much shit on their hulls as possible because MUH THEORETICAL QUALITATIVE SUPERIORITY.
>>42824382IJN loved it's floatplanes, including floatplane bombers.>>42824453>useable exactly onceThey could recover planes. IJN floatplanes (both planned and real) are nothing like the shit heap of the kingfisher and could be armed with cannons, bombs, and torpedos.
>>42823651>HMS Ontario was a terror too as well. I think it only had 22 guns at the time.>sloop>terrorDid she carry a lot of marines?
I just realized something. The USS Zumwalt is only 8 feet shorter than the USS Arizona. We're getting to the point where modern destroyers are as big as WW2 era battleships.
>>42824453>If there was any merit in it, modern amphibian carriers would have big guns. They don't bother.No, people don't bother because Big gun production hasn't been extant for decades and the Navy's been hellbent of ditching the idea forever - If you ask the Marines, there's a *ton* of merit in big guns for amphibious support.Also, the Anti-Ship missiles tend not to care about the range separation thing, so the armour still has value in that.
>>42824453>They were a desperation move and nothing more. If there was any merit in it, modern amphibian carriers would have big guns. They don't bother.Because the US can afford to build two separate ships for cheaper. There have been proposals to do similar things to the Iowas for decades; they literally almost did the exact same thing to them in the 80s before they decided that the 600-ship Navy budget couldn't stretch THAT far. There were concrete plans and refit proposals to remove the aft turret and replace it with a hangar/jump deck for Harriers.Say, now there's an idea. We can't give the Ises Harriers, but what about those VTOL pancake fighters the Navy was about to build at the end of the war?
>>42824469I visited the Silversides back in '92, just after they got her five-incher functional again. Shortly after July 4, when they fired it for the first time, actually. (Blank, naturally.)Tour guide said that when they did, they didn't think to inform the police and fire department, so about five minutes later, EVERY COP CAR AND FIRE TRUCK IN MUSKEGON came screaming into their parking lot to find out what had just blown up! XDI oughta get back over to the west side of the state sometime, revisit my old stomping grounds...
>>42824473What, the Furious?That's such a hilariously noncompatible example that I struggle to see just how you would think to even bring it up.
>>42824486>shitheap of the kingfishernow you done itnow you fucking done itit's fucking on now chapVOTES CALLED
>>42824508>>42824498This.PF, you only just found out Ise/Hyuuga were a thing a few hours ago. Stop pretending you're an expert on the subject.
>>42824488Chicago going be attack ain't?Hmmm...I wonder how much of a shit storm that would cause?
>>42824495In length, yes, but remember, the Des Moines class CAs were longer than the South Dakota class BBs, but only about half the displacement.The Zummys are about the same displacement as a WW2 CL.
>>42824488Yes she did. Over 80 at the time. Granted for her size during the revolutionary war, she was big for a lake bound war ship. In the end she became a glorified troop transport.
>>42824508The pancake plane wasn't vtol.
>>42824532Dude, USN Seaplanes were shit compared to pretty much everyone else's.
>>42824508here's the proposed conversion
>>42824523Shipgirl versions of Dos Gringos when
>>42824515Could've sworn I read up on a 20s experiment to add a CV's facilities to a BB rear, attempted by the britishIf that's the Furious, I'm going to eat my own shit
>>42824382Not to mention if you can get behind them and stay there, they have no aft-facing anti-ship mounts worthy of the name. Considering our fights with the Abyssals have been at near-point blank range half the time, that is not a good design flaw. Now, use them as part of a carrier group for long range fire support (with the forward guns) and for extra scout and attack planes (to be recovered by the carriers in the case of the dive bombers) and you actually have a decent platform to support a carrier group - just one with a very narrow purpose. My point is: aviation battleships aren't an inherently bad idea. The Kiev class is a modern derivation of the idea in fact. They were stupid during WWII, but I think we can make something out of them now. But that's not to say we shouldn't give them shit anyway ...
>>42824420>The US Navy committed similar derps at a similar time. Take a look at the New Yorks, Wyomings, etc.>>42824480>As some anon above probably said, the midships turrets weren't particularly odd for the era of their design.So I've seen from playing World of Warships. That still doesn't make it look any less WTF? to someone who'd only ever seen BBs in the 'two forward, one or two aft' pattern before.>>42824486>They could recover planes.But not their dive-bombers (Vals, from memory), which were the best striking weapon they had.
>>42824453At least the Abyss have the REAL TRUE Aviation Battleship with 180 planes 16-inch guns and enough torpedo tubes to rival the KTKM.
>>42824532Did a Kingfisher ever kill an enemy plane?
>>42824532This guy right>>42824557The only good one was the good old PBY Catalina, grand uncle flow one.
>>42824495If the Zumwalt was made between in the first half of the 20th century, it would have been called a Battlecruiser.
>>42824565Oh I remember this one. They basically wanted to give the Iowa the Kiev treatment.
>>42824547Nor did it have lasers, though that would have been awesome.
>>42824573There were a few 1939 proposals for a hybrid battlecarrier, but nothing beyond spitballing.The whole Furious/Courageous/Glorious debacle happened in stages, so you may well be thinking of one of their halfway-points.
>>42824565I think I just threw up a little.>VTOL/STOL>Harriers gettin' rekt because muh F-35s>F-35s on the MOTHERFUCKING IOWAI need to go pray to the porcelain god.
>>42824532The Kingfisher was an amazing scout plane. It had literally everything you wanted in a scout.It was not, however, a FIGHTING plane. The two machine guns it had were for desperate self-defense, not actually attacking anything. The Japanese actually developed the idea of fighting floatplanes that could fight from atoll bases.
>>42824615You know what, you're probably rightBrb eating shit
>>42824573That'd be the HMS Courageous.You dodged a bullet there anon
>>42824611>2015>No flying pancake laser planesFuck you modern military.
>>42824495You mean like how in 40K a Baneblade was considered a "Light Tank"?
>>42824631Thing is the Kraut Scout floatplane was better than the Kingfisher *and* a competent fighter to boot.Ar196 stronk
>>42824577Well, think about it. The Fuso was laid down like...6 years after Dreadnought launched. Battleship design, especially in the area of ideal main armament layout, was still something of a crapshoot at the time (look at Dreadnought's wing turrets and HMS Invincible's diagonally-arranged center turrets)
>>42824498>No, people don't bother because Big gun production hasn't been extant for decadesYes, that's one issue. The other issue is that the "big guns" and the massive battleships that carried them are truly one complete weapon system. You know the big-ass german railway guns? The ones that they had to build a semi-circle of track to aim, and took a half-hour to load one shot? Even the smaller ones (12-14 inch) were a pain in the fucking ass to handle. Battleships mounted NINE of these and could keep up a much much better rate of fire, because they were gigantic floating platforms to move those guns. Buoyancy and low friction; ships are STILL the cheapest and most efficient way to move big heavy shit. Problem is, to support those massive guns - which only have one select use in shore-bombardment, and even then are only good to about 15 miles in or so - you need massive, MASSIVE and hideously expensive ships with very little use outside of shore bombardment. That's why the Navy was keen on getting the fucking Iowa class retired; 1,600 man crews with equipment so ancient it's hard to find people who know how to operate the boilers? That's not cost-effective. They've done a grand job fucking up development of replacement systems (park a fucking 155mm howitzer on the chopper deck and beg some Excalibur shells off the Army, christ,) but any fucking way you dice it those "Marines you ask" are fucking retarded. You can't call in 14 inch guns aimed by mechanical resolvers on hostiles 70 yards from you creeping closer in a defile. Excalibur don't give a shit. >>42824541>Stop pretending you're an expert on the subject.I am. Fuck you.
>>42824565>>42824508There were two big reasons the conversion never happened. First, it would have cost more than building a new LPH for the helicopter and troop transport capabilities. Second, it would have been VERY iffy from a structural and balance point of view--that aft turret is a LOT of mass concentrated aft of the CG, and building up the flight and hangar decks wouldn't really match it. Not only does this mean that the ships (which already tended to bury their very fine noses in any kind of heavy seas due to limited buoyancy forward) would now be nose-heavy and even MORE prone to burying their noses, but the change in stresses might actually result in the hull failing at sea and the ship breaking up.tl;dr: It cost too much and it probably would have broken her back
>>42824647Furious is a modified Courageous-class.NOT SO DODGED
>>42824647I lied, the Furious was also converted. Open up wide anon.
If we figure out how to reverse the shipgirl process and can miniaturize modern aircraft (what about that Hornet from earlier?) we could use the aviation BBs for helos and VTOLS. They'd likely have much higher survivability against Abysalls than the America and Wasp class (also the Tarawas is if we took them out of reserve) amphibs.
>>42824233>battleships that launch suicide bombers>pagodas so tall you can see them miles beyond the horizon>giant carrier submarines straight outta jules verne>clockwork hot air balloon bombs>pistol-handled grenadeshow did any of this shit get off the drawing board? i swear to god japan were fighting aliens in an alternate dimension during their simulations.
>>42824653At least they're developing laser pods already.
>>42824647A HAKNEW ITIt had Battle-something in its name and was converted to a CVBrb flushing shit
>>42824601No, no. Battlecruisers carried battleship weapons and were generally *bigger* than battleships, but more lightly armored, to allow them to have cruiser speed.Going by its armament and displacement, the Zumwalt would have been called a badly under-armed light cruiser.
>>42824723NOT SO FAST>>42824694
>>42824723>>42824694>>42824690DON'T BE SO HASTY
Gentlemen, gentlemen. I've made two discoveries regarding the Ise's aircraft compliment: for one, her carried floatplane scouts had a secondary dive-bombing capability; they had integral dive brakes and a 550 lb bomb capacity.Secondly, I believe I have found a replacement for their Judy dive bombers. The Japanese even built these during the war.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aichi_M6A
>>42824453To be fair the US had some derp ideas for something similar in the cold war
>>42824717That only counts if the plane turns into a robot and uses the pod as a gun. like in Robotech
>>42824712>desperation>MUH QUALITATIVE SUPERIORITY>desperation/ignoring the lessons of other navies that had tried the same shit>desperation>no fucking clue
>>42824611>>42824653strikers too good
>>42824766in our defense we didn't actually build any of those fucking thingslel russia
>>42824712Don't forget the stripper clip fed machineguns!
>>42824712At the beginning of the Civil War the confederacy had literally zero deep water ships, and a production capacity less than 1/2 that of the State of New York alone. The Virginia and Alabama were desperation plays out of that reality. The Japenese were in a similar situation production and manpower wise, so once they lost Midway they worked with what they had. It went about as well for Tojo as it went for Jeff Davis.
>>42824687You're missing the forest for the trees, PF.The concept itself is fine if modern technology is applied, solving the retarded boiler issues, FCS, MUHXCALIBUR, etc.And completely goes out the fucking window when Ise/Hyuuga are involved, because shipslut magic bullshit.The *concept* is fine. IRL Implementation was prohibitive due to the legacy equipment problems you mentioned. It is not a problem in KC Thanks to aforementioned shipslut magic, and not a problem IRL where you chuck out the legacy issues and do a new design from scratch.Now, if you want to see if it's cost-effective or not for the current world geopolitical situation, that's another matter entirely.
>>42824755>>42824737You know whatFuck it, that's enough
>>42824790wait they actually built the kiev?I always thought it a C&C fan unit due to how little sense it made
>>42824800IIRC that wasn't just the Japs either was it?
>>42824769>RobotechPathetic western adaptationDoUEvenMacross.webm>>42824790I find the Kiev-class cute, actually.
>>42824770>>desperation/ignoring the lessons of other navies that had tried the same shitThey actually hadn't.Outside of Furious, which was it's own separate bag of unique problems, noone had actually tried it before.>>42824723None of the Outrageous-class were Battlecruisers. Officially, they were "Large Light Cruisers", and unofficially they were gigantic clusterfucks.
>>42823302>She has so many guns!>FOUR HUNDRED GUNS!
>>42824459And how do they get them out?There’s a reason why real amphibious assault ships have either a full-length flight deck, a well dock, or both: they need them to move enough troops in a single lift to matter, and to deliver any vehicles or equipment that's not man-portable.Also, are you really saying that they routinely carried enough supplies beyond their own needs that they were used to ship supplies to and from bases, and as a regular thing instead of a late-war desperation measure?>>42824486The H8K flying boat was an excellent plane, yes.Floatplanes, however, were strictly inferior to equivalent normal aircraft due to the design compromises necessary to mount the floats.>>42824498The big guns are not as precise, not as effective, require expensive and vulnerable platforms, and have far more limited range. If the Marines are really that paranoid about the carriers not supporting them, they could get equivalent gunfire support much more cheaply by sticking regular artillery on brages, and in a modern environment they're about as survivable in-shore as a battleship would be.>>42824508Which would have been idiotic, since they couldn't have carried a large enough aircraft complement to be worth rebuilding worn-out ships full of obselete technology and weakening them in their primary role to do so.>>42824541Yeah, but the experts agree with him on this one.
>>42824712>Pistol-handled grenadesYou mean the Nambu?
>>42824790Russian's are crazy.
>>42824827The Indians bought one and did the sensible thing. Turn it into a full carrier.As to the current story:>[ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.
>>42824790Reminder that some of them fired missiles through their flight decks>You see Ivan, when fire missile through flight deck, plane will be carried to operating altitude, maximizing operational range
>>42824712don't forget the suicide torpedo
>>42824787And why aren't we taking that design seriously. Close air support!Multi role capable!Low altitude flybys for morale boosts!Lets get that shit going. Power armour's nice and all, but can you wear it pantsless?Checkmate military-industrial complex.
>>42824827They built four of 'em. One is now a tourist trap in China.And personally, I kinda liked them. They struck me as a Cold War equivalent to the Tone-class aviation cruisers (which was a LOT less contradictory than the BBVs).
>>42824866The fuck is that thing?
>>42824836Macross?Isn't that the one that Hollywood is adapting?
>>42824769In addition to the whole ROBOTECH SUCKS thing, the only Variable Fighter that actually carried a beam gun pod is the VF-17 Nightmare.All the gun pods used by VF's up to the YF-30 Chronos were shell-firing.
>>42824790I did mention the Kiev above. The Kuznetov carried SS-N-19s which can blow pretty big holes in things (even with conventional warheads) so there is plenty of modern support for the concept - the IJN version was simply poorly thought out and designed (understandable at the time). Again, we can make something of them if we put our mind to it. I think we're desperate enough we ought not to write off two shipgirls because we think they dress funny ...
>>42824840>>42824840>Giant carrier submarinesDude, both the Brits AND the USN tried submarines with aircraft. Both decided that the idea was silly and didn't proceed with it. The Japs were like "ALL ABOARD MOTHERFUCKERS"
>>42824677Too bad the ships they flew from were kind of crap.
>>42824892>The fuck is that thing?>>42824866Why do I want that so badly?
>>42824764Maybe they can make Seirans once they find 401.
>>42824859>Floatplanes, however, were strictly inferior to equivalent normal aircraft due to the design compromises necessary to mount the floats.No shit sherlock, doesn't mean that they were actually pretty fucking good compared to whatever the US had.>>42824876The sidescroller shootem up you dunce
>>42824859>Also, are you really saying that they routinely carried enough supplies beyond their own needs that they were used to ship supplies to and from bases, and as a regular thing instead of a late-war desperation measure?Yes. They, and the Fuso/Yamashiro had larger cargo storage fitted to move relief supplies during Japan's numerous earthquake disasters.A capability that was actually used as intended in 1923.>The big guns are not as precise, not as effective, require expensive and vulnerable platforms, and have far more limited range.So, you make a 14" Excalibur round. All presented problems done and solved.>Yeah, but the experts agree with him on this one.No the bean counters agree with him. The actual experts thought it was a decent idea that lost it's immediate operational need after the cold war.
>>42824805You know your navy is pathetic when you're using bales of Cotton for armor.
>>42824859>Which would have been idiotic, since they couldn't have carried a large enough aircraft complement to be worth rebuilding worn-out ships full of obselete technology and weakening them in their primary role to do so.You forget what their primary role WAS in the 80s. The Iowas weren't front-line surface combatants anymore. By that time, they were essentially just shore bombardment vessels. That's the only thing the ships were used for after WW2. Removing a turret to give them a Marine aviation complement was entirely in-line with that role.
>>42824905 IIRC, they removed the cruise missiles. Even the Russians thought it was impractical for a carrier.
>>42824428YOU MEAN THE WAR THAT YOU LOST BUT CALLED A "DRAW AT WORST"?YOU MEAN THE WAR WHERE WE BURNED DOWN YOUR CAPITAL?YOU MEAN THE WAR WHERE YOU TRIED TO INVADE CANADA AND FAILED MISERABLY?THAT WAR?OH, WE REMEMBER YANK, WE REMEMBER (DESS).
>>42824895No, Hollywood plans to adapt Robotech, which is basically three different mech anime fused together with a plot that's very different from any of the three original stories (Okay mayyybbbbeee a little bit of the original macross story made it to robotech but meh).
>>42824895>Isn't that the one that Hollywood is adapting?I don't know if I should be excited or horrified.
>>42824931Better than rolled hammocks, and that was the standard for a couple of hundred years.
Why is Sendai from Naka-time so out of character?
>>42824943New Orleans would like to contest your argument
>>42824829France did it in WWI
>>42824907Figured you meant aviation battleships, whoops.That said, the USN and RN actually stopped development because they both signed treaties that said that shit was disallowed, same as their 8"and 12" armed Submarines, not because they thought it was a deadend.
>>42824964Because it's interesting?Yasen baka is cute and all but SAMURAI STEEL Sendai is its own brand of cool.
>>42824964Why is Naka from Naka-time so out of character?They're better this way. I daresay Naka is not only tolerable, but likeable as a character now,
>>42824964Shh, no Night Battles, only Harsh Onee-Sama Training now
>>42824943I didn't realize that Japan had assisted Canada in The War Against Southern Aggression.
>>42824928And now with shipgirls, the cost of running those vessels drops down to almost nil in comparison to a full fledged steel ship. The Fuso and Ise class shipgirls would be quite viable now and usable.
>>42824879This. The Kiev isn't that bad, it had a sensible role that fit its navies doctrineso did the Tone-classBBVs, mangdunno mangdunno bout that
>>42824999>>42824995Should've at least some night battle lines or something like that. Naka is still an "idol" though.
>>42824940I strongly suspect in-quest they put them back. The Russian answer to USN carrier groups was a fuckload of missiles. The Slava-class literally looks like someone bolted launchers to the sides. Given that most modern USN guns and missiles do shit to Abyssals, I'd take Russian missile spam right about now. Speaking of which, why the hell haven't the Russians used their tactical nuclear weapons? It's not like they have an EPA to bitch them out about environmental impact statements ...
>>42824790To be fair, the Russian "aviation cruisers" weren't really built for the same role our fleet carriers are.
>>42825016>Tone-classLEGS, man. LEGS.
>>42825041Yeah man, dem legs.
>>42825027Only in exposition.Speaking of, where is Naka-chan?
>>42825035asw all day erry day, plus back then the cruise missiles were still, uh, fairly new, and kind of massive motherfuckers. Nothing as small or as efficient as we have now; so an extra deck to place a few on did help.They ditched them when the tech moved on.
>>42824933Actually... the primary role for the Iowas in the 80s was being the core of "Surface Action Groups" that would supplement the carrier battle groups with massive Tomahawk and Harpoon loadouts, and also allow for the President to send an SAG instead of a CVBG into a crisis "hot spot" if it wasn't quite enough to warrant a carrier. They were also seen as counters to the Kirov-class cruisers, at least in terms of justifying them to Congress.The Marine support role was decidedly secondary during the 80s (even if it's the only *combat* duty they saw in the period); it only became primary after the Berlin Wall came down and it became clear that the Cold War was ending. And in that role, they lasted all of about five years before it was decided that they were too manpower-intensive and were retired to save money...
>>42825041And Hips and clean lines!
>>42824879>Kiev is now LITERALLY a Hotel
This was HyugaShe sits like an old hog with a burned bristle right on the bottom of the Bay of Niro - near the Naval Kure Base. She had been converted to part aircraft carrier and in the latter years of the war accomplished very little. From the manner in which she has been battered one would doubt that she even had a chance - or the men aboard her.
>>42825035They were built strictly for ASW and fleet defense. Russian anti-carrier doctorine was land-based supersonic bombers and ship/sub based anti-ship missiles by the shitton
>>42822100Reminds me of this song, which I find utterly hilarious.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5ra9cXx1-o
>>42822991"The ENSA would like to remind you that registration is now open for the International Armed Forces Rations Expo, sponsored by the Subsistence Research Labratory.Please be advised that registration is free for returned vessels but returned vessels are not permitted to taste or eat any samples.This means you, Akagi. Persona Non Grata, got it?"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E03NZOIxGmQ
>>42824943>capturing Canada>"winning"dodged a bullet there eh?
>>42825082In the party, swooning over harder from afar.Read the story posts above.
>>42825016Speaking of Tone how much is her pilot that landed on Hornet is hating life.Cause I imagine all the other pilots are going RETRAIN TIME MUTHERFUCKER! WE MIGHT MAKE YOU A HALF DECENT PILOT BY THE TIME WE DONE WOTH YOU!
>>42825112>>42825126>all my keks
>>42824907Hell, zeppelin aircraft carriers were a thing at one point. They recovered aircraft by hooking them onto a trapeze, it's straight out of a circus act.
Because Tone is one the best girls...have a H-doujinhttp://g.e-hentai.org/g/843385/2d14937431/
>>42825128I meant out of quest. usually she shows up and sasses right about now.
>>42825126Given that you would have mostly captured Quebec and Ontario, I concur.
>>42825112>TFW Belkan SPACE MAGIC RATIONS can never be a thing in real life>>42825153Akron and Macon never...
>>42825132I might be wrong but wouldn't the Tone pilot be about as good at the least?
>>42825101Where are the backfires by the way Planefag? They had a hundred or so as of 2014...and the Russians have enough missiles in storage to put up a good fight. They may be pathetic by modern terms, but they have massive warheads and only need to hit a target the size of a small island moving at (comparably) slow speeds.
So am I the only one who just doesn't give a fuck about some ships not being optimal?
Ise was Hyuga's SisterTorn and seared she seemed a part of the rugged upheaved terrain -- and the handy rice workers would gaze out over her -- perhaps toward distant Hiroshima. Then they would turn again to their task, night soil had to be spread, the crops reaped.
>>42825153That one actually worked well in practice, it just never had any real interest from the brass.>In June, 1934, Lieutenant Commander Herbert V. Wiley took command of the airship, and shortly afterwards he surprised President Franklin D. Roosevelt (and the Navy) when the Macon searched for and located the heavy cruiser Houston, which was then carrying the president back from a trip to Hawaii. Newspapers were dropped to the President on the ship, and the following communications were sent back to the airship: "from Houston: 1519 The President compliments you and your planes on your fine performance and excellent navigation 1210 and 1519 Well Done and thank you for the papers the President 1245." The commander of the Fleet, Admiral Joseph M. Reeves, was upset about the matter: but the Commander of the Bureau of Aviation, Admiral Ernest J. King was not. Wiley, one of only three survivors of the crash of the Akron, was soon promoted to commander, served as the captain of the battleship West Virginia in the final two years of World War II, and then retired from the Navy in 1947 as a rear admiral.
>>42825126It really is. We already have enough apologists and liberals.
Hmm have some flat-chested glasses Kitakamihttp://g.e-hentai.org/g/858152/c60560d468/
>>42824943Aren't you the guys who lost a war so hard you are still constantly bitching about how it was unethical how hard we kicked your asses, even decades later?
>>42825153Fun fact--later versions of the Sparrowhawk dispensed with the landing gear entirely to reduce weight and improve performance, and could ONLY operate from the Akron and the Macon as a result.Which, of course, inspired THIS little monstrosity from the 50s...
>>42825112In what world do MRE's ever look that appetizing?
The Emperor’s Cruiser AobaNear the great Kure Naval Base lies a dozen capital ships--on the bottom. When the bottom is near the surface these ships resemble tangled briar patches as torn as they are by bombs and torpedoes. Enhancing this effect are the quantities of dead branches and latticework applied in futile attempt to camouflage. Among them is Aoba.
>>42825211Oh wow that's adorable. Like a pug or some other derpy kinda dog.
>>42825203Fun fact with out the French the United states would not exist. they lost to the french not the colonies.
>>42825126>CAPTURING QUEBEC>"WINNING"FIXED THAT FOR YOU YANKEETOKU!
>>42825224Strangereal.BELKAN SPACE MAGIC RATIONS BABY>>42825211I'm sure glad parasite fighters never really caught on. That's uglier than the Double Ugly.
>>42825211I live the Goblin. Such an oddball idea, and it was cute as fuck too. Like one of those rides that kids ride on at the mall.
>>42825211The Goblins were cute little shits. Was there even an ejection system in that little cockpit in case something went wrong?
>>42825247Yeah and we named the heart clogging potato sticks after them for it.
>>42825211This was like a parasite fighter, designed when atomic weapons were still primarily delivered by bombers, right?
Post Mortem at Yokosuka: Damaged Bridge of Nagato, Former Japanese BattleshipThe Japanese battleship Nagato [16" guns] was one of the major prizes found at the Yokosuka Naval Base when the Navy and Marines took over on August 30, 1945. She had been damaged in the great battle off the Philippines last October and had also received bomb hits since. The Japanese were rebuilding her but were making very slow progress. As is the Japanese way, she seems to be a combination of fantasy and workable efficiency. Although we may readily say that her features are "certainly not the way we would do it," we cannot afford to indict as impotent so great a potential as the Nagato. Her guts and nerves are torn loose from her skeleton, although her heart still beats darkly. She lies dormant to a mooring, facing the west wind from Mt. Fuji some 60-70 miles away. Her immediate guard is the USS South Dakota, flagship of Adm. Halsey's Third Fleet.
>>42825211NIGGA YOU TAKE THAT BACK BF1942 SECRET WEAPONS MADE ME LOVE THAT THING
>>42825275>All these talks of parasite fighters>2015>We could've already developed drone fighters remotely controlled by a single fighter via datalinkingBUTTERFLY MASTER IRL WHEN
>>42825242It was supposed to be an escort fighter for the B-36. Which, rather than being built to have enough range to fly along with it, would instead be carried, wings folded, on a trapeze in the bomb bay and released to defend it, then would hitch back up with the trapeze and get refueled while waiting for the next wave of interceptors.When they were testing it with a modified B-29, they never managed to get it to hook up right for the recovery. Instead, they kept having the trapeze smash through the canopy and the pilot having to belly-land it at Edwards...
>>42825052Nah, I think those planes are fucking bros. Carry on you little fuckers.
Currently searching for Shigure porn....will send when found. Wish me luck!
>>42825321https://chan.sankakucomplex.com/post/show/4802028That was hard.
>>42825339Go away, Voleron.
Some more doujinshttp://g.e-hentai.org/g/853212/bde4d0bfc4/ a shoukaku onehttp://g.e-hentai.org/g/854548/f5b17fad1a/ A nice Kongou doujinhttp://g.e-hentai.org/g/733883/70aea7a6e4/ A nice Souryuu one.>>42825321Pics or doujins as the former should be decently easy (sure not Atago easy, but if the two Torpedo dykes can get het art, so can see)
>>42825311>BUTTERFLY MASTER IRL WHENDassault and BAE should have it in a few years.The French and the English working together on something willingly.No good can come of this.
>>42824923Yes. Because we didn't need floatplanes as anything other than recon and artillery spotters. Note that our flying boat design was pretty much as good as what the Japanese had. And there's no good reason not to finish converting Hyuga and Ise to carriers a la Kaga (giving them the ability to support a full complement of normal aircraft instead of being stuck with floatplanes).>>42824928Well, you learn something new every day. How did they unload, though? Amphibious landing operations have different requirements in that regard than parking in a friendly harbor right next to a pier.As for the gun support thing, what the Marines apparently want is a monitor, not a battleship. Or, more to the point, an AAV that isn't shit. A battleship close enough to a hostile beach to provide fire support is a big expensive target praying none of the ASMs fired at it are designed to pop up and then dive through the deck.
>>42824532I'll admit if anyone could land on those wheels, they had bigger balls than the guy who recently set the shortest STOL landing world record of 20 feet.
>>42825264>>42825267>>42825287All I know is that I wouldn't want to be the poor bastard stuffed into that spam-can for the *34-hour* combat mission planned for the B-36. Remember, there was NO way for the pilot to get out of the Goblin and into the Peacemaker's relative comfort (or its shitter)...
>>42825311Information overload--or at least risk of information overload--on a pilot would be increased, though, wouldn't it? Not only are you asking a cowboy piloting a multi-million dollar weapons platform to monitor his speed, fuel, payload, altitude, oxygen levels, stacked on top of maintaining situational awareness 360 around his fighter, he would also need to account for his tiny buddies and all those above factors for them, too--or not, considering how advanced the AI "brain" flying alongside the pilot is.
>>42825311Soon(tm)The bigger question is, TLS WHEN?EML WHEN?ADMM WHEN?
>>42825363Well I found one in english....only it's train molestor rape......though I did find a STACKED Tone getting milked so~
>>42824565I goddamn hate skijumps
>>42825397I can hear Kai Shiden laughing somewhere.>>42825390Didn't they cancel the project?>>42825422>>42825418I sure hope we can get an advanced AI system that can assist in battle management as well.Either that or keep the drones tied to a two-seater platform.
>>42825427Stop searching for english only ones.
>>42825198We could stand to have less conservatives and chickenhawks, though. A lot less.
>>42825402Presumably they couldn't afford the time or money or materials for a full conversion.They wouldn't've had planes, anyways, for the same reason as above. As it stood they were already operating without floatplanes.
>>42824800That was a pretty good design considering that the Woodpeckers had that giant cooling fins so the damn things never overheated.
>>42825422>TLS WHEN?>EML WHEN?>ADMM WHEN?In the next decade or so. Airborne and naval lasers are already in testing phase, the USN almost has a practical railgun. AIM-9X is already a thing and CUDA and T3 are further down the line.The future has some scary ass shit in store for everybody.
>>42825448>advanced AI systemwoah there skynet
>>42824085[ ] Tell the planes to shadow the dogs - do nothing aggressive.MEANWHILE, WAITING FOR A GIANT GREEK FAGGOT TO DELIVER.
>>42825435Where the hell did you find this? It looks hilarious.
>>42825465If we could just get rid of the science hating fuckers I would be happy.
>>42825415>34 hour combat mission>34 hours cramped in a small cockpit that functions as your pilot seat, dining room, and bathroom>34 hours straight of nonstop sittingThat is the sort of shit that leads to cramps--or those fucking embolisms that the in-flight magazines on international flights warn against by telling you to get up and walk around every so often.
>>42825493We might fucking be here a while and I got shit to fucking do in the morning.
>>42825483How dare you. That poster is clearly a human being, just like me. there is no reason to assume he's and under-cover terminator gathering information for judgement day
>>42825435sauce please this look hilarious
>>42825514Cute Kaga is cute.
>>42825363>That Shoukaku one>Pure vanilla and no NTR anywhere>Not even ShoucuckuStory post delayed as planefag afks to fap to chinese cartoons.
>>42825471They couldn't at the time, yeah.But now, in-quest? We can afford to finish the job.
>>42825457You're right...here have Milking Tone!http://g.e-hentai.org/g/858641/f1c158c2da/and some STACKED! Tenryuuhttp://g.e-hentai.org/g/858108/41cef529e8/
>>42825542Shoukaku is love, shoukaku is life.
>>42822908Possibly relevant (more to the thread than anything else, though half of 6th DesDiv has had this treatment before, too): http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2015-09-30/kantai-collection-kagero-gets-1-7-scale-figure/.93594
>>42825560Stacked is Tenryuu's normal state
>>42825560What the fuck is this "STACKED" shit you people have been spamming it non-stop for threads upon threads. Are we talking about a ship's comms stack or something?
>>42824808>And completely goes out the fucking window when Ise/Hyuuga are involved, because shipslut magic bullshit.Frankly, this. Magic counts for a LOT with Kanmasu; none of the actual carriers have a landing deck either so the "our planes have to land ashore" thing's out the window. That right there is a major deficiency solved by magic.If we're going to open the door of "shipgirls having nervous breakdowns because of their failures in design as ships not being covered by magic", Hamp is next in line because the Northampton-class cruisers were fucking useless as cruisers. All of the Treaty Cruisers were; their gunner was great but fucking nothing else was, especially not his armor.
>>42825507It's an edit of a doujin preview.
>>42825363>kongou doujin>not this onehttp://g.e-hentai.org/g/825322/afe8383514/Come on dude
>>42825514Relatedhttp://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/2107432?tags=kaga_%28kantai_collection%29+baby>Helicopter Destroyer Kaga shipgirlifies because fuck logical consistencies>Constantly working hard to get her resurrected mother's approvalLittle Kaga feels that mom disapproves because she isn't handling actual planes.
>>42825558Such an invasive operation on spooky shipsloop ghosts doesn't sound like the greatest idea.
>>42825514Aren't we glad for the Su-34's on-board galley and toilet now, huh?
>>42825435This is what Shigure deserves.
IT IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER VERY LONG UPDATE
>>42825560>>42825363How do I get past the panda?
>>42825514Exactly. At least on the Gemini spaceflights, there was enough room to stretch and flex your legs a bit, and you didn't have gravity pressing your ass into the ejection seat the whole time (which is how Conrad and Lovell survived being stuffed in one for 14 days)...
>>42825588>What the fuck is this "STACKED" shitLexington is stacked
>>42825631There's not a panda.
>>42825558The question is how and if we even can.
>>42825588As a battlecruiser conversion, Lexington had a particularly large exhaust funnel ('stack'). People have been interpreting that to mean her shipgirl form would be 'full-figured'. It's been a running gag for... well, almost half the quest's run, to date.
>>42825629I NOTICED YOU PIECE OF SNAIL
>>42825629I love you
>>42825588>not knowing about stackedstacked is CV-2 USS Lexington anon
>>42825363>not posting the hilarious onehttp://g.e-hentai.org/g/825322/afe8383514/you can do better
>>42825629AW SHIT NIGGA>>42825588>Not knowing USS Lexington's STACK
>>42825592>but fucking nothing else was, especially not his armor.... compared to which contemporary class, exactly?
>>42825629PAY DEBTS OR POST UPDATE
>>42825526>>42825507source is 4chanevery day is repost dayit's a random page of melodrama from an /a/ kancolle thread, that i thought would be better as a falcon punch, i don't even know what the fuck is going on in the original
>>42825588their uh... smoke stacks, you know, cause ships
>>42825592>none of the actual carriers have a landing deck...But they do have a landing deck...
>>42825592>none of the actual carriers have a landing deck eitherThey do, though. That's what those flight decks they wear on their arms are for. Pretty sure it's even been mentioned in one of the combat scenes at one point in this quest.(And the ones like RJ that use magic rather than archery use scrolls to retrieve planes, if I'm not mistaken.)
>>42825669Just because the other treaty cruisers in other navies were also shit (and worse shit) doesn't mean the Northamptons didn't have their design flaws.
>>42825696boobs are not landing decks. neither are asses
>shipgirl planes that require a land-based runwayUm
>>42825612>on-board galley and toiletAnd the Russians fitted a galley and toilet on a fighter how, exactly?
We arrive.Late, we know.
threadly reminder stacked is NSFW
>>42825642I'm getting a panda bro. You're being really unhelpful here.
>there are people who dont know about the stack
>>42825638...you know, I normally don't like tats, but...It is now my headcanon that all the USN kanmusu have hull number tattoos on their hips like that.
>>42825718BORSCHT SPACE MAGIC
Know some love people.
>>42825718Because modern jet fighters are fucking big.
>>42825713Bullshit they're fucking not.
>>42825713Admittedly this isn't the best image to demonstrate (it's the best I have saved), but almost all of the carriers either have a flight deck like...shoulder-mounted or they use scrolls and magic planes
>>42825729It's click and open new tab for me buddy. g-e is normally fine, so I don't know what crappy system you're using. It's the other one that gives pandas.
>>42825718It's more like a microwave and a chemical bucket...
>>42825718>>42825739Their basically just elbow room located behind the tandem pilot seats on the Su-34.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-34#Design
>>42825718Have you seen an SU-34? They're massive two-seat strike craft.
>>42825713>Landing stripTakes on a whole new meaning
>>42825713No, or rather yes, but this time I was talking about actual landing decks.
>>42825703Then give Ise and Hyuuga scrolls of their own; they have to recover their floatplane fairies SOMEHOW. It's magic, ain't gotta explain shit.
>>42825757Got ya covered.
>>42825740>No CUTE (THIS IS IMPORTANT)2/10 buddy
>>42825713This is true.We know this is true because Enterprise is flat
Just found this so know nothing of the premises or jack all. But I do see Warbirds and Warboats so I know I belong.Is this plane a thing here?
>>42825787Fucking, My aunt calls me cute. She's literally the only fucking person to do so. And you don't spam my inbox with fucking junk chain mail and the story of the marine and the liberal college professor nearly fucking enough to be my fucking aunt.
I will note that the conversation seems stranger than usual for this quest.>>42825809Oh, you are in for a wild ride, my friend.
>>42825786Thanks. Here's an example of magical fucking shipgirl carrier launchingIt's also an example of best fucking carrier, but that's neither here nor there
>>42825779>they have to recover their floatplane fairies SOMEHOW.Battleships and the like would tow a net behind them. The planes would have to land and hook on to it. They'd tow the net in and when the plane was close enough they could hoist it out of the drink.
>>42825740This one is better.
>>42825787I have others that have the whole cute thing. I could post em, but I'm not sure.
>>42825809>Mixed-powerOh man, wonder what Hornet has to say about that bird.
Have some spaghetti folks!http://g.e-hentai.org/g/855128/be960e8495/
>>42825809NopeWhen 80% of the botes are GRORIOUS NIPPON, you're gonna see a lot of Zekes and lelReppus around
>>42825809>just found thisGo read from the start. You only have 60 threads to go.
>>42825823I mean the shipgirl versions.
>>42825779Those scrolls are representative of their flight decks, which are actual full-size flight decks. In order to give Ise or Hyuuga said scrolls, you'd have to completely strip off their superstructure and remaining armament to make "room" for the flight deck, essentially turning them into even less effective Shinanos.
>>42825819Less TsunTsun, more Deredere, hate
>>42825779Same way the tacos recovered their floatplanes before the last battle
>>42825779It is magic, but there's still some semblance of reason to it. The shipslut magic mostly deals with messing with logistical needs and physical constraints, but it pretty much sticks to the actual functionality of the ship. It runs on a conceptual rather than strictly physical rhyme and reason, but it's still rhyme and reason. Shipsluts flip the bird to physical laws as we know them, but that doesn't mean they aren't bound by laws of their own.Giving Ise & Hyuuga a flight deck they can actually use to recover their bombers would be about as easy as upgrading the actual full-size physical ships with such a deck would be. It wouldn't be exactly the same engineering process by any means, but it wouldn't be any easier just because "lolmagic".
>>42825821I prefer fluffy myself.
>>42825809Welcome to a Planefag quest. Here's your complementary Naka--now strap in because it's only gonna get crazier from here.
>>42825728Threadly reminder Willie is not
>>42825862What the fuck are you fucking talking about. Use fucking english nerd. You fucking think I speak moon?
>>42825857>>42825855Speaking of out-of-place planes, I'm still wondering what Hornet thinks of the Bearcat and Tigercat.
>>42825861To be fair Kaga managed.The reconstruction would be severe and probably not worth it in the current state of affairs, but it's possible.
>>42825881I can provide you with a translator program, if you wish.You are not missing much, though.
>>42825906You don't even exist.
>>42825879I like this artist
>>42825906I still owe you a fucking beating for trying to pin that picture of hornet on me, you fuck.
>>42825896Kaga was also incomplete at the time she was converted into a carrier, like the Lexingtons were, simplifying the process because there wasn't really superstructure or magazines and the like to tear out in the first place.
>>42825881They're saying you should try coming off less like a dick, corporal.>>42825906Is the translator you peddle a parasitic fish inserted into the ear canal or a hearing aid?
Well this died almost a month ago and I forgot about it, but I guess there's no reason not to post it.
>>42825779>>42825592Being a bit more serious now, the shipgirls still have the form and functionality of their ship forms, but it's... 'hidden' from us for the most part. For example:>“*But,*” Shoukaku says, “you need almost a full deck run to do it, and, uh-” she points at Shiranui's display, which has Kaga in it. She's pouting a bit as she picks at the scorched edges of a shell-hole in her shirt.>Goto looks blankly at her, and then back to Shoukaku. “Uh.”>“You don't-? Right,” she says hurriedly. “She's just like Akagi, at the moment.” Akagi's deck is visible from one of Fitzgerald's feeds; a camera set up on the starboard bridge wing. The massive carrier's wooden flight deck is absolutely crammed with aircraft; a motley assortment of refugees from all three carriers. “There's no room.”
>>42825879I mean, I was a Merc follower before, mainly PJ and AC, but stopped following PJ around the time of the attack on the home islands and I think AC is getting meh so I follow out of habit.But this is my first time I'm actually going to read and follow a planefag quest so I'm hoping for the best.
>>42825946Do you need a towel there, pal?
>>42825848Not bad though limited by how rather bland those two are.>>42825821I disagree on the best carrier matter, but respect your opinion.
>>42825946don't you mean lieutenant?
>>42825922Don't I? Well, that's strange. I seem to be transmitting things, despite not existing.>>42825936... While I am ready to offer restitution for my poor joke, I am uncertain of how you would deliver said beating.Can we make another type of arrangement to calm your anger?>>42825946Hearing aid or smart phone program. We adapt to our customer base.
>>42825740Put on "very scary, this is important".In Japanese, it even works as a pun ("kowai" instead of "kawaii")!
>>42825952ah fuck-up chan
>>42825952WILLIE ARTFINALLYYESI LOVE YOU
>>42825958You.Go.Go read SWQ.
>>42825880Ahh Willie Dee, at least you sank in combat.But don't shoot me! I'm no democrat!
>>42825985>Japanese wordplayAw yiss
>>42825952Is this from that... uhh... Sammy B fic that cribbed Pixel's art?
>>42825985>In Japanese, it even works as a pun ("kowai" instead of "kawaii")!I'm not sure whether to be disappointed in you for pointing this out or myself for laughing in understanding
>>42826004tch, rude. Mocking Best, cleanest DD.
>>42825821Best fucking carrier is Taihou, because she barely needs any foreplay; one tap in the right spot and she's ready to explode.
>>42825952The only thing I'm sad about this is that there isn't more art of Willie. Well done, anon.
>>42825946Haha, fucking, yeah right. Like that's gonna happen after the fucking salt mines of fucking Nebuchadnezzar or what the fuck ever after the fucking fluffballs set after the jap girl. Yeah, naw, they fucking earned it for a fucking while.
>>42825996I'd rather not, what happened in PJs, the chats about it, and the concept of special favoritism/separate chain of command for the witches in a modern military kinda turns me off from the setting. In '89 at least.If you're talking about the WW2 one I'll probably get around to it if I can find time at ERAU.
>>42826060Agreed, NEED MOAR WILLIE
>>42826052>Tap Taiho on the back to get her attention>avgasleakinthehangarbay.webm
>>42826024When in doubt, pick both, just like in your harem games.
>>42824085>2 hours later
>>42826041I can't see through the dirt that splattered across my face from where the CO's house once was.
>>42826103I never said YOU were clean. She got out of it alright, though.
>>42826121She didn't miss the plane though, and the plane didn't miss her either.
>>42825707Not just contemporaries. Preceding or following classes - what exactly were they so markedly inferior to?I'm no expert, according to anon, so surely you can elaborate further?
>>42826088Well, there have been longer delays.
>>42826067The big thematic difference between the two is that '89 takes the 'witches are super special and everyone else is a chump' thing from the anime and just goes with it, whereas SWQ consists almost entirely of one man's concerted attempts to reject that system.Maybe someone else has the 'you are that flare' screencap.
>>42826156Get back to writing
>>42826181... Well, I wasn't going to name anyone, but if you have examples in mind... Go ahead.
>>42826200>>42826181Speaking of Blackjacks...ABYSSAL BLACKJACKS WHEN
>>42826217We don't have to worry about them.They'll never show up.
>>42826181Beej has a job six days a week and just moved, I think he said he'll run Sunday, though I could be making that up, I'll try to remember to ask him next time I talk to him.
>>42826230You know I was talking about the bom--Wait.... WELL-PLAYED
>>42826176Yeah SWQ shows that normal planes/etc may not be quite as effective, but can put up a good fight.SW89 seems to try to outright reverse the super special witch trend (if anything it results in Frank Bishop is super special)
>>42826211When...? Will I depart?Today, rather earlier than usual, I think. There was much to do during the day and I am more weary than normal.Why, I might leave before the next update, if my tired eyes and fatigued mind have anything to say about it.
>>42826230Nono, they show up.Four months after they're supposed to. Then leave before accomplishing anything.
>>42826140So much against poor Willie, where's all this coming from?
>>42826156Honeslty the closest Japanese equivalent would be the Myoko class cruisers. They apparently displace something like 11'000 to 14'000 tons, which was certainly not within the Treaty limits, like the Northampton was forced to follow.Not a mark against the 'Hamps but still
>>42826262Don't go.The drone(frigate)s need you.They look up to you.
>>42826156Their original design direction came from the treaty limitations, but the end result turned out to be well-balanced vessels with intelligent design choices that came in well under the displacement limit anyway without major compromise.It could be argued that they'd have been better with 10" guns but the 8"/55s were so fucking good that we kept using them until we stopped putting real guns on ships.
>>42826062You see guys, Hate basically guaranteed that he's going to be spending more time around Yamato and Iowa is gonna be following him around like a fuckin puppy when she shows up. They're both nice girls, also fucking superpowered. You know what nice, superpowered girls do when the guy they're hanging out with acts like an ass to someone they don't think he should act like an ass to? Motherfucker is going to be lead around by the ear like a kid.Hate's going to be fucking whipped. Hard. And he knows it, so he's taking every shot he can.
>>42826312Huh, Hate is into bdsm?
>>42826269...there's a reason she's called Wee Willie FuckupNearly torpedoed Iowa, sank her sister ship at launch, only ship to have her entire crew arrestedThe tale goes on
>>42826292>Myoukou sisters are the most similar to Hampton class-wise>"Hungry Wolf" Ashigara depicted as looking for men>Ashigara trying to get into Hampton's pants, using their similarity as a pretense to get closeI want this so hard.
>>42826338Um no to sinking her sister that didn't happen.
>>42826338No bully Willie. She tries her very best!
>>42826303I may not have a choice in the matter.
>>42826338And yet when she sank not a single life was lost.Not bad for a little Fletcher that almost killed the President.
>>42826338The president actually pardoned her crew and her sinking had no casualities.
Why doesn't Hate just dangle some bacon on a stick in highwind?
>>42826156Their armor was much thinner, for one. The New Orleans had 15% more of her tonnage devoted to armor compared to only 6% on the Northampton. The Northamptons also had a really bad rolling problem for a while because their stability calculations were off during the building phase.They weren't as strangled as the Pensacolas were (their hull was too thin to mount four triple turrets as an example), and they were a valuable stepping stone in American cruiser design, but the Northamptons did have deficiencies that showed up in the war. That's not to say they weren't still very useful ships, just that they weren't perfect. The US Navy didn't hit their stride of "ultimate" perfect designs until like 1939, when they designed the Iowas, Baltimores, Clevelands, Fletchers, and Sumners.
>>42826348Hiei outguns her and Hornet can sink her from over the horizon. Ashigara ain't winning the Hampbowl.
>>42826338I believe it was correctly pointed out in canon that she kept her entire crew alive when she went down. I'd honor her for that far more than her screwups.
>>42826338>>42826369>>42826373Not to mention she had a pretty decent record in providing anti-air screening for the fleet.
>>42826176Yeah, the whole super special feeling the witches get treated with in both '89 and PJs really turns me off. I never read '89 more than skimming but if that one writefagging in PJs is true where the entire unit is deemed combat- ineffective due to the death of one person in a unit that size is grossly negligent and would have never happened to any other unit that wasn't witches. >>42826251What do you mean by reserving? Seemed par the course to me.
>>42826384And the Des Moines, although she came just a bit too late for the war.
>>42826389>>42826373>>42826369Not to discount her ultimately amazing track record, but you all know the fuckups linger better than the things that succeed
>>42826403Bishop literally breaks physics. Repeatedly. In an actual fighter.
>>42826338Do I have to say it every thread? I've read nearly all I could find about Willie. I know her shenanigans. She doesn't deserve this hate. Frankly, there are only 4 potential injuries or friendly kills, as INDIVIDUAL MEN, and of those one was Willie's own crew member by a freak wave. The worst she's done in the way of actual friendly fire is 1) she's credited with 3 american planes among her list of air kills, which isn't surprising given spotting and targeting tech of the time, and 2) she raked the superstructure of a friendly ship with machine gun fire in the middle of combat, nowhere NEAR the worst friendly fire that's been done in WWII on the American side. The only reason half her shenanigans are notable is because they happened outside of combat.
>>42826403Given that each combat witch is a ridiculous force multiplier by herself, one that has a unique personality, it's not all that surprising that witches are considered special.It's shown repeatedly throughout the story that technology is making it more dangerous for witches to get away with their bullshit.
>>42826386But can either of them COOK?
>>42826455And because Cracked did an article on her.
>>42826403Reversing. learn to spell. SW anime (at least) had normal pilots useless, witches only effective option. SW89 on the other hand has Witches seemingly obstoleted by witch powered planes/tanks and Frank Bishop, savior of democracy.PJ89 isn't as bad as far as special treatment goes.>>42826427Not when it's forced.
>>42826384New Orleans class is widely regarded as one of the best cruisers ever made.Each Generation of US Treaty Ships was equal too or better than other contemporary ships bound by the treaty.
>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
>>42826403Are you shitting me? '89 might as well be about a Witch Hunter. The whole unit being combat ineffective was a fairly strong example of the potential flaws with mixed units, and the reason it was never tried much, politics aside, in the first place. Frank's tapdanced across a lot of witch politics and they're never shown to be particularly fine organisations, individuals aside.They were special, sure, but so were the nobility in feudal societies. Witches -are- powerful, and influential, though. That's a fact, and 89s never shied away from demonstrating that not only witch power is a thing, but also witch priviledge, and the shockwaves that both Merlin and Frank have made. Merlin's a case in point about the flaws of the present witch paradigm, and the overarcing theme is that ultimately, the witches'll need to intergrate more with the conventional members, and that their positions as unassisted top dogs is coming to a close.
>>42826435Fuckin GnomesFuckin MerlinFuckin super-fighters
>>42826473Momboat should be around by now, if we follow Naka's writeups...
Wow planefag i think you've taken for the record for LEAST PROGRESS in a single quest thread!
>>42826476>>42826427>>42826397>>42826389Exactly. As >>42826455, regular and obvious advocate of Willie Dee a best, it's good to see some of my ranting has caught on and she's getting seen in a more positive light by you guys.
>>42826505No, Deculture holds that title still.
>>42826505Nope that title still belongs to other people. (At least 2 off the top of my head)
>>42826505Even compared to MGNQ, though there's still more progress than some SWQ threads due to anon pushing the big red button so often.
>>42826505Nigger, you've never seen a MGNQ thread in full swing, have you. You're lucky to get three updates in a full run.
>>42826505he finally beat Decu?
>>42826523Deculture has been champion of no progress for the last fifty threads of MGNQ.
>>42826523Not even. Decu may be an offender but there are worse.
>>42826526Deculture and Vedibere?
>>42826505Nah man MGNQ has had single two-party conversations that take 2 or more threads without providing meaningful new information.SWQ doesn't count because the hi-jinks were the point
Hey. where the fuck is the radio guy? I got a fuckin request. Play the ballad of Rodger Young.
>>42826529In this Quest, Settle's command experience forces Anon to pick between somewhat sensible choices.Somewhat.
>>42826505You dumb motherfucker, how could you forget about literally the slowest quest to ever grace /tg/, Girl un Panzer Quest?
>>42826543Its a meme.
>>42826556Sammy pouring out a little liquor for her Taffy 3 niggas whenwww.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn3pigJrR10
>>42826563you're a meme
“Why not?” Hamp replies. “You heard the girls. My planes don't have *offensive capability.*” He begins slaloming around the crates as hard-hatted dockworkers scream and dive left and right. “But if we're arresting those dogs,” Kitakami points out, “then where are we gonna put them?” “Oh god *dammit,*” Hamp snarls as a rough-terrain forklift looms from a side-street, blocking the entrance to the main road from the loading docks. “You just have ALL the comebacks, don't you?” He wrenches the wheel violently and the jeep climbs the angled concrete divider seperating one loading dock from the next like a ramp, the machine's brush-plate protecting the axle as it slides precariously up. Hamp shifts his weight to one side to keep the balance until the front tires manage to catch the concrete lip, and then he's spinning the wheel left and right, somehow walking the goddamn Jeep sideways through a loading door. You're about to scream for him to aboard when you see that the muntiions building must be the one opposite; this is a large, open warehouse for large-scale fabrication. Hamp floors the throttle and ratchets the jeep into third as he goes weaving through the many obstructions. Before him looms a huge, squarish structure - it looks like a new section of superstructure being built for a chop-and-extend job, sans the actual hull below the waterline. Japanese dockworkers go scrambling away in a swarm of bobbing hardhats as Hamp drifts the jeep around a steel support pillar to clear a tricky angle between a massive marine diesel motor still dripping packing grease and what looks like a damaged deck crane. “WHAT ARE YOU TYRING TO DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-” Ise squeals as she clings for dear life against centrifugal forces.
>>42826562That quest isn't slow though, being dead is not the same as being slow.
>>42826473Hornet probably can. Chow was surprisingly decent aboard our big ships, although to a modern diet it might get a bit monotonous after a while.Hiei I'm not sure about. Although hasn't she had some spectacular failures in the kitchen?
>>42826547Nah.Blackjack for one, the other from a little known quest that was short. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=tsukaimaLook at the times between the QM's posts.
>>42826476Shit, Willie's current self-confidence issues probably stem from looking herself up on the internet, coming across that article, and realizing that THAT's how history remembers her.
“JUST TRYING TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE PT BOATS, MISS!” Hamp replies as he finally finds a clear lane - the spaces on each side of the big hull section, left open for transport and access. “HI HO SILVER - AWAAAAAAY!” The tires screech as he floors it down the straightaway. You have a brief glimpse of someone in a dress similar to Akagi's toppling into the superstructure section as if fainting, and then there's the WHUMP and crunch of splintering scaffolding. You emerge into glorious daylight again with a Japanese contractor riding the hood, his face pressed against the windshield. He picks you out to make eye contact with past Arizona's side - considering his other options, you can't blame him. Between his grizzled stubble, youth, and yakuza tattoo exposed by a stained tank-top you peg him as a welder, a rough-and-tumble kind, but right now his eyes seek only reassurance that this all makes some sort of sense, somehow. You shrug your shoulders and give him a sad shake of the head, sharing a moment of true empathy for this poor bastard. If he only knew. If he only *knew.* “Hamp?” “Yeah? Kind busy here.” You point to the man squashed against the windshield. Hamp glances over and presses the quick-wash button, spraying the dockworker down and whapping his face with the wiper blades. “HAMP!” “FINE!” With a long, deliberate squeal of the brakes Hamp accelerates with precision. Inertia slides the poor man further down the hood, his confused eyes turning to track your sympathetic face as his cheek squeaks down the wet glass like a squeegee. At last Hamp slams on the e-brake, the worker's remaining inertia just enough to deposit him on the grassy shoulder next to the narrow access road. “THERE!” He takes off again with a loud squeal.
“Sitrep,” Hamp says confidently. “Seems they've entered a building.”“Shit,” Hate snaps. “It's gonna be hell getting them out of there. Where are they?”“A... big building? Some kind of billboard on the front with letters?”You rub your head. “Fuck. What's over there, Hate?”“Afloat Training Group?” Hate guesses. “Or most of their classrooms and-”“The theater,” you reply.“Fuck.”“Ayep.”Hamp brings the Jeep to a stop outside the base's movie theater; the best place to watch movies you got on DVD-R in an envelope from home three months ago during port call in Signapore. You all disembark without trouble (aside from Hate's exaggerated eyewaggle as Arizona decamps from your lap) and stand before the glass doors, unsure what to do next. Just above the marquee sign you see the many wee floatplanes holding a stable orbit. “Got your woooden leg?” Hate asks as he hands you your cane. “Didn't know you liked ebony,” you reply as you accept it.“I bought it for you.” “Right before you did everything possible to make me beat you with it, or break it off in your ass,” you point out. “Just get it off your chest, Hate.”
>>42826505MGNQ has been stuck in its shitty Midori arc for 50 threads or so. Or something. It's been a long time okay? Nothing gets done and it's not worth following the threads. It's literally better to binge decu's posts every ten threads or so, which can take months to even happen.Then you factor in that the hack does nothing but pad. Four story posts and half of it is padding in form of descriptions and text about Midori's boobs or something else equally asinine. It started strong but everything after the Yuma arc has been utter shit.
“Okay,” he says, thumping his ribs and clearing his throat. “Dear Skipper - go climb a wall of dicks.” “So I can unfurl your mainsail?” “Run backwards through a FIELD of dicks.”“So you want to run to meet my meet in a verdant field,” you say wistfully.“What are they talking about?” Ise asks. “I think it's an analogy,” Hyuuga whispers back, a decibel or two over what anyone would consider a stage whisper. “About what?”“I'll know when they mention the four seasons.” Kitakami rolls her eyes at the amateurs, confident in her original diagnosis as she leads the way, pushing through the glass doors into the lovely A/C of the theater. You duck into two small theaters and find nothing, then converge on the big one.
>>42826584Hiei's curry is said to be super spicy at best, lethal at worse. And if she makes somethign with Isokaze, GOD HELP US ALL
>>42826581Even when he was running, he was pretty fucking slow.I think we've been at one party for damn near ten threads now.
>>42826598>realistic depiction of Springfield, MA commute
>>42826625Everything since Siberia was shit except the Yuma interlude.But this isn't the right place to bitch about other quests. We have tomorrow for that.
>>42826481Spelling noted and I see your point. Though about the witch-powered vehicles, how much was witch and how much was crew?
>>42826598>"FINE!” With a long, deliberate squeal of the brakes Hamp accelerates with precision>Squeal of the breaks>Hamp acceleratesSmug anime girl face.jpg
“What's showing in there?” Ise wonders.“SHARP,” Hate mutters. “Always with the fucking SHARP.” He slips through the double doors first. The theater is filled with the unmistakable rustling of bored young men shifting around a lot; and the show on-screen is indeed SHARP. You begin scanning the dark room, searching for your culprits, when a familiar voice draws your eyes back to the screen in a snap. “Going somewhere, sailor?” You gape at the screen as Naka gazes out at you, her dark eyes limpid and clear with affection, lips pursed ever so slightly in silent promise. She crosses her legs sloooowly, letting her black stockings fwwwwip over each other with sensuous promise. The room itself is struck dumb - not a chair squeaks, vent rattles or occupant breathes. On-screen Naka leans back ever-so-slightly, arching her back just enough to make the hoisting of her modest breasts evident under the orange uniform. Her lidded eyes lower duskily as the tip of her tongue moistens her lips. “C'mere, hon. Let's see if you're better than your sister.”
>>42826632If Kitakami says a damn thing, we're asking if she finished that paperwork for the checkered paint.
>>42826578Did planefag skip a post?
>>42826487Also, about this I was wondering on the common grunts general, both public and private, feelings on the witches, their status, and attitudes.
>>42826688I was wondering that too.
>>42826664>lewd NakaOh my sweet baby Jesus what
>>42826664>“Going somewhere, sailor?” You gape at the screen as Naka gazes out at you, her dark eyes limpid and clear with affection, lips pursed ever so slightly in silent promise. She crosses her legs sloooowly, letting her black stockings fwwwwip over each other with sensuous promise. >The room itself is struck dumb - not a chair squeaks, vent rattles or occupant breathes. >On-screen Naka leans back ever-so-slightly, arching her back just enough to make the hoisting of her modest breasts evident under the orange uniform. Her lidded eyes lower duskily as the tip of her tongue moistens her lips. “C'mere, hon. Let's see if you're better than your sister.”Um.I'll be in my bunk.Also we need to show harder this and film his reaction.
>>42826674>XDplease don't, anon
>>42826653The witch only provided the shielding/attack enhancing while it was the men that aimed, shot,etc.Frank and Merlin had Merlin assist in various ways.>>42826664>Lusty NakaProof that she may not have alot, but she knows how to make it work very well. If Harder was there he'd have blown his load.
>>42826674>XDKnock it off.
hurry you greek bastard
The video freezes, showcasing the insane giggly grin in the act of exploding across Naka's face for a heartbeat before the title text comes zooming in with an effect worthy of 90s editing software: “SEXUAL HARRASMENT AND RAPE PREVENTION: FOR PERSONNEL NEAR OR AROUND SHIPGIRLS.” To its credit, it's the first SHARP video you've ever seen that actually snagged a room's attention for even this long. Everyone in the theater stands stock-still, holding their breath. “Shipgirls are miracles, returned from the deeps to serve our nations and peoples once more,” the Announcer Guy voice intoned. “But they are also individuals who are struggling to adjust to modern society.” An image of Akagi and Shoukaku flash on screen, wearing their old-fahsioned clothing and drawing their old-fashioned bows in the old-fashioned style, then cuts to an image of them both exploring the claw-catcher machine inside the entrance of the main PX as Akagi pokes the joystick curiously. “Many of them have old-fashioned social mores - such as young, unmarried women being privileged to not suffer the attention of single males talking to her without the permission - and presence - of her family. The traditional punishment for breaking this taboo was an unusually swift NJP.” The video cuts to Shoukaku making plaintive gestures as Zuikaku chases an unknown marine around a room with a bokken in her hands and wild glee in her eyes. “Others are less reserved.” The camera cuts to -
>>42826674Spot the SB immigrant!
>>42826723SHOW HARDER, YES
>>42826733Not how big your boat is, but the motion in the ocean?Does metaphor even work in this case?
- you blink, and rub your eyes. It appears to be a stripper in shipgirl-themed outfit wearing high-heels styled as rudders. She flips her blonde hair over her shoulder and waves at the camera. “But don't be fooled - they're warships, not oilers! Dip your wick in that and you might never get it back!” The girl on-screen is sliding a carrot into her mouth wetly. She seems to pause, glances aside at something off-frame, and promptly bites the carrot off and gives the camera a 'scary look.' “Keep the following in mind whenever you are around, or working with shipgirls:-” Hate nudges your elbow, and points past the very bottom row. With your eyes adjusting to the dark interior, you can just make out five tiny heads in the glow of the big screen, their noses tracking to and fro as they watch the video intently. Got'em. [ ] Make your move as soon as possible - given the subject matter, there's no telling WHAT will set them off, and they're packing .50 cal and 40mms![ ] Send someone out back to cover the emergency exit doors while you cover the entrance doors - nail them when the lights come on. You can't afford to lose them now![ ] This is dicey. Call for backup before you commit your scant forces to anything, here.
>>42826674Post reported now kindly get out SB scum.
>>42826729Please make like kebab and remove
>>42826733Perhaps it's for the best that he hasn't seen this side of Naka yet and they're still at the docks getting cozy.Or perhaps Naka is purposefully keeping him from the theater to ensure that Harder won't see her that way--just yet, at least
>>42826756>[x] Make your move as soon as possible - given the subject matter, there's no telling WHAT will set them off, and they're packing .50 cal and 40mms!
>>42826743>The video cuts to Shoukaku making plaintive gestures as Zuikaku chases an unknown marine around a room with a bokken in her hands and wild glee in her eyes. “Others are less reserved.” The camera cuts to -Maaan. I am so looking forward to zuikaku hunting us down.
>[x] Make your move as soon as possible - given the subject matter, there's no telling WHAT will set them off, and they're packing .50 cal and 40mms!
>>42826756>[ ] This is dicey. Call for backup before you commit your scant forces to anything, here.Radio for support!Also, can anyone ID who's the shipgirl in the scene with the carrots?
>>42826756>[ ] Send someone out back to cover the emergency exit doors while you cover the entrance doors - nail them when the lights come on. You can't afford to lose them now!
>>42826756>[x] This is dicey. Call for backup before you commit your scant forces to anything, here.Is that blonde Atago? Though that video is funny, mainly due to the characters'll ignore it.
>>42826756>Make your move as soon as possible - given the subject matter, there's no telling WHAT will set them off, and they're packing .50 cal and 40mms!
>>42826756>[ ] Make your move as soon as possible - given the subject matter, there's no telling WHAT will set them off, and they're packing .50 cal and 40mms!
>>42826756[ ] Make your move as soon as possible [ ] Send someone out back to cover the emergency exit doors while you cover the entrance doors Hyuuga and Ise to the emergency doors, Hamp and Kita to the entrance, HATE CHARGE SMASH TIME.
>>42826745Nah, we've had physics-related pedantry since the early days of the board.
>>42826756>[ ] Send someone out back to cover the emergency exit doors while you cover the entrance doors - nail them when the lights come on. You can't afford to lose them now!I mean, they didn't shoot up the screen when Naka was on, so presumably they're not going to bug out at the first sign of Jap ships.
>I skipped a post or two worth at the beginning. Fuck it. Calling the thread tonight, my brain just isn't fucking here right now. I'll repost this all next thread on saturday. Skipped stuff, should've been first update post:“Have the planes shadow them,” you order. “Don't get too low and don't let them spot you; they might split up and they carry a shitload of light AA.” You round up your posse and dash to the jeep, where a brief struggle for seating arrangements ensues. Hamp has the driver's seat, which promps Hate to move towards the passenger seat you're already occupying. He eyes you warily, then jumps in the back where he wedges himself between Ise and Hyuuga, where he looks fairly happy. Kitakami eyeballs the crowded backseat dully, then slides her dark eyes to you, where Arizona is plopping down in your lap. “I liked it better,” she mutters, “when it was abstract.” She piles in, kneeling just behind the front seats, giving her a good view forward over the shifter. “Isn't this vehicle a bit crowded?” “Oh I'm *so* sorry,” Hamp rejoins instantly. “You want us to swing by the fucking motor pool and borrow a tour bus? With seperate powder rooms for men and women?” He revs the engine with a scream and pops the clutch, flinging the vehicle around the first curve. He angles due south, gunning it for all its worth towards a narrow alleyway. Ise and Hyuuga's eyes are widening terribly in the rear-view mirror. “Mabye we don't *all* have to go?” Kitakami observes cooly as the two BBVs begin to hyperventilate. Hamp thunders down the narrow alleyway with inches to spare on both sides, then wrenches the wheel violently as soon as he's cleared the bottleneck, tires squealing for purchase. A long line of pallets lies before you, loaded with what you recognize as the first-stage booster of the SM-2 ER being moved into the assembly building. From the way Arizona's ass is clenching on your lap, she's recognized them too.
>>42826756[ ] This is dicey. Call for backup before you commit your scant forces to anything, here.
>>42826756Maybe we should just let the corgis watch the SHARP video and hope they learn not to jump on girls without permission
>>42826756>[X] Send someone out back to cover the emergency exit doors while you cover the entrance doors - nail them when the lights come on. You can't afford to lose them now!
>>42826762>>42826757>>42826745Yes yes, feed the anger within you. You people, so sensitive. I did it. Once. And not a single instant more.
>>42826756>[ ] Send someone out back to cover the emergency exit doors while you cover the entrance doors - nail them when the lights come on. You can't afford to lose them now!"Hate.""MUSH."
>>42826756>[ ] Send someone out back to cover the emergency exit doors while you cover the entrance doors - nail them when the lights come on. You can't afford to lose them now!>>42826784Maybe Atago or Shimakaze?
>>42826784Blonde, stripper, rudder high heels and carrot suggesting bunny motif suggest Shimakaze, but I kinda doubt it given she's a DD.Outside of that there's not much to tell.
>>42826797EXTREMELY UNDER-RATED POST
>>42826756>[ ] Send someone out back to cover the emergency exit doors while you cover the entrance doors - nail them when the lights come on. You can't afford to lose them now!Little shits will try to use their superior mobility to escape.
>>42826797I think its more the fact that I used "XD"to denote some form of emotion that's got their collective panties in a twist.
>>42826729Holy fuck just end your existence already.>>42826817Once is bad enough to know that you won't read the rules. They aren't a damn terms and service agreement so you have no fucking excuse.
>>42826833Doubt it, Settle'd have noted how underage she looked. That and Atago has more a traditional stripper figure
>>42826784Zekamashi>>42826817EVERY THREAD we get some IDIOT from SB who either A: namefags pointlessly or B: uses emotes/*actions*. I'm sure most of you are fine fucking people but can you at least understand why we don't like you niggers here?
>>42826838any write ups
>>42826801Aviationhomo is kil, one thread onlyThe end times are upon us
>>42826817I don't care if you post like a newfag in this thread. I've already given it up for lost.Just stay in this thread, ok? Don't go and spoil the rest of the board.
>>42826801>From the way Arizona's ass is clenching on your lap, she's recognized them too.lewd
>>42826817Consider suicide newfag.
>>42826801See you on the weekend chief. And don't skip your meals!>>42826819>Devil Dog jokes.webm>>42826823>>42826831>>42826833Are there other blond japanese shipgirls?
>>42826831>>42826756Would it be too much of a stretch to say Yuudachi?
>>42826880Fuckin stab you. Don't fuckin start.
Is it 4chan birthday already? there are party hats everywhere
>>42826886we are so past poiso far past poizonepoi
>>42826848This is an imageboard and not a forum. If you cannot convey your emotion adequately through an image then fuck off.
>>42826801PF you've been 'not feeling it' brainwise/healthwise for 3 or 4 threads now. Either don't start a thread until you're FUCKING SURE you can run it or man the fuck up and actually finish one once you've committed.
>>42826886Very unlikely. Wrong personality type and the hair decs would be worth a mention, I'd say. Assuming it really is a shipgirl and not cosplay, the heels are the biggest hint.
>>42826880Yuudachi (sp), but i doubt it's her.
>>42826922Oh fuck off.
I don't have a write up but I thought this was funny to try outhttp://vocaroo.com/i/s0wyMHtsgchb>>42826922ha ha ha please never post again
>>42826922I don't really see the problem these past two threads, things actually happened
>>42826756I'm thinking we ought to lead them out into a trap outside rather than trap them in a crowded theater. PT Boats will do much better in confined spaces than anything we have with us, and there's a lot of people that could get killed in a crossfire. There's got to be a hardened structure of some kind on base rates for .50 cal and their torps we can draw them into - perhaps by using a an IJN shipgirl with some tasty food in hand as bait (appealing to their ship sides and dog sides at the same time). Use a fast shipgirl to lure them into a hardened structure and lock them in for a while and then see what can be done training wise in a controlled environment and at our leisure.
>>42826898Showing your fangs eh, corporal?
>>42826933>U-511>JapanesePick one. AND ONLY ONE.
>>42826756[X]Let the corgis watch, they might learn something [X]Check if they’re the ones that attacked Shigure [X]Call for backup with leashes and collars, grab some hot dogs from concessions and salt them, give them to the dogs, then give them small cups of odorless soporific-laced water to drink so we can collar and remove them without problems.
>>42826922fuck off asshole.
>>42826945>>42826949>SBergs rushing to defend precious "content provider"
>>42826922Drink bleach before you post again.
>>42826801>>I skipped a post or two worth at the beginning. Fuck it. Calling the thread tonight, my brain just isn't fucking here right now. I'll repost this all next thread on saturday. Skipped stuff, should've been first update post:Worse than decu.
>>42826945>Feelthy voicing the SHARP videoOH GODDAMIT
>>42826933You mean I-8? IN this quest it'd be plausable but he didn't note glases.
>>42826956U-505I wonder what is going on with her? She kinda underground in Chicago.
>>42826985good god man, how new are you?
Canadian Kongo is best dess
>>42826922Where's the fun in that? Besides, your bitch tears sustain him.
>>42826985>trying to deflect everything onto the "evil SBers"Jesus fuck, next you'll be blaming fucking tumblr. or the JIDF. Just accept you acted like an ass and move on.
>>42826985dude u wot
>>42826880Too many colors to list. None of them match, though, save Shimakaze or perhaps Amatsukaze. Rudder heels are mostly a Yoshinori thing.
>>42826985Are you trying to make SBer into a boogeyman or something? This isn't QTG, it's not going to work.
>>42826945Feelthy, your voice is as amazing as your writing, I came buckets. No homo.
>le bitch tears What is a man who sustains himself off anger called?Protip it's someone you've been interacting with a while now
>>42826985I am drunk and I can still see how retarded you are
>>42826911POI!>>42826801Planefag, just.. look out for your own health. These threads can wait.
>>42826556>>42826572"An update on the expected Remembrance Day proceedings soon to come. The Papal Office has just announced it's intentions of join the Remembrance Day simulcast to be held around the world.Francis is but one of many other world religious leaders, including the Dali Lama, several Patriarchs, many protestant assembly presidents, and a multitude of others who will be in attendance for this year's ceremonies. With the current atmosphere surrounding returned vessels, Remembrance Day is expected to be both a time of memorial and also a time of exhortation. Stay tuned for the ENSA special broadcast on that day."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MEJM0cboDg
>>42827080The unspoken rules are oft the most important. Quit while you're ahead, buddy.