TWITTER: twitter.com/planefagARCHIVES: https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/kant-o-celle-quest-a-kantai-collection-game-transcribed-from-4chan.345865/Since I've been away awhile, we're gonna run a short omake to flesh out the rest of the ~universe~ of the story and get back into things. AYEP*****The Extender's running lights dim as it banks away, still stowing its boom as it turns for Mt. Pleasant. Naval dawn is upon you, the horizon just beginning to lighten; barely discernible against the faint glow of your HUD. You rubberneck for the hundredth time but your wingman's right where he ought to be, keeping good formation, the wind-weathered discoloration of his Skyhawk a two-tone mottling in the NVG's green hues. You unload carefully, double-checking your trim, and make sure the rookie's tight on your wing before flicking off the running lights. The altitude scale starts ticking up gently once more as you climb for angels twenty again; a compromise between your nominal sea control mission and the A-4's short legs. The radar in the old M models work - more or less - but they're not much use against what you're hunting, and a low cloud deck has been dogging you all damn night. The E-3 was -“Dagger, Spyglass here. Status?”Talking, apparently; that incongruously dry accent still strange to your ears. You learned English in Florida. “Just finished tanking, Pit Stop's on egress.”“Jolly,” comes the reply. “Priority intercept; unknown contacts bearing two-one-five from your location. Intercept at buster and get eyes-on.” You blink. “Unknown contact?” you repeat faintly, not sure you heard correctly. “Surface or airborne?”“We're not sure,” comes the grim reply, the crisp accent flaking a bit. “We need eyes on.” You swing your little flight towards the unknowns, waiting for you out in the dark. The course takes you towards Staten Island...... not too close. But close enough. [ ] Pull more altitude. [ ] Ingress in the weeds.-----[ ] Nose hot.[ ] Nose cold.
>>1068336[ ] Ingress in the weeds.[ ] Nose cold.Let's do this the old fashion way.
>>1068336>[ ] Ingress in the weeds.>[ ] Nose cold.Ayy welcome back faggot.Every thread.
>>1068336>The course takes you towards Staten Island...>[ ] Peel offand nothing of value was lost
>>1068336[ ] Pull more altitude[ ] Nose cold.
>>1068336>[x] Ingress in the weeds.>[x] Nose cold.WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG
>>1068336> [ ] Ingress in the weeds.> [ ] Nose hot.Let's rock
>>1068336[X] Ingress in the weeds[X] Nose hot.
>Nose hot or cold>tfw no idea what this means.
>>1068336http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Kant-O-Celle%20Questalso seriously would it kill you to just link both
>>1068336[ ] Ingress in the weeds.[ ] Nose cold.Best way to go about it, although in an A-4 shit's gonna be fucked either way, if only we were in an Aardvark or Tornado, then shit would be viable.Oh well.Also, greek. Remember who's watching you~
>>1068362Nose cold means no radar emissions.
>>1068362Radar on or off.Radar means you can see more, but other people can see you.Personally I'm thinking raddar off and low so that if we find something spooky we can blow rightthe fuck past it and get safe
>>1068336>[ ] Pull more altitude.>[ ] Nose coldKeep quiet and MAINTAIN YOUR ENERGY ADVANTAGE
>>1068336>[ ] Ingress in the weeds.>[ ] Nose cold.I cant fucking believe it.
>>1068362Nose Hot and Cold refers to state of the RADAR on an aircraft, as any RADAR that's on can be detected by anyone with an RWR, you're giving away where you are and where you're going at what speed if you go in nose hot. It's why datalinks to AWACS are fucking sweet, as are IRST systems to allow for BVR IR launches.
>>1068336>[X] Ingress in the weeds.>[X] Nose cold.Fun
>>1068362I had to look it up too.Apparently it means radar off/onhttp://www.tailhook.net/AVSLANG.htmSee "Cold Nose"If we're in an A-4 they're going to see us with or without our own active radar.
>>1068367Thanks anon, in that case:>>1068336[x] Ingress in the weeds.[x] Nose cold.
>>1068365>Also, greek. Remember who's watching you~At best, an actual Navy person, who would know boats very good. So I opted to do an omake on planes, which I actually know, so nobody will call me out aahahahaha help
[X] Ingress in the weeds.[X] Nose cold.What is this, are we playing as a member of Draken International? Why on Earth are we flying a Skyhawk?
>>1068391You forgot about Planes and Mercs, bro, fa/tg/uys learned Air Combat good.
>>1068336>[ ] Pull more altitude.>[ ] Nose cold.Still... return of the quest? Time to check if there's a new chapter of Berserk out.
>>1068397Reminder that Guts got off the boat before Fap Angle resumed his quest
>>1068336>[ ] Ingress in the weeds.>[ ] Nose cold.The greek has returned post lewd DDs
Reminder how SWQ ended the same way,Short revival followed by its final death.
>>1068394As someone smarter than me pointed out, it might be a boneyard recovery
>>1068404Quite literally this. Plus a newfound detente between the US and the Argies. They might have ten operational Skyhawk airframes at the moment, though, after thoroughly raiding their boneyard for parts. But right now they'll take anything they can get!>>1068403I'll fuck you raw.
>>1068410>>1068391You forgot your trip aerohomo
>>1068362when you look, it becomes obvious
[X ] Ingress in the weeds[X] Nose Cold
>Ingress in the weebs
Wow, he really is a planefagHopefully we don't shoot down the rookie for looking too Russian> weeds> nose cold
>>1068336>[x] Ingress in the weeds>[x] Nose cold
>>1068445are you relevant yet?
>>1068416thank god for post IDs.VOTES CALLED
>>1068443That's not even his hat.jpg
Ah fuck, I guess this shit means I gotta stop issuing myself 10 day passes to Bangkok, Dont it.
>>1068483>issuing myself 10 day passes to BangkokThe Corps have reached a new low.
>>1068456Hey planefag.I know how you're gonna end this.We've been here before.
>>1068483Already abusing that officer power?
>>1068490The only one doing the officer abusing here is Musashi
>>1068483What, a 10-day pass to Settle's bedroom?I didn't think you'd need to fill out paperwork for that.
>>1068495Abuse? She's doing them a favor! God knows how long it would take them to get together without her pushing for it.
>>1068499Obviously some DDs would like to have a word in the matter.
So damn happy to see this back. Bummed I missed the first vote, but I just got on lunch at work.
In honor of the return of this thread>inb4 Navyfag
>>1068504Orly?I didn't know hate was that kind of guy
>>1068510>inb4 NavyfagOh u
Good evening, everybody! Sorry for the delay again, but the meatbun was at the gym destroying itself.
>>1068403Now the real question is how it's going to die. Maybe he'll write himself "into a corner" again ie Get in some sort of argument in thread with shitposters again, or he could neglect a thread for most of a day while he shits all over chinks in /k/ again.Though with the move to /qst/, threads stay live forever, which will be perfect for whenever he decides american internet justice must be dispensed.
>>1068520You mean like how Harder was destroying your meatbun?
>>1068403You're right about that.>>1068523That and fucking his wife.
>>1068520Naka pls>>1068534RIYO NOWHAT HAVE YOU DONE
>>1068520Well it appears you time at the gym may have toned you up even more.Harder's a lucky manlet.
I posted this in Ghost'a thread, but I might as well do so again.I went to Pearl Harbor for the 75th anniversary of the attack. I took a printout of Ari with me, flying over 7,000 miles in my pocket. Carted it all over the island and then nearly forgot to take pictures when I went aboard the memorial.
Thread is too quiet for KCQLets post music to help the party start properhttps://youtu.be/w-Gztkp7uP8
>>1068487> Implying this is new. pffft haha, fuckin please.
>>1068587We're flying today, bud. Only appropriate music would be thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL1CNkRmHQI
I'm pretty sure that we're playing as an Argie due to the fact that we are refuelling from an extender from Mt. Pleasant and the fact that we are flying an A-4. So does this mean that the Argies are actually working with the Brits or is there an American force there? Do forgive me if this has already been brought up, I just got here.also, if we're in an A-4, can we have RATOs?
>>1068609Considering it's a planefag thread, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzXfVgYCxWI might be more appropriate.Or, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OhO-uikL1s
>>1068617Fuck, forgot my trip.
>>1068617I'm not very good at geography but I'm pretty sure we're flying over New York, which is a bit far from Argentina.
>>1068627He's thinking of RAF Mount Pleasant, the forward air station on the Falklands, so he's pretty much forgiven for the mistake.
You lead your wingman down through the cloud deck around angels seven, slowly pushing the old Skyhawk to military power. The airframe creaks slightly as it leans into the denser air, but despite your religious attention to the old steam gauges, the old M-model seems to be settling into her stride again, the old J-52 turbine sounding happy to stretch her legs. You level out around five, rubbernecking out of old habit - you're still not used to the NVGs, and you doubt you ever will. The RWR blinks sedately, a new contact appearing some degrees to starboard - RDR-1500. One of the Fennecs out of Rio Grande, most likely, or the new “field” on Staten Island itself. “Spyglass, update?” “No joy,” that accent comes back, flakier than ever now. “Copy,” you say faintly. The sky's lightening with each passing minute, but it's still dark as a coal sack under the clouds, sea and sky twin planes of churning mist that merge near the distant horizon.“One of your coastal choppers is coming in from the south-west to have a peek,” Spyglass informs you helpfully.” You acknowledge absently, one eye glued to your radar altimeter as you dip towards two thousand feet, the airframe thrumming quietly as the old jet pushes for five-fifty. The narrow strip of sky between the decks seems to be narrowing as you approach the Banks; a thin fog rising atop the shallower waters. Scanning carefully, you look for something, anything - but even ship wakes would be hard to pick out through an NVG, in the fog, this low. Your nugget is sticking close - not much stick time, but he flies on instruments pretty well, and you haven't seen him spook yet. And god knows, you've tried. “Spyglass, what's my twenty?” “You're on top of them, or should be,” Spyglass returns. “Windage-wise - we can't peg the range.” [ ] Lower. Lower still. [ ] Get a little height and flash the radar for a minute - from this range, you should be able to firm up the track.
where are the boats
>>1068642>[X] Get a little height and flash the radar for a minute - from this range, you should be able to firm up the track.
>>1068649>where are the boatsYou're about to find out.
>>1068642>[ ] Lower. Lower still.The longer you hold off on radiating in this situation the better, especially with an AWACS around.
>>1068642>[ ] Lower. Lower still.>>1068649We're looking for them!
[X] Lower. Lower still.
>>1068642>[x] Lower. Lower still.Worst case we can just pull up and sprint out on afterburners.>>1068627Mt. Pleasant could reference to RAF Mt. Pleasant. The RAF base in the Falklands. Plus the A-4 and the fact that we might be a foreign pilot made me think that we are an Argie.
>>1068642>[ ] Get a little height and flash the radar for a minute - from this range, you should be able to firm up the track.Hello boys, I'm ba--wait.>Your nugget is sticking closeCLIMB YOU NUGGET CLIMB>>1068655>>1068649>Inb4 Fletcher-class
What's the likelyhood they have radar?
>[ ] Lower. Lower still.
>>1068642[x] Lower. Lower still
>>1068669When's radar not a thing? Yeah, they have it. Count on it.
>>1068669Not likely, unless the Abyssals have somehow managed to convert one of the ships in the Mothball Fleet into one of their own.
>>1068669If they do, your first and last warning will be a solid-rocket booster as someone accepts your invitation to lawn darts. Ah.Ahaha.
>[X ] Get a little height and flash the radar for a minute - from this range, you should be able to firm up the track.
>>1068642>[ ] Get a little height and flash the radar for a minute - from this range, you should be able to firm up the track.Are we gonna do some rollan, fap angel? pic related
>>1068642[x] Lower. Lower still.
>>1068669Depends on what we're facing. Though the bigger question is if they have good AA.Speaking of weapons, what do ya'll think we're armed with,
>>1068665Apparently there's a Staten Island off the coast of Argentina too, and >Rio Grande, so I guess you're probably right after all>>1068669Better to assume they do and be wrong>>1068677They've used SAMs in limited contexts, and even older ships had Radar. It's likely enough to assume
>>1068678Radar does not have to mean missiles. Could be some late WW2 vintage stuff.
>>1068642[ ] Get a little height and flash the radar for a minute - from this range, you should be able to firm up the track.
>>1068678Remember, all ships can discover sea mines at least once. Fun for everybody on board.
>>1068686>Inb4 Sparrows or Walleyes
>>1068677According to Ghost's write up, the Abyssals can refit their ships with missiles and new AA suites,
>>1068642>[x] Lower. Lower still. cascade tube NV wouldn't see a dark ship in a dark ocean, but a silhouette against a dim horizon would stand out like a white whale on a black background.
>>1068697I still haven't even looked at that. Fuck.
>>1068642>[x] Get a little height and flash the radar for a minute - from this range, you should be able to firm up the track.Whatever it is we're facing, it probably has some wicked point defence AA. I don't think we want to be any closer than we already are.
>>1068697>>1068689I was operating under the assumption that the Abyssals still had limited logistics in this area. I guess I forgot about Rebound for a moment.
>>1068707Don't worry, you don't have to read the mandatory writeups to understand the quest, it's fine :^)
>>1068655Everyone's gonna die
>>1068642>[ ] Get a little height and flash the radar for a minute - from this range, you should be able to firm up the track.One ping only.
>>1068642>>1068699>>1068712WELP EVERYONE CHANGE VOTES NOW QUICK>[x] Lower, Lower still
>>1068665>Worst case we can just pull up and sprint out on afterburners.>sprint out on afterburners>afterburnersWhat world do you live in where Scooters have cans?
>>1068742I bet it smells like sea water.
Clemson-class destroyer USS Kiwi Bird.
>>1068642>[X] Lower. Lower still.
>>1068758High grit soap laced with salt maybe?That would make a good prank now that I think about it...
>>1068642>[ X ] Lower. Lower still.
>>1068665>afterburners>on a Skyhawk
>>1068766I wanna keep it as a pet!
>>1068336Guess I lose the pot, then.
>>1068802Hold on to your hats, lads
>>1068697we still don't know our timeframe or context yet. Is this early war or concurrent with ghost's stuff?
>>1068846There was a SAM attack as far back as the Bonin Islands battle, so we don't have to worry about that clusterfuck of planning in this regard
Oh god the fucker actually did it. He's actually running and I missed the start.
First live thread is the return of the greek, oh shit.Strap in boys, this ride's gonna get bumpy.
Dogfighting shipgirls soon fellow TTKs
>>1068756sorry, I'm not that good with the A-4
LET THE CANCER RECOMMENCE
>>1068858Always be wary of planefagHe'll friendly fire you, multiple timesI'm keeping an open mind until I know where the fuck, when the fuck, who the fuck and why the fuck
>>1068863wt is poi
>>1068890You don't need to know how the fuck or what the fuck?
>>1068905How is knowing planefag is fucking your ass with something. What is you don't want to know what it is.
>>1068905>how the fuck or why the fuckConsidering all of our MCs track records thus far, do you REALLY want to know?
You nudge the stick forward, slipping into the upper swirls of the early-morning mist forming on the water, keeping the throttle against the firewall. Some instinct compels you to flip the NVG monocle up and out of the way, making sure it latches securely in the stowed position - you can only hope it stays there. Blinking the green glow out of your right eye, you stare straight ahead, waiting for something, some movement, some light to snag on the corner of your vision and tug. There. Dark dots against the lightening clouds, their motion barely discernible but for the swirls and whorls of turbulence marring the ceiling as the morning wind picks up strength. “Bogeys,” your nugget says calmly, “four o'clock, angels five.” You put it at three, but at least he saw them. They're a good distance off, and hard to count, but you pick out at least three vics - maybe four - as they sink into the mist, holding a loose V formation. They spread out into a loose line, each vic still keeping their proscribed formations. Following their bearing, you spot something odd backlit by the gray horizon, a charcoal smear in the mists. Funnel smoke. [ ] Flyby the aircraft - identify those first.[ ] Flyby the surface contact - identify that. [ ] Follow the bogeys in, if you can.
>>1068923>[X] Flyby the aircraft - identify those first.
>>1068923[ ] Flyby the aircraft - identify those first.
>>1068923[ ] Flyby the surface contact - identify that. Planes can be dealt with on exfil, but we don't want to risk getting into a dogfight near an AA arsenal.
>>1068923>[ ] Follow the bogeys in, if you can.
>>1068923>[x] Flyby the surface contact - identify those first.We should find out what it is before they have time to either get away or get their AA systems up and ready.
>[X] Flyby the aircraft - identify those first.
>>1068905what the fuck, maybe, how the fuck is relevant later>>1068923>[x] Flyby the aircraft - identify those first.following the bogeys in sounds a little bit too risky this early on
>>1068923>[ ] Flyby the aircraft - identify those first.Ah shit. Are they conducting carrier ops?
>>1068923>[x] Flyby the aircraft - identify those first.
>>1068923[x ] Flyby the aircraft - identify those first.
>>1068923>[X] Flyby that aircraft- no need to start an incident.
Remember when I used to post boats? Let's do that again.
>Argentinian "pilots">Argentinian "hero">Argentinians are the "protagonists"
>>1068923[x] Flyby the surface contact - identify that.I feel knowing what, and how many, boats we are possibly dealing with takes priority over the planes
>>1068970it's well past your bedtime, grandma
>>1068968Yes, please do.God I missed these threads so much.
>>1068923>[ ] Flyby the surface contact - identify that.
>>1068923>[ ] Flyby the surface contact - identify that.Better have a look at the bigger threat before the AA starts flying
>>1068978USS Donald J Trump
>>1068970We're over New York, you mong
>>1068978Okay! Let me get some images first.
>>1068923>] Flyby the surface contact - identify thatPlanes can wait, I want to know if we've got a raid or an invasion fleet over therr
>>1068970>Argentinian "pilots" that might die.And nothing of value was lost!
>>1068993No, apparently there's a Mt. Pleasant and Staten Island down in fucking Argentina too, and no Rio Grande near Manhattan.Blame the Dutch
>>1068923>[x] Follow the bogeys in, if you can.i want to see the utter fucking bafflement on the face of a carrier who sends four planes out and gets six back
>>1068992>USS Donald J TrumpYou're lucky I can't actually find that image.
>>1069006I mean, wasn't there that one Jap who landed on one of our carriers by accident because it was dark?
>>1069005>>1069001The Duke of Orange shouldn't have legalized marijuana over there.
USS New York (BB-34) transiting the Panama Canal, 1919.
Kongou wearing this when?
>>1069019What are all those planks on the aft?
>>1069024>MY TEITOKU IS DEAD>HE'S NO LONGER HERE WITH US
>>1069025Not a clue, sorry.
>>1069009it's surprisingly hard to find, even if you know what you're looking for. "donald trump shipbucket super battleship" brought up fuck all
>>1069019Another to add to the collection
French battleship Bretagne Laid down 1 July 1912, launched 21 April 1913, and comissioned 10 Februrary 1916, she was sunk by gunfire from HMS Hood, Valiant and Resolution, 3 July 1940 at Mers-el-KébirDunno the date/location for this one.>>1069042QUARITY
>>1069035I know. It's like the poster got so embarrassed from his autism that he erased it from the internet.
>>1069038Kongou really is burning love.
How can other nations even compete.
>>1069051I'm pretty sure that it was posted in a previous thread, I'd search the archives but I'm a lazy fuck.
Sister Sara! (CV-3 USS Saratoga) at Puget Sound Navy Yard, 14 May 1942. Also featured is a battleship of unknown type in drydock at the top right and several smaller warships, possibly DDs.
>>1069059I know for a fact it's somewhere in one of the old threads; I just don't give enough of a fuck to go look.
>>1069074Thats either New York or Texas on the right.
>>1069076Oh god damn it.Gw anon.
>>1069059>>1069079I had the imgur link but I never bookmarked it>>1069076dat artifactingnot quite the one I remember though
>>1069076multapul simultaneehus and devehstatin deeeeep striiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikes
>>1069090There was a post that went along with it listing out all of the ridiculously autistic stats, but I can't find that one for the life of me.
>>1069090That was off an imgur link. Might have been a poorer quality one.
Forward 5"/38 DP mount on USS Harold J. Ellison (DD-864), 1965 Vietnam deployment
>>1068815I wanna keep YOU as a pet!
And now for something relevant to tonight's thread. Kinda: A pair of FJ-4B Furies of Attack Squadron 146 on USS Ranger (CV-61) as USS Rowan (DD-782) runs in the background on plane guard duty off of South America
>>1069112>Laid down in STATEN ISLANDFFFFFFFF
So how long until planefag decides to throw a train from us from the spectator stands?Pic unrelated.
>>1068923>[x] Flyby the surface contact - identify that.
>>1069137>>1069001 WE'RE NOT IN NEW YORK
>>1069146>at not fromChrist my typing is taking a nosedive today
Heyyy, I didn't lose this thingDay 1 Friday:Arrival at YokosukaMeet GotoReturn of HarderDay 2 Saturday:Harder and Naka fightAbyssal attack on PasalengMeet KougouBattle at the PhilipinesBB-3, BB-4 emergenceArizona EODNaka hospitalizedDay 3 Sunday:First Naka hospital visitAAR with Jintsu, Kongou, Tenryuu, TatsutaFirst mention of AR lowerSettle and Kaga fightSammy and Mogami, Choukai, Chikuma fightMeet Crab, WainwrightDay 4 Monday:Wake-up call by Kongou, Kirishima'Rescue' by ArizonaGoto meetingCall, CNOSecond Naka hospital visitBriefing, HarderAbyssal attack on YokosukaScouting mission, Tone, ChikumaDate, ShoukakuContainment activity, HateDay 5 Tuesday:Breakfast, DesDiv6Range practice, Kongou, Arizona, DesDiv6, Willie DeeHarder and Fubuki fightSettle and Hornet fightThird Naka hospital visitMikasa visit, Settle, Arizona, Willie Dee, HateSettle, Hate and Tenryuu fight. Arizona, Willie Dee, DesDiv6 bystanders.Reequip Arizona, KongouAbyssal attack on Tone, ChikumaSettle hospitalized (this quest gave me cancer)Day 6 Wednesday:Meet YamatoTask force dispatchedDay 7 Thursday:Battle of Bonin IslandsReturn of NorthamptonSettle and Hate fightTO BE CONTINUED
USS Ohio (BB-12), Delaware (BB-28), North Dakota (BB-29), Florida (BB-30) and Utah (BB-31) witness the dawning of a new era: Billy Mitchell's bombing experiments, 20 July 1921
>>1069155Go away Turkey. No one likes you.
Also, these got posted in Ghost's thread; but since I don't expect half of you to have read that, I'll re-post these here.Akagi at the Bonin islands 1/6
>>1069156>GOD DAMN SANDRAKERsA pic from one of the first threads cause I have no sanddrakers to shitpost at you with.
>>1069166PART 2 AKA FUCK LINE LIMITSDay 8 Friday:Paperwork with NakaDay 9 Saturday:Early AM: Task force returnBreakfast, ShoukakuWelcome back partyPress meeting, GotoCorgi attack on ShigureSettle and Shigure fightSettle and Hate yaoiCorgi containment, Settle, Hate, Arizona, Ise, Hyuuga, Northampton, Super KTKM-samaStrategy meetingSettle and Goto yaoiNaka meetingYakuza attackDay 10 Sunday:Wake-up call by Willie DeeBreakfast, Willie Dee, HateTea time, Kongou, HarunaShigure visitThomas meetingNaka visitMeet Shimakaze, Settle and Rensouhou fightInvasion of Iwo JimaReturn of EssexSettle and Arizona... somethingHMS Terror callSunda task force dispatchedDay 11 Monday:Battle of Sunda StraitReturn of Houston and PerthNaka-chang: chang'dDay 12 Tuesday:Tatsuta hospital visitKougou/Arizona/Essex livestreamCNO and SecNav callWillie Dee and Big Dog fightBaking, Arizona, Willie DeeDay 13 Wednesday:Sleepwaking, ShoukakuBreakfast at Tiffany'sMeeting, ParkerAbyssal attack on Petryoskyvvaltsky
>>1069173Akagi at the Bonin islands 2/6
>>1069173no jets 0/10
>>1069168Thanksgiving on base is a bit tense.
>>1069190Patience my dear padawan
>>1069190It's next to the tower.
>>1069190failed a spot check. Look right above the flag
>>1069190 Need to get your eyes checked. F18 on deck, right by the superstructure.
>>1069198Spotted. Thing blends in well
>>1069185Akagi at the Bonin islands 3/6
[ ] Duck into the clouds - you've got your pictures, it's time to get the hell out of here.
>>1069196>[X] Stay low and circle around - you didn't lug this ordinance all this distance for nothing, dammit.This is the bounce option right?
You lead your nugget in at military power, angling towards the bogeys as you slip down to five-hundred, hand rock-solid on the stick, ready to counter the slightest tremor of turbulence that could easily smear you across a mile of ocean. With surface and sky smeared into one gray morass by the gathering mists, you're trusting your life to the trim tabs of the old bird and the firmness of her aging hydraulics - but she punches through the thick air like a dart, swift and sure. You remember the rattle and bang when you used this ship for your re-certification check ride; both of you old dinosaurs swinging into the saddle again. She seems to have found her stride. You hope you have, too. Their formation's beginning to split, two vics heeling right and two more motoring on straight when you pass under them at almost twice their airspeed, maybe more - the briefest glimpse of old wings catching your eye. “Spyglass, spyglass, this is Dagger One,” you call, even as the sky explodes with a dark snarl of smoke somewhere off your nose. “Tally twelve biplane torpedo bombers at my angels, bearing two-six-niner-”krumph“-and taking triple-A!” you manage, easing your bird lower as the sea ahead of you lights up with distant muzzle flashes, flak bursts blossoming ahead of you. You thumb the side-button on your stick instinctively; guns aren't selected, but the gun camera begins filming anyways. You've got the smile, and your new friends are providing the camera flash as Dagger flight screams through the mist and swirling funnel-smoke. Attention focused on your controls and the artificial horizon, controlling your sink rate and twitching your nose out of the drink every time the morning breeze snags at you, its all you can do to keep from cartwheeling across the ocean face-first - - but then you're through, easing off the deck as cold sweat trickles down your brow, rubbernecking to see bright orange tracers the size of muskmelons floating lazily towards you, too slow and far short. You try to speak, swallow, and try again. “Tally four cruisers, Spyglass, at least.“Classification?” You blink, checking the brief, shadowed afterimages in your mind. “Two three-stackers, and two galumphing goddamned big ones!” “... copy, Dagger,” the AWACs replies, the crispness of his accent definitely wilting now. “Two CAs, two CLs.” Behind you the sea is lighting up like a fireworks display, the two biggest ships lighting up along their length like a fireworks display. Their muzzle blasts part the mist with each concussive blast, kicking up gouts of water as the old biplanes motor on in them, splitting up to attempt a pincer attack. The cruisers are keeping their broadsides square, rather then turning their sterns to the incoming attack as they ought. [ ] Duck into the clouds - you've got your pictures, it's time to get the hell out of here. [ ] Stay low and circle around - you didn't lug this ordinance all this distance for nothing, dammit.
>>1069190blind as fuck mate
>>1069196[x] Stay low and circle around - you didn't lug this ordinance all this distance for nothing, dammit.it's time
>>1069196>[X] Duck into the clouds - you've got your pictures, it's time to get the hell out of here.One plane isn't going to do much to a Cruiser. Outside of EXTREME luck.
>>1069210[ ] Stay low and circle around - you didn't lug this ordinance all this distance for nothing, dammit.
>>1069207Akagi at the Bonin islands 4/6
mybad, first post didn't take right>>1069209On rare occasion I regret having taught /tg/ what a "bounce" is
>>1069210>>1069196[ ] Duck into the clouds - you've got your pictures, it's time to get the hell out of here.
>>1069207>>1069185>>1069173>Akagi has her lover inside herIsn't it supposed to be to the other way around?!These modern "alternative life styles" are *wrong*!
>>1069210[ ] Stay low and circle around - you didn't lug this ordinance all this distance for nothing, dammit.<<< TIME TO DIVE INTO THE FIREWORKS >>>
[X ] Duck into the clouds - you've got your pictures, it's time to get the hell out of here.
>>1069134Daw thanks. But I'm already spoken for
>>1069196>ordinanceWhat do we have? Anything that can actually do some hurt?
Bit more modern era this time: Gulf of Tonkin. Scores of empty 5” 28 caliber powder casings cover the deck around a 5” gun mount on USS New Jersey (BB 62) after the ship fired over 1600 rounds the night before. Photographed by SN Robert G. Smith, February 23, 1969. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
>>1069216>One plane isn't going to do much to a Cruiser. Outside of EXTREME luck.The Argies are not good at many things, but this time they figured out how to buy Snakeyes.
>>1069219Akagi kicking Batlead's ass for groping her at the Bonin islands 5/6
>>1069210[X] Stay low and circle around - you didn't lug this ordinance all this distance for nothing, dammit.>>1069220Where's that planefagThreads.jpeg with the guy going 'bounce anyways, I don't give a shit"?
>>1069210>[X] Duck into the clouds - you've got your pictures, it's time to get the hell out of here. Bouncing will probably work because this is a planefag quest but I'm gonna try to (re)start us off on am more reasonable foot.
>>1069210>[ ] Stay low and circle around - you didn't lug this ordinance all this distance for nothing, dammit.Also>Radio to see if you can find the girl who launched those biplanesBecause they're -attacking- the cruisersAnd we could identify them as biplanes.
>>1069234Akagi at the Bonin islands 6/6Hilariously, this has been done since June - It was finished the week *after* planefag ran his last thread of 2016.
>>1069210What are the hawks carrying, planefag?
>>1069210>[x] Stay low and circle around - you didn't lug this ordinance all this distance for nothing, dammit.we don't even know who's who yet
>>1069210>[X] Get into the cloud coverWhile I would love and bounce these ships while escaping death by a millimeter, we didn't come here to sink these things.Time to get out of dodge.
>>1069231>SnakeyesDis gun b gud
Like, I'll say it again, anybody who's launching airstrikes on abyssals is probably someone worth talking to>>1069236
>>1069210>[X] Stay low and circle around - you didn't lug this ordinance all this distance for nothing, dammit.
>>1069245>What are the hawks carrying, planefag?Two rocket pods.and two drop tanks
>>1069251>>1069239Y'all think it's a bunch of Martin T4Ms?
>>1069210>[x] Duck into the clouds - you've got your pictures, it's time to get the hell out of here.
>>1069211Every goddamn time I see the bottom of that breechcloth, all I see are a bunch of squished squiggly arms sticking out from under that stern, like a bunch of shipwrights got pinned and flattened when she sat down.
>>1069224Kongou, are you saying you want to be inside Goto?
>>1069260>Two rocket pods.>and two drop tanks
>>1069210>[x] Stay low and circle around - you didn't lug this ordinance all this distance for nothing, dammit.
>>1069224Times have changed, friend.
>>1069239If they're attacking the cruisers it's even more important we GTFO so we can try and make contact with the carrier that launched themThe radio thing is a good idea though.>>1069210>[X]Radio to see if you can find the girl who launched those biplanes
>>1069210[ ] Duck into the clouds - you've got your pictures, it's time to get the hell out of here. Not enough boom to make a difference.
>>1069273Will she die?
Oh right. Now that the quest is back I can finally post this!
Gonna leave this here while I work on some other stuff! (Finding more pictures!)http://imgur.com/a/r7LUwPhotoshoot of tugs trying to get the Intrepid out of her berth for restoration. Pretty cool stuff.
>>1069224WELCOME TO THE FUTURE, GRANNY
>>1068336HOLY Shit the greek came back while i was at work
>>1069265Could be Swordfish.>>1069210[x] Stay low and circle around - you didn't lug this ordinance all this distance for nothing, dammit.
>>1069210[x] Duck into the clouds - you've got your pictures, it's time to get the hell out of here.We are an Argie in an aging A-4, not a hero.
>>1069273Don't do that
>>1069260>and two drop podsGod damn it planefag.
>>1069224>"alternative lifestyles" are *wrong*... you don't like gays? Isn't that a polite way to refer to being openly gay?
>>1069290>Not putting Aroused By Long Swords for Hayashimo
>>1069290...How many spiders COULD you fit in a Shipgirl/B-52?
>>1069290Now you just have to add the new German boats and Musashi
>>1069260Don't think of them as drop tanks!Think of them as Fuel-Air Explosives!
>>1069318quite a few I reckon. on the order of a couple million at least.
>>1069290good shit hmmm hmmmmmmmm
>>1069318......But why 'dusty?'
>>1069333I think the implication is that she's old fashioned and/or obsolete.
>>1069333Because you're an obsolete Destroyer Leader. Jesus fuck, even the Omahas were better than you.
>>1069333HASN'T BEEN BANGED SINCE 1943
>>1069333Cuz she's old fashioned.
>>1069333>dat file name I'm pretty sure it's just a fancy way of calling her old.
>>1069320I will when we have enough new characters for another row
Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, commander of U-96, stands watch on what appears to be a bright, moonlight night. U-96 was on her 7th War Patrol when she was accompanied by photographer & journalist Lothar-Günther Buchheim, who would later write Das Boot.
>>1069271>>1069274>>1069286>>1069314>>1069299Girls can't love girls, anons!
>>1069357But shipgirls can love men.
So, Fapangel, what's the schedule for the foreseeable future?
>>1069357YOUR FRIEND ESSEX DISAGREES
>>1069357If girls could love girls wouldn't it reduce a lot of your competition for Teitoku?
>>1069357Here, take this image.
>>1069357Have you spoken to Essex recently?
>>1069369God damn it you beat me to the punch.You aussies sure are fast at shitposting.
>>1069357I thought Batlead was a dude, though...
Battleships and cruisers of the British Pacific Fleet and the US Third Fleet in Tokyo Bay, 28 August 1945
>>1069368think about who you're talking to wew lad
>>1069380Anon it's a polite way to refer to any open couple that isn't the usual cis-hetero relationship.
>>1069224...wouldn't it be the alternative lifestyle if Akagi is inside the MALE? Seriously, dessbote, think about it.
>>1069391Yeah, I kinda realized who I was talking about right after I posted.Too lazy to remove the the post, though
>>1069403That pic gets me everytime
>>1069376not like this>>1069378thanks!
>>1068403Now that I think about it, isn't this how AWiY died too?Deme came back and started running again and then it just... died after they escaped to Yuuka's gardens
>>1069406'Tis a timeless classic.But yeah if planefag suddenly drops this quest, I'm pretty sure Heather and thousands of anons would storm his house.Yours truly included, of course.
A well-earned respite: The yard tugs Mazapeta (YTB-181) and Red Cloud (YTB-268) nudge the USS Worchester (CL-144) alongside her sister USS Roanoke (CL-145) for layup at Pier 23 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 26 May 1959. When you see it.
Last one, then I'm taking a bit of a break.Dat stern tho. USS Alabama (BB-60) during her shakedown, December 1942
>>1069445What am I supposed to be looking for here
>>1069465YTB-181 has her crew's laundry on display. Very lewd.
Found a bunch of pics of Big Mamie, but I'm going to wait to post them until after aerohomo's next post.
Well, it wouldn't be a KCQ thread for me if I wasn't running stupidly late. But anyway, The Brass walks amongst us!
>>1069521It'll be awhile.Also fuck you mobile for messing up my id.
>>1069538'Eeeeey col.Now tell us what some of us already know. A tale of admirals~
>>1069538Tell the story, tell the story!
>>1069538Yeah Colonel, tell us a story!
Bumping with BIG SEVEN
You decide to reverse with an easy chandelle, coming back around for another flyby parallel to your previous track; avoiding the bristling broadsides of the big ships. “Dagger,” your AWACS comes back, “we're vectoring additional assets. What's your fuel at?” “Pushing our luck,” you inform him. “Drop tanks running dry.” “Engage surface vessels at your discretion and RTB,” Spyglass informs. “Helo has eyes-on - they're abyssals.” “Who?” you demand as you line the dark smudges of ships up again in your HUD. “Spee,” the controller replies. “Von Spee's squadron.” “Well,” you breathe, “it's about damn time.” You let off the throttle a smidge and drift left, letting your wingman slide up even with you, widening your spacing. “CL furthest right,” you call, punching your drained drop tanks off, then flipping your master arm to ON. The wide circle of the rocket reticule snaps into view. You'd prefer to do this from above; a steep, diving attack that keeps the natural spread of dumb rockets concentrated within a reasonably tight circle - but there's something you don't like about the clouds, something wrong, something off. Something's itching at your neck, begging you to yank on the stick, peel this bird off the deck and split-S into the clouds, safe and sound. You push your stick forward a little more, into emergency power, needles tickling the redline as you sink lower, lower, the choppy South Atlantic seeming to reach up for you. Through the fog you catch glimpses of your target; a dark, low-slung silhouette on the horizon, twin masts rising high above the surface, bracketing the bright winks of muzzle flashes as she opens up on you. Flak begins to blossom with muted krump krump krumps ahead - a barrier barrage; unsophisticated, but effective enough. The automatics open up a second later; still too far out, but trying nonetheless, the big bright medium-caliber tracers seeming to float towards you like incandescent footballs. Shrapnel clatters and trembles through the stick but your bird punches through the dark haze of smoke to find your target six thousand yards distant and closing; a low-slung apparition from hell wreathed in sea-mist as her muzzle flashes kindle her flanks alight - - you thumb the stud and let fly, the old Zuni pods erupting with a thrilling roar of igniting rocket motors as they ripple off their rounds. Tracers and rockets slash by one another, contrails crisscrossing in a kinetic duel - and then you're through, screaming over the whitecaps at max throttle as the spent Zuni pods fall off the pylons to somersault through the water behind. You lift the nose off the deck for a heartbeat, buying some space to rubberneck, and -- you see those big blobby tracers climbing heavenward to meet the dark falling dots of aircraft as they punch through the cloud deck in steep dives. [ ] BREAK BREAK BREAK [ ] Split-S![ ] Unload and haul ass!
>>1069556>[X] Unload and haul ass!
Hey PlanefagRemember when you said that /qst/ was a good ideaThat it would increase interest in questsThat the mods would leave /tg/ quests aloneYeahThat worked out real well, huh
Welcome, military personnel! BEHOLD, THE FUTURE!
>>1069556>[x] BREAK BREAK BREAKHave a Kit Kat
>>1069556>[ ] Unload and haul ass!Cheese it
>>1069538FAP ANGEL. ADMIRAL THOMAS. FOR AMNESTY.
>>1069545>>1069546God damn it, both of you. Very well. ANON GATHER ROUND! It's STORY TIME! ... After I vote.>>1069556>[x] Unload and haul ass!
And starting the Mamie posting...USS Massachusetts (BB-59 making an easy 15 knots off Point Wilson (Washington state), 11 July, 1944
>>1069556>[ ] Unload and haul ass!FUCK THISFUCK YOUYOU CAN HAVE LAS MALVINAS
>>1069556[ ] BREAK BREAK BREAK Is the 20mm loaded and ready, aerobuttbuddy?
>>1069556>[x] Unload and haul ass>[x] Radio the TB's to try and find out where they came from
>>1069556I'm... having trouble parsing these options. Dive bombers going for the Abyssals? Abyssal aircraft?
>>1069572In the sequel, Arizona and Shoukaku get dicked by Musashi and Merlin
>>1069563He already said a while ago that he changed his mind about that. A LONG while ago.>[X] Unload and haul ass!
>>1069563Definitely not the place for this, but you can bring it up in the General if you want.
>>1069588I'm about ~80% sure there are no hostile aircraft in the AO
>>1069556>[x] Unload and haul ass!we're not gonna be that dumbshit who keeps his head up to watch the grenade explode.
>Von Spee's squadron>flak barrage>medium caliber AAthose ships literally had no AA gunsliterally zeronot even automatic 37mm maxims
>>1069572God damn it I forgot that existed.I'm laughing and having a boner at the same time. Why must you do this anon?
>>1069604ikr.Have some more!USS Massachusetts (BB-59) during the Battle of Casablaca (8 November, 1942). Photo taken during a lull in the action, though the ship is still at General Quarters. Big Mamie put the French battleship Jean Bart out of action.
>>1069601Same, which is why I'm wondering why the abyssals targeting aircraft that aren't us is cause for severe maneuvering.
>>1069588>I'm... having trouble parsing these options. Dive bombers going for the Abyssals? Abyssal aircraft?You have about half a second to make that call. Which is the whole point of the vote. Maybe they're diving on the ships. And maybe they're coming in for a long-six level bounce. LAY YOUR BETS GENTLEMEN
>>1069605~abyssal bullshit~muh leveling effect
>>1069556>[X] Unload and haul ass
>>1069556>>1069588>>1069601Re-reading it a couple times I think it is dive bombers coming through the cloud layer targeting the abyssal ships. We only have our 20mm cannons left, so:>[x] Unload and haul ass!Let's get out of the way of planes that still have weaponry.
>>1069572why is admiral thomas a chick
>>1069605IF I HAVE TO EXPLAIN THE LEVELING EFFECTONE MOREFUCKING TIME
>>1069615you can't really "leveling effect" things that were never there to begin with
>>1069613>>1069617It isn't. We should be GTFOing. But we should also make contact with the attackers.
>>1069605Anon we literally JUST SAID that abyssal could refit themselves with better AA.
>>1069538[ ] Split-S! Please vote for this dess!
>>1069614Fair enough! We are once again in the role of the bouncee in the prop-sled equation after all.>>1069556>[ ] Split-S!>>1069627There's the leveling effect and then there's 'sprouting new guns entirely'
>>1069626why wouldn't she be
>>1069627>>1069630Evidently you can
>>1069605>>1069615If you remember our earlier threads, Von Spee's squadron was also the guys we faced off at Sunda.
>>1069626>why is admiral thomas a chicklets not go there
>>1069605It can't be helped.
>>1069598Nah, just wanted to remind youHonestly surprised I got a non-sarcastic/dismissive responseWell played funktionshäftling
>>1069556[x] Unload and haul ass!
>>1069627LEVELING EFFECT GET OUT REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Big Mamie, still with that new ship smell, enters Boston Harbor shortly after leaving the Fore River Shipyard on the day of her commissioning. 12th of May, 1942.
>>1069556[ ] Unload and haul ass!
>>1069627They had shit, indeed nonexistant, AA ability then.From this post, I'm assuming their current AA is now about as effective as those weird firecrackers the nips used
>>1069627Hyuuga did you one better here >>1068876
>>1069668>Nip firecrackers What
>>1069668Take all their low-angle tertiary guns. Put time-fuzed blast-frag in them. ???TRIPLE-A
>>1068336HOLY SHIT HE DID IT
>>1069685Ah, thank you.
>>1069677Type 3 beehive shells, cluster-incendiary shells for the big guns that the IJN had.
VOTES CALLED WOOT
>>1069683That's more hardware nicking than outright leveling effect, I think, like the wire-guided torps we saw
USS Massachusetts (BB-59) making her way through Puget Sound after her last refit; January 1946. She would be decommissioned and placed in reserve March 1947.
>>1069605IIRC Scharnhirst and Gniesenau had the usual handful of MG08s, and a couple of their 8.8cm Tertiary guns were DP models on high-angle mounts; converted like the ones on the Dreadnoughts were.
>>1069627The leveling effect shouldn't give them new equipment though, just like how it doesn't work that way in the game you didn't research. I mean if they were refit that's fine but don't claim minovsky particles for everything.
>>1069672>>1069661It keeps happening anon. You can't stop the meme magic.
>>1069662Which boat would that be?
>>1069647TOO LATE.He might have already seen it~
So last week I was traveling ALL OVER THE WORLD! Running errands for General Holcomb, essentially. One of which took me to Yokosuka, where I will be stationed come summer. While I was there I meet Admiral Aucoin, the Commander of 7th Fleet. During conversation he said to me "Oh... it's you. I've heard about you. The Colonel who trolls 4chan in his spare time and asks admirals if Destroyers are for lewds." I respond that yes, I am that Colonel. He then tells me "You need to let planefag know that Settle needs to settle down with a proper American ship."
>>1069700Crix, you're not canon anymore. Don't pretend you know more about how the quest works than planefag does.
>>1069693ERE WE GO
>>1069709>You need to let planefag know that Settle needs to settle down with a proper American ship
>>1069709>"You need to let planefag know that Settle needs to settle down with a proper American ship."I mean, he's not wrong
>>1069711Wow that's really rude and untrue.
>>1069709THE BRASS WILLS IT!Also, tell the one about the CNO.
>>1069709>even real life admirals are telling settle to "settle" with Arizona
>>1069700it's not missing turret tier inaccuracy, and it's not some kind of anti-fun bullshit superpower, so why sweat the details?
>>1069709>"You need to let planefag know that Settle needs to settle down with a proper American ship."Oh God.It's Spreading
>>1069683You mean those exclusively casemate mounted 8.8 cm guns with an elevation cap of 20 degrees and an effective range of 2,000 yards?Yeah man, I'm quaking in my boots.
>>1069709>"You need to let planefag know that Settle needs to settle down with a proper American ship."What if you're fucking with me? You're good at fucking with people. You must be fucking with me. This is not the world we live in. THIS IS NOT THE WORLD THAT EXISTS. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN.
>>1069722Its literally one of their own. Their objectivity, even if not wrong, is still suspect. Kek.
>>1069709NOT SURE IF REAL
>>1069709HIGGINS END HERE WE COME.
>>1069725Because Crix's job is to be super critical about everything aerohomo writes.
>>1069725Sorry, I just wanted an excuse to post Akashi.
>>1069709you know if this was true its absolutely hilarious
>>1069731DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENTBECAUSE OF A CARTOON FROGTHE CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIESTHE F-35 HAS BEEN DEPLOYED OVERSEASYOU BEST START BELIEVING IN ANIME WORLDSYOU'RE IN ONE!
>>1069731IT IS YEAR 0 IN THE NAME OF GOD EMPEROR TRUMP.This is the future he willed.
I BID YOU APPEAR, 7TH FLEET COMMANDER!I SUMMON YOU FROM THE DARKNESS OF YOUR YOKOSUKA OFFICE!SUMMONED FROM THE DARKNESS OF YOUR PAPERWORK!APPEAR, O VICE ADMIRAL! APPEAR NOW, FOR PLANEFAG'S SUFFERING CANNOT END AT O-6!
>>1069709>Getting stationed in YokosukaDon't know whether to be jealous or feel pity upon you.
>>1069761underrated post>>1069770STOP BOTHERING GROWN-ASS ADULTS
>>1069718>>1069719>>1069722>>1069727>>1069728>>1069740It gets better.
>>1069770you know, if an actual flag officer appeared in 4chan, I would be surprised, since I don't know if they have that much free time
>>1069770The fleet commander already has enough on his plate without dealing with us autists.Leave the poor man be.
>>1069731I remind you who was just inaugurated ... so perhaps very unexpected stuff does happen.
>>1069779You're a few months too late then, as we've already had confirmed Admiral shitposts here before.
But it's the second story that most will care about more I'm sure. For you see, I was sent from Yokosuka to DC to deliver a briefing to the JCS. As I'm sure many of you will remember my "DDs are not for Lewds" powerpoint you will know that I like to put anime pictures in my powerpoints. So here I am giving a presentation to the JCS and my final slide is a simple "thank you for your time" slide with the attached image. And as soon as this slide comes up Admiral John Richardson, the MOTHER FUCKING CNO, starts choking on his coffee and whispers one, single word, "Arizona." Now this of course peaks my interest. So the next day I track him down in his office and low and behold there is a fucking figma of Mutsu on his desk. I of course, immediately loose my shit and then ask him "So, you know about KCQ?" and he replies "Colonel, what I do in my spare time is mine to know. Just like what you do in yours is yours to know." And then he kicked me out. So while I can neither confirm nor deny that he knows about KCQ, I do know that he knows about KanColle and I find that fucking hilarious.
>>1069786Is this really what passes as confirmed nowadays? Are you from CNN?
>>1069776So much better.People who read kcq were at trump's inaug
>>1069786wasn't that just ArmyNurse playing a joke on us?
>>1069789Like I said.BEST. GIRL.
>>1069789I have no words and I must scream
>>1069793Quiet, Chair Farce.
>>1069789Not sure if fanfiction.
>>1069789Ahahahahaha.Still fucking cracks me up
>>1069723It's hilarious. Settle scores terrible in every form we put him in. >>1069789>SnailfagGOOD TASTE. SHE'S BETTER THAN HER SISTER.
USS Rich (DD/DDE-820) buries her snout in a wave while steadying up alongside USS Wasp (CVS-18) for UNREP, 28 February 1961
>>1069789>there are chances that an admiral is in this VERY thread right now
>>1069789>Mutsu.Utterly superb taste. As expected of God.
>>1069789Do you also know how to get mew from the SS anne?
>>1069789Mutslug is superb waifu material. Do they give waifu-selection classes in OCS?
>>1069789I don't know if you're full of shit here or not ArmyNurseCorpFag, all I know is that I want this story to be true so I'm believing it till a better story contradicts it.Also is liking KanColle some dark fetish that the whole of the armed forces indulges in but collectively agreed to never speak of?
>>1069807WHY ARE THE AMERICAN BOATS SO LOW?ESPECIALLY THE HIGGINS?!
>>1069832Every soldier, sailor or pilot secretly wishes thier <INSERT MILITARY HARDWARE HERE> is actually a woman that loves them.
>>1069836Because he decided to use an unused last name and not "Ryan Settle".
>>1069770>>1069783You know what's great? Lunch breaks. You know what's better? Greeks paying their FUKING DEBNTS! Arizona route when you FAT FUCK?!
>>1069789I WANT TO BELIEVE SO MUCH
>>1069789It's bullshit, but I don't believe it
>>1069851Someone post the picture of Sara as drawn by her crew.
>>1069789i want to believe
>>1069789Col are you out for the night? Or should we keep waiting?
>>1069856Oh godI really want to believe you're actually an admiral.But my bullshit meter keeps going off.
>>1069856Tits or gtfo, metaphorically speaking
>>1069856EVERY SAILOR FOR HIMSELF
>>1069856...Not sure if real or just some random fucker on the internet having a laugh.
>>1069856Timestamp with your hat.Or of your office
>>1069877Aye. He last time we had an admiral in here the command voice ability was activated.Too plebian.
>>1069856I cannot believe the Commander, 7th Fleet, overseer of the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. fleets, 60 to 70 ships, 300 aircraft and 40,000 Navy and Marine Corps personnel, has enough free time to actually post on 4chan...but if you really are the commander then hi welcome
>>1069894Sounds so against regs its not even funny
>>1069912I'm not sure. I wouldn't think so, but I'm not in the navy yet so I wouldn't know.
>>1069856Take a hike scrub.
>>1069856Please don't break planefag. He can't run if he's broken.
What is she doing.
>>1069931Tell them how you know.
>>1069934Feeding her destroyers, of course.
>>1069934I think we just scared Planefag away.
>>1069934Passing out sammiches?
>>1069934Either passing out juice boxes and PJ&J sandwiches with the crust cut off...or breastfeeding. Depends on how lewd your mind goes. (blame ff.net for that one.)
>>1069889Would it truly surprise you to find out it was real?Actual question, I'm kinda curious. The world has been weird lately.
>>1069934>>1069934shes so motherly
You track the plummeting fighters carefully, easing off the stick and unloading your controls, letting your little Skyhawk punch through the air like a dart, screaming hell-bent for the horizon. You catch the faint sheen of light on plexigas as they roll their lift vector onto you, their planform silhouettes compressing as they pull out - “Nugget, bandits low six!” you call - “watch me!” You fight the urge to give her some pedal and check your tail; trusting instead in the tail-warning radar -- you hear the first faint buzz of the alarm and flick the stick back, twisting through three-quarters of a narrow rudder roll before breaking into a slight guns-defense turn, nose-down. Your nugget remembered well, the thunder of his J-52 rattling your canopy as your flight paths twine and cross; tracers flashing past on either side, brilliant against the dark sea and sky as bandits try to pull lead on your nose or aim for dead-center and miss. You roll into the reversal to put your nose on them again, finding a whole goddamned gaggle executing a zoom-climb, planforms flashing into view as they go for the vertical reversal. [ ] Take them up on it. [ ] Keep it in the weeds.
this fucking thread
>>1069936What? You mean how I just looked at my watch and then googled what time it was in Yokosuka and decided that noon was an acceptable time to call the Commander of 7th Fleet from my blackberry and ask him "Sir are you actually shitposting on 4chan right now or is this just some random joker?"
>>1069952>[ ] Keep it in the weeds.We're low on fuel, we need to scoot.
To whom it may concern,There is an irc channel for this quest at irc.rizon.net channel #swqYou will likely find it entertaining
>>1069952[x] Keep it in the weeds.
>>1069952[ ] Take them up on it.
>>1069934Taking care of her charges
>>1069952>[ ] Keep it in the weeds.
>>1069952>[ ] Keep it in the weeds.Dance motherfucker danceA Skyhawk may not be a good foot dancer but we can fucking try
>>1069856>it's noon in Yokosuka ... anyone can make a tripcode. Absolutely anyone. WHAT ARE ANGLES, AND WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE THAT GRAB TOO MANY TOO EARLY?
>>1069952>[X] Keep it in the weeds.
>>1069952[ ] Keep it in the weeds.Get the fuck out, let people equipped for air-to-air do the fighting there. We did our job, time to go.
>>1069952>[X] Take them up on itIf they wanna tango, they can have their fucking tango
>>1069964>1069964bet you didn't expect to be in that situation when you first signed up in the Army huh Colonel?
>>1069952>[x] Take them up on it.
>>1069965>We're low on fuel, we need to scoot.What he said>>1069952>[ ] Keep it in the weeds.
>>1069952>[ ] Take them up on it.Scooters are supposed to be the agile little loliplane of the deck, right?
>>1069952>>[X] Keep it in the weeds.We are not in a craft that was ever seriously considered to be a remotely capable dog fighter.
>>1069991Fairly sure that once you start getting shot at the 'scouting' part of your mission is over
>>1069952>[x] dude weeds lmao
>>1069952>[X] Take them up on it.
>>1069991Derp I swear I can read most days
>>1069952>[x] Keep it in the weeds.
>>1069952>[x] Keep it in the weedsAren't we on bingo fuel?
>>1069996>We are not in a craft that was ever seriously considered to be a remotely capable dog fighter.
>>1069965You raise a good point.Planefag, I'm changing my vote!>>1069952>[x] Keep it in the weeds.
Can we scoot though? The A-4's a pretty slow fighter, with (((LEVELING EFFECT))) we might get our asses shot off.Then again... Argies. Maybe that's a feature not a bug.
>>1069952>>1069965>[ ] Keep it in the weeds.It's not clear if our opponents are jet-powered. If they are not, we can loose them with our speed. If they are, we can try to loose them in the ocean background, as we had trouble seeing the ships earlier. Either way, we are low on fuel, so we shouldn't engage them.
>>1069996>We are not in a craft that was ever seriously considered to be a remotely capable dog fighter.Not quite. The A-4, when clean, was pretty good. It rolled like nothing you'd ever believe. Like seriously. The roll rate was insane.
>TFW Icarus II comes up on Pandora. Mm, Kansas.
>>1069952>[x] keep it in the weeds
>>1069952[ X ] Keep it in the weeds.Low fuel, we gotta fucking go
>>1070012Or I may be confused with what small POS we're in. Is this the SLUF? Then the agility is at least decent to good. Not much ammo though, even for the jet age.
>>1069985Changing my vote to >[X] in da weed farms
>>1070041Ayyy we gon be smokin sum of that abyssal kush muh man
>>1070041Hey PF, are you planning on going late tonight?Or are you just going to crash in the middle of the thread?Pic mostly unrelated
>tfw nobody wants to be witnessed
>>1070057>late tonight?ALL NIGHT LONG
>>1070059witness my fucking dubs homo
>>1070057Why is ghost the bustiest? And smuggest?
>>1070059>Wanting to be witnessedWe aren't Young. We can't pull saving rolls out of our assholes like he could.
>>1069905We actually had an admiral in thread?
>>1070047Dammit, missed the vote by a minute or so. Here I am freezing my ass off waiting for AAA, cause my truck decided it was a nice night fir the battery to die after work, and I can't even post fast enough to vote.
>>1070066>witness my fucking dubs homo>>1070067It's Decu's fault.
>>1070067He finishes stuff.
>>1070075Col's boss at the joint hospital. Admiral.Some anon talked shit at him and he went full command voice 'son' at him.
>>1070067Because he actually finished his quest.>>1070078Nice blog
>>1070064OH BOI OH BOI>>1070067I honestly don't know. I'm not even the one who drew it. I just nicked it off a SWQ thread in the archives.
>>1070075Colonel's old boss in his former posting.
>>1070075Long, long time ago. Back when I was working at Walter Reed. My boss decided to grace us with his presence when one of Decu's pieces of art came across his email midthread. It was a long night.
>>1070090If anyone has the thread number i would love to see that.
>>1070097I'm morbidly curious as to what happened to the poor, dumb fucker who has the 'brilliant' idea to email him that pic, though I figure that's better left unsaid.
>>1070097What happened to the guy who sent it to his email? I remember you herded your nurses for judgment
>>1070124Last we heard of him he was on front-desk duty.
>>1070097Was it decu art or admiral thomas lewds.
>>1070124>>1070126We slammed him with desk duty for the next eternity. He didn't get to see any patients the entire rest of the time he was stationed there.
>>1070146Ouch. That's equivalent of someone like Arizona kicking you in the balls.
>>1069538All we need is to gender bend Mattis
>>1070157No, no we don't. You shut your fucking trap. I do NOT need this happening again.
>>1070164[21:30] <&Neco> >All we need is to gender bend Mattis[21:30] * &Neco vibrates
>>1070157get halley on this right away
>>1070157>All we need is to gender bend Mattis
>>1070157...are you retarded son?
>>1070157do you want everyone to diebecause this is how you everyone dead
>>1070166He's in the irc too mate
>>1070164Quick, someone get Decu and the other draw fags
>>1070164>>1070166This is your fault.
>>1070157dude no, plz no
>>1070157dude, don't taunt the secretary of defense
“DAGGER ENGAGED DEFENSIVE DAGGER ENGAGED DEFENSIVE!” you call as the bandits heel over inverted and float there, patiently pausing at the top of their loop as they wait for you to zip by underneath so they can tuck into your tail. You're already in a gentle left-hand turn, showing them your tail as you try to extend away. “Dagger is engaged defensive on the deck, extending north!” you repeat as the bandits twist their half-loop into diagonals to follow your course change; you spent less smash than they'd figured with your rudder-roll evasives, and they find themselves having to chase you a bit. “Lightnings inbound, two minutes!” Spyglass replies as you watch the bandits dive for your tail once more - stubby, wide fuselages and square wingtips, something that ends with -cat. You stand your fighter on her right wingtip, watching a vic as they dive on you, waiting for their guns to point right at you before twisting into a left-hand roll with your rudder as you yank the stick into your belly. Tracers flash past on your right as you break left, then keep rolling through inverted, the whitecaps zipping past close enough to wet your hair. You see tracers floating into the sea ahead as they snap high over your belly, then the fighters themselves, their radial power plants blasting flames from their cowlings as they floor WEP to zoom-climb out again. “We don't have two goddamned minutes!” you snarl. You can run, or you can fight, but you can't do both. Two jinks is more luck then you thought you had left - you need to start defending.But if they get greedy...[ ] Start fighting. Try to outlast.[ ] Keep your foot down, and pray for those Lightnings.
Hate and The Corgis pls save us from this crazy spiral we've entered
lmao imagine being autistic enough to participate in this quest
>>1070097which picture was it?
>>1070157Stop while you still have your head.
>>1070196hellcats or bearcats?
>>1070196>[X] Keep your foot down, and pray for those Lightnings.
>>1070196>[x] Keep your foot down, and pray for those Lightnings.
>>1070196>[ ] Keep your foot down, and pray for those Lightnings.Being X come save ussss>>1070211What, you've never seen sentient Slinkies before?
>>1069789>>1069789>I of course, immediately loose my shit and then ask him "So, you know about KCQ?" and he replies "Colonel, what I do in my spare time is mine to know. Just like what you do in yours is yours to know." And then he kicked me out."Arizona route when you fat greek faggot" is not how Admirals talk. THIS, however? This is how Admirals talk. ... oh shit.
>>1070196>[ ] Start fighting. Try to outlast.We're already in the bouncezone, we have to un-tip the scale
>>1070196>[x] Keep your foot down, and pray for those Lightnings.Also, what the FUCK is that gif?
>>1070196>[X] Keep your foot down, and pray for those Lightnings.THE EMPRESS OF SHIPS PROTECTS!
>>1070196[x] Start fighting. Try to outlast.
>>1070196>[ ] Start fighting. Try to outlast.We're in a slow-as-shit A-4, against Grummans that are at least reasonably fast but not that agile. Our best bet is to stay tight and keep out of their gunsights until the memeplens arrive.I think.
>>1070196>lightningsThey still have English Electrics in their boneyards? Bongs be desperate
>>1070224>Also, what the FUCK is that gif?"Warrant Officer at Captain's Mast"
>>1070196>>[X] Start fighting. Try to outlast.
>>1070196[ ] Keep your foot down, and pray for those Lightnings.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQE1Q1NILfQ
>>1070196>>1070240Also >[x] Start fighting. Try to outlast.
>>1070240Wait, we're talking about *those* lightnings not the F-35 Lighting II?oops.
>>1070222So, what do you think Mad Dog is going to do to you for what you've caused the cat to do?
>>1070222>Introducing another potential rival for teitoku's heartSTOP. FUCKING. WITH. THE. PLAN. DESS.
>[X] Start fighting. Try to outlast.In planefag quest, you are the calvary. No other option.
>>1070196>[X] Start fighting. Try to outlast.
>>1070196I don't like either of those options, but I'm really not sure what we could do instead. Thoughts anyone?
>>1070242I mean I can tell what it IS but WHAT is it?>>1070246
>>1070196>[x] Keep your foot down, and pray for those Lightnings.hopefully they're using the melt-your-engine WEP with methanol and a shitton of ignition advance, not the slightly-annoys-your-mechanic water injection WEP.
>>1070196>[ ] Start fighting. Try to outlast.
>>1070266Something men were not meant to know.
>>1070246Fucking image limits. That amuses me. I am currently laughing.
>>1070222>Implying Shoukaku has a routeNo, no, Shoukaku is attempting to get on the Settle Route and doing a shit job of it. Vital difference.
>>1070256Oh, right, those are called lightnings too.I honestly dunno then.
>>1070196>[x] Keep your foot down, and pray for those Lightnings.We're already low on fuel, we've done our job and it's time to leave.
>>1069709...>>1069789If this is legitimate, and so far you have given no reason for distrust... this is beyond words.>>1069911Underlings, anon! Subordinates! Catspaws.
>>1070196[ ] Keep your foot down, and pray for those Lightnings.
>>1070196>[ ] Keep your foot down, and pray for those Lightnings.How are we for fuel?
>>1069964you have way too much clout for a colonel>rings up USN 7thFleet commander at lunch all casual likeflag rank promotion when
>>1070261Better start revising that plan, Kongou.No plan survives contact with the enemy.None.Also, we've hit the image limit.
>>1070302We ain't going to make it.
>>1070196[ ] Start fighting. Try to outlast.Those fighters are more modern than I was expecting. Lets try to buy some time for backup to get here, and make ourselves difficult targets.
VOTES CALLEDnew thread y/n?
It hasn't even 10 hours and we've already reached image limit. Does any other quest do this?>>1070314Yes, we need images
>>1070196[ ] Start fighting. Try to outlast.Crash into the sea desu!
>>1070310We'll make it.Praise in the planefag. Trust in the planefag
>>1070314can we DO that? isn't this thread going to be up for like a month?
>>1070321It was in terms of out running them.
>>1070314Remember planefag, threads here last for like 9 days on average and you can only have 5 threads from one author at a time. So when you start running regularly again, you'll have to be careful :^)
>>1070314YI want my meme shitposting ability back, thanks.
>>1070327this is AMERICA. we can do whatever we want.
>>1070321has anyone ever died in a planefag quest?
>>1070303FUCKING NEVER! I would sooner resign my commission then take a star. Also I'm almost at my 30 years and there are other O-6s with way more clout than me. I just happen to have made a friend who is Navy, and an Admiral... and in charge of 7th fleet.>>1070314Yes. I have an image I must post for it was forgotten when I first got on!>Captcha, the coast guard is not a store front.
>>1070314Y.Stupid image limit.
>>1070314do it you fat cuntAlsoHow does one say 'WITNESS ME!!!' in Argentenian, we might need it.
>>1070337>>Captcha, the coast guard is not a store front.Dammit, Colonel. Stop trying to boat. You're army, you're bad at that.
>>1069964Which explains why God knows about the quest Fuck You are an officer, that can call down to the commander of the 7th fleet, it would not surprise me in the slightest if there was a Office of Naval Intelligence intern/spook watching the thread to make sure you don't accidentally leak something.
>>1070355Isn't it just Spanish? It is South America and not Brazil.
>>1070335IIRC?Not really.Hurt really badly to the point of near death? Yes, but I don't think anyone has died just yet, though that will be subject to change.
>>1070364Fair enough. I'm not a native Spanish-speaker so I don't have an idea. Plus there might be dialect variations and shit.
>>1070355you say it by checking those fucking doubles just like you can check mine
>>1070335 Settle's dignity and soon enough his shipgirl virginity.