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Naval War HQ created the topic: Casablanca class Escort Carrier

6 years 1 week ago

I've made a new thread for this request because it will otherwise clutter the Pluton thread.

Can anyone help me on the air groups of these ships? I can find that they had a capacity of 28 aircraft (about 4 - 5 stands in Naval War) but I cannot find how many would be operational and what the air groups consisted of, I imagine it would be Wildcats and Avengers, but I can't find a lot on the web about this. I'll dive into my sourcebooks later, but maybe someone already has an idea?


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Pugliese replied the topic: Casablanca class Escort Carrier

6 years 1 week ago

Here is what I could find:
"The air group normally consisted of nine fighters and either eighteen torpedo bombers or nine torpedo bombers and nine dive bombers."

www.pwencycl.kgbudge.com/C/a/Casablanca_class.htm

I can't find anything concrete as to which particular models of planes made up those numbers though.

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Oldenbua replied the topic: Casablanca class Escort Carrier

6 years 1 week ago

Yes, it's the US Casablanca class I was talking about. 'Metz' and 'Nancy' are just two made up names for entirely fictional ships, no need to make a specific card for these (well, at least at the moment).

I have this on the designated aircraft complement: nine fighters (F4F) and either nine torpedo bombers (TBF) and nine dive bombers (SBD) or eighteen torpedo bombers. Ofcourse, many were used as aircraft transports, with the entire flight deck stacked with planes.

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Naval War HQ replied the topic: Casablanca class Escort Carrier

6 years 1 week ago

There you go, here are the US Taffy 3 carriers, I'll add those to the zipfile once it gets another update:

Points: 33
Complement is 1x Wildcat, 3x Avenger. With an option to switch one Avenger for either a Wildcat (+1 point) or a Dauntless (-1 point)









And the two one-off requests, these will not be added to the french folder ofc, so you'll have to copy them from this thread:


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Oldenbua replied the topic: Casablanca class Escort Carrier

6 years 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for those! They now sit safely on my hard drive awaiting further developments.

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