From: Chapel Hill, NC, USA
The improved performance does happen immediately, even for fish already loaded at sea. It does affect any torpedoes, including air launched, that start with a dud rate greater than 49. I don't know for sure without looking in the editor which types this impacts, but by far the biggest impact is with the Mk 14 fish carried by USN subs. They are effectively neutered as attack platforms with an 80% dud rate until Jan 1, 43. The reduction to 60% is a good boost to their effectiveness.
Your ideas for rolling out the improved torps have merit, but I'm sure such a change is likely beyond the scope of any patch changes. Think of the Jan 1, '43 date not as the day the torps were "fixed", but the day they are effectively distributed to the fleet. The subsequent improvement in 9/43 reflects additional defects fixed, and the completion of the fleet wide roll out of the improved versions.
< Message edited by USS America -- 10/25/2011 4:04:29 PM >
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