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Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 9:49:55 AM   
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Can anyone explain what happened here? Floatplanes taking out a PT-boat, I mean really??

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 9, 42
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cebu at 80,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-34, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
PT-41

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F1M2 Pete bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb


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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 9:59:01 AM   
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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 10:50:22 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CT Grognard

Can anyone explain what happened here? Floatplanes taking out a PT-boat, I mean really??

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 9, 42
-------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Cebu at 80,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-34, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
PT-41

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F1M2 Pete bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 8 x 60 kg GP Bomb




when ships can hit PT at 16000 yards or more why shouldn't a Pete hit them bombing from low height? Guess the Pete would have a better chance to hit the PT than a DD has from the ranges we see. Amazing to see a Pete carrying 8 bombs though, didn't know they could.

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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 10:59:50 AM   
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This is TOTALLY BORKED!

There is absolutely no way that this could happen in real life.


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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 11:51:19 AM   
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Actually, during Guadalcanal campain one Pete bombed and destroyed a PT-boat. Crew didn't notice Pete flying low level, the plane came behind the boat and dropped a bomb. But that was night time action.

I don't see anything wrong with that combat result. Bombs rarely hit PT-boats, you just had some bad luck.

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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 3:04:43 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy

quote:

ORIGINAL: CT Grognard

Can anyone explain what happened here? Floatplanes taking out a PT-boat, I mean really??

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 9, 42
-------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Cebu at 80,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-34, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
PT-41

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F1M2 Pete bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 8 x 60 kg GP Bomb




when ships can hit PT at 16000 yards or more why shouldn't a Pete hit them bombing from low height? Guess the Pete would have a better chance to hit the PT than a DD has from the ranges we see. Amazing to see a Pete carrying 8 bombs though, didn't know they could.


The attack was from 4 Petes, 2 bombs each.

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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 3:19:10 PM   
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_Torpedo_Boat_PT-34


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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 4:06:34 PM   
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I figured that this was a real event when I started reading at the top of the thread. Also, IIRC, it was not uncommon for fighters to strafe PTs when they sighted them.

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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 4:11:29 PM   
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OT: someone can explain me what means WAD and BORKED?
I read this words a lot of time, but I don't know what it means...

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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 4:24:29 PM   
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WAD - Works As Designed
BORKED - Something is "borked" when it doesn't work correctly or misbehaves

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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 4:26:24 PM   
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ORIGINAL: koniu
WAD - Works As Designed
BORKED - Something is "borked" when it doesn't work correctly or misbehaves


Thanks

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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 4:30:01 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: cohimbra

OT: someone can explain me what means WAD and BORKED?
I read this words a lot of time, but I don't know what it means...


The term 'Borked' orignates from the Senate Hearings for the confirmation to the US Supreme court for Robert H. Bork who was eventually blocked from appointment. That is the history behind it.

The way we use the term 'Borked' means that something is so damaged it can not possibly work or continue.

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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 4:47:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Justus2


quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy

quote:

ORIGINAL: CT Grognard

Can anyone explain what happened here? Floatplanes taking out a PT-boat, I mean really??

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 9, 42
-------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Cebu at 80,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-34, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
PT-41

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F1M2 Pete bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 8 x 60 kg GP Bomb




when ships can hit PT at 16000 yards or more why shouldn't a Pete hit them bombing from low height? Guess the Pete would have a better chance to hit the PT than a DD has from the ranges we see. Amazing to see a Pete carrying 8 bombs though, didn't know they could.


The attack was from 4 Petes, 2 bombs each.



which indicates an error of the op trying to do a Knavey because in the game, the bombs are NOT summed up.

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RE: Strange combat result - 3/5/2012 4:59:33 PM   
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The term 'Borked' orignates from the Senate Hearings for the confirmation to the US Supreme court for Robert H. Bork who was eventually blocked from appointment. That is the history behind it.
The way we use the term 'Borked' means that something is so damaged it can not possibly work or continue.


Thanks for the background explanation.


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RE: Strange combat result - 3/7/2012 9:40:43 AM   
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This is what is called a single hand knavey.

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RE: Strange combat result - 3/7/2012 10:11:57 AM   
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I saw this in "They were expendable" John Wayne's boat was taken out by a float plane.

Must be true.

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RE: Strange combat result - 3/7/2012 11:57:56 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy


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ORIGINAL: Justus2


quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy

quote:

ORIGINAL: CT Grognard

Can anyone explain what happened here? Floatplanes taking out a PT-boat, I mean really??

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 9, 42
-------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Cebu at 80,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-34, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
PT-41

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F1M2 Pete bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 8 x 60 kg GP Bomb




when ships can hit PT at 16000 yards or more why shouldn't a Pete hit them bombing from low height? Guess the Pete would have a better chance to hit the PT than a DD has from the ranges we see. Amazing to see a Pete carrying 8 bombs though, didn't know they could.


The attack was from 4 Petes, 2 bombs each.



which indicates an error of the op trying to do a Knavey because in the game, the bombs are NOT summed up.


Knavey makes mistakes too! It's not easy to pull one of these off!

Good one CT G.

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