From: De Eye-lands, Mon
ORIGINAL: Warrant officer 0/0
the CHa- class. They carry 8 DC racks.
?? Are you using a custom scenario? My CHa's have only one thrower per side
and 2 stern racks,total=4. They carry only the type 95 charge. They
get a 3/43 upgrade which adds a few MG's.....
Beginning to think it's the scenario data that is different.
Think Mike might have confused them a skoosh with later war E types. CHa-1 was literally a 100' tuna trawler hull. Some wood, some metal, but tuna boats. They had 4 DCs arranged in-line on the rails (not so much rails as roll-off platforms), port and starboard; and two push rails on the stern (same deal, not rails but rather roll-off platforms). They would drop one DC port, one DC stbd, one each off the stern rails.and then run like hell so their stern wouldn't get blown off by the detonations. So 4 ASW seemed reasonable. They did not even have hydrophones (ok, a few had a crude dipping microphone) so Type 95 DCs seemed reasonable.
These boats, just like similar Allied boats, are there to get the attention of the bad guys and make them want to be somewhere else. The AI uses these, as well as similar Allied boats, as automatic port/base/whatever, defense TFs, if such vessels are present in the port/base/whatever.
As Alfred says, "brown water" navy stuff. Human players may use the paradigm or not. The AI will.
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