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Fleet defense against air attacks ?

Simcountry: Simcountry Bulletin Board  Fleet defense against air attacks ?

Miroslava

Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 06:33 pm Click here to edit this post
Since there are no "naval" defensive anti aircraft missiles (or interceptors), how does a fleet defend itself against planes or helicopters? Do the navy fighters on a carrier defend the fleet against air attacks, even if they're offensive units?

Missouri

Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 06:48 pm Click here to edit this post
Well this is pure conjecture since I've never had to deal with an air attack against a fleet up to this point.

Looking at weapon descriptions I would suspect:

Navy Anti-missile systems would attempt to handle the "vampires" and Navy fighters would attempt to shoot down the "Bogies"

Offensive systems even after the changes have always defended if they were stationed at the target under attack although they don't appear to be as effective as defensive hardware and would assume it's the same with Naval units.

It use to be offensive air assets were "free ranging" but that was changed a while back.

I suppose if you have a helicopter carrier you'd be at a disadvantage. I would agree and that was the first thing I noticed that Naval units on the surface don't have an effective Anti-air system.

It's quite possible I've overlooked something and it's been awhile since I read that documentation.

I'm getting to the point where I have to make some specific decisions about my Fleets so will have to read all that again. If I notice anything different I'll post it.

SKP sun

Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 07:56 pm Click here to edit this post
Navy missile batteries are the naval equivalent of Anti-aircraft missile batteries.
Navy Missile Interceptor Batteries are the equivalent of Missile Interceptor Batteries.

As far as I can see, destroyers are the equivalent of light(artil+tank+jeep+armored vehicle). i.e. you'll want them to repel attack boats etc

Missouri

Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 08:46 pm Click here to edit this post
Cool .. is there to your knowledge a naval version of the OAAMB???

I can't seem to find on in the descriptions.

Miroslava

Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:29 pm Click here to edit this post
" Navy missile batteries are the naval equivalent of Anti-aircraft missile batteries."
You're sure ? When I read the doc, they rather looked like the naval version of short range batteries to me.

hymyland

Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 10:02 pm Click here to edit this post
Naval missile batteries fill in for Defensive anti aircraft battaries and SRMB. Just as Navy fighters can destroy targets while regular fighters can't.

There is no naval equivalent of OAA, saddenning really, but true.

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