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Anti Ship Torpedo boat Catena by Waffle0708 Anti Ship Torpedo boat Catena by Waffle0708
Mel = Pazelian torpedo boat. compare to Strelka fav.me/d67n77g it has more agility and productivity.
however, due to it's short cruising range and hopeless armor, it cannot fight in front line. Small size let her perform like heavy fighter, it is reeeeealllly slow though.

I am inspired by Japanese old submarine called Type-A "Kou Hyou Teki"
it attacked Sydney port while WW2
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Jackskeleton1987 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Artist
Très beau!!!! Intéressant l'union entre sous-marin et avion.
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My father translated your comment so I could understand your comment!
Thanks!

Mon père traduit votre commentaire pour que je puisse comprendre votre commentaire!
Merci!
{Google translating}
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
A well placed torpedo can seriously ruin an attacking capital ships day. The fact is that the Designation "destroyer" was originally "torpedo Boat destroyer."


Since it is far easier to build dozens of torpedo boats than one or two cruisers a defender, or aggressor, could fill the ummm air with torpedo boats and even if they lost a dozen or so in the process it would still be more cost effective than loosing cruisers or destroyers. and if in the process a couple of destroyers and cruisers took critical hits then the loss of the torpedo boats is now a gain..the enemy lost more resources, time, and trained crewmen than the defender....ain't the math of war grand.

I recognized the reference to the midget sub, in some versions of Pearl harbor myth ( as in not completely confirmed) the midget subs not only managed to get inside the harbor but fired on several capital ships... The A-types have the unique distinction of being the first vessel engaged and destroyed by the US navy in the pacific war since the ward engaged and sank one of the midget subs shortly before the attack on the harbor.
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Destroyer is like a person who can do almost anything in the working place. X)
Btw, you know well about weapon and history!
one of the reason I study history is because I want to know about weapons.
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
I have the same fascination with military history and hardware.... Guess it shows.I take advantage of it when I design ships, vessels etc... if you know what they are supposed to be used for and how they are armed and operated you can do a little better job of making a desing as realistic as you can..barring the fact your designing an airship, or star ship.


Destroyers and torpedo boats (like your creation) played a major part in World war two. at one point he only thing standing between the Japanese battle fleet and an unprotected invasion fleet and landing force was a single task force of light destroyer escorts..... They won..got the devil shot out of thier ships but they were able to inflict massively out of proportion damage on the larger ships.

Motor Torpedo boats turned the Mediterranean into a shooting gallery German supply vessels were never able to operate  without being under fire, even when they were out of range of aircraft.

German E-boats were able to inflict nearly 1000 casualties on a landing exercise the British and american forces were conducting in preparation for D-day. when they took advantage of a gap in protection, and miss communication between american and British forces. They sank or damage several Landing ships before the escorts and armed transports in the area could drive them off.
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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm... I suppose you are referring to the superb piece of weaponry known as the Long Lance in the mention of Japan?
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wbyrd Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Yes , yes I was....the Long Lance was a lethal weapon. compared to the torpedoes in use By he US in the same era the Long lance was a wonder weapon. it worked, it worked well, and it blew the holy hell out of what it hit.
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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amen to that. What do you think they would call the airborn equivalent?
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wbyrd Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
I would have to know a bit more Japanese.  But something to do with lightening or thunder.
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nordicberserk Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Hmm. Short range, minimum armor, slow....
Sounds like a good heavy patrol boat. Guarding friendly ports and such.

Awesome design! Makes me want one to drive to work ^^
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