T-Boat vs Gato Class

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  1. comiso90

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    Nuttin against our British buds, but I'm gonna go with the Gato's. Give them reliable torpedoes and the war could be a lot shorter in the Pacific. How many freighters delivered their goods after hearing that tell-tale "klonk" as a dud torpedo bounced off the hull? How many Japanese troops showed up for battle armed and ready because their troopship made it through, and their supply ship dropped off enough food to keep them only half-starved, and well armed? How many Japanese torpedoes took down good Allied ships because their carriers were still floating? Given good weapons, the Gatos would have made a serious dent in the Japanese war-plan.
     
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    Gotta agree with u RA, the Gato with decent torps shortens the War....
     
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    The Brit boats did shorten the war... It's easy to argue that w/o them, Rommel would have received more supplies and captured the Suez canal. That would have been a mess.. prob no D-Day in 1944

    certainly the yank boats shortened the war too even with sh!tty torps.

    Aside from shortening the war, why would you buy the Gato over the T- Boat?
     
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    The answers are in the Wiki articles.

    For fighting in the Med you take the smaller boat. a slightly smaller asw target. Transit distances are short. going back to base for more torpedoes is only a few days.

    For fighting in the Pacific you take the Bigger boat,the Gato. 3,000 more miles of range, longer time on patrol given the transit distances, 24 torpedoes vrs 14 for combat duration once targets are found.

    If you have to buy 100 subs you can buy more than one class/type:)

    British orderd the Amphion class for fighting in the Pacific.
     
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    I agree.. it's the same old tired scenario.. "which is better".. of coarse there are missions that are better suited to each. I just want to learn more about each boat.


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    For the Pacific and Indian ocean it has to be the big USN Gato because of its habitability. For European coastal waters I would go for a Royal Navy U type.

    HMS Upholder commanded by Lt/cdr Wanklyn was the most succesful RN submarine with 119,000 tons sunk during 24 patrols over 16 months.
     
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