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General Information

USS Midway, the peak of US WW2 Aircraft Carrier Design of any nation would boast of the their naval prowess. The Americans can be considered the Masters of Aircraft Carriers, having learned the lessons of WW2 American Aircraft Carrier Aviation. Midway was well known to be large and too big even to transit the Panama Canal. Her hull was based on the canceled Montana Class Battleships which gave her good armor and stability. She also sported the first US Carrier to have an armored flight deck to make sure she could survive any Kamikaze attack or bomb damage and she was the last of her flight deck type after Shinano

Midway, even though one of the largest aircraft carriers in the game, has better concealment than the Lexington. Use the lessons learned from Lexington to position yourself as close to the battle as possible, and make use of your excellent dive bombers and torpedo bombers to set up some damage over time effects and help your teammates out by forcing the enemy to use their repair. While having less fighters than Hakuryu, your fighters have much more HP, and can actively contest the sky. You have the largest aircraft hanger, allowing you to take losses much better than the aforementioned Hakuryu, allowing you to strike targets without worrying to much about aircraft losses.

In Game Information

The largest U.S. Navy warship laid down during World War II. The huge size of this aircraft carrier allowed her to carry the largest air group, compared to her contemporary counterparts. Excellent torpedo protection, well armored flight deck and powerful AA defenses made Midway-class ships virtually invulnerable to attacks from enemy aircraft.

Detailed information

Ship info Stock Elite
Displacement 45000t
Length 295m
Width 37m
Power 212000hp No change
Survivability
Ship hit point 33100 No change
Citadel Protection 10.00% No change
Fire and Flooding resistant 20.00% No change
Damage Reduction 11.20% No change
Torpedo Damage Reduction 18.00% No change
Maneuverability
Max speed 32.23kts No change
Time to full speed 20.07sec No change
Max Traverse Speed 3.80deg/s No change
Turn Time 17.40sec No change
Guns
Main gun 127mm L/38 Mk24 18x1 No change
Reload time 6.00sec No change
Range 7.20km No change
Main battery HE Damage 330 No change
Chance of setting fire 3.00% No change
Main battery AP Damage 350 No change
Citadel Damage Rate 150.00% No change
Turret Traverse Speed 24.00deg/s No change
Bombers
Dive Bombers BTD1 No change
Dive Bombers capacity 36 No change
Squadron under command 2 No change
Dive bombers per squadron 5 No change
Dive bombers preparation time 4.40sec No change
Dive bombers HP 2100 No change
Bomb damage 1750 No change
Bomb chance of setting fire 60.00% No change
Torpedo Bombers
Torpedo Bombers BTD1 No change
Dive Bombers capacity 24 No change
Squadron under command 1 No change
Torpedo bombers per squadron 5 No change
Torpedo bombers preparation time 4.40sec No change
Torpedo bombers HP 2100 No change
Torpedo damage 1800 No change
Aircraft Torpedo attack range 3.60km No change
Aircraft Torpedo Speed 61.13kts No change
Aircraft Torpedo Chance of flooding 15.00% No change
Fighter
Fighter F8F No change
Fighter capacity 24 No change
Squadron under command 1 No change
Fighter per squadron 5 No change
Fighter preparation time 3.80sec No change
Fighter HP 2190 No change
Fighter damage 175 No change
Fighter Attack Efficiency 70.00% No change
Fighter Dogfight Efficiency 65.00% No change
Anti-Aircraft Armament
Large Caliber AA Damage 360 No change
Large Caliber AA Range 3.60km No change
Small Caliber AA Damage 372 No change
Small Caliber AA Range 1.50km No change
Concealment
Surface detection 11.52km No change

Equipped skill

R&D Cost

Research
Experience

405,000

Silver

Not Applicable

Gold

Not Applicable

Selling
Silver

Not Applicable


Trivia

Midway was named after the Battle of Midway a battle that made the Aircraft Carriers the newest naval power in Naval History. Midway and the only remaining U.S. aircraft carrier commissioned right after World War II ended that was not an Essex-class aircraft carrier. She is also the longest serving US Aircraft Carrier in the US Navy with a combined total of 47 Years. During the Vietnam War she saw the only successful VNAF (South Vietnam Air Force) unassisted Carrier Landing done by Major Buang Ly using a 0-1 Bird Dog Recon Aircraft. During this time Captain Larry Chambers made a bad decision to dump any helicopters blocking Major Buang's landing. A total of $10M worth of equipment was dumped into the sea. These helicopters were UH-1 Hueys. After Major Buangs landing, the crew took him to the Captain and Capt.Chambers congratulated him the Crews of Midway and was impressed that they helped fund Major Buang settlement. US. Major Buangs 0-1 Bird dog Aircraft is in display in the musuem the whole event was done during Operation Frequent Wind a massive evacuation of South Vietnamese Personnel with high risk. After these events, Midway departed and dumped all VIP then went on and continued her journey she made her last visit in Yokosuka and went to Pearl Harbor to be decommisioned. She was then given as a Museum Ship making her the only WW2 Aircraft Carrier that was not a Essex Modern type Aircraft Carrier Class.

Gallery

USN Carriers
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Ships Langley Bogue Independence Ranger Lexington Essex Midway