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Some ideas for a naval update

24.0k Euvand  1.5 years ago

List of items

Here I have provided ideas for a naval update. I have also provided images for what each item could possibly look like.

1: Propeller

No, this isn’t just the airplane propeller. This is one that would work under the water, similarly to a push propeller.

Item options: Size slider, blade type, power, and blade thickness.
Usage: Ships, submarines, etc.


2: rudder

Similar to the Yaw control of an aircraft, the rudder would be an adjustable item used for better control under the water. While not necessary because rotators exist, it could be useful for those wanting simpler builds.

Item options: size, roundness type, turn angle, speed.
Usage: boats


3: Tracker/ Rangefinder

This item would change the game quite drastically, if used right. It would be able to lock on to selected targets, or even be able to lock on to targets like missiles.

Item options: Selected targeting, distance targeting, CIWS, Turret: aims like advanced targeting, accuracy
Usage: CIWS, advanced artillery batteries, AI AA guns, aircraft turrets, rangefinders, spotlights, AI tanks, many more


4: Hull spread

I have explained this one more in depth previously

With maths involved, it is possible to make shapes that an be adjusted at the top corners. A change of 2 units would add 1 to each top side at the front pr rear, depending on what side is edited.
I am aware that this one would be difficult to do, because it would require a rework of the fuselage block itself.

Usage: Ships with complex bow flares, seaplanes, etc.


5: Ballast

This would be a special block, similar to the float block. It would use the VTOL slider to increase buoyancy/mass to make a submarine float or sink.


6: Depth charges

With the addition of ballast and submarines, there has to be a counter to those weapons. Since missiles can be waterproofed already, but bombs can not blow up near floaty things, there needs to be a fun way to blow that sub up. I present to you the Depth charge.

Item options: Depth to explode, proximity
Usage: Blow up underwater targets


7: Mine

These things can be quite potent weapons. They can even wipe out convoys, if one isn’t careful. These weapons can be configured in different forms to do different things.

Item options: Magnetic, acoustic, contact
Usage: dropped from air, ship, sub to be used against ships


8: Water physics

Currently, the water is like a ice skating rink without much friction or such. Adding better water physics would turn people to watercraft, creating potential for some awesome builds.

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    @Yellowguyn hehehehehe is wolfpack time

    +1 8 months ago
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    I like it ALL🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓

    11 months ago
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    24.0k Euvand

    We got the tracker/ rangefinder, lets go!

    one year ago
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    1,670 Yellowguyn

    This would be great! They could make under water viewable without mods and make some missions for water too!

    +2 1.4 years ago
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    25.0k Mustang51

    Oh yes! This would be brilliant! Maybe some auto tracking AA guns too

    +6 1.4 years ago
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    I would like to see that ballast block have capability to make airships by making it buoyant enough. Also would like to see more AI ships/better AI that can use things like turrets on user created ships in case this update is implemented.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    This was very well done! I think that I would also love to see some sort of aqua jet and water inlet, as well as some sort of hydrofoil. I think a couple missions involving naval warfare would be cool too!

    +2 1.4 years ago
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    5,744 TheSpartan

    Personally, I'd include such items as catapults and arresting gear so that we can make functioning carriers.

    +6 1.4 years ago
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    31.0k BMilan

    @AndrewGarrison

    +2 1.5 years ago
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    172 ItBurger

    @IngenerMakogon2007 Well it doesint really work under water if it shuts down as soon as it goes under water

    +2 1.5 years ago
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    @IngenerMakogon2007 I know. However, I am on iOS. And you know how Apple is with modding

    +2 1.5 years ago
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    @Bob9998
    Such a mod has long existed, who does not know click here: https://www.simpleplanes.com/Mods/View/850445/Underwater-Camera

    1.5 years ago
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    @Enderhawk
    Dear Enderhawk. If you didn't know, an aircraft propeller does a great job of working underwater, and the steering wheel works underwater.
    Water does not cancel the aerodynamics, it is simply programmed to slow down the plane and shut down the engines.
    So these functions have long been implemented.
    Want to make a mine? Take an ordinary torpedo, cover it with ballast and throw it overboard.

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    Don’t forget:underwater camera

    +2 1.5 years ago
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    2,326 Davisplanez

    Add a GPWS! It would be hilarious hearing Andrew going: 100... 50... 40... 30... 20... STALL 10...

    +4 1.5 years ago
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    Yeah its annoying making a ship and it doesn't turn, or it looks wonky after I urn. @exosuit

    +2 1.5 years ago
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    18.0k exosuit

    ship parts wouldn't be much useful if the water acts like one large ice skating rink

    +3 1.5 years ago
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    It would be really cool to see these features added. Maybe a catapult part would be a good addition as well.

    +4 1.5 years ago
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    I like how you provided pictures on how the parts might look like. Also yes.

    +7 1.5 years ago