German Carriers: How to Play

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German aircraft carriers Rhein, Weser, August von Parseval, and Manfred von Richthofen are now available for all players to research.
Learn how to efficiently use the specific traits of these ships and their squadrons.

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  1. World of Warships Official Channel

    What do you think about new tech branch?
    Which carrier is your favorite?

    • AgedSwissCheese :

      They have a high skill ceiling, that, or they’re luck based.

    • From my experience so far i can tell that i wont enjoy grinding up the german CV Tech Tree because of the Weser. The fact that i most of the time get matched with Tier 8 ships when playing Weser is making it impossible to hit any kind of Ship do to thier low HP Aircraft. I had fun with the Rhein tho.

    • @jon b seriously bro? You’re joking? I almost got a kraken with the T6 Wesser. I don’t think the ship is an error, the error is you. Git gud boi 💀

    • @Blackout27able yeah, Tier 6 matched to Tier 8 is a major problem. But Tier 8 and above should be fine, i guess..

    • Its fine and good to see more and more ships on wows specialy cv s i like to play with it but in terms of doing damage to ships german carriers are not fun low damages makes the game no fun anymore you have to make more balanced uu then much more fun for everybody :)🥳

  2. Armor piercing rockets. All you need to know

    • @Jevin Liu *J* *U* *S* *T* *D* *O* *D* *G* *E*

      But he actually corrects, since this is NOT AP Bomber, not a fire rocket. Just angled away will render AP rocket to oblivion.

    • @lunsmann

      Ever heard of cross fires? Can’t angel then, what do you show broadside either, a Richthofen rocket planes or a Stalingrad AP Salvo?

      Iam curious about your answer.

    • @Thel ‘Vadam – what can cause the largest damage? Tell me currently do you angle against DD torps or Yamato AP? Look forward to your answer to that. The answer to both is identical by the way.

    • Cup Of Earl Grey Tea


    • Actually, In my opinion, the fun part about these ship are the Ap bomb. 3 Bomb per payload, each deals over 8k with very good dispersion, so even bb can get hit over 20k easily. While with ap rocket, you can only cit cl and some ca giving broadside

  3. Incoming german memes

  4. I still miss playing the old carriers, and especially when you were up against another great CV player! A true spectacle!


  5. atrixjes_destroyer ries

    just put full secondary build whit concealment

  6. My main problem with the fast torpedoes being used against dds, at least with the weser, is that despite being harder to pull off, it only does about as much damage as a good HE rocket attack from other nations since realistically you’ll only hit with one. Still the torp bombers are fun to use.

  7. Nah, we need Yuro

  8. Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Kommentar-Bereich!!!

  9. Well …
    dds are safe from rockets this time
    but crusiers are now in bigger danger the ever.

  10. How to play German carriers? You don’t. Goering doesn’t let you have pilots. Good day

  11. If you every feel useless, just remember the plane catapults on the German CVs

    • The catapults on GZ were ahead of it’s time and even until the 60′ the most powerful catapults ever put on a ship.

    • @Thel ‘Vadam If I remember correctly GZ is slow in putting out her planes due to said catapults system and also she has quite few planes for her weight.

  12. >positive emotions
    >playing German ships

    pick one

  13. can’t wait to citadel enemy carriers and then keep them spotted for the slavas in my division to nuke them across the map 🙂 will probably be a lot of fun for the enemy…

  14. “positive emotions” LMAO

  15. German CVS: Hey Roma Guess What we are gotta drop on you

    Roma: piz no anything but that’s

  16. I am not lie, the main reason why I am interested in these is because of their secondary meme potential.

    These ships arent aircraft carriers…..they are cruisers with a flight deck on top of them.

    • The T10 is BB hull. FdG. With literally 60mm on the nose. Good luck killing this, DDs nor cruisers would be able to citadel it.

    • SebaX hell I had a game or two with Wesser where the enemy DD chased me about that Hipper hull is no joke it eats damage well, haven’t played a lot of the t8 carrier since I already had Graf Zeppelin but if it is a GZ-esque hull it should be pretty beefy against the dd and cruisers, manfred is just monstrous being effectively immune to DD fire but a massive target having been built on an FDG hull of all things

    • @Nilix Richthofen is very small compared to the Midway and Haku tho

    • @Thel ‘Vadam Smaller in size yes but i believe in terms of mass due to the sheer armor makes up for the size differnce, plus Richthofen can defend itself with or without planes with its secondaries while Haku/Midway/Audacious cannot, it is a carrier that is as much a surface threat as it is an Aerial threat

  17. I just want the positive emotions dude was referring to, that’s it, that’s all I want 🤣😂

  18. WG: How can we screw with all of the armament types so that they are effective against completely unintuitive targets! Torpedo the destroyers FTW!

    • @Antonio Soffici Awww 🙂

    • @Antonio Soffici my job is to sink Cruisers and BB’S, not to worry if you can’t sink a Cruiser or BB, I’ll sink them with my bombers which probably get the job done faster than you can with 3 citadels, while you mop up the stragglers..

    • @Stuart Emmanuel no, the CV job is scouting, spotting and making the enemy DDs’ life a misery, while trying to kill the enemy’s radar cruisers and protecting his own DDs.
      After all this has been accomplished (or at least attempted), only THEN should the friendly CV really start dealing with BBs and other cruisers (whose AA has meanwhile been reduced to bits by friendly HE spamming).
      But the fact that you actively pursue other routes is emblematic of the sorry state of game’s understanding by the player base.
      Somehow, this lack of understanding does not surprise me, given what I see daily.

    • @Antonio Soffici you are obviously a generic DD, Cruiser or BB player or maybe a unicorn player whatever you are, scouting defeats the purpose of having a CV, I’ll use my CV whenever I see fit, good day..

    • ​@Stuart Emmanuel of course you will: you may score good damage and sink many ships, but you are acting in your own interest and not in the team’s interest, and that is why I wish I never to see you in my team

  19. My only complaint is that I would have liked if there secondaries were of a bigger calibre.

  20. “STAND OUT” with “DECENT CONCEALMENT” ? sounds like an oxymoron lol

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