philjd, on Apr 18 2012 - 12:20, said:
Actually close to the wars end homing torpedo's were available - they used sound to guide to guide themselves to a propellar, both the Germans and the Western allies had them (air launched included for UK/USA).
I'm glad sub's aren't in this as it's a battleship/surface fleet action - if you want subs involved then it's an entirely different era. All navies tried to combine sub's with fleet action but they usually failed for two main reasons:-
1) subs' couldn't keep up with the surface fleets (and a surfaced sub is easy meat).
2) communications - not possible with a submerged sub in the early days which includes WW2
As I said before
NGU873X, on Apr 16 2012 - 16:15, said:
That's why the Germans came at the end with the elektroboot (Type XXI and XXIII) these were actually the first real submarines which were designed to operate entirely submerged for a long time and they could go even faster then ASW ships(Anti Submarine Warfare) so they were FAST!!!!
And about the communication
Navy_Blue, on Apr 18 2012 - 13:49, said:
For those who think you can't communicate VLF antennas were good to 20M's and could transmit text.