Carrier based aircraft are a type of aircraft that is designed to have all operations (I.E. takeoff, landing, refueling) based from an Aircraft Carrier. In World of Warplanes, there are no Aircraft Carriers that you can land on, but the planes still hold an accurate representation of such a type of aircraft. Typically carrier based aircraft are a mix between a fighter and a bomber, usually holding a few bombs but also being quite manuverable. The United States and Japan are the only nations to have a carrier based aircraft line, because in World War 2 they were the nations that frequently used aircraft carriers (due to the Pacific Ocean separating them). Likely, the only other nation to have a carrier based aircraft line will be Great Britain which isn't yet in the game.
Japanese Carrier Based AircraftEdit
American Carrier Based AircraftEdit
- Since patch 0.5.3 Carrier Based Fighters have been classed as regular fighters.