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Saratoga
Seiyuu Itou Shizuka (伊藤静) Availability Construction (LSC)
Event Reward
Artist Shizuma Yoshinori (しずまよしのり) Implementation 2016/11/18 (Base)
2017/09/12 (Mk.II, Mk.II Mod.2)

Basic

Saratoga

No.233 Saratoga

Lexington Class Standard Aircraft Carrier

Saratoga Card
Statistics
Icon HP HP 83 (85) Icon Gun Firepower 30 (45)
Icon Armor Armor 40 (63) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion Evasion 21 (42) Icon AA AA 36 (73)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 80 Icon ASW ASW 0
Icon Speed Speed Fast Icon LOS LOS 40 (68)
Icon Range Range Medium Icon Luck Luck 25 (75)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 65 AmmoKai Ammo 70
Build Time Slots
05:30:00 (LSC) 4
Stock Equipment Space
GreenPlane F4F-3F4F-3 197 Card 27
BluePlane TBDTBD 196 Card 19
Xx c - Unequipped - 19
Xx c - Unequipped - 15
Extra Statistics
Modernization Bonus
Icon Gun+2 Icon AA+4 Icon Armor+5
Scrap Value
FuelKai 9 AmmoKai 16 SteelKai 43 BauxiteKai 10
Improvement

Upgrade

Saratoga Kai

No.238 Saratoga改

Lexington Class Standard Aircraft Carrier

Saratoga Kai Card
Statistics
Icon HP HP 88 (90) Icon Gun Firepower 0 (53)
Icon Armor Armor 48 (83) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion Evasion 23 (53) Icon AA AA 52 (93)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 90 Icon ASW ASW 0
Icon Speed Speed Fast Icon LOS LOS 48 (80)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 35 (85)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 85 AmmoKai Ammo 90
Remodel Level Slots
Level 40 4
Stock Equipment Space
GreenPlane F4F-4F4F-4 198 Card 36
RedPlane SBDSBD 195 Card 18
Xx c - Unequipped - 18
Xx c - Unequipped - 18
Extra Statistics
Remodel Cost
AmmoKai 800 SteelKai 1100
Modernization Bonus
Icon AA+5 Icon Armor+6
Scrap Value
FuelKai 12 AmmoKai 18 SteelKai 50 BauxiteKai 18
Improvement

Second Upgrade

Saratoga Mk.II

No.345 Saratoga Mk.II

Lexington Class Standard Aircraft Carrier

Saratoga Mk.II Card
Statistics
Icon HP HP 89 (91) Icon Gun Firepower 0 (68)
Icon Armor Armor 48 (85) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion Evasion 27 (60) Icon AA AA 60 (94)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 80 Icon ASW ASW 0
Icon Speed Speed Fast Icon LOS LOS 54 (93)
Icon Range Range Medium Icon Luck Luck 40 (93)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 90 AmmoKai Ammo 95
Remodel Level Slots
Level 85 (Blueprint icon Prototype Deck Catapult) 4
Stock Equipment Space
Xx c - Unequipped - 32
Xx c - Unequipped - 24
Xx c - Unequipped - 18
Xx c - Unequipped - 6
Extra Statistics
Remodel Cost
AmmoKai 2500 SteelKai 5500
Modernization Bonus
Icon AA+6 Icon Armor+6
Scrap Value
FuelKai 14 AmmoKai 19 SteelKai 53 BauxiteKai 20
Improvement

Third Upgrade (Reversible)

Saratoga Mk.II Mod.2

No.350 Saratoga Mk.II Mod.2

Lexington Class Armored Carrier

Saratoga Mk.II Mod.2 Card
Statistics
Icon HP HP 89 (91) Icon Gun Firepower 0 (58)
Icon Armor Armor 50 (88) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion Evasion 26 (56) Icon AA AA 60 (94)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 93 Icon ASW ASW 0
Icon Speed Speed Fast Icon LOS LOS 56 (95)
Icon Range Range Medium Icon Luck Luck 40 (93)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 100 AmmoKai Ammo 100
Remodel Level Slots
Level 85 4
Stock Equipment Space
Xx c - Unequipped - 37
Xx c - Unequipped - 24
Xx c - Unequipped - 19
Xx c - Unequipped - 13
Extra Statistics
Remodel Cost
AmmoKai 2500 SteelKai 5500 Development material icon 20 Instant construction icon 30
Reversion to Mk.II
Level 90
AmmoKai 2500 SteelKai 5500 Development material icon 20 Instant construction icon 30
Modernization Bonus
Icon AA+6 Icon Armor+6
Scrap Value
FuelKai 14 AmmoKai 19 SteelKai 53 BauxiteKai 20
Improvement
[Edit]Saratoga Mk.II Mod.2 Equipment Bonuses
Equipment Extra Requirement Icon Gun Icon Torpedo Icon AA Icon ASW Icon LOS Icon Armor Icon Evasion Note
YellowPlaneType 2 Reconnaissance AircraftType 2 Reconnaissance Aircraft 061 Card (★2-3) +1
(★4-5) +1 +1
(★6-9) +1 +2
(★MAX) +2 +3
YellowPlanePrototype Keiun (Carrier-based Reconnaissance Model)Prototype Keiun (Carrier-based Reconnaissance Model) 151 Card (★2-3) +1
(★4-5) +1 +1
(★6-9) +1 +2
(★MAX) +2 +3
RadarGFCS Mk.37GFCS Mk.37 307 Card +1 +1 +1
RadarSG Radar (Initial Model)SG Radar (Initial Model) 315 Card +2 +4 +3
[Edit]Saratoga Equipment Bonuses
Equipment Extra Requirement Icon Gun Icon Torpedo Icon AA Icon ASW Icon LOS Icon Armor Icon Evasion Note
YellowPlaneType 2 Reconnaissance AircraftType 2 Reconnaissance Aircraft 061 Card (★2-3) +1
(★4-5) +1 +1
(★6-9) +1 +2
(★MAX) +2 +3
RadarGFCS Mk.37GFCS Mk.37 307 Card +1 +1 +1
RadarSG Radar (Initial Model)SG Radar (Initial Model) 315 Card +2 +4 +3

QuotesEdit

Event Japanese English Note
Play Introduction Hello! 航空母艦、Saratogaです。提督、サラとお呼びくださいね。よろしくお願い致します。 Hello! I am Saratoga, an aircraft carrier. Admiral, please call me Sara. Pleased to meet you.
Play Kai Hello! 航空母艦、Saratogaです。サラも改修で、艤装と艦載機、強化しました!これからもご一緒に、頑張りましょう! Hello! I am Saratoga, an aircraft carrier. I was also refitted, and outfitting and aircraft were strengthened! Let's keep doing our best together!
Play Library Hello! アメリカ生まれの大型正規空母、Saratogaです。歴史深い由緒ある名前を頂いています。あの大きな戦いでは、最初から最後まで頑張ったんです。戦いの終わった後、長門さん達と一緒にある実験に参加しました。これからサラも皆さんと同じ艦隊で頑張らせてくださいね! Hello! I'm an American-made large aircraft carrier, Saratoga. I was named after a specific event in history. During the great war, I fought my way to the very end. And after the war, I was involved in a certain experiment with Nagato and the others. From here on, I wish to do my best with everyone in this fleet! Saratoga was named after the Battles of Saratoga from the American Revolutionary War. That "certain experiment" was Operation Crossroads, in which Saratoga along with Nagato took part of.
Play Secretary 1 How are you?
Play Secretary 2 はい、サラはここに。 Yes, I am here.
Play Secretary 3 提督、せっかく整備したWildcatが。後にしてくださいね。お願いです。 Admiral, I just fixed this Wildcat. Can we do this later, please?
Play Kai 提督、せっかく整備したDauntlessが。後にしてくださいね。お願いです。 Admiral, I just fixed this Dauntless. Can we do this later, please?
Play Mk.II 提督、せっかく整備したHellcatが。後にしてくださいね。お願いします。 Admiral, I just fixed this Hellcat. Can we do this later, please?
Play Idle うん!これで艦載機も問題なし!たくさん詰めるから、整備は大変。あら、長門!Hi!へっ、これから演習なの?ごめんなさい、サラは今日は執務室勤務なんです。また誘ってね! Yep, the planes are in top conditions! Getting them loaded and fixed sure is hard work. Oh. Hi, Nagato. You're going for practice? I'm sorry but I'm on duty. Call me out later.
Play Secretary Married 提督?お疲れですか?サラが、お茶と何か元気が出るものをご用意しましょう。へっ、パン?パン屋はサラはあまり…どちらかと言えば、ケーキのほうが得意です!ご用意しましょう!待っていてくださいね。 Admiral, are you tired? I'll make you a tea or anything that will get you going again. Eh, bread? I'm not good at making them... On the other hand, I'm good at making cakes. I'll bake one for you. Do wait for it. She mentions パン屋 (panya) in Japanese which means bakery. She does not have a fond memory of bakeries probably because the nuclear test that sunk her was called Test Baker.
Play Wedding 提督、how are you doing?へっ、これをサラに…ですか?はぁ、開けてみても良いのでしょうか?Oh my god, beautiful...! Admiral, how are you doing? Eh, is this for me? Ah, is okay if I open it? Oh my God, it's beautiful!
Play Looking At Scores 情報ですね?サラが整理してお持ちします。 Intelligence? I'll get it sorted and ready.
Play Joining A Fleet 航空母艦Saratoga、抜錨します。続いて! Aircraft Carrier Saratoga, weigh anchor. Follow me!
Play Equipment 1 Beautiful!いい子たちですね! Beautiful! They're all good girls!
Play Equipment 2 いい艦載機!この子もいいですね! What a great plane. And also a great crew, aren't they!
Play Equipment 3 Oh my god!
 ⇧ shared with expedition selection, resource collection, instant repair and development
Play Supply Thanks a lot! ありがとうございます。 Thanks a lot! Thank you very much!
Play Docking Minor Sorry、少しだけ休みます、提督。 Sorry. I shall take a break, admiral.
Play Docking Major I’m sorry、後方でお休みを頂きます。ごめんなさい、提督。 I'm sorry. I shall pull back and rest. I'm truly sorry, admiral.
Play Construction 新造艦、就役です! A new ship has been completed!
Play Returning From Sortie 作戦完了です、提督。 Operation complete, Admiral.
Play Starting A Sortie サラ、出撃します!皆さん、行きましょう! Sara, Heading out! Let's go everyone!
Play Kai CV-3 サラ、出撃します!皆さん、行きましょう! CV-3 Sara, Heading out! Let's go everyone!
Play Battle Start 行きます!航空隊、発艦初め! Let's do this. Air team, ready to strike!
Play Air Battle サラの子たち、お願いします! It's all yours, my fellow kids!
Play Mk.II サラの子たち、頼みます!いい?Attack! I request you, my fellow kids! Ready? Attack!
Play Attack Attack!
 ⇧ shared with day/night special attacks, support expedition team arrival
Play Night Battle 艦隊全身、追撃戦に移行します!サラに続いて! Fleet at full speed. Commencing pursuit! On me!
Play MVP Oh my god!サラの戦闘がそんなに!?何か、申し訳ない気もします。 Oh my god! I excel that much in battle? I... kind of feel bad for it.
Play Kai Oh my god! サラの戦果がそんなに!?提督のお蔭ですね。帰ったら乾杯しましょう! Oh my god! I excel that much in result? It's all thanks to you, Admiral. Let's make a toast when we return!
Play Minor Damage 1 あぁ! Aahh!
Play Minor Damage 2 へ、飛行甲板に!?ダメージコントロールを! Huh, the flight deck? Damage Control!
Play Major Damage 嫌だ、もう!飛行甲板とお尻が… Oh no... My flight deck and my rear...
Play Sunk Oh my god、サラ…ここで沈むというのですか?提督、お別れです... Goodbye... Oh my god... This is where I'm sinking? Admiral, It's time we part ways... Goodbye...

Hourly Notifications (Kai)Edit

Time Japanese English Note
Play 00:00 提督、先ほど日付が更新されました。本日はこのサラが提督の執務を補佐いたしますね。 Admiral, the date has changed. Today I, Sara will help with the Admiral's duties.
Play 01:00 1 o'clock。 提督、今夜は頑張りましょうね。 1 o'clock. Admiral, tonight lets do our best.
Play 02:00 2 o'clock。 はい、サラは平気です。提督、お疲れですか? 2 o'clock. Yes, I'm doing fine. Admiral, are you tired?
Play 03:00 3 o'clock。 サラがcoffeeをご用意しましょう。少しお待ち下さいね。 3 o'clock. I'll make you some coffee. Please wait a bit.
Play 04:00 4 o'clock。 提督、もうすぐ夜が明けますね。ハァ…よし!頑張ろう! 4 o'clock. Admiral, it's soon going to be dawn. Phew... Alright! I'll do my best!
Play 05:00 5 o'clock。 朝焼けSo beautiful! 5 o'clock. The sunrise is so beautiful!
Play 06:00 Good Morning! 6 o'clock。提督、おはようございます。今朝も爽やかですね! Good Morning! 6 o'clock. Admiral, good morning. It's another crisp morning!
Play 07:00 7 o'clock。サラ、モーニングをご用意しました。卵はスクランブルでよかったですよね?Coffeeはこちらに。 7 o'clock. I've made breakfast for you. Scrambled eggs will do, right? The coffee is over there.
Play 08:00 8 o'clock。朝の後片付けをしたら、艦載機の整備をしますね。みんな、いい子たちなんです。 8 o'clock. After I finish clearing up, I need to service my planes. All of them are good girls.
Play 09:00 9 o'clock。あ、Yorkie...?あ、ごめんなさい!勘違いです。Sorry!あ、サラったら、ごめんなさい。 9 o'clock. Huh, Yorkie...? Ah, I'm sorry! I mistook you for someone. Sorry! Oh silly Sara, I'm sorry. She probably mistook someone with USS Yorktown (CV-5) which was designed after lessons learned from operations with the Lexington-class. Yorktown was sunk by I-168 during the Battle of Midway.

Alternatively, she mistook someone with the other USS Yorktown (CV-10), an Essex-class aircraft carrier, developed directly from the previous Yorktown-class ships, and named in honor of the Yorktown lost at the Battle of Midway. This carrier served in World War II and Vietnam, and is now a museum in Patriot's Point, South Carolina.

Play 10:00 10 o'clock。 加賀さん、おはようございます!...え、対抗演習ですか?喜んで!サラが真剣勝負でお相手します! 10 o'clock. Miss Kaga, good morning! ...Huh, a war game? I'll gladly accept! I'll face you with everything I've got!
Play 11:00 11 o'clock。 加賀さん、さすがですね。Japan Task Forceも侮れません。サラももっと頑張ろ! 11 o'clock As expected from you, Miss Kaga. Japan's Task Force is formidable. I need to do better!
Play 12:00 It is Noon。 提督、lunchはどうされますか?サラ、簡単なサンドウィッチだったらパッパッとご用意しちゃいます。OK?少し待っていて。 It is Noon. Admiral, what will you have for lunch? If it's just sandwiches, I can make it with ease . OK? Wait for a while.
Play 13:00 1 o'clock。 はい、お待たせです。ターキーサラダサンドウィッチ、どうぞ召し上がれ! 1 o'clock. Here you go. One turkey salad sandwich, please enjoy!
Play 14:00 2 o'clock。 提督、サラのターキーサラダサンド、どうでしたか?お口に合いましたか?あぁ...Really? よかった! 2 o'clock. Admiral, how's my turkey salad sandwich? Did you like it? Ahh... Really? Thank god!
Play 15:00 3 o'clock。 ハァ...少し疲れたかな。は、いいえ、サラ全然平気です! 3 o'clock. Phew... I'm a little tired. Huh? No, I am totally fine!
Play 16:00 4 o'c... あら、Hey! 赤城さんHow are you?...そう、よかった!サラも同じよ。うふふ 4 o'c... Ah, hey! Miss Akagi How are you?... Oh really, that's great! Same goes for me. Hehehe...
Play 17:00 5 o'clock。 提督、この海は夕焼けも綺麗。So beautiful! 5 o'clock. Admiral, the sunset in the sea here is breathtaking. So beautiful!
Play 18:00 6 o'clock。 Dinnerはどうされますか?え、提督が?ううん、大丈夫。サラに夜も任せておいてください!頑張ります! 6 o'clock. What will you have for dinner? Eh, You want to make it yourself? No no, it's alright. Leave the dinner to me as well! I'll do my best!
Play 19:00 7 o'clock。 はい、お待ちどうさま!ニュージャージー仕込みのビーフステーキ、どうぞ召し上がれ!はい、ご一緒にビールも! 7 o'clock. Kept you waiting! It's New Jersey-style beef steak, please enjoy! Here is a beer to go with it!
Play 20:00 8 o'clock。 提督、お腹いっぱいになりました?そう?よかった!デザートもあるんです。ほら、コーンシロップたっぷりのサラ特製アイス、召し上がれ!さぁ、遠慮されずに、ね? 8 o'clock. Admiral, are you full? Really? Good to know. There is dessert as well. Here is Sara's special corn syrup filled ice cream. Please dig in! Don't be shy!
Play 21:00 9 o'clock。 あら、Iowa!珍しいのね、一人?お仕事終わったら、少しだけやりますか?うん、OKです。待っててね! 9 o'clock. Oh, Iowa! It's rare to see you alone. Once I finish working do we want to drink for a bit? Sure, OK. Wait for me!
Play 22:00 10 o'clock。 提督、なんでしょうか?...え、提督もご一緒に?もちろん、喜んで!そうだ、加賀さんたちもお呼びしましょう。え、それはまた別で? 10 o'clock. Admiral, what is it? Eh, you want to join us as well? Sure, with pleasure! That's right, how about we invite Miss Kaga as well. eh, another time?
Play 23:00 11 o'clock。 提督、今日も一日お疲れ様でした!さぁ、それではIowaと合流して、Let's go for a drink! 11 o'clock. Admiral, thank you for your hard work today! Alright, let's meet up with Iowa and let's go for a drink!

Seasonal QuotesEdit

Event Japanese English Note
Christmas 2016
Play
Merry Christmas!提督。サラ特製の大きな大きなターキーサラダサンドイッチ作ってみたんです。どうぞ、召し上がれ! Merry Christmas, Admiral. I just made my specialty extra-extra large turkey sandwich. Please, help yourself!
Early Summer 2017
Play
水着ですか?どうしよう?Iowaはoff seasonでもあんな格好だし…Saraは…ん…考えておきますね? A swimsuit? What should I do? Iowa looks like that year round, though... I'll... hmmm... think about it alright?
Fall 2017
Play
この国の秋、いいですね。Sara、この季節好きかもしれません。あれ? 皆さん装備の手入れを始めて…もうすぐ何が始まるのですか? This country's fall is quite nice. Sara might like this season. Eh? Everyone's starting repairs on their equipment... is something going to start soon?
Rainy Season 2017
Play
これがうわさの「ツユ」ですね?確かに雨ばっかり。Eugene、それは?ええ、呪いの人形じゃ??ああ、そうなんですね。私も挑戦してみます。。 Is this the “Tsuyu” I’ve heard about? It certainly is rainy. What’s this thing for? Eh, is it a cursed doll? Oh, so that’s what it is, then. I want to try making one too!
Setsubun 2017
Play
これですね!噂のspecialな行事は。セッツブーン!平気です、対策済み。戦闘機隊は直ちに発艦、本艦上空直掩をお願いします。いたっ、いたたっ! So this is it! The special festival. Setsubun! I'm fine, I'm all ready. The planes are launching, I'm leaving the air cover up to you. Ow, ouch!
Fifth Anniversary
Play

CharacterEdit

AppearanceEdit

  • Unlike the majority of other carriers in-game that use bows or magic, Saratoga uses a firearm integrated into her flight deck to launch planes. The weapon used is based off the Thompson submachine gun, one of the most iconic firearms of the 1920's, and most often referred to by monikers like the "Tommy Gun" and "Chicago Typewriter". More specifically, the weapon is based off the M1928 US Navy version of the Thompson. Saratoga also carries two different magazines for the weapon, the standard straight 20-round magazine, and the "L" type drum magazines which can be seen carried on the inside of her skirt.

PersonalityEdit

  • "Sister" Sara is portrayed as having an "onee-san" personality, with a relatively elegant manner of speech, and speaking with a motherly tone regarding her aircraft, and is especially genial towards other ships, with in-game lines referencing friendly relations especially to Akagi, Kaga, and Iowa. Following in Warspite's mold, her in-game lines use significantly better English than Iowa, though used less heavily in her speech.

NotesEdit

  • Fall 2016 Event E-5 Clear Reward.
  • Can be acquired from Large Ship Construction using Kamoi or Iowa as flagship, making her the first US ship that can be built through construction.
  • Saratoga has the ability to engage in combat during Night Battles using her guns in her standard form but not in remodeled form.
  • While she starts out with an attack range of Medium, her Kai remodel downgrades her to Short range. She regains her Medium range on her Mk.II remodel.
  • Received her second remodel with the 12th September 2017 update.
    • The first ship to receive a "Mk.II" and "Mk.II Mod.2" remodel.
  • Saratoga's Mk.II remodel converts her into a Night-Battle Aircraft Carrier, where she gains the ability to perform night-battle cut-ins on using the appropriate aircraft. Her Mk.II Mod.2 remodel on the other hand converts her into an armored carrier with the ability to launch planes at Medium damage.
    • Her Mk.II form requires at least 1 night fighter equipped to perform night air attacks.
  • Saratoga can remodel into Mk.II form on reaching level 85, and if desired can be remodeled straight into Mk.II Mod.2 form immediately after. However, Saratoga requires a minimum level of 90 to unlock the ability to reverse remodel from Mk.II Mod.2 back into Mk.II.
    • Furthermore, players must have at least 20 Development Material and 30 Instant Construction materials to convert Saratoga Mk.II into Mk.II Mod.2.

TriviaEdit

  • USS Saratoga (CV-3) was the second of the Lexington-class ships, which were originally designed as battlecruisers until the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 necessitated their conversion into aircraft carriers. She served with distinction during the Second World War, being present in many major engagements including the Guadalcanal campaign, the New Georgia campaign, and the Battle of Iwo Jima, along with seeing combat in the Indian Ocean. 
    • On the other hand, Saratoga suffered several instances of damage via enemy action throughout her career that resulted in her being indisposed for certain major carrier operations, including the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway, and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. This is reflected ingame in her lower luck stat compared to other WW2 survivors like Yukikaze.
  • Launched on April 7,1925, and commissioned on November 16. 1927.
  • Saratoga had various nicknames throughout the course of her career:
    • Her first nickname was "Sister Sara". This name represents the affection that the US Navy showed to her as their first fast carrier.
    • Due to her bad reputation of being at the wrong place at the wrong time during the first two years of World War II, she derisively became known as "the Reluctant Dragon" or "the Lily Pond".
    • The meanest nickname she earned was "Sara Maru" (サラ丸), putting her in league with the enemy.
    • She was also teased as "the Housing Project" during her periods of inactivity at Numea.
    • With a crew of over 3.000 men, Saratoga got the moniker "because she housed the largest population of any American warship, her cuisine was excellent, and her tenants hardly had to ever move".
    • Her crew grew tired of the abuse that they recieved from the rest of the fleet, hoping that they could prove themselves in action.
  • Converted into a training ship in 1945 following battle damage from Iwo Jima and used as a repatriation vessel at the end of the war. She would later be used as one of the ships present in the Operation Crossroads nuclear tests of 1946 at Bikini Atoll, where she sank after the Test Baker nuclear detonation.
  • The letter E on Saratoga's funnel is a Battle Effectiveness Award granted to US Navy ships that demonstrate an exceptional state of combat readiness and in Saratoga's case, was awarded the Excellence in Engineering award during exercises in 1938.
  • Sunk the light carrier Ryuujou with her aircraft during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on 24 August, 1942.
  • Saratoga was one of only three pre-war carriers of the United States Navy that survived World War Two, the other two being USS Enterprise and USS Ranger.
  • The downgrade in Saratoga's attack range on remodel stems from the differences in firepower brought about by her refit; when originally built, Saratoga was equipped with four 8"/55 caliber gun turrets similar to those used by heavy cruisers of the time, due to the perceived importance of aircraft carriers having organic anti-ship weapons in the event of surface action. As the importance of anti-aircraft defenses rose along with the decreasing likelihood of carriers engaging in direct ship-to-ship combat, Saratoga was refitted in 1942 to have her 8-inch guns replaced with smaller dual-purpose 5"/38 caliber guns with anti-aircraft capability. These changes are visually present on Saratoga's rigging in-game, along with corresponding changes to her stats.
  • She was originally approximately 25% complete as a battlecruiser before being converted into an aircraft carrier, thus explaining her high durability since she retained her main belt armor.
  • Saratoga's standard pose of pushing her skirt down as it's blown upward by wind is most likely inspired by a famous and iconic pose by superstar Marilyn Monroe, taken from the movie "The Seven Year Itch".
  • The coloration of her initial costume is based on the USN Measure 1 camouflage scheme that she wore pre-1942, with her vertical surfaces in Light Gray, while her wooden flight deck was left unpainted. The dark costume worn by her Kai and Mk.II Mod.2 variants reflects the Measure 21 scheme that she wore in late-1942-1943, and again from November 1944, with the flight deck and hull darkened with Deck Blue. Her Mk.II dress is inspired by the dazzle camouflage scheme (Measure 32, Design 11A) that she wore for most of 1944.
  • A visual bug caused her second remodel to appear as an Escort Fortress when the 12th September 2017 update first came out.


See Also

Lexington Class Standard Carriers
Implemented
SaratogaSaratoga Banner
Unimplemented
Lexington
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