|Coastal Defense Ship||Destroyer|
|Light Cruiser||Torpedo Cruiser|
|Heavy Cruiser||Training Cruiser|
|Aviation Cruiser||Fast Battleship|
|Standard Aircraft Carrier|
|Armored Carrier||Seaplane Tender|
|Submarine||Aircraft Carrying Submarine|
|Repair Ship||Amphibious Assault Ship|
Although a low speed machine of an older generation with multiple non metallic wings, it boasts high reliability, operability and excellent mobility, serving as offensive aircraft of the country of tea with the name of "Swordfish". The Aircraft Carrier "Ark Royal" loaded with this aircraft against the Battleship "Bismarck" with the British Fleet struck a lethal blow, in an old-fashioned but brilliant fight result, is finally implemented!
|Improvement Cost: 90 280 0 210||★||S||M||T||W||T||F||S||Helper Ship|
|Consumes: 1x Type 97 Torpedo Bomber||0||4/5||2/2||A||?||?||?||?||A||A||Ark Royal|
|Consumes: 1x Tenzan||6||5/9||3/5|
|Consumes: 1x Skilled Crew Member|
Produces: 1x Swordfish Mk.II (Skilled)
A plane more in line with WW1-era aircraft, it was woefully outdated even before the war started. An order was put forth by the British Air Ministry to replace the current Fairey III, and with Fairey's proven track record in creating recon planes, they designed a working prototype by 1933, the TSR I (Torpedo-Spotter-Reconnaissance I). As the name suggests, it was suppose to be an all-in-one aircraft that could be used on both battleships and aircraft carriers for artillery spotting, torpedo bombing (sometimes even dive bombing) and recon. By the time the TSR II was finished, it received its official name, Swordfish, and 68 planes were ordered and designated as Swordfish I in 1936. Though monoplane designs were starting to become the norm with German, Japanese and American navies, Britain curiously decided another biplane series was the way to go. Sporting WW1 armaments and armor that were painfully weak against newer generation aircraft and a top speed of just 150mph, it seemed that it was doomed at the start of the war. Despite this, its most famous acts were the crippling of battleship Bismarck and the Battle of Taranto but its shortcomings would eventually be highlighted in 1942 when a group of Swordfish were completely wiped out by intercepting Bf 109s, causing its withdraw as a torpedo bomber into a more ASW focused plane. Even as an ASW plane, it pioneered naval use of ASV radar, which helped located Bismarck and hunt submarines in day or night.
- Even if the Swordfish was a biplane, it was not strictly a disadvantage because the design allowed for more tighter agility and acrobatics, sturdier wings and could be constructed with lighter materials due to the naturally strong geometry of the wings structure which in turn allowed it to carry heavier torpedoes. It was also exceptional at carrier takeoffs and landings, which came in real handy when it was relegated to escort carrier use.
- It replaced the Blackburn Baffin, Seal and Shark in 1938, making it the sole torpedo bomber available for 2 years.
- Swordfish I also included a floatplane variant, but these were more vulnerable than their carrier-based counterparts because of their even slower speed due to the weight added by the floats.