A little thread necro here. Been away from the forum for too long. This was my take on the Kingfisher a few years ago. There were some cases of Kingfishers operating from island bases and I felt Sea Basing was a good compromise to building a complex basing SA to cover BBs and Cruisers.
I've actually used this Kingfisher in a bunch of games and its proven very useful, if a little situational. The gunnery boosting SA is powerful, but somewhat restrictive. ASW is OK, but mainly good for suppression. I've had the SAR SA work once or twice. Its not a world beater, and at times I find myself wishing I had just brought a Catalina or Wildcat instead (like the game I'm playing against Brigs right now), but I've found this to be a nice, but not overpowering addition to USN air.
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