Talk:Yorktown-class light carrier

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Maybe I'm crazy but did the Yorktowns REALLY go into retire after the War? I may be wrong but wasn't the Lexington a Yorktown class, or was it some variant?

--Overload

You may be confusing the Yorktown with the Concordia, which was virtually identical visually. The Concordias are relatively new, but Yorktowns like the Victory met their day long ago. In the WC universe, Confed had not choice but to reactivate old carriers to replace the newer ones that got destroyed. I presume you are thinking of the vessels in WC4. Those were Concordias. The TCS Lexington was a Concordia in that game.

If you're thinking of the Lexington from Armada, that's a totally different ship. It's not related to either the Concordia or the Yorktown. I'm not sure I fully understand your question, so let me know if any of this helps.

-Aeronautico

I was referring to WC4's TCS Lexington. But thanks for clearing that up.

--Overload

No problem. Glad to help.

-Aeronautico

I think it is reasonable to say most of the Yorktowns, and perhaps other carriers as well, were on their way to retirement given the Midway line's purpose as an economically viable replacement to various ageing carrier groups. However, is it really fair to say that Yorktowns were 'phased out' in the time just before the Battle of Terra? It's not as though ships like the Victory were shut down then hastily recommissioned, were they? I don't see any evidence of that in any of the universe background information. - Wedge

I agree. There's no firm basis for it. Bob McDob 20:00, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

I don't know why but I think It's very interesting that the Yorktown has better armour. Btw may I ask from where are the stats of the yorktown and Concordia?--FekLeyrTarg 19:03, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

I believe the Concordia data comes from the official Wing Commander IV strategy guide by Prima. Bob McDob 19:58, 10 July 2010 (UTC)