My suggestion was to add aerial dropped mines to Warthunder.
Here are some examples of them being used IRL
The first recorded aerial minelaylng in combat occurred on November 20. 1939, when nineHeinkel 59 floatplanes flew to the Thames Estuary. Although five turned back due to navigationdifficulties, four aircraft laid seven mines that night and thirty-four more in the following two days.
the U.S. Fifth Air Force flew only a single B-24 minelaying missionfrom Port Moresby in June 1943.
three squadrons of RAAF PBY-5 Catalinas laid mines in key enemy harbors in the Southwest Pacific.
The PBY-5 Catalinas used by the RAAF were amphibious aircraft that provided good results.The aircraft was well suited to minelaying, with long range and a payload of 2,000-4,000 pounds. Out of1,130 successful sorties that laid 2,498 mines, the Australians lost nine aircraft, a 0.8 percent loss rate.Altogether, the postwar U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey estimated these mines sank 90 ships total ling250,000 tons, or approximately 40 percent of Japanese losses in the Netherlands East Indies.23
List of planes that used Mines/Depth charges
Mine/Depth Charges loadouts
AMD-500 (Ground mine)(500 kg, charge 300 kg (TNT))
AMD-1000 )Ground Mine)(1000 kg, charge 700 kg (TNT))
MAB-1 (Naval Mine)(total weight not available, charge (TNT) was 100 kg, Deployed from 500 m)
AMG-1(Naval mine) (total weight not available, charge (TNT) was 250 kg, deployed from 200 m)
-Mark II mine fit with a hydrostatic pistol (3.9 kg, charge 1.8 kg, could be launched from 30 m)
-The Royal Navy's (charge 270 kg) mark VII depth charge
-1,850 lb mine with magnetic actuation
-420 lb depth charge
-BM 1000 I/II (1000 kg, Charge 700 kg, could be launched from 700 m)
-Luftmine A (500 kg charge not available, parachute bomb, Naval mine but could be used as a bomb this would be very explosive and not cause a crater)
-Luftmine B (1000 kg, same as Luftmine A)
Used british mines mainly
-Type 93 model 1(680 kg, charge 100 kg)
-Aircraft Type 3 Mark 1 Model 1 (640 kg, charge 80 kg)
-Aircraft Type 3 Mark 2 Model 1(135 kg, charge 50 kg)
How to use it in WT
My idea is that you can take mines on let's say your PBY and drop them, when a ship get's nearby it will take damage/be destroyed.
A PBY could carry up to 4000 lb of bombs/depth charges so you could take 3 depth charges on a Catalina (each weighing 1,150 lb each)
those Mines can be dropped from 30 m high.
You can change the depth of a depth charge by pressing + and - (for example) there are three types of depth you can put your depth charge: High. Medium, Low
And I know submarines won't be in game, but maybe AI submarines?
This is quite easy, you basicly just drop a mine on the ground and when a ground vehicles get's close to it it will kill it (if it's light armoured) or damage him (Tanks, Detracking etc). However some Mines had a timer.
I hope you like my suggestions if you have any questions ask them :)
Btw: all mines had parachutes
Edited by jespertjee, 09 June 2014 - 01:07 PM.