As all my "formulaposts" have been recently bumped, I was approached to put them all into one post so it could be stikied... here it is.
These guides contain advanced information. If you are just starting to play the game please go ahead and read Obst's guides on www.nfguides.com. That webpage gives you all the information you need to start with. If you have done that and are still curious about some details, go read ahead.
Since it has quite some information, I divided it into several parts, that are posted as replies by myself.
0) Ability  how they are calculated / base stats 1) BO's Potential  guideline length / marking distance 2) Accuracy  where's the cap, how is it calculated 3) Reload  where's the cap 4) Torpedo  reload cap 5) AAW  chance of shooting down planes at horizontal and vertical distances with auto fire 6) Repair  Repairrate and Burnrate 7) Restore  SD 8) Engine . A  General . B  Overheat time . C  Base speed . D  natural overheat speed . E  overheat speed with crew 9) Aircraft  not yet posted 10) Fighter  not yet posted 11) Bomber  not yet posted 12) Special Sailors . A  Sonarmen
If you have questions or remarks to any of those posts  please send a PM to me. Also if you think that you have found a mistake, please contact me directly as it most probably will just be a misunderstanding and I don't want an obsolete discussion in this post as it just blows it up and might scare ppl away. I have not included all "proof" in this post  if you are looking for some numbers how I came up with the formulas, feel free to look for my old posts from between 2005 and now, and you will find more information in there.
