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tambor198
02-19-2007, 11:37 AM
I quote from Clay Blair's "Silent Victory"

"The majority of shipping bound to and from Japan and it's newly acquired possessions in the Indies passed through a bottleneck on the northern end of the Philippines called the Luzon Straits, the body of water lying between Luzon and Formosa. It is deep and open, ideal operating water for submarines on offensive patrol."

Luzon Straits

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If the Dev Team of SHIV have down their homework, and from comments I've seen on this forum especially from RedTerex they have, the Luzon Straits will be a great place to hunt for both merchantships and warships.

In the first two years of the WW II, this area was not fully exploited, but beginning in 1944 US Submarines started patrolling this area in abundance and took a heavy toll on Japanese shipping from then on. It was in this area that the USS Barb sank the Japanese carrier Unyo (20,000 tons) and the oil tanker Azuza (11,000 tons). In one salvo of torpedoes from the Barb's bow tubes, two Japanese ships had been sunk totalling 31,000 tons. Something never down before by any US Submarine in the war. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Ya know, every new thing I read and hear about SHIV makes me all the more anxious to get my hands on this game. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif



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Stuntcow
02-19-2007, 01:32 PM
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WilhelmSchulz.
02-19-2007, 01:42 PM
Thats a big bottleneck.