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MWolfe1963
01-25-2010, 09:45 AM
This was fun. Probably best night surface action I've had in awhile.Picked up large convoy late 44 in Formosa, bad storm. DD's chasing me with radar as I weaved in and out of the ships, using every gun, had to dive a few times when DD's came up my stern, but right back up. Did get 40% damaged, but made it home.

Most shooting blind using radar or aiming at searchlights.

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/Armistead1424/SH4Img2010-01-26_014207_359.jpg

Silly Carrier Escort ASW chasing me bites the dust.

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/Armistead1424/SH4Img2010-01-26_012708_796-1.jpg

Torped one with radar, guns blasting the other
http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/Armistead1424/SH4Img2010-01-26_011240_968-1.jpg

Torp merchant left then set up on the other..turned out to be a DD, two slams and takes him out..blind shooting
http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/Armistead1424/SH4Img2010-01-26_020015_421-1.jpg

I think this is when Wernher gets killed.
http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/Armistead1424/SH4Img2010-01-25_160654_156-1.jpg

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/Armistead1424/SH4Img2010-01-26_021018_406.jpg

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/Armistead1424/SH4Img2010-01-26_023505_093.jpg

tambor198
01-25-2010, 10:10 AM
Nice screenies as always, MWolfe. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

J.L.Chamberlain
01-25-2010, 11:10 AM
Really cool Wolf. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

nohunt1
01-25-2010, 09:14 PM
Poor Wernher....Just when he was getting better you had to go and make him a casualty of war.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

BTW...How do you target using radar..?? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Ducimus_Rapax
01-25-2010, 09:27 PM
Doing your impression of Red Rammage?

http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08384.htm

See 4th and 5th picture's/captions down.

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MWolfe1963
01-26-2010, 12:39 AM
Yep, picture 5 is about exact. I had to go down to radar depth to let the DD's with radar pass.
They were coming sorta SW, so I went NE through the group when I got some distance on the DD's and came up shooting. Jumping from gun to gun. Would rather let the crew shoot, but gotta shoot DG by radar til u light em up and can see them.


And that silly carrier escort chasing me like a DD. One torp and the deckgun got him.

Was fun, guns going off, flares, searchlights, charges.

I came back for another pass but that one dd ran right on my stern and got me with a charge as I went under, but popped right back up and blew his rack off and got away.

Basically use RR radar and sonar methods of radar and sonar shooting. Mostly just getting a bearing, guessing on speed and AOB and aiming at search lights. I did waste a few with misses.

I had some sterns left, but I decided to leave well enough alone...

I would say the 40 is just perfect now...glad it doe's some damage.

Got a lot of great shots of the battle.

Always large convoys there. For the fun of it and I want to live, I've loaded 10 cuties to let loose in the next ones for the first go round.