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ElephantMemory
08-30-2007, 03:31 PM
Hello Everyone, this is kind of a 2 part question. I was wondering what that blade is called that is mounted on the front of the VIIB, you know which one I mean, it looks like a saw blade, I'm guessing its for cutting sub nets or ramming boats or something... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anyway ! I was wondering if there is any kind of mod to put this onto the VIIC, I noticed that in Das Boot they are using a VIIC sub, but it has the saw on the front end, unlike the VIIC in SH3. I was just wondering because I really like the look of the blade on the front end, plus I would like the recreate the Das Boot sub at some point, and It just does not look right without this.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I hope to hear from someone
Thanks again!
Happy Hunting

ElephantMemory
08-30-2007, 03:31 PM
Hello Everyone, this is kind of a 2 part question. I was wondering what that blade is called that is mounted on the front of the VIIB, you know which one I mean, it looks like a saw blade, I'm guessing its for cutting sub nets or ramming boats or something... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anyway ! I was wondering if there is any kind of mod to put this onto the VIIC, I noticed that in Das Boot they are using a VIIC sub, but it has the saw on the front end, unlike the VIIC in SH3. I was just wondering because I really like the look of the blade on the front end, plus I would like the recreate the Das Boot sub at some point, and It just does not look right without this.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I hope to hear from someone
Thanks again!
Happy Hunting

VikingGrandad
08-30-2007, 03:45 PM
It was a sub net cutter - a design feature inherited from the WW1 U-boats. The cutter became obsolete, as U-boats so rarely ventured anywhere near harbours where nets might be installed - hence the removal of this feature on the VIIC.

I'm not sure if the net cutter on U-96 in Das Boot is a mistake, or whether some of the early VIIC boats did have the net cutter.

ElephantMemory
08-31-2007, 07:14 AM
So I guess no one has tryed to mod this into the VIIC yet?

I have found some pic's of VIIC's with sub net cutters on them. I might try to post them soon If I can get them up

Would have been cool just to have it as an option for a Sub upgrade. .. I don't know, it just looks neat to me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Realjambo
08-31-2007, 10:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">So I guess no one has tryed to mod this into the VIIC yet? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not as far as I know. When you hit a sub net in SH3 it creates a hell of a noise. It would be interesting to see your bow push through the net with the aid of the net cutter though instead of your boat rear up and try top drive over the top of it! (All very Splinter Cell I must say http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

switchman72
09-01-2007, 07:56 AM
Good points VG,RJ. Another reason they were obsolete, and the reason you hear such an agonizing sound in the game is because the british and other allies were using thinner netting in WWI and in WWII, the netting was much thicker.