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jldjs
02-06-2010, 04:25 PM
I'm new to manual targeting. I was in close with a convoy, 800 yds, it was dark and rainy. I was setup using O'Kane but when I up'd periscope I couldn't see the targets to know when they crossed my constant bearing, so I didn't know when to shoot. Need some help.

jldjs
02-06-2010, 04:25 PM
I'm new to manual targeting. I was in close with a convoy, 800 yds, it was dark and rainy. I was setup using O'Kane but when I up'd periscope I couldn't see the targets to know when they crossed my constant bearing, so I didn't know when to shoot. Need some help.

Magic452
02-06-2010, 09:35 PM
Difficult situation that. The only recourse is to shoot off of sound bearings only. Not that easy to do but doable.

You have to pick a target and follow it with sonar and when it gets to your shooting bearing shoot. Takes a lot of practice but it's really cool when you pull it off.

What I do is draw a line from the center of your boat to the target course and shoot when the sonar track hits that line. If your lead angle is 10 and the target is coming left to right and you are 90 to the target course, draw the line on the 350 bearing line. You should have the bearing tool on your nav map, if not get the mod that installs the 3000 yard bearing tool. You shoot from the nav map. There is a delay so you just have to practice.

If I'm attacking a escorted target I just go to 90 feet and shoot from there, got half of my get away done already.

Good luck.

Magic

MWolfe1963
02-06-2010, 10:05 PM
I just go to the attack map and watch the sonar line, when it hits the bearing fire from the attack map. Obvious you're setting up the attack with radar, so you can use that to get speed. Main thing is to get close enough, about 600-800 yards.

With contacts off, it's all reasonable estimates.

You can also use your deckgun without seeing. Just get bearing and range with sonar or radar and shoot in that direction. After it catches on fire easy to see in the storms.

Magic452
02-06-2010, 10:24 PM
The reason I use the nav. map is I can track a particular target better if I can mark the map.
Often I'm shooting a target in the middle of the convoy and it's easier to be able to plot the course.

Magic

mg94133
02-07-2010, 03:10 AM
A tip I picked up on awhile ago (sorry, can't remember the source) while executing a sonar attack, is to fire 2 degrees before the contact crosses the shoot bearing. Engine and screw sounds don't come from the bow, so it follows that there are parts ripe for holes in front of the contact line...

jldjs
02-07-2010, 07:46 AM
Thanks all. I decided to try using the sonar bearing and did draw that line to watch the cross over. Fired 4 torps on what I discerned as three different sounds. Unbelievable happened! Three impacts though I'm not sure how many ships in the convoy got hit.

Magic452
02-07-2010, 08:29 PM
Fun isn't it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Magic