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Schnellboot
05-09-2004, 06:29 PM
Guten Tag!

One detail that seems to me essential for SH3's realism is authentically deadly Aircraft (one of many elements botched in SH2). Since planes scored the majority of U-Boot kills, I hope to see that reflected in SH3, with ASW air patrols that are persistent and accurate.

For ex., if a plane fails to sink me after multiple passes and has to go home, he could still hand me off to another patrol (air or sea) to finish the job with all available weapons. The planes should be a terrifying sight that makes our hearts sink, if not our boats!

Danke!
Schnellboot

Schnellboot
05-09-2004, 06:29 PM
Guten Tag!

One detail that seems to me essential for SH3's realism is authentically deadly Aircraft (one of many elements botched in SH2). Since planes scored the majority of U-Boot kills, I hope to see that reflected in SH3, with ASW air patrols that are persistent and accurate.

For ex., if a plane fails to sink me after multiple passes and has to go home, he could still hand me off to another patrol (air or sea) to finish the job with all available weapons. The planes should be a terrifying sight that makes our hearts sink, if not our boats!

Danke!
Schnellboot

HeibgesU999
05-09-2004, 06:48 PM
yep, hopefully they will at least be able to strafe.

Schnellboot
05-09-2004, 08:32 PM
Oh, yeah, and later in the war, some ASW planes shoot ROCKETS! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

HeibgesU999
05-09-2004, 08:40 PM
I think the airplanes in SH2 were pretty deadly.

Bruno_Lotse
05-10-2004, 09:54 AM
Deadly indeed in SH2!
There are two problems though.
1. In SH2 they are usually making a single pass over a target
2. They don't shadow a target and certainly do not call up for a backup.
I do agree with Schnellboot about rockets and would add sonobuoys and acoustic-searching torpedoes (Mk 24 Fido)
Bruno Lotse
U45

HeibgesU999
05-10-2004, 12:43 PM
yep, the AI was limited in its actions in SH2. And this was on a good day.

the sonobuoys would be cool.

Bruno_Lotse
05-10-2004, 01:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HeibgesU999:
the sonobuoys would be cool.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
What, got afraid of Fido thing? Oh, they ARE deadly, mate!

Bruno Lotse
U45

HeibgesU999
05-10-2004, 01:05 PM
i was reading about the sonobouys in Iron Coffins. that was very tricky on the part of the British.

Schnellboot
05-10-2004, 03:40 PM
Oh, and let's not forget the Leigh Light! (http://www.subart.net/u-boat%20&%20leigh%20light.htm) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Bruno_Lotse
05-10-2004, 04:58 PM
Jawohl!!!
They are deadly too.

Bruno Lotse
U45

Willey
05-11-2004, 10:22 AM
I played Aces again last weekend, and a single Liberator kept attacking me in the convoy, even while I was on periscope depth. It made 1 run with bombs and guns, and several more with guns only. In SH2 they don't care. They come in, make one pass and then they're gone. You just have to dive early enough in SH2.