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Mon Pavion
05-19-2004, 02:32 PM
How do you destroy ships? Can it be done with bombs/cannons? Or can it only be done with torp. I have tried many times to sink different ships, usually merchants with bombs. I score direct hits, but i get an explosion animation like it exploded in the water(yet it occures in the middle of the ships deck), and the ship carries on undamaged. Whats the deal with attacking ships?

Mon Pavion
05-19-2004, 02:32 PM
How do you destroy ships? Can it be done with bombs/cannons? Or can it only be done with torp. I have tried many times to sink different ships, usually merchants with bombs. I score direct hits, but i get an explosion animation like it exploded in the water(yet it occures in the middle of the ships deck), and the ship carries on undamaged. Whats the deal with attacking ships?

F16_Petter
05-19-2004, 02:40 PM
First of all, make sure that your bombdelay is set to 0.0 seconds, detonation on impact.

Secondly you should use a rather heavy bomb, at least 500kg. Im not sure with the new patch, but id say that the stuka is a formidable antiship aircraft with its brutal bombload, with the SC1800.

Also using divebombing against cargoships is quite safe, they dont fire at you.

It is possible to bomb boats, yes.
However cannon fire doesnt do it.. at least not what I know of.

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woofiedog
05-19-2004, 02:41 PM
Most aircraft cannons are useless againest ships. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
Try the 5in rockets on the P-38 or use one of the aircraft that carry Torpedoes and aircraft with large bombs, AB bombs. These are the Ship Killers. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif
Good Luck!

Lunix
05-19-2004, 02:51 PM
Petter is right set the bomb delay at 0. Otherwise the bombs just sink and the ship take little damage. I have had great success with skip bombing. Dive down and fly at the ship just above the water. Line the ship up in your sight and let the bomb go and it will skip into the side of the ship. Be sure to pull up after release or the bomb blast will get you http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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XyZspineZyX
05-19-2004, 03:01 PM
Torpedos are very effective....if you use enough....and you aim well........and you survive the AAA.

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FI-Aflak
05-19-2004, 03:14 PM
skip-bombing is the way to go.

You get a good chance of a hit, you don't have to worry about being too close when the bomb goes off, and you get to stay away from the worst of the AAA.

And it looks damn cool.

Mon Pavion
05-19-2004, 03:19 PM
Alright, i got it now. It was because i had the delay on the bombs set at 0.3. Put it on zero and it works a lot better. Thanks fellas http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ForkTailedDevil
05-19-2004, 03:43 PM
I could have sworn while playing around with the multiplayer mode that I have sunk ships with cannons.

"You can teach monkey's to fly better than that"

Curly_109
05-19-2004, 03:46 PM
I've rammed Mistel into port side of Russian cruiser(Kirov?) she's still not sinked....http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif ... also tryed Pe8's mushrooms, however without result... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif
That cruiser's name must be changed to 'Bismarck' http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Cargo's is a piece of cake...

PlaneEater
05-19-2004, 03:48 PM
Don't tell me the heavier cannons don't touch ships!

The Mk103, 23/37mms on the IL2, the P39/63's 37mm, and the quad Hispanos on the Hurri IIC should be relatively workable ship-killers. They might take a number of planes multiple passes, but they SHOULD punch through and do some damage.

Not the mention the Flak 18s on the Stuka-G1 and the 57mm Yak. Those should just eat boats.

icrash
05-19-2004, 04:26 PM
The big 75mm on the '25 should do rather nicely as well, plus it should have the bombs also. The pic I saw of a Japanese destroyer that got jump by one looked like a floating junkyard.