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Dominicrigg
03-10-2005, 05:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Minutes after we had seperated from out escort, our new radar detector recorded the first enemy contact. Instead of diving instantly, we continued running surfaced at high speed, kept our new anti-aircraft weaponry at the ready, and resorted to a new diversion tactic which, we had been told, would be very effective. Riedel, in charge of the sceme, filled a baloon with helium gas stoered in bottles affixed to the railing.Then he attached a string of aluminium foils to the balloon, and its loose end to a float, and tossed the arrangment overboard. The float came to rest on the surface while the balloon rose and stretched the string with the foils until it stood like a full-sized Christmas tree. The decoy rapidly disappeared astern in the ominous darkness. Five minutes later Riedel repeated the drop, and the second tree floated erect over the waters of the Bay. These aluminium trees were supposed to create a stronger image then a U-boat tower on teh enemy's radar screen, allowing us to escape in teh woods of our own making. Unfortunately, two more balloons became entangled in the railing and three others blew up while being filled gas ; and in teh commotion the snarled foils made our position amply evident on enemy radar screens. But our luck stayed with us. While Riedel fought with the foils and the balloons, we infiltrated a large French fishing fleet, which gave us more protection then the decoys and the guns. In fact we discareded the aluminium trees and never used them again. They were more of a hazard then a help. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

From Iron Coffins By Werner.

Someone asked a while back about these decoys and i started reading the book again and found the section i was talking about. Pretty interesting decoy i thought, thought you would guess it would bring fighters from all around into the area!!

Dominicrigg
03-10-2005, 05:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Minutes after we had seperated from out escort, our new radar detector recorded the first enemy contact. Instead of diving instantly, we continued running surfaced at high speed, kept our new anti-aircraft weaponry at the ready, and resorted to a new diversion tactic which, we had been told, would be very effective. Riedel, in charge of the sceme, filled a baloon with helium gas stoered in bottles affixed to the railing.Then he attached a string of aluminium foils to the balloon, and its loose end to a float, and tossed the arrangment overboard. The float came to rest on the surface while the balloon rose and stretched the string with the foils until it stood like a full-sized Christmas tree. The decoy rapidly disappeared astern in the ominous darkness. Five minutes later Riedel repeated the drop, and the second tree floated erect over the waters of the Bay. These aluminium trees were supposed to create a stronger image then a U-boat tower on teh enemy's radar screen, allowing us to escape in teh woods of our own making. Unfortunately, two more balloons became entangled in the railing and three others blew up while being filled gas ; and in teh commotion the snarled foils made our position amply evident on enemy radar screens. But our luck stayed with us. While Riedel fought with the foils and the balloons, we infiltrated a large French fishing fleet, which gave us more protection then the decoys and the guns. In fact we discareded the aluminium trees and never used them again. They were more of a hazard then a help. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

From Iron Coffins By Werner.

Someone asked a while back about these decoys and i started reading the book again and found the section i was talking about. Pretty interesting decoy i thought, thought you would guess it would bring fighters from all around into the area!!

Dominicrigg
03-10-2005, 02:47 PM
Ps i cant believe you are all more interested in starforce, and politics and people saying their copy is in the post then an actual uboat story lol, remind me not to type out sections again when im bored http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Make_H
03-10-2005, 02:50 PM
It must be that everyone has already read that book then. At least everyone should have http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Messervy
03-10-2005, 02:51 PM
Now...don`t be sad. It`s just a bad timing. Everything you put up in the next few days will sink as fast as Bismarck should! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Dominicrigg
03-10-2005, 02:51 PM
lol do i have to make a "MY COPY IS IN THE POST" thread?

KiwiVenge
03-10-2005, 02:52 PM
I dont think I saw the original post.
Paints a somewhat funny picture though.
Franitcally running around trying to untangle what would be a huge radar blip from your Uboat.
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Dominicrigg
03-10-2005, 02:58 PM
lol i just read through it and noticed when i speed type under pressure at work i talk like a leet dude, with teh instead of the. Im not the best speedtyper...

KiwiVenge
03-10-2005, 03:01 PM
Oh man, if it weren't for the 'Edit' button every 'the' I typed would be a 'teh'.
As it is now, only a few of the million get through...