View Full Version : Has anybody ever been helped by the Luftwaffe?

08-28-2005, 01:35 PM
I get overwhelmed with planes and send a contact report and have NEVER gotten help. Anybody else get any?


08-28-2005, 01:53 PM
They have shown up to help attack a convoy a couple of times with me.

1940 in the English channel. The first time I had 3 escorts on my case and the luftwaffe started bombing the escorts (although not very accurately!). The second time I got in among a convoy and mange to cripple a tanker and 3 cargos. The luftwaffe showed up out of nowhere I started bombing the stricken tanker.

I normally update command when I see merchants/convoys, maybe this is the reason.

08-28-2005, 02:00 PM
I have had help sinking ships from both the Luftwaffe and http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif the Royal Air Force when they tried bombing me while I was too close to a dead in the water ship that I was maybe 50m away from (good thing too because I was out of torpedoes and a Type II doesn't have a deck gun) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I have also seen friendly aircraft attack an enemy ship, damage it, and then I finished it off. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

08-28-2005, 03:13 PM
I think he's asking if anyone has ever seen the luftwaffe come take care of the RAF that is attacking them. I have not heard anyone mention this yet, and I've been in these forums for a few months now. Doesn't mean it hasn't happened, just that I dont remember ever hearing of it. I have heard, as others have already posted, that the luftwaffe will come to attack a ship, but I have never heard of them coming to attack the RAF.

08-28-2005, 03:42 PM
I just had the Luftwaffe "help" me out earlier.

1940 off the English east coast. I find a T3 travelling alone. I fire four torpedoes at it (one of which missed). It's burning, dead in the water, down at the bow and listing badly (ie just about to sink).

As I manuvour to line up the stern tube to finish it off....Two Stukas appear (well outside their real life operating range BTW) amd plaster it.

Result: T3 sinks. I get no credit and have basically wasted four torps.

Way to go Luftwaffe!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

08-28-2005, 08:03 PM
I haven't gotten lucky enough to see a dogfight overhead, with the 109 pilots playing "Ride of the Valkeries" to save me, nope.

08-28-2005, 08:24 PM
Would be nice. Wow Jester, that sucked.


08-29-2005, 04:53 AM
Yeah I have http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif. I was sitting on the surface in rough sea and had fired one fish at a cargo ship that hit and caused it to be in flames and not moving, the thing was it was right at the start if my career mission and I€d still to reach my patrol area so I did not want to waste another fish on it.

So it was in flames and thought it will sink in time I€ll wait and see. So I€m just sitting there bobing about with this thing smoking of my starboard side. Them out of the sky there was planes I was just about to order crash dive when I noticed I was not the target but the slow sinking ship was, worked a treat they hit it three times and it sank soon after.

08-29-2005, 05:25 AM
..Pretty-much same thing here€¦

I€ve only seen the Luftwaffe (Ju-88€s) attack surface vessels €" twice; and both times they €˜stole my target€ €" not that I had any complaints really, was a refreshing thing to see, and saved me some ammo.

The first was in the Channel in €39, while I was yet in my IIA. I€d spotted an armed trawler and had set up a nice attack position and was just waiting for him to close range €" when €˜out of the blue€ came two Stuka€s the first sprayed him with machine guns, the second dropped a bomb directly on his fore deck and he all but vaporized €" sinking instantly.

The 2nd was just some 800 or so kms, south of Iceland, I€d again, similarly set up on a passing C2 (now in my VIIC/3) and had actually hit him with two torps, and he was slowing and listing, but not dead €¦ rather just limping along.
As I was regretfully setting up a 3rd torp to finish the work, Just as I was about to press the fire button, I saw machine gun rounds impacting the water on both sides of my boat. I couldn€t believe this C2 had machine guns too! And was now putting them on us €" I assumed having spotted the head of the periscope.
As all this was flashing through my mind, I then suddenly realized they were €˜walking€ the wrong way for it to be coming from the C2. I pressed the Fire button and panned up & around €¦
I looked up just in time to see two Ju-88€s strafing the devil out of the C2 €" they hit him too, and lit him up pretty nicely.
They finished their pass, and were banking to their port & climbing again when my torpedo struck her amidships and finished it€¦

In all €" pretty wild to see & experience!

It would be Really Great to get air-to-air assistance from the Luftwaffe, tho€ €¦ It€s nasty out here!

Cheers, & happy hunting!
~ C.

08-29-2005, 07:11 AM
Anyone had contact with another U boat whilst on the high seas?

08-29-2005, 07:56 AM
There are no computer run uboats the game. It was too difficult for them to incorporate sub AI, so they say.

08-29-2005, 08:14 AM
I've only seen the Luftwaffe when I went into Portland. I wondered why all the ships were burning except 2. Caught the last part of an air attack on the port.


08-29-2005, 08:45 AM
Goddammit...I have never seen an axis plane in this game during the campaign.

Tried everything to get some air support to turn up but no luck....grrrrrrr.

08-29-2005, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by KaosxMeach:
*******...I have never seen an axis plane in this game during the campaign.

Early war Wilhelmshaven, bombers fly over the base as you leave port - seen a couple 109's do the same thing - pre '41. This is 1.4b patched w/ RuB 1.43.

08-29-2005, 03:09 PM
Play the Gibralter convoy scenario. Leave the camera on and you can watch Italian three engine bombers go after the convoy. Usually, they all get flamed by the AA of the BB and Dido class cruiser, but it is fun to watch them try.

08-29-2005, 03:21 PM
Originally posted by KaosxMeach:
Goddammit...I have never seen an axis plane in this game during the campaign.

Tried everything to get some air support to turn up but no luck....grrrrrrr.

Same here - I´m on campaign-mission 33. Since my first mission, I´ve never seen a any axis-planes at all..! Then again, I´m not very impressed by the planes flight-characteristics..! (or maybe I should be..! :-)) Some steep climbs they can make, almost vertical sometimes! But hey, It´s a sub-sim, so I can live with it... :-)

08-30-2005, 07:57 PM
Luftwaffe??? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif*blinks alot and smiles*

08-30-2005, 11:13 PM
I have never even seen a frendly plane before.(though i did see a frendly comerce raider once)

09-01-2005, 12:31 AM
I found a bunch of Ju88s circling a tug boat but they never attacked so i just sunk it. Another time I found a fishing boat in the channel i was closing to use my AA guns when a single Ju88 turned up and started an attack run on it, so i shot him down (no one takes my kills, plus if he can bomb just as bad as the poms well my proximity to the target would make me a target). I haven't seen the Luftwaffe since. But yeah i too have seen comerce raiders (plenty of them), Also once got a radio message about a freindly Task Force in 40 or 41, it was way up north (probably the Bismarck and Prinz Eugen??????).

09-01-2005, 01:18 AM
If you ever played in the Med, you can always see Ju88 attacking Malta...

09-01-2005, 01:55 AM
I had two Junkers steal my kill just south west of Bergen. That was 1940. I was so taken by surprise, that I simply watched with open mouth through the periscope as they made a single pass of the target, and blew it apart.

It was very cool to watch, but it has only happened once.

09-01-2005, 02:17 AM
Hmmm for my part i never saw any Luftwaffe airplane. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Only enemy aircraft trying to kill me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

"Where are our air support planes Herr G¶ring ?!!"

"The enemy has plenty of them !" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif