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JonnyOneEye
03-28-2011, 04:56 PM
Hello all

Have gone through the torpedo training video with the IL2T, seems easy enough, yet when I attempt to launch any torpedo from the ideal height and at a speed well below 350kmph, I always get a 'torpedo failed' or 'torpedo broken on entry into water' message.

Have tried with numerous aircraft on different maps using different torpedo models - have even put a bomb delay of 5 secs (don't know if this applies to torps!) just in case they were going off on contact with the water. Anyone overcome this and have any tips?

Would be grateful.

Romanator21
03-28-2011, 05:59 PM
It sounds like you're playing with the latest 4.10 or 4.101 patch. There were a great deal of changes made to the arming of torpedoes and bombs which are more realistic, and as a consequence, harder.

You should read the 4.10 guide in which it is listed the torpedo types and their appropriate drop heights/speeds.

All bombs except "ampoules" (bomblets) must be dropped in such a way that they fall for at least two seconds. This is not 100% accurate because this time varied by bomb type, purpose, etc. DT should address this in a future patch which will have more varied and accurate arming times. The basic point is that from level flight you can drop from no lower than 25 meters. This is not as hard as it sounds (you can still skip bombs into a ship from as high as 150ish meters).

If you take a look at these tracks, you will get the idea of what you have to do in order to plant bombs on target nearly every time:

Hs-129
http://www.mediafire.com/?z67a2w2z5j1o91h

IAR 81
http://www.mediafire.com/?8092ef9536kw6y5

Il-2
http://www.mediafire.com/?kepjoy81c7vki5c
http://www.mediafire.com/?ln5bka1b08gc412
http://www.mediafire.com/?z1aos6spfs15e4s
http://www.mediafire.com/?tmxkoz9m93ex5ba

Zeus-cat
03-28-2011, 09:27 PM
Well, if you ever figure out how to drop torpedos I have a 30 mission campaign for the IL-2T you can play. Just follow the link below and look for Straight and True.

JonnyOneEye
03-29-2011, 01:21 PM
Thanks, will have a look at the guide and then hopefully have a bash at the torpedo missions you are talking about.

Treetop64
03-29-2011, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by Zeus-cat:
Well, if you ever figure out how to drop torpedos I have a 30 mission campaign for the IL-2T you can play. Just follow the link below and look for Straight and True.

Didn't know that. I'll have to have a look.

EDIT: Love the comic book theme "box art". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JonnyOneEye
03-30-2011, 11:45 AM
Am happily sinking enemy ships with gay abandon - thanks for pointing me in the right direction.