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wazooda
05-11-2005, 02:34 PM
A bit disappointed that patch 1.3 did not do much for manual plotting, I decided to get some use out of the Protractor tool....

This mod will allow you to very quickly compute the AoB of any target you have charted.

The three pieces of data you need to calculate the AoB using this tool are:

1) Your Course
2) Bearing to Target from your bow
3) Taget Course

First, you "enter" your U-Boat course by selecting the Protractor tool and drawing a line through your course. In the example below, my U-Boat is on a heading of 44 degrees:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/wazooda/AOBmod1.jpg


Second, after left clicking to lock in your course, move the new line left or right to "enter" the bearing that the target is from your bow. In the example below, the target is bearing Starboard 60 degrees from my bow:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/wazooda/AOBmod2.jpg

Lastly, once you've left clicked to lock in the target bearing in the step above, grab the head of the arrow that was your U-Boat's heading and now move that to your target's course. In the example below, the target's course is 150 degrees:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/wazooda/AOBMod3.jpg

To read the AoB, just look at what number is calculated by the protractor and whether the target's course arrow is pointing towards the "S" or "P" on the AoB Solver.

In the above example, the AoB is 136 degrees Starboard.

Let me know if you find it useful....

Happy Hunting!

Wazoo

http://www.paulwasserman.net/SHIII/WazoosAoBSolver.rar

BTW - Let me know if you find a situation this does not work for. Getting my head around AoB/Port - Starboard, etc. etc. sometimes makes me question whether I did something wrong... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

U-49
05-11-2005, 02:41 PM
As usual, another useful tool from you. Definitely going to check this out. Thanks again Wazoo.

Busysilent1
05-11-2005, 02:56 PM
Wazoo, first of all thanks for all your instructions. For most part they are very clear.

Just to clarify this one, when you say pointing towards "P" or "S", do you mean we should use the opposite letter from the letter of the side where the target course line touches the proctactor assuming one puts the protactor at the opposite end from the target? As in your example, the protacor touches "P" side, so we should use "S" for the input.

Also, what's the best (easiest) way to determine the target course?

wazooda
05-11-2005, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by Busysilent1:
Wazoo, first of all thanks for all your instructions. For most part they are very clear.

Just to clarify this one, when you say pointing towards "P" or "S", do you mean we should use the opposite letter from the letter of the side where the target course line touches the proctactor assuming one puts the protactor at the opposite end from the target? As in your example, the protacor touches "P" side, so we should use "S" for the input.

Also, what's the best (easiest) way to determine the target course?

I don't think I explained it too clearly...

It doesn't matter where the line intersects because the tool is movable.

Look at it this way:

If the arrow head points between 6 oclock and 12 oclock it is Starbaord. Between 12 oclock and 6 oclock is Port.... all determined clockwise.

Hope that helps....

Also... to get the target heading requires observations and manual plotting. Take a look at my tutorial in my sig for some assistance.

Wazoo

wazooda
05-15-2005, 10:24 AM
Updated to make the cursor more visible:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/wazooda/NewProtractor.jpg

Be sure to also update the Mouse.cfg file with the new coordinates as I had to fix a small problem.

Wazoo