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Lueth_HUN
07-19-2005, 09:02 AM
Grr, now this is ridiculous !
I've been chasing a convoy for 12 days from the Azores to the southern coasts of Ireland but couldn't attack it because it's heavy fog and rain for two weeks now ! I'm fed up ! Two weeks !! I'm getting REALLY nervous . If it goes two more days this way, I'll commit suicide with my whole crew and sink the boat, because it's useless . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
The last three of my patrols were about this, two day's good weather, and three or four weeks of heavy fog and rain, this is so frustrating . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Hans, where is my Luger ?!

altstiff
07-19-2005, 09:20 AM
Hang on, you can use mine.

jcurrens
07-19-2005, 03:55 PM
i dont know what is the problems with these storms, the u-boat is stiill operational. It's just not pretty outside http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Storms, fig and night can make it harder for the enemy to see you ...stop complaing on these forums, send PMs to someone who want to whine with you

doug.d
07-19-2005, 11:17 PM
Doug puts on his sun lotion, stretches out in his deck chair on the foredeck, adjusts the tarpaulin over the deck gun to keep the sun out of his eyes and beckons for the watch to bring him another drink, more ice please.

"Ship spotted Sir!! Range 20 000m". "Didn't I tell you NOT to bother me until they get withing range!! What do think this is, the ATLANTIC!!"

Aaaah... the Med.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Ok, only done 2 patrols here, but so far, not a cloud or breeze. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Lueth_HUN
07-20-2005, 01:08 AM
Originally posted by jcurrens:
i dont know what is the problems with these storms, the u-boat is stiill operational.

How do you attack a convoy with 100-150 meters visual range ? Too close to fire a torpedo, it won't blow up ! You can't even see if a ship is going to ram over you, and when you notice it, it's way too late ...

Tobus75
07-20-2005, 02:50 AM
Originally posted by Lueth_HUN:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jcurrens:
i dont know what is the problems with these storms, the u-boat is stiill operational.

How do you attack a convoy with 100-150 meters visual range ? Too close to fire a torpedo, it won't blow up ! You can't even see if a ship is going to ram over you, and when you notice it, it's way too late ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You do it like they did it for real back then:
shadow, triangulate a couple of times to predict a position, make distance, fire a full spread from 90 degrees and hope for kills.

I did this once and it worked. Not only did my spread of 4 get the ship I projected to get, but I got 2 other hits. 1 Sank, 1 was disabled and 1 escaped. The disabled I closed on, marked it on the map, removed from and fired a rearshot in to finish her off. All in all 5 torpedoes for 2 kills, but with only 200m of visibility. I was content with myself!

In retrospect, had I known of exact positions of more ships, I could have triangulated more ships more accurately and wouldn't have to fire a spread, but could aim at individual bearings.

ndladis
07-20-2005, 03:00 AM
Usually with heavy fog I get a visibility around 370-400 meters. More than enough to launch a torpedo attack.
Generally I found heavy fog very productive for two important reasons

No airplanes to harass me

More time on surface in order to track fast and attack under the fog curtine the unfortunate ship.

DiveDevil
07-20-2005, 07:16 AM
Sometimes if Im sumerged and I get a sonar bearing from my S.O I'll raise the periscope and aim it at the sonar contact and hit the lock button. Even if you can't see a ship sometimes it will lock-on but only for a couple seconds;plenty of time to adjust your position to match her bearing. Cheat,yes, but I can get pretty desperate for a kill when I'm out in the soup for weeks at a time. With a sim like this sometimes it improvising not cheating. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

HimmelJaeger
07-20-2005, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by doug.d:
Doug puts on his sun lotion, stretches out in his deck chair on the foredeck, adjusts the tarpaulin over the deck gun to keep the sun out of his eyes and beckons for the watch to bring him another drink, more ice please.

"Ship spotted Sir!! Range 20 000m". "Didn't I tell you NOT to bother me until they get withing range!! What do think this is, the ATLANTIC!!"

Aaaah... the Med.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Ok, only done 2 patrols here, but so far, not a cloud or breeze. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Heh... in January '44 me and my boys ran into a **** hurricane or something off of Port Said.. I'm talking waves so big the boat would go from 13 knots to 3 knots struggling to get up the wave, then plunging 20 - 25 meters underwater in the troughs. Rained like heck, blew like heck, and this was in my IX-D2, which is a BIG boat.

GT182
07-20-2005, 01:46 PM
Lueth_HUN, us what your patrol date is and maybe we might have an answer on the weather.

I've seen good and bad that's lasted for days on end. And seen storms that last a day and back to the good... and visa versa. Lately tho I been wishing for those days of overcast skies and seas with mediocer swells. All the better to hide that way. Oh btw, I'm in Jan of 44 and it's raining enemy aircraft. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

paulhager
07-20-2005, 01:53 PM
As I posted in the companion thread, the solution for low visibility is radar.

Also, I had 4 homing torps (for some reason) in early 1942 and fired those by lining up on the hydrophone reading...

I haven't tried to line up with radar yet but I bet it is quite possible.

GT182
07-20-2005, 02:04 PM
Be very very careful with that radar Paul.... it will get you deader than dead from above. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif