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ChunkyChops-IIc
04-25-2005, 06:17 AM
It's mid 1944 and I'm on patrol number 33. The destroyers seem to be much better at detecting me, which is as it should be. However, I was noticing that every now and again one of the later types of destroyers would start an attack run and I'd try to turn to avoid them, my crew mate would shout YEAH! and the destroyer would be burning and exploding away. That's odd, I thought, I don't remember seeing the ASW technique of just blowing up.

I investigated a bit more and what seems to be happening is the destroyer with hedgehogs sometimes fires them at much too short a range, so you only get a crescent of hedgehogs in front of your position and the hedgehog bombs that should form the rest of the circle are not clearing the front of the destroyer and hitting the foreward deck, exploding and sinking the destroyer.

Anyone else noticed this?

ruf9ii
04-25-2005, 09:18 AM
nope, im only in mid 42 so...u know. no hedgehogs yet.

but on my first patrol i decided to go check out the english channel. bad move, destroyers and armed trawlers and elcos' everywhere! eventually they detected me cause there was heavy wind and the top of my conning tower would be exposed briefly as the sub went into a trough...

anyhow, as i was going along as low as possible (i didnt realise the channel was that shallow) a destroyer come along and rammed me. he just nicked my con, and didnt damage me much but he went off to sink a few minutes later. this happened about 3 more times!

crazy bastards http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

cueceleches
04-25-2005, 09:28 AM
In the channel you should be able to dive at at least 20-25 meters, which will avoid your con tower break the waves at periscope depth (which happens in very rough weather)

LordBane2005B
04-25-2005, 10:15 AM
Maybe he was out of depthcharges so the crew scuttled her to try and sink you with the wreckage http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

ltforce
04-25-2005, 10:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LordBane2005B:
Maybe he was out of depthcharges so the crew scuttled her to try and sink you with the wreckage http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

well british do weird **** while under the influence of tea and biscuits http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif