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dark_knight78
11-26-2005, 01:20 PM
Anyone knows how to sink a tanker, liner and troop transport in one shot using a T2 torp? I can only sink C2 and C3 in one shot to the fuel bunker but not the above 3. Any tips? Using T2 torps all the time.

Need advice on where to shoot, like fuel bunker or engine room and at what depth.

And what is mast and draft? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

WilhelmSchulz
11-26-2005, 01:24 PM
Its all in the ship I.D book. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

dark_knight78
11-26-2005, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz:
Its all in the ship I.D book. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

You mean for draft and mast? I don't know what it means, man.

WilhelmSchulz
11-26-2005, 01:45 PM
This might help.

http://www.communitymanuals.com/shiii/index.php?title=Recognition_Manual

http://www.communitymanuals.com/shiii/index.php?title=Ship_Weak_Spots

Nighstalker
11-26-2005, 01:47 PM
Mast=The Highest point on the ship, used for calculating Range to Target in manual Firing.

Draft=How far underwater the bottom of the ship is. Ideally, set magnetic torpedos about 1 Meter under this.

macker33
11-26-2005, 01:50 PM
Draft has to do with how deep the ship sinks into the water,ie.a ship with a shallow draft will be able to operate in shallow water because it wont scrape of the bottom.

A mast is the big pole ships have,the front mast usually has a little white light on top of it.

Maj_Solo
11-26-2005, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz:
Its all in the ship I.D book. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

not for me, i have the vanilla game and have absolutely no clue about weak spots, no weak spots marked in the manual, it remains for me to figure out myself by trial an error. and to discuss here and remember in my head each time I encounter a ship.

dark_knight78
11-27-2005, 04:44 AM
So er..... How do you sink a Liner, a troop transport in 1 shot?

I'm outside Gibraltar now and there's a convoy of

1xLiner
2xTroop Transport
2xTanker(1 T2 and 1 T3)
4xC2 cargo

I intend to sink them all. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Weather now is strong waves and dark sky but is in an afternoon.

Any advice? The Liner is very close to the C2. And I intend to shoot from between them.

RedTerex
11-27-2005, 05:15 AM
The 'mast' is an interesting topic.

The 'mast' of a ship is how a u-boat gets its range. The periscope is calibrated so that the mast of a ship when coinciding with a calibrated line tells the distance the ship is from the u-boat.

The 'draft' is how much of the ship is under water.

The 'beam' of a ship is its width along the waterline.

As for sinking several ships with one shot, may get a rebound explosion as an ammo ship or tanker explodes close enough to another vessel to cause damage enough to sink it but thats about it.

dark_knight78
11-27-2005, 05:23 AM
Ok, my priority now is the 24k ton liner. And I know it's pretty hard to sink it in 1 shot.

Any pros knows how? Sea is rough now but no rain.

Where to hit and at what depth? Using a T1 torp now.

Ratek
11-27-2005, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by dark_knight78:
Ok, my priority now is the 24k ton liner. And I know it's pretty hard to sink it in 1 shot.

Any pros knows how? Sea is rough now but no rain.

Where to hit and at what depth? Using a T1 torp now.
If you can get within 1000 meters at a good deflectionshot, meaning 80-100 degrees on your bearing and within 15 degrees of your shot.

Then you should get targeting areas, and clicking them will make the torpedo go for it and possibly sink the ship in one go.

If that is impossible (due to manual targeting or other circumstances) then try to hit is about center at 3 meters or below the keel from the rear (good chance of getting to to halt). If none of that is possible then you just have to try with 2-3 torps in one go.

Btw, that is certainly a nice convoy. I would be in paradise to mmet one such.

paulhager
11-29-2005, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by dark_knight78:
So er..... How do you sink a Liner, a troop transport in 1 shot?

I'm outside Gibraltar now and there's a convoy of

1xLiner
2xTroop Transport
2xTanker(1 T2 and 1 T3)
4xC2 cargo

I intend to sink them all. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Weather now is strong waves and dark sky but is in an afternoon.

Any advice? The Liner is very close to the C2. And I intend to shoot from between them.

Generally speaking, I don't try for one-shot kills. I almost always fire spreads of 2. I will fire single FaT's/LuT's at merchants. Firing only one is a good way to miss and get nothing or get a hit that doesn't even slow the ship down.

I've gotten a lot of one-shot kills with FaT's because, if used correctly, you'll almost always get a hit.

If you're intent on only firing one torp, I've found that a magnetic keel shot is best. Strangely enough, non-90 degree shots have produced the best results for me. Try 45 degrees. Note, you're more likely to miss if you don't have a FaT. Note2, if you do lots of zero-gyro angle shots like me, adjust your lead by 0.7.

Note: if you play using my style you're never going to get lots of tonnage.