View Full Version : Sighted King George V, Sank Same

07-14-2005, 01:46 PM
I was really getting bored with my Med. Patrol, Small cargo ships & not enough of them when by accident i ran into a British Task Force headed back to Gibraltar, I took a chance & got a little close to it when i sighted the grand prize, A nice big King George V Battleship
I got a little nervous & fired a full Bow salvo of 4 electrics at approx. 3600m, only 1 hit but it was enough to reduce the fat boys speed to 10kts
While moving in closer & waiting for my 4 reloads, the 5 Escorts found me & basically pounded me, Knocking out my Attack Scope, I switch to the Observation Scope & i get a shock, I'm almost 630m away from the Battleship & with my tubes reloaded, I set them for 10.5m depth & fire another Bow salvo, all four hit, By this time i've turned 180dg & diving to 150m & switch to silent running, After a few minutes & no "Enemy Unit Destroyed" notice, My heart sank, I thought i only damaged her, But when i switched to the Captains Log screen i could'nt believe it
My only regret was that i could'nt get a screenshot of her sinking (too busy evading 5 Destroyers), Just when the game seemed to be getting a little stale & boring something like this happens & get's your interest back

07-14-2005, 02:00 PM
Good Job ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Did you got a Knights Cross ?

07-14-2005, 02:24 PM
This was my 22nd patrol so i already had all the medals you can win in the game, But because the final tonnage for the patrol was 48,000 none of my crew qualified for the Knight Cross either, If it was'nt for this Battleship the patrol would have been garbage, 1 C2, 1 Small Merchant & 2 Coastal Merchants for around 12,000 tons, Sinking this ship saved my patrol

07-14-2005, 06:38 PM
Normaly a B17 dont deal with Uboots, those are heavy bombers to bomb cities in Germany in WWII.

Never red online about Uboot beeing attack by an B17 or Lancaster.

07-14-2005, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by Night_Crawler:
Normaly a B17 dont deal with Uboots, those are heavy bombers to bomb cities in Germany in WWII.

Never red online about Uboot beeing attack by an B17 or Lancaster.

I think that's actually his sig line. He could use some dashes or something to separate it from the text of his message, but who am I to judge? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

07-14-2005, 08:27 PM
It is my sig line, I used to post alot in the IL-2 Sturmovik forums & B-17's were sometimes used by the U.S. Navy & by Coastal Command to attack U-Boats, But B-24's were much preferred, One U-Boat A Type VII U-417 (Wolfgang Schreiner) shot down a low flying British B-17 of 206 sqd after it dropped it's depth charges

07-15-2005, 05:19 AM
About B-17s: I heard the U.S gave a load of older B-17s to Britians Coastal command around 1942, mostly consisted of older B-17 D and E Varients i think.
The Fs and Gs where used to pound German cities.
The B17s were great for Sub hunting in the atlantic thanks to there range, But B-24s were mainly used because,
a) They outproduced B17s.
b) B17s were in high demand for high level bombing roles, (as they could fly at much higher altitudes than the B-24, using them for low level attacks was a waste.)

07-15-2005, 01:02 PM
The B-17 was origanaly desinged for maratime defence. Hence the long range ond small bombload. Attacking a U-Boat was along the lines they where desinged for.