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vanjast
01-11-2006, 02:42 PM
'click' Mensch... we have a new update with tactics (100% reality)

On intercepting a convoy, you'll see aircraft (if a Bogue or A/C is present) and long range (~30Km from the convoy). So you have to plot a course 30-50km parallel to the convoy in day time and about 10-20 Km away at night time. This being due to radar.

During the day, when a A/C is present, you must plan it so that you arrive at the intercept point 30-40Km in front of the convoy at Dusk - At this time there should be no planes flying. You submerge to 20m depth and turn into the convoy at 1 knot, silent running. With your sonar track the nearest warship (The one in front). Follow this mother carefully - when he stops engines, so do you. And when he gets close stop engines and wait, but stay facing the convoy at all times, untill he passes you.
If you are picked up on ASDIC, crash dive and head for the convoy at max speed where once under the ships go into silent run at 1-2knots.

So he doesn't pick you up but glides pass very slowly a few m's from you, so you can hear the cook farting in the canteen above. You are probably now in the middle lanes of the convoy, that is where all the juicy ships are. Listening on your sonar you'll be able to determine the the bearings of the Front left and right outer ships. These ships give you your angle to the convoy, so once worked out turn to AOB = 90 and periscope depth. Just make sure the escort is far enough away before you turn on engines( 1 Knot only if you please). You must keep one ear on this guy.

Now as there were aircraft flying around, there is an A/C or a Bogue in here. THIS IS YOUR PRIORITY TARGET. Get rid of this ship and the skies are blue again. When looking around don't go sticking your scope out of the water like a sore thumb, keep it low on the waterline so the swell washes over it. Find this ship and sink it, use all 4 torps if necessary, but usually 3 shold do.

Once this is done crash dive to a depth of about 100m, and from there slow run (2 Knots) to 130m or so. There is usually and escape gap at bearings 225 and 135 to convoy course, so achieve this you must set a course at right angles to the convoy course. Just keep and ear on the front and rear escorts. as these guys are most likely to ping you. Remember if you end up in a ping trap, change course only during the final stages of an attack and head away at bearing ~180 from the convoy. This gives a problem for the escorts (and probably the program limits) ending up to far away from the convoy, so they might break off their attack earlier.

Once you get away, watch out for the escort lagging far behind the convoy, waiting to sweep you up as you surface...

All done mein mensch!!
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Edt: I've been using this tactic for the pass 12 or so convoy attacks and have yet to be pinged http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif
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vanjast
01-11-2006, 02:42 PM
'click' Mensch... we have a new update with tactics (100% reality)

On intercepting a convoy, you'll see aircraft (if a Bogue or A/C is present) and long range (~30Km from the convoy). So you have to plot a course 30-50km parallel to the convoy in day time and about 10-20 Km away at night time. This being due to radar.

During the day, when a A/C is present, you must plan it so that you arrive at the intercept point 30-40Km in front of the convoy at Dusk - At this time there should be no planes flying. You submerge to 20m depth and turn into the convoy at 1 knot, silent running. With your sonar track the nearest warship (The one in front). Follow this mother carefully - when he stops engines, so do you. And when he gets close stop engines and wait, but stay facing the convoy at all times, untill he passes you.
If you are picked up on ASDIC, crash dive and head for the convoy at max speed where once under the ships go into silent run at 1-2knots.

So he doesn't pick you up but glides pass very slowly a few m's from you, so you can hear the cook farting in the canteen above. You are probably now in the middle lanes of the convoy, that is where all the juicy ships are. Listening on your sonar you'll be able to determine the the bearings of the Front left and right outer ships. These ships give you your angle to the convoy, so once worked out turn to AOB = 90 and periscope depth. Just make sure the escort is far enough away before you turn on engines( 1 Knot only if you please). You must keep one ear on this guy.

Now as there were aircraft flying around, there is an A/C or a Bogue in here. THIS IS YOUR PRIORITY TARGET. Get rid of this ship and the skies are blue again. When looking around don't go sticking your scope out of the water like a sore thumb, keep it low on the waterline so the swell washes over it. Find this ship and sink it, use all 4 torps if necessary, but usually 3 shold do.

Once this is done crash dive to a depth of about 100m, and from there slow run (2 Knots) to 130m or so. There is usually and escape gap at bearings 225 and 135 to convoy course, so achieve this you must set a course at right angles to the convoy course. Just keep and ear on the front and rear escorts. as these guys are most likely to ping you. Remember if you end up in a ping trap, change course only during the final stages of an attack and head away at bearing ~180 from the convoy. This gives a problem for the escorts (and probably the program limits) ending up to far away from the convoy, so they might break off their attack earlier.

Once you get away, watch out for the escort lagging far behind the convoy, waiting to sweep you up as you surface...

All done mein mensch!!
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Edt: I've been using this tactic for the pass 12 or so convoy attacks and have yet to be pinged http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif
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J_Weaver
01-11-2006, 08:12 PM
Thanks for posting that! Every bit of advise helps. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

When did radar first appear on destroyers?