View Full Version : OK seriously. Why is the entire Jap airforce tasked to destroying me?

03-22-2007, 03:27 PM
I had a mission to patrol off of Honshu, so I went flank speed to Midway and refueled. About 100nm west, I encountered a zero and shot it down. Soon after a dive bomber came in and I shot that down as well. Next came a pair of planes, so I went to periscope depth, put up the observation scope, and waited for them to circle and leave, then resurfaced. I put a marker on the map where their radar contacts disappeared.

I then, over the course of a day and a half game time, proceded to do this over 100 times. I ran hard all through the night when there were no contacts. I never did find the carrier, but I did shoot down over 20 aircraft. Eventually my radar man failed me and 5 planes jumped me and sank me.

So question 1, are these aircraft even spawning from an aircraft carrier? Or are they just in the middle of the ocean?

Question 2: This is taking place less than a day away from midway, why can't I put in a report for a task force to come mix it up?

Question 3: Is it historically accurate for 200-400 sorties to be flown over the course of 36 hours against one submarine?

And god forbid you damage your AA gun. You can put your repair crew on it all you want, but it will keep breaking after they fix it. Also, anybody sitting in it will become injured after a few minutes, just from being in it. I've confirmed this from having it happen on multiple patrols, both before and after the patch.

03-22-2007, 03:30 PM
Well, .....the Devs did tell us that we would have to watch out for aircraft; .....but your experience does sound a bit extreme! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif


03-22-2007, 03:42 PM
Shot one down an hour ago http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Got on my nerves http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Dared to throw depth charges at me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Too noisy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Good for nothing except polluting the air and supporting climate change http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Had to take drastic measures http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

03-22-2007, 03:44 PM

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03-22-2007, 04:06 PM
And to those who think the single engine planes aren't a threat - they freaking burn!

On one of the attacks I got hit fairly badly, busted up 2 of my diesals and all of my electric engines, plus some bulkheads and flooding. When the next bunch of planes came in I panicked and hit the crash dive button! Big mistake!

I put the best guys I had on the damage crew, hit emergency blow and ahead flank and started praying, while watching my depth go down waaaay too fast. Suddenly they fixed the electrics and a bulkhead and I leveled out around 500 feet! (Gato class boat, service depth ~300 feet) I couldn't believe it, but I started coming up - FAST.


03-22-2007, 04:10 PM
Get a third pic?

Thats so cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif reminds me of The Hunt for Red October, Fly Big D!

03-22-2007, 04:13 PM
Whoa! Nice surface pic!!!



03-23-2007, 10:25 AM
I was reading the read me and some interesting info i came across if you use the radio alot the japs pick up on ya messages and send planes to the location to check it out.