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Poacher886a
01-31-2005, 10:07 AM
I like the idea of scoring tonnage so when you return to base you may have the option of upgrading your boat.However...
Will it always be historical as i can't belive there will,apart from adding ANOTHER flak gun to your boat,be that many tech improvments that the game can impliment!
Also,as i want to play a type11 at the start,do you think an upgrade could involve a deck gun,i realise they did'nt have them as far as i know but why could'nt they? as an upgrade at least!!!

Dominicrigg
01-31-2005, 10:12 AM
Did they really use type II? I thought they were just used for training ect.. I dont want to be in one, i would be well gutted getting stuck in one of those tubs lol!

They said upgrades would be historical, but i think for the type 21 which they will let in early or you wouldnt get a full chance to have fun with it!!

blue_76
01-31-2005, 10:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Did they really use type II? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

yes, the type II was used extensively around the coastal areas, later on they added more fuel to anable them to cover more distance.

here u can get a general overview of its operations and history: http://www.wwiitechpubs.info/dock/nv-deutschland/nv-de-ub-type-ii/nv-de-ub-type-ii-br.html

Poacher886a
01-31-2005, 10:21 AM
I keep hearing about the type 21,and have seen the screen shots of the interior,but....
In all the sites on the web i've been looking at i can't find any type 21.
Please explain!!!

Dominicrigg
01-31-2005, 10:26 AM
Type 21 was the super dupa kick *** war winning mega boat.

Bigger ship so no crew cramped in with the torps. More torps, could fire at 50 metres deep with sonar contact alone, had (or was working on) Gas powered motor which meant it didnt need oxygen from the boat to power it (the oxygen was in the fuel) so no need to have air from the surface to run. Could do (im roughly remembering here no doubt someone will give you accurate info) about 18+ knots under the water if not more. (infact im sure i read somewhere they were going to be able to outrun battleships...)

All in all the precursur to modern nuclear subs.

Though i may be getting type 21 mixed up with an experimental one which never got finished... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif


Here is a cool web with a flash tour of the boat.
TYPE XXI TOUR!! (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostsub/hist1939n08.html)

uhh edit i dont think its a tour of a 21, i got a bit excited lol... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

blue_76
01-31-2005, 10:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Poacher886:
I keep hearing about the type 21,and have seen the screen shots of the interior,but....
In all the sites on the web i've been looking at i can't find any type 21.
Please explain!!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/bunker/3351/germweps/elektro.html

Poacher886a
01-31-2005, 10:41 AM
AAAAAHHHHHH,what a plonker,
I was so used to seeing this as an xx1,i did'nt think to work it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway i have little interest in playing this model,its all to laid on for me..i prefer, and get better satisfaction from making kill's with older u-boat's that should present a greater challenge!,i realise though that the enemy will have improved by the xx1,but i'd feel like i should be knocking ship's out left,right and center,rather than that cherished 3 ship's sunk,hard won patrol on a type11 or V11a etc.

HeibgesU999
01-31-2005, 10:46 AM
the type II was even used in the Atlantic after the fall of france. It was an excellent little sub.

blue_76
01-31-2005, 10:51 AM
i'm hoping to use the type II at the black sea operations. i hope the black sea will be included.

bertgang
01-31-2005, 11:41 AM
I'm very familiar with type II, as AoD/CAoD always gives you such boats as first command in career mode (unless you start after june 1942).

It's not my favourite boat at all, but it could be really effective; the last time I used one, I sunk over 70.000 tons + an unspecified carrier during four patrols (100% realism); then I also died on the same boat...