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maddog30003
04-24-2006, 11:39 PM
Hey guys!

I was wondering when I fire torpedos at ships how come the torpedo bounces off the ship and does not do any damage to the ship?

maddog30003
04-24-2006, 11:39 PM
Hey guys!

I was wondering when I fire torpedos at ships how come the torpedo bounces off the ship and does not do any damage to the ship?

Goose_Green
04-25-2006, 12:49 AM
Several reasons to your question, to a very common and old question posted several times...so here we go.

1 Make sure your torpedo doors are open first before firing.

2 Make sure you are more than 300 meters away from the target - allow 50 meters extra to allow for error

3 Make sure you check the draft height of the target and ensure the torpedo depth setting is set so that the torpedo hits cleanly on the vertical side of the ship's hull and not the curved section.

Also paying attention to your pistol setting too, a too shallow depth set torpedo with Maganetic pistol will have the same effect as it will hit the target in the curved section of the hull and bounce off - Mag torps are supposed to pass a minimum of 1 meter or so under the ships keel, which depends on the current sea state - more room for error in rough seas as the target will roll and sink further in heavy seas.

4. Make sure you (the U Boat) is at right angles to the target - You want to be nearer to 90 degrees as much as possible when firing Impact torpedoes - there is more leeway with Magnetic torpedoes as there is no contact with the ship involved.

With impact torpedoes make sure you fire them when the target is between 20 degrees either side of the position of your uboat, once you have aligned your boat at right angles of the target. The torpedo needs to hit the target cleanly and at right angles to the target, too much angle of the torpedoes approach and it will bounce or glance off the target's hull.

If I have missed anything check out the Community Manual which is ESSENTIAL reading for new players and veterns like myself and others on this forum.

I hope you can understand my explanations. Check the Community Manual (Link below) for more info.

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

Here is direct link to the Torpedoes sections

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

http://www.communitymanuals.com/shiii/index.php?title=T...oes#Firing_torpedoes (http://www.communitymanuals.com/shiii/index.php?title=Torpedoes#Firing_torpedoes)

HW3
04-25-2006, 09:23 AM
Also if you have duds enabled, it could be just that. The AOB should be between 60 and 120 degrees with 90 being best.

Torpedo_Lover
04-25-2006, 05:44 PM
I find ya canne beat the red tips... reds reds reds :P thats all i use http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif