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Liddabit
01-15-2008, 09:30 PM
Since coming back with GWX2 I've been playing a 2D career, my little cottage boat! I bumped into a revenge class battleship tonight and fired all 3 torpedos at it. First ammo bunker shot was a dud, but... the 2nd shot took out the ship! It just started blowing up all over. I've never taken out a battleship with just one torpedo before. My 3rd shot landed just to add insult to injury I guess :P

I thought of my fellow Cottage Crusader KLCarrol on this one so I took a picture!

http://members.cox.net/fifliffl/revenge1.jpg

oh and sorry with my realism all suped up now I can't take better pictures than that. Being locked inside the sub though does wonders for immersion http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Liddabit
01-15-2008, 09:30 PM
Since coming back with GWX2 I've been playing a 2D career, my little cottage boat! I bumped into a revenge class battleship tonight and fired all 3 torpedos at it. First ammo bunker shot was a dud, but... the 2nd shot took out the ship! It just started blowing up all over. I've never taken out a battleship with just one torpedo before. My 3rd shot landed just to add insult to injury I guess :P

I thought of my fellow Cottage Crusader KLCarrol on this one so I took a picture!

http://members.cox.net/fifliffl/revenge1.jpg

oh and sorry with my realism all suped up now I can't take better pictures than that. Being locked inside the sub though does wonders for immersion http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

klcarroll
01-16-2008, 06:05 AM
SWEET!!! ....Very, very sweet! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

And basically with ONE torpedo!!! ......Outstanding!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

This definitely calls for a KC with Swords and Diamonds!

(Socko wants to know if you surfaced to "look" for survivors.) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

klcarroll

The_Silent_O
01-16-2008, 06:18 AM
The Cottage Boat Club -- IN DA HOUSE! (or cottage for that matter).

I luv my little IID, small fish fear me!

Nice shootin' 'bit! (are you sure you are not the better shot in your house?)

Liddabit
01-16-2008, 06:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by klcarroll:
SWEET!!! ....Very, very sweet! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

And basically with ONE torpedo!!! ......Outstanding!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

This definitely calls for a KC with Swords and Diamonds!

(Socko wants to know if you surfaced to "look" for survivors.) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

klcarroll </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Haha no way! He had 4 destroyers tagging along, and my Flak gun wasn't going to cut it :P


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> (are you sure you are not the better shot in your house?)[ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Haha doubt it, I'm pretty good in SH3, but in Sh4 I miss half my shots:P! I don't think Mr. Bit the weapons sergeant misses at all:P

VikingGrandad
01-19-2008, 11:30 AM
KLC & Liddabit - I saw this rather surreal photo and thought you might like it:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/VikingG/5a647cd5.jpg

It's the Finnish Navy submarine 'Vesikko' (German-built in 1933 under the guise of a Dutch company) - the prototype for the Kriegsmarine's Type II U-boat.

VikingGrandad
01-19-2008, 11:34 AM
More photos of the Vesikko:

Gallery 1 (http://nk.oulu.fi/enorssi/gallery/album81)

Gallery 2 (http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=129)

klcarroll
01-19-2008, 01:58 PM
OK!! .......This is one of those occasions when all I can say to explain myself is; .......DUH!!!!!!!!

I have, of course, seen references to the Vesikko previously on the forums: .....But somehow, I never put two and two together and realized that the Vesikko was A TYPEII !!!!!!

I didn't think there were any examples of the TypeII boats left! ....I'm ecstatic!!

Does anyone have any interior photos of the Vesikko that DON'T have people in them?? I need them to illustrate the on-going story of The Ruptured Duck. (...and the permission to use them!)

...And on a related theme: .....Is the future of the Vesikko secure? As the only known representative of the TypeII, ....this is a truly historically significant resource! (At least to "Duck Lovers".)

klcarroll

Heinrich505
01-19-2008, 02:03 PM
Very nice shooting. Congrats. The little boats shine again. I do think that Socko would consider 4 destroyers vs. his flak gun as poor odds.....FOR THEM, muhahahahaha.

Heinrich505

klcarroll
01-19-2008, 02:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I do think that Socko would consider 4 destroyers vs. his flak gun as poor odds.....FOR THEM, muhahahahaha. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So right you are Heinrich!!!! To Socko, four destroyers is simply a "target rich environment"!!

klcarroll

Realjambo
01-19-2008, 03:04 PM
Great pic and links VG! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VikingGrandad
08-27-2008, 05:25 AM
Sorry to be a thread necromancer, but I thought our resident Type II fans might be interested in this forthcoming book, published by the Vesikko museum (see photos above):

http://www.vesikko.fi/the_book/?session=60902772

klcarroll
08-27-2008, 06:50 AM
Excellent find, VG!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

That book will definitely be on my bookshelf!!

klcarroll