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Praetorian_Elite
07-16-2005, 12:09 PM
What has been your farthest kill with torpedos in SH3? Mine happened just 2 days ago. I found a large convoy heading to Britain so I setup in its path and waited. I killed the first destroyer with one of those aucostic torps and i then proceeded to hit a troop transport, a T2, and a T3 disabling the troop transport and T3. I got pinned down by escorts for a bit before coming up to periscope and firing my last bit of internal reserves to sink the ships.

I surfaced and was parallel to the convoy when I submerged to see if I could hear it. I heard a different convoy, going in the oppisite direction. I moved to intercept it and it was a small convoy with only two worthwhile targets. A T3 and a troop transport.

I was far out and I wasn't going to be able to get a good shot in time so I fired two steam torpedos set on fast and magnetic to detonate under her hull. I fired these out at around 2000 meters. I dont know how the ship didn't avoid them because it was the middle of the day and only slightly wavy seas. One torpedo hit the front a little and the second hit the engine room. She rolled over and sunk. I got closer and fired two more torpedos at the troop transport and the same happened.

Praetorian_Elite
07-16-2005, 12:09 PM
What has been your farthest kill with torpedos in SH3? Mine happened just 2 days ago. I found a large convoy heading to Britain so I setup in its path and waited. I killed the first destroyer with one of those aucostic torps and i then proceeded to hit a troop transport, a T2, and a T3 disabling the troop transport and T3. I got pinned down by escorts for a bit before coming up to periscope and firing my last bit of internal reserves to sink the ships.

I surfaced and was parallel to the convoy when I submerged to see if I could hear it. I heard a different convoy, going in the oppisite direction. I moved to intercept it and it was a small convoy with only two worthwhile targets. A T3 and a troop transport.

I was far out and I wasn't going to be able to get a good shot in time so I fired two steam torpedos set on fast and magnetic to detonate under her hull. I fired these out at around 2000 meters. I dont know how the ship didn't avoid them because it was the middle of the day and only slightly wavy seas. One torpedo hit the front a little and the second hit the engine room. She rolled over and sunk. I got closer and fired two more torpedos at the troop transport and the same happened.

Mylo42
07-16-2005, 12:35 PM
I only post this to tell people that it IS possible. You can believe what you want to believe.

100 % realism. (manual targetting).

C Class destroyer at 4000m. Middle of the day, calm seas. Steam torp.

I was confident in my firing solution but launched the torp fully expecting to miss due to the range. The only reason I shot in the first place was that I happened upon this destroyer on my way back to base and was almost there. I figured I would just get rid of my last fish.

Hit 'er broadside at 4000m and down she went.

....fluke shot.

....but, it is possible.

FDNYFAN
07-16-2005, 01:30 PM
3249 meters a Tribal class DD

Iggins01
07-16-2005, 01:39 PM
well i've gotten off some long ones when i first started playing SH3. got a few kills over 5000M. longest was probaly about 6500M give or take a hunderd or so meters.

stinkhammer6
07-16-2005, 02:29 PM
Around 2300m, Im usually in super close if I can be to ensure a hit or a kill. Next time you hit a destroyer or any boat with a crew on deck, zoom in as close as you can, when the fish its it and it blows up, the crew members on that boat go flying off and land in the drink, frikking sweeeeeeet.

quillan
07-16-2005, 03:15 PM
My longest hit was about 3500 meters against a C Class destroyer. I only shot at it because it was in the way of me trying to chase down a C3 cargo ship, and I was suprised I hit it.

Maj_Solo
07-16-2005, 04:15 PM
convoy cargo ships at 3400m boom-boom-boom, it is because I really didn't know how far I could send them but looking at other guys here I now know I can add some hundreds of meters .... if ..... I ever would be going back to shooting at those distances, I don't rust documented and actual ingame performance to be the same.

Iggins01
07-16-2005, 08:58 PM
i stopped shooting at long range cause i only use electric fish now... and i actualy hit more ships up close

JU88
07-17-2005, 05:20 AM
Mine was a flower corvet i sunk near scapa flow, it was about 4000 meters away, I got it with stern shot too, though i had W/O solutions on... it was still a jammy shot to hit such a fast mover, at that distance and at a dodgy angle too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Sgt_Starbuck
07-17-2005, 03:13 PM
5000+ meters. Convoy shot.

Sarge

Treesqueak
07-17-2005, 08:37 PM
4000. Was aiming at a carrier and missed. It hit a second carrier farther back in the TF. Didn't sink but heavy damage.

Mike