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jagtigermk2
06-23-2004, 08:37 AM
I know some people on this Forum were asking for 2 periscopes to be moddeled. The other periscope on the u-boat was called a aerial periscope. It's job was to scan the stars for navigating while underwater and to scan for enemy aircraft before sufacing.

Will we beable to navigate from the stars in the game?, if not the second periscope would be useless.

jagtigermk2
06-23-2004, 08:37 AM
I know some people on this Forum were asking for 2 periscopes to be moddeled. The other periscope on the u-boat was called a aerial periscope. It's job was to scan the stars for navigating while underwater and to scan for enemy aircraft before sufacing.

Will we beable to navigate from the stars in the game?, if not the second periscope would be useless.

Kapitanleutnant--Martes86--Mix
06-23-2004, 09:13 AM
That isn't fully true, I think. Yes, there were two periscopes, but one was for non-combat observation in the Zentrale, and the other one located in the coning tower was used for underwater targeting purposes.

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bausbis
06-23-2004, 09:19 AM
nothing indicates that there will be 2 periscopes , but they will model the conning tower so who knows? but i really think only 1 periscope will be modelled.

jagtigermk2
06-23-2004, 09:49 AM
On the Type IX the aerial periscope was in the conning tower with the attack periscope, as the conning tower was large enough to fit both.

On the smaller Type VII boats such as in the movie "Das Boot", the aerial periscope is operated from the control room , while the attack perscope remains in the tower.

[This message was edited by jagtigermk2 on Wed June 23 2004 at 12:05 PM.]

Redwine
06-23-2004, 11:39 AM
For that I know one was for general proupose, and the second in the conning was for attack.....

May be the general proupose one was not fitted with stadimeter or telemeter...... and may this was the used to fit a photcamera.

Captain Spiess tell they used bot at same time in WW1, one to attack and the other to "watch" threats........

The most important is in the game if we loss one, we remain with nothing more.............

Modelation of the second periscope could be a great success .......... but for the knowed conversations it will be not modelled......so bad.

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Leif...
06-23-2004, 12:44 PM
The observation/aerial/navigation/night-scope was also used for attacking targets and was just as the attack scope and the UZO electronically connected to the TDC. Thanks to its larger head it had better light gathering capability then the attack scope and was thus preferred in low light situations. Itâ's larger head and thicker mast was of course easier to spot in daylight but at night that wasnâ't a problem.


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jagtigermk2
06-23-2004, 12:49 PM
Ok thanks, i thought they just used it for navigation and searching aircraft.

jagtigermk2
06-25-2004, 12:51 PM
Just noticed that the Type IXD had 3 periscopes.

http://ww2photo.mimerswell.com/navy/german/sub/00699.jpg

HeibgesU999
06-27-2004, 04:54 PM
In all honesty I am less concerned about 2 periscopes, and more concerned that the AI models the benefits of having the scope in the "low position".

In SH2 it only seemed to matter that your scope stayed up for a certain amount of time.