View Full Version : Bad Luck for U96

07-17-2005, 06:50 PM
Had to share this one....

Had a career that started September 1939 and built a good crew. It's now July 1943 and I'm driving a Type VIIC south along the Atlantic side of the Bay of Biscay. Got bounced by a Sunderland while doing an end-run around a armed freighter - running at flank speed, with experienced Flak Gunner Officer and 2 Flak Gunner P/O, an very experienced crew , 8 x 20mm (1x4, 2x2 C38s), I thought I'd try fighting it out on the surface.

Second Sunderland appears as the first commences it's run. Sunderland 1 attacks causing very slight damage but is shot down. Sunderlands 3 & 4 turn up as Sunderland 2 is shot down on it's attack run (goes into a steep dive and crashes well short - it only managed to land a few MG and cannon rounds around the manoeuvering boat).

Sunderland 5 arrives as Sunderlands 3 & 4 attack together, no damage to boat but Sunderland 3 lucks out and goes into the drink with four engines on fire while Sunderland 4 comes out of the attack run with one engine on fire.

Not feeling too bad at this point, with Sunderland 5 coming in and with the damaged Sunderland 4 flying away before coming around for another attack, I give orders to fire only at approaching aircraft. Sunderland 5 comes under a blizzard of 20mm fire and is shredded......

.....and all 26 tonnes of Sunderland 5 crashes right on the stern of U96!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif An explosion, the stern gets pushed down, bow comes up and then I get the notification "U-Boat destroyed in collision"

Kamikaze Sunderland!!!

I couldn't help laughing!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

07-17-2005, 11:16 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif good one. i'm captaining a type IID, so u could imagine my firepower when it comes to flak guns http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif so when i hear the call for aircraft i order a crash dive each time, though i have a flak gunner, i doubt he can do much agains an aircraft with a single 20mm http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif
but there's one tip i'd suggest.. if you have to engage an aircraft, make sure you order ahead flank and either left or right full rudder, this will make you move to either side constatly and minimize your chances of getting hit.

07-18-2005, 12:16 AM
Don't you worry, I was definitely weaving about... As soon as I think they are lined up, I go hard-full-rudder so that I'm as much of a crossing target as I can be. It's just the incredibly bad luck of having one of the buggers crash into me!! All that ocean and he had to crash into my boat! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif