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EFileTahi-A
08-04-2005, 03:12 AM
Just wondering as they seem too fast for me...

Celeon999
08-04-2005, 04:10 AM
Me too.

Thats another thing that needs to be tweaked. It seems that the depth charges reach 200 meters in nearly the same time in which they reach 50 meters.

Ive noticed a difference of only 1 or 2 seconds between those two depths.

I dont think that a depth charge falls 150 meters in only 2 seconds http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Maybe in the air this is realistic but not in water. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

EFileTahi-A
08-04-2005, 10:41 AM
Oh... I glad to know that this was not just my impression...

Maybe they have a small steam engine attached to them so that they can dive faster, that could explain the bubbles we see http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

VF-17_Jolly
08-04-2005, 11:34 AM
The use of rear drop racks was a useful strategy in WWI, but by WW2 submarine technology and acoustic sensors had progressed significantly. U-boats were was able to detect engine and cavitation noises of pursuer's propellers and the splashing of their depth charges. The early Mk 6 depth charges took between 50 and 75 seconds to sink to 600 feet (the maximum U-boat depth). The newer Mk 9/14 depth charges were designed to sink faster but still took between 26 and 41 seconds to sink the same depth. This lag time allowed the U-boat captain to navigate away from the danger area.

Taken from here (http://www.de220.com/Armament/Depth%20Charges/DepthCharges.htm)

WilhelmSchulz.-
08-04-2005, 11:36 AM
The typicl depth charge or "Ashcan" sinks at a modst rate. Ive notced that they take longer to get to 150m then 50. Just pray u dont get supper waboed, with depth charges that are x2 the size and sink like a rock. During testing the ship droping them sprung a 1,000 leaks and had to rush back to Norfolk for repairs.

EFileTahi-A
08-05-2005, 04:09 PM
Originally posted by VF-17_Jolly:
The use of rear drop racks was a useful strategy in WWI, but by WW2 submarine technology and acoustic sensors had progressed significantly. U-boats were was able to detect engine and cavitation noises of pursuer's propellers and the splashing of their depth charges. The early Mk 6 depth charges took between 50 and 75 seconds to sink to 600 feet (the maximum U-boat depth). The newer Mk 9/14 depth charges were designed to sink faster but still took between 26 and 41 seconds to sink the same depth. This lag time allowed the U-boat captain to navigate away from the danger area.

Taken from here (http://www.de220.com/Armament/Depth%20Charges/DepthCharges.htm)

Interesting info buddie... Thanks alot!