View Full Version : Oleg: Destroying submerged submarines

03-02-2006, 09:28 AM
Hello Oleg

Right now it is very difficult to destroy submerged submarines. You must hit the periscope, which is a very small target. From my tests, even a heavy bomb set to a delay will not destroy the sub unless it hits the periscope directly.

It should be much easier to destroy a sub. When at periscope depth, the submarine is just a few meters below the surface, and a heavy bomb which landed anywhere within 15 meters of the periscope would destroy the submarine.

Can you please make changes to IL-2 or be sure to make destruction of submerged submarines different for BoB.

The submarines are an element which is nice to have in the game, but right now a submerged submarine is very powerful, and almost invulnerable to a enemy ship on the surface. A submerged sub can destroy surface ships quite easily with its torpedoes, without much danger of being sunk, either by the surface ship or aircraft.


03-02-2006, 01:26 PM
Actually, submerged submarins can be destroyed not onlu by hitting the periscope: some time ago i made a test, placing 4 or 5 subs side by side, very very close each other, thus having a "large" sub. In this condition, 2x250 kg with 1 s delay from an Il2 destroyed at least one sub (sometimes two) each time. So I think that subs are vulnerable only if hit exactly in their body, and this in turn is difficult because you don't see it and perhaps the bomb has a trajectory even under the sea (i. e. it doesn' t sink like a rock), much like torpedoes have.

03-02-2006, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by Buzzsaw-:
Hello Oleg

Right now it is very difficult to destroy submerged submarines.

Your answer is here:


03-03-2006, 01:52 PM
they are tough- be sure