View Full Version : Destroyers

03-03-2005, 09:27 AM
Is it east to lose the destroyers in this? because in sh2, once they found you, that was it. i sure hope its not like that in this one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-03-2005, 09:27 AM
sorry, easy*
not east

03-03-2005, 09:35 AM
Been discussed quite a few times. Basically if what the pubblishers/devs tell us is correct then it will be modelled very close to how it was. i.e. in early years of war easy to escape destroyers, in later years quite difficult as the tactics and equipment available to them improved.

Of course we'll all find out just how well this is modelled very very shortly. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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03-03-2005, 09:36 AM
i cant wait, i tried to play sh2 the other day to pass some time, but it wont even work on my computer now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

03-03-2005, 10:14 AM
Are you joking. Escaping destroyers is not a serious problem. its all about kicking the rudder all the way over, dive dive dive

03-03-2005, 12:32 PM
Subsim.com have previously reported that with SH3, running silent and presenting a small profile really is a viable tactic that they proved did work.

If you make a lot of noise etc, the destroyers find you fairly easily. They are not uber destroyers with unwaivering accuracy though!

Sounds like they got the balance right with this sim.


03-03-2005, 12:39 PM
whenever a destroyer spots me, i usually dive to 90 meteres, right full rudder, ahead slow for a bit, for a tighter turn, then ahead 2/3, then back to silent running, it usually worked, but they always seemed to find me, and even accuratly depth charge me at 300 meters http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

03-04-2005, 02:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Da11en47:
Are you joking. Escaping destroyers is not a serious problem. its all about kicking the rudder all the way over, dive dive dive <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It is commonly accepted that in the later war years escaping destroyers was more difficult. Perhaps I over stated this by the use of "quite difficult" but it certainly wasn't as easy as you suggest otherwise every u-boat commander would have employed your above tactic and there would have been no losses to destroyers, but there were.

Some reasoning for this was that early on in the war there was limited ASDIC and also not enough destroyers available to allow them to leave the convoy and stay searching for a u-boat for any considerable length of time. By the later years this situation changed and a destroyer could "sit" on a u-boats last position for 2-3 days if required and this was a successful tactic to gain a kill.