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Paul_254
10-13-2005, 03:37 PM
Can someone tell me what the differance between the attack periscope, and the OBS periscope?

Dominicrigg
10-13-2005, 03:44 PM
In real life the observation periscope was better optically. It let in more light and could be rotated to look upwards for aircraft. It also had a wider field of vision in lowest zoom. Its downside was its larger then the slimline attack periscope so could be seen easier and also didnt zoom as high for long range viewing.

In game it has all of the above things except it doesnt seem to increase the amount of light going into the scope and im not sure if its easier to spot ingame since this is impossible to tell.

I use the obs scope to check after an air attack that the coast is clear and for watching convoys at long range to keep watch on a longer distance. Then swap to the attack scope close in on attacks.

bunkerratt
10-13-2005, 06:38 PM
i use both scopes ..the obs and the attack. i some times use the obs for forward view and the attack for rear it comes in handy if you have an escort on your 180 and traffic in front

doug.d
10-14-2005, 01:39 AM
Originally posted by bunkerratt:
i use both scopes ..the obs and the attack. i some times use the obs for forward view and the attack for rear it comes in handy if you have an escort on your 180 and traffic in front
F$^$*(%!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif So simple and obvious and yet it didn't occur to me!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Thanks for the wake up call. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

bunkerratt
10-14-2005, 02:30 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gifdon't tell anyone ..it's something i got used to i dragged over from my flight sim days..the rear view was most number1 in the f4u corsair ..so i got tired of spinning 1 scope ..what the hell it works fine ..just switch between scopes..good hunting ...

doug.d
10-14-2005, 02:50 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Oprah "light bulb" moment. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Aren't you afraid someone might condemn this as "unrealistic"? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

bunkerratt
10-14-2005, 03:16 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif..well ahhhh.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

paulhager
10-14-2005, 07:30 AM
Originally posted by Paul_254:
Can someone tell me what the differance between the attack periscope, and the OBS periscope?

I use both when snorkeling. No periscope at all is an invitation to be killed in an air attack. I failed to spot aircraft when only using the attack scope and again got attacked. Using both scopes was the solution. It was after I learned about this that I made it through my first complete career.

It has been claimed that having the obs scope at 0 and the attack scope at 180 while sailing along improves the chances of spotting aircraft. I can't verify that. Normally I pay no attention to where the scopes are pointing - merely that they are up - when I'm snorkeling.

Note: in low visibility, the scopes are naturally less effective in spotting planes. Run at lower time compression in that situation.

Note2: during submerged attacks you may want to raise the obs scope. Being killed by aircraft when you are busily getting a solution on a fat tanker (as happened to me) is an unpleasant surprise. Be judicious in your use of the obs scope since you defeat your purpose if it causes you to be spotted by escorts. When to use is a judgment call.

Which brings us to Note3: once you get in the habit of using both scopes, you should make lowering both scopes a reflex. <CTRL><Delete> lowers the obs scope.

Dominicrigg
10-14-2005, 07:38 AM
Tis not unrealistic, i suppose there is no reason why you couldnt have 2 people manning the scopes. But it slaps any hope of stealth in the face lol. Your scopes will be seen for sure in decent weather! Better to rely on the sound man to keep an ear on the escorts and keep scope use to a minimum.

But its a cunning idea! It doesnt really take that long to spin the scope round when zoomed out though does it. Surely it takes more effort to swap between scopes? I can spin it in a couple of mouse swishes.