View Full Version : Torpedo Impact ! .....what the ?? Are you kidding ?

06-11-2005, 02:17 AM
There I was, sailing in my brand new type IIA, 1939 on patrol off the East Coast of England. Beautiful evening so I'm sailing at ahead 1/3 to conserve fuel.

"Shipkazeetzin ! " (At least that's what it sounds like the WO is saying to me). 5400m 300degrees.

Ahead Flank ! I have to close the distance at the risk of being detected.

Check UZO, destroyer at 350 sailing across my bow at 4400 m, according to the sharp eyes of my WO. ****, I have to shoot now. I'm pretty confident in my solution but....this is 4400m. I decide I'll sacrifice one torp on the attempt.

Fire 1 ! ....submerge......all stop....wait.


Torpedo Impact !!

You've got to be kidding me. Periscope Up.

There she is, burning in the distance.

She's going down.

Sure enough, down she sinks.

A 4000 m shot to sink a Class C Destroyer.

I like how this career is starting.

I'd rather be lucky than good any day.

06-11-2005, 02:40 AM
Did you use lube on that horseshoe in yer butt, or are you going roughrider?

4400m?? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

06-11-2005, 02:44 AM
I assume this wasn't manual TDC?

06-11-2005, 02:46 AM
Well done! If you aim right on the middle of the ship, they usually have no time to evade the torpedo, no matter what distance you're launching from. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And it's "Shiff gesichtet".

06-11-2005, 04:59 AM
That's what the men want to hear, something to boost morale ..... ok ... I buy all you drinks for tonight .....

06-11-2005, 05:14 AM
Your very lucky Ive taken that shot many atime just to miss.

06-11-2005, 06:30 AM
I've killed C classes from about the same range (I admit I use the automatic locking targeting and wait for the gyroangle to hit 0). What surprised me the most is that their watch/hydrophone crews must have been snoring at their posts because I most often used a TI set to fast and it was more often than not broad daylight in calm waters with no fog.

06-11-2005, 06:21 PM
It was all done with manual targeting. 100% difficulty.

Please don't get me wrong, I know it was a fluke http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif but it was an aweful cool feeling to hear that "boom" after what seemed like an eternity. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

....and yes, a definate morale booster for me and my crew.

06-11-2005, 07:57 PM
Wow that is an amazing shot to say the least. good job! I hit a destroyer at 3000m today in a storm , thought for sure it would miss. It gives you a good felling when you do that on 100% player setting. do you have a screenshot ? i love to see that kind of stuff . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

06-12-2005, 08:30 AM
I have learned recently that hail Mary shots work as long as the ship is traveling at a constant speed and coarse. If they change speed or coarse you will miss every time. I have had some pretty amazing hail Mary shots myself.

06-12-2005, 04:07 PM

I have sunk Destroyers like this from about 3000 to 4000 range. Is this realistic? My realism is 80%.


06-12-2005, 04:44 PM
The important thing was you wearn't detected. He had to reason to be looking or zig zagging. By the time they saw a wake, it was too late.

Good Job!