View Full Version : Depth charge sizes

09-28-2004, 09:00 AM
The History Channel had some shows up all day yesterday about US submarines in WW2. One of the shows talked about the Japanese using "600 lb depth charges, which were larger than normal".

Just wondering if depth charges of various sizes were used in the Atlantic, and if so will they be modeled in the game?

09-28-2004, 09:28 AM
A good question.
As I know, the common allied model in WWII was 270 kg.
Maybe larger ones existed, but I believe that a weapon out of stardard could have been more a problem than an advantage.

A related question: what's about the effect of water pressure on their explosion, in the game?

09-28-2004, 11:34 AM
The British Royal Navy briefly experimented with a 1000 lb depth charge, but decided it wasn't worth the effort. The main effect was an increase in the kill zone from 25 feet to 30 feet.

09-28-2004, 12:27 PM
The great book "Naval Weapons of WWII" has a good list of depth charges used by 'all' navies.

09-30-2004, 03:42 PM
I was never aware of this book. Thanks Drebbel. I will order this one now off of Amazon.com.

ASIN: 085177329X

Naval Weapons of World War Two
by John Campbell (Hardcover )

Thanks. A bit expensive but good for my hardcover collection. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif