View Full Version : Going to be a submariner... for real!

08-29-2005, 09:08 AM
Well, I've recently started playing SHIII trying the new mods and everything, and I must say, while sailing out from Bergen with my trusty Type VIIC submarine, it still didn't feel authentic enough. I am notlooking for the pure WWII U boot feeling, as I also play Dangerous waters, but for the best sub experience possible.

So next week I am moving to Bergen and take a submarine course there so that I can at least navigate a real sub. A norwegian ULA class submarine to be precise. Not as facinating as an U Boot, but still, 14 torpedoes, 21 crew, the most advanced systems in the world, and most silent (they are being upgraded now), the experience should be facinating.

I'm serious! Ok, I just didn't decided that on the spot, as a norwegian I have to serve in the army for a year, and I got in the Navy. I'm just about too complete boot camp at Stavanger and got the news today that I am accepted atthe Sub Central in Bergen as navigation assistant http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

So one can say that for once, those game really go into my head. Can't wait, my first dive should be in two months or something from now!

08-29-2005, 09:51 AM
Good luck to you! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

PS: I didn't know there was still compulsary military service in Norway. Here in Belgium, we got rid of it some ten years ago.

08-29-2005, 10:17 AM
Good luck to you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif IF you have to serve you might as well do something different and exciting.

08-29-2005, 10:47 AM
Good luck and send us pics!

08-29-2005, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by Michiel_88:
PS: I didn't know there was still compulsary military service in Norway. Here in Belgium, we got rid of it some ten years ago.

It's still compulsory, but the total number of soliders the services need is approximately half of the nuber of 19 year-olds available, so all you have to do in order to not serve 12 months is to complain about some diffuse physichal og psychological problem, and you are out of the list in no time. It's pretty much voluntary to serve in the armed forces in Norway.

Good luck to you ssteen, I've been at Haakonsvern in Bergen myself. You are in for some exiting months!


08-29-2005, 11:15 AM
Good luck, and have fun

And don t press the red button when u will see its

And maybe you will need this icon if --> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif


08-29-2005, 11:57 AM
Try out Jane's Sub Command. Quite decent simulation of modern sub. They have a great hydroacustic model.