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KL-alfman 04-29-10 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frau kaleun (Post 1377524)
Looks to be right smack between the two:

http://www.bdvoyage.ru/img/foto/arti...onesia_map.gif


fine! :up:
now there's evidence that the PTO can be simmed in SH3 :D

take that, Jimbuna! :cool:

pickinthebanjo 04-29-10 03:35 PM

Im still on my way down there as it's a long trip but it should be worth it i'm thinking

armyguy 04-29-10 04:38 PM

Ok i am in a IID and i ran in to a 50K+ ton task force go for it yes or no?
Edit
I got the BC but got no tons for it :damn:

Weiss Pinguin 04-29-10 05:59 PM

February 13, 1942

Returning to Lorient. Critical engine failure, max. speed 10 knots. Current position CF24.

U-163

pickinthebanjo 04-29-10 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Weiss Pinguin (Post 1377746)
February 13, 1942

Returning to Lorient. Critical engine failure, max. speed 10 knots. Current position CF24.

U-163

I know that feeling, I blew the port engine when I did it. Had no scopes, hydro's or flak and already exhausted my 88mm shells. Hopefully your not in That deep though, Good luck

Weiss Pinguin 04-29-10 06:35 PM

Wow :o We're not that bad off, actually I loaded a save and SH3 commander just decided it was time for a malfunction. When your top speed is 10+/- knots, an Atlantic crossing is pretty much out of the question. (Thank goodness I was only halfway across!)

pickinthebanjo 04-29-10 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Weiss Pinguin (Post 1377775)
Wow :o We're not that bad off, actually I loaded a save and SH3 commander just decided it was time for a malfunction. When your top speed is 10+/- knots, an Atlantic crossing is pretty much out of the question. (Thank goodness I was only halfway across!)

I've been using the Sabotage/Malfunction feature as well but I have yet to notice any effects from it. Although once my TDC was giving me incorrect values. (I would set it for a strait run 000 Degree shot and it would go +-10 degrees in either way)

gazpode_l 04-29-10 07:48 PM

Kpt Lt Gazpode
Patrol: #2
Game Date: Okt 22, 1940
Boat:U-65
Status: At Sea - Grid AM97
patrol Grid: AM53!
Ships Sunk 1
Tons: 1600 aprox
Crew: 35A 8D

I left Lorient on a repeat "2nd" patrol after upgrading my gaming to include SH3 commander. it somehow deleted my second patrol I finished the other night, although I'm not too bothered SH3C decided to bin it! :shifty:

Proceeded on my standard routing of up around past western france and to go up past longships and up the st george's channel, irish sea etc.

Aprox 50km SW of longships my crew spot my first contact - an ASW Trawler.

"Leave him be, he's a long way off"

About ten mins or so go by and water begins splashing around us! :o

So I order the ship to dive, not before we took a light conning tower hit.

I turned my u-65 and position the enemy ASW dead astern and carry on at slow speed - he's gaining upon us rapidly. I prep a down the throat shot as read about from other kaleun's and before long a detonation is heard..

Well? I ask urgently to my new young hydrophone man
"Kaleun, he continues at normal speed!"
"********n" I shout an obscenity in German, which my crew look at me with amazement!
"Get used to that boys" I snap angrilly back at them
"Neuer deifer sexctzig meter"

I command my ship to come down to 60 meters where we will play a game of cat n mouse. The ASW runs directly over us and the boy reports D/C being laid. They explode a fair way above us!
"Gut" :) I exclaim with a rhy smile
"neuer course 90"
"und"
"neuer deifer 13 meter"
Come my next three commands - I'm obviously doing well as I get a pat on the back from my chief of the watch for my good usage of german!!

We head back to periscope depth at 13 meters and I look around to find the ASW circling above us.."Auftaufen" I ask and before long we surface to rapid gunfire...My crew cafefully man the deck gun and begin shooting at the asw.

Before we cld pickup sufficient speed though the ASW is ramming us! "S******E" what have I DONE! I shout at myself in english! :damn:

It was two late! A flash and a bang follow and all of my watch and gun crew are dead, except my watch lieutenant who was below on the crapper! :dead:

I order us back down to 40 Mtrs and my medic reports 8 Fatalities...A tap on my shoulder indicates my sound-boy wan'ts my attention....

"Ship breaking kaluen" He makes a gesture with his hands to motion that the ship is sinking. I go onto the 1MC and announce the good and bad news to the crew.

I call a team meeting amongst my remaining officers and Senior crew to find out what they want to do - Head back to lorient, or continue the patrol!

CONTINUE is the unanimous oppinion - we are to carry on with our duties with renewed vigor and eager to extract even more pain on the merchants and escorts.

I order us to head towards longships and we slip into coastline of longships island an hr later. A short funeral service follows before we bury the dead at sea just off longships :salute:

Get us the friken outta here I scream and we tear out of the area at flank speed. Some 7.5km later I order us back to standard speed and settle down to my book. Couple of hours later, just after dark I get alerted to an enemy destroyer, some 3000m away.

"Again, Leave her be, and see what she does, the moment she turns on us we get the friken outta here and bomb down to 90m"

She continues her course but she is getting quite close for comfort. I order a standard dive to 13m where we continue to monitor her position whilst sitting there silently.

She duly runs by us without even a blink and before long she's a fair way off and I order us to-resurface. My new Conning tower officer reports that she is roughly 4km away. I order us back to standard speed, and I hand over to my second in command as I head below for rest.

We are currently in AM97 crusing north, plan is to keep going like this for another 3-4 hours before dropping back to periscope depth for a listen. If no contacts prevail then we continue to AM53 where we will relax a bit listening for up-coming convoys!

**ENDS**
Signed: KAPT GAZPODE

rudderless 04-30-10 12:14 AM

Patrol 16
U-65, 2nd Flotilla
Left at: October 26, 1940, 11:08
From: Lorient
Mission Orders: Patrol grid BE22

0038:10.11.40. Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! S.S. Takii Eddin (Small Merchant), 2083 tons
0759:10.11.40. Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! S.S. Bennestvet (Small Merchant), 2084 tons
0917:11.11.40. Grid AM 54 Ship sunk! M/V Asterion (Medium Cargo), 4787 tons
2059:16.11.40. Grid AM 36 Ship sunk! M/V Sarpedon (Large Cargo), 6797 tons
2103:16.11.40. Grid AM 36 Ship sunk! M/V Empire Soldier (Medium Cargo), 4445 tons
1743:19.11.40. Grid AM 53 Ship sunk! M/V Bald Eagle (Medium Cargo), 4579 tons
0125:23.11.40. Grid BF 16 Ship sunk! S.S. Battler (Small Merchant), 2203 tons
0334:23.11.40. Grid BF 16 Ship sunk! S.S. Rio de Janeiro (Tramp Steamer), 1826 tons

Playing with manual targeting and GWX installed gives this game a whole new dimension. Playing at 82%, like the cameras and stabilizer view too much.
Not much excitement on this patrol until the last convoy.
Had bad position and the convoy was zig zagging all over the place. Fired 2 salvos with both missing their intended targets. Sunk the S.S. Battler and damaged the S.S. Rio de Janeiro. Quite a few ships on fire in this convoy including the lead escort.
Took a couple of depth charged hits for only minor damage and managed to lose him for a bit. Thought I would have a quick look with the camera to see what the convoy was up to. Hit the > key and next minute I'm looking at a surfaced sub blazing away with his flak guns at what looks like a frigate or corvette, which was giving him what for with his 4 inch.
Had to duck back to my control room as the escort was pinging us again. Never saw the sub after that.
So far with this career I've seen 2 air raids and now this.
Be gentle as this is my first screenshot.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/...81df8ddf_o.jpg

Jimbuna 04-30-10 05:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KL-alfman (Post 1377568)
fine! :up:
now there's evidence that the PTO can be simmed in SH3 :D

take that, Jimbuna! :cool:

LOL :DL

KL-alfman 04-30-10 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1378160)
LOL :DL


:up: :D

gazpode_l 04-30-10 07:49 AM

Quote:

So far with this career I've seen 2 air raids and now this.
Be gentle as this is my first screenshot.
Pretty amazing stuff mate! :up: Nice find with the pic! :o

pickinthebanjo 04-30-10 10:39 AM

Damn, got strafed on my way to Penang, I guess that journey will have to wait till another career. I guess U-571 was about as successful as it was in that damn movie :D

gazpode_l 04-30-10 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pickinthebanjo (Post 1378428)
Damn, got strafed on my way to Penang, I guess that journey will have to wait till another career. I guess U-571 was about as successful as it was in that damn movie :D

I take it then u-571 now adorns the bottom of the ocean does she? :dead:

Immelman 04-30-10 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rudderless (Post 1377980)

Is it me or did you just get hit in the bow quarters on your port side? :dead:What kind of damage did you suffer? Lost any crew?

Oh and why on earth did you remove the deck gun??

rudderless 04-30-10 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Immelman (Post 1378624)
Is it me or did you just get hit in the bow quarters on your port side? :dead:What kind of damage did you suffer? Lost any crew?

Oh and why on earth did you remove the deck gun??

That's not me, it's an AI sub, unless one of you guys teleported into my game when I wasn't looking. I'm somewhere else in about 80m dodging depth charges. I was just flicking through the camera controls when I found that.
Oh! if it is one of you guys, stay out of my game. I have enough trouble hitting targets when they travel in a straight line.:D

Snestorm 04-30-10 11:43 PM

U27 VII(A). 2 Flotilla. Patrols 2 & 3.
 
Posting 2 patrols because, the internet was down.
(Good thing I love my SH3, and didn't take an interest in SH5!)

Patrol 2. Patrol Grid AM41.
Left Wilhelmshaven on 25.okt.39.

31.okt.39 AF75 (100 miles north of The Shetlands).
11.23 Alarm! Crash dive for aircraft.
Route to patrol grid shortened due to the amount of time we will now have to travel submerged. I don't like being late.

On 8.nov.39 (Present position AM18) U27 recieved a radio report of a convoy in AM29, moving east at 6 knots.
At 20.31 we had arrived in AM29, and recieved a repeat of the radio message.

We finaly found the convoy at 22.24.
In 3 attacks over the next 24 hours U27 expended all 11 torpedoes, sinking 3 ships for 21.634 GRT.
Enemy aircraft arrived on the evening of 9.nov.39

U27 docked at Willie 21.nov.39


PATROL 3. Patrol grid BF47.
Underway from Willie on 19.dec.39. U27 will be transitting Der Kanal on the outbound leg of this patrol.

23.dec.39 AN79 (Near Bristol, England).
At 08.21 we got a sound contact that grew into a convoy.
In spite of the total depth being 36 meters, and 2 destroyers as escorts, 2 torpedoes were fired at considerable range, at 2 targets. A C2/Medium Cargo was struck in the bow by a G7A torpedo. The G7E did not find it's (Little Merchant) target. (217. 6 knots.)
Nothing sank, and no retaliation came from the escorts, or any other warships in the area.

A status report had to be sent that night. "0 ships sunk. 9 torpedoes left."
Admiral Jimbuna was running the BDU Comm Center that night.
"BE MORE AGGRESIVE!", came his reply.
Uh oh, already in trouble, we are.

The weather changed to heavy fog, and stayed that way until year's end.
On 1.jan.40 a new status report was sent detailing our new year's exploits.
1 ship sunk for 2.049 GRT. 8 torpedoes left.
Having used our external stern tube, all 8 torpedoes are in the bow.

2.jan.40 BF47
U27 has arrived on station after 14 days at sea.

4.jan.40 BF17 (SW of England)
After picking up a sound contact U27 manages a submerged daylight attack.
3 torpedoes are fired at a T2 Tanker making 10+ knots on course 079.
2 impacts (bow & midships) had to be helped by my gunnersmate.
We submerged to avoid aircraft and reload torpedoes until nightfall.
A status report is sent that evening. 2 ships sunk for 12.923 GRT. 5 torpedoes left.

6.jan.40 AM76 (W of Ireland)
Another sound contact turned target.
C2/Medium Cargo making 6 knots on course 148 was sunk, at the cost of 4 torpedoes.
All 3 G7Es hit, but failed to sink him. A G7A finished the job for 6.453 GRT.
Upon surfacing that evening a status report was sent.
3 ships sunk for 19.376 GRT. 1 torpedo left.

7.jan.40 AM49
Radio report of a 6 knot convoy in AM01 moving ESE.
U27 goes to full ahead in reponse.

8.jan.40 AM46
At 01.47 the convoy becomes immaterial as U27 fires her final torpedo in a night surface attack, upon an encountered merchant making 5 knots on course 175.
Coastal Merchant (2.026 GRT) sunk. He too needed help from the deck gun!

At 02.55 a status report is sent. 4 ships sunk for 21.422 GRT. 0 torpedoes left.
And at 03.08 comes the expected reply. "Return to base."

19.jan40 AN98
19.44 Docked safely at Willie.

In 3 patrols, U27 has sunk 10 ships for 58.336 GRT.

Weiss Pinguin 05-01-10 12:42 AM

U-163 is heading back for America (DE94), with the engines, scopes, and everything else in working condition this time. Got the radar set up and running, maybe we'll find something on the way over.

On that note, how does the FuMO 29 work out in the field? I understand that it has a very limited field of view (field of scan?), so how effective would it be if I had it sweeping the entire time I was running on the surface?

pickinthebanjo 05-01-10 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gazpode_l (Post 1378435)
I take it then u-571 now adorns the bottom of the ocean does she? :dead:

With many holes and angry dead people, we went down firing though

gazpode_l 05-01-10 02:13 PM

awww comizeration herr kaleun. :salute:

Time to start a new, fresh campaign.

The first time I properly played a campaign, it lasted 2 patrols! :shifty:


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