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Teddy Bar
28-08-06, 19:50
The feature in the spotlight today is the removal of the u-boats Laser Guided AA guns.

In the default SHIII the u-boats AA guns could take out the 3rd propeller blade on the right far most engine at 2500 paces in 15mps winds... Essentially in the default SHIII, except for the first couple of rounds, every bullet fired from the time the AI opened up until they stopped while the aircraft is in range will hit the aircraft.

NYGM's solution to this was to modify the AA guns excessive ability to compensate for both the roll and pitch of the u-boat as well as the changes in course/height of the aircraft.

What sets the NYGM solution apart from others is the fact that it works in all weather conditions, that is, in 0mps winds the AI AA crew are effected and as the winds increase so does the effect.

I cannot stress enough, that your AI AA crew are not useless, but, they no longer have a Laser Guided Aiming System.

In WWII only 120 aircraft were shot down for the entire war and most of those were from 1942 onwards with the introduction of the more machine guns with configurations like two 20mm twins & a 37mm cannon or even a quadruple 20mm mounting.

However for the 120 aircraft lost there we 277 u-boats lost. U-Boats lost to aircraft in 1942 = 38, 1943 = 141, 1944 = 78, 1945 = 20


Between 1939 & 1943 only 10 aircraft were shot down...
1939 - 2 - U-30 2x Blackburn Skua NOTE: one was 'shot' down by its own bomb bouncing off the water and exploding in the air.
1940 - 0
1941 - 1 - U-131 1 x Martlet
1942 - 7 - U-73 1 x Hudson, U-256 1 x Whitley, U-259 1 x Hudson, U-505 1 x Hudson, U-561 1 x Liberator, U-565 1 x Hudson, U-606 Catalina,

Please check out the u-boat.net's page on aircraft shot down http://uboat.net/history/aircraft_losses.htm.


As far as I can tell, the most aircraft shot down by one u-boat is an astounding number of 4!

2 Sep, 1942
(British Whitley aircraft, Squadron 77/H)

11 Mar, 1944
(Canadian Wellington aircraft, Squadron 407/H)
The aircraft seems to have crashed on its own during preparations for the attack run.

19 Mar, 1944
(British Liberator aircraft, Squadron 224/F)
The aircraft smashed into the sea 500m away from the boat and exploded.

7 Jun, 1944
(British Liberator aircraft, Squadron 224/M)

Teddy Bar
28-08-06, 19:50
The feature in the spotlight today is the removal of the u-boats Laser Guided AA guns.

In the default SHIII the u-boats AA guns could take out the 3rd propeller blade on the right far most engine at 2500 paces in 15mps winds... Essentially in the default SHIII, except for the first couple of rounds, every bullet fired from the time the AI opened up until they stopped while the aircraft is in range will hit the aircraft.

NYGM's solution to this was to modify the AA guns excessive ability to compensate for both the roll and pitch of the u-boat as well as the changes in course/height of the aircraft.

What sets the NYGM solution apart from others is the fact that it works in all weather conditions, that is, in 0mps winds the AI AA crew are effected and as the winds increase so does the effect.

I cannot stress enough, that your AI AA crew are not useless, but, they no longer have a Laser Guided Aiming System.

In WWII only 120 aircraft were shot down for the entire war and most of those were from 1942 onwards with the introduction of the more machine guns with configurations like two 20mm twins & a 37mm cannon or even a quadruple 20mm mounting.

However for the 120 aircraft lost there we 277 u-boats lost. U-Boats lost to aircraft in 1942 = 38, 1943 = 141, 1944 = 78, 1945 = 20


Between 1939 & 1943 only 10 aircraft were shot down...
1939 - 2 - U-30 2x Blackburn Skua NOTE: one was 'shot' down by its own bomb bouncing off the water and exploding in the air.
1940 - 0
1941 - 1 - U-131 1 x Martlet
1942 - 7 - U-73 1 x Hudson, U-256 1 x Whitley, U-259 1 x Hudson, U-505 1 x Hudson, U-561 1 x Liberator, U-565 1 x Hudson, U-606 Catalina,

Please check out the u-boat.net's page on aircraft shot down http://uboat.net/history/aircraft_losses.htm.


As far as I can tell, the most aircraft shot down by one u-boat is an astounding number of 4!

2 Sep, 1942
(British Whitley aircraft, Squadron 77/H)

11 Mar, 1944
(Canadian Wellington aircraft, Squadron 407/H)
The aircraft seems to have crashed on its own during preparations for the attack run.

19 Mar, 1944
(British Liberator aircraft, Squadron 224/F)
The aircraft smashed into the sea 500m away from the boat and exploded.

7 Jun, 1944
(British Liberator aircraft, Squadron 224/M)