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Joe S
07-19-2009, 08:42 PM
I ran a mission in SHIII and rand into an underwater net near a harbor. I could not see the floats on the surface but the net was there. I ended up using the periscope raised just enought to be able to see the net but not enought to reach the surface. What is the best way to deal with nets and could a real periscope be used to see underwater? I suspect not. Thanks! Joe S

Torplexed
07-19-2009, 09:29 PM
What is the best way to deal with nets and could a real periscope be used to see underwater? I suspect not. Thanks! Joe S

No...a real periscope would eventually go dark the deeper you go, and real water isn't as transparent as what we have in the game. As for nets, avoid them since you can't defeat them.

Munchausen
07-20-2009, 12:04 PM
I ended up using the periscope raised just enought to be able to see the net but not enought to reach the surface. What is the best way to deal with nets and could a real periscope be used to see underwater? I suspect not.

:cool: Actually, George Grider, in War Fish, page 137, Little, Brown & Company Ltd., Third Printing, talked about seeing through the periscope while still under water:

As the boat neared periscope depth, I raised the scope, put my eye to it, and began to look at the dimly lighted water while the tip of the periscope was still about ten feet under. It is a rare thing to see marine life through a periscope....

SteamWake
07-20-2009, 12:17 PM
Those nets sure are noisy aint they... not that I ever got snagged in one :rotfl:

Inner Sound
07-20-2009, 05:47 PM
I've slipped over them a couple of times, no contact, surfaced at night. Always going dead slow. I suppose in theory you could charge over at any speed - clearance is clearance - but....

But the little dangling sonar bollocks things looked awfully close to emasculation. Or is it emancipation?

Playing TMO and RSRD in a Balao if that makes any difference.

tomoose
07-20-2009, 11:58 PM
Not sure if you're talking about friendly or enemy sub nets. For the German ports there is a pull-down mod which shows the location of sub nets and minefields. This is very handy particularly with the narrow approaches to the Norwegian port (I was killed a few times before I knew what was causing it LOL).

Enemy sub nets is a different matter obviously and you take your chances when approaching enemy held waters.

:salute:

donut
07-21-2009, 12:40 AM
Can be shipped over@ high tide,entrances only !

Inner Sound
07-21-2009, 04:13 AM
There's tides in SH4 ?

So a historical tidal almanac is needed ?

Or is there one in the game already and I never noticed ?

joeljansson
07-26-2009, 03:08 PM
ive encounterd one net in sh4 stock i didnt notice till i went to external view only to see i was half suck in it:hmmm: