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Old 06-18-2018, 01:55 PM   #1
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Will we eventually get WW2 German ships, please? Currently the only one in game is the "armed speedboat" which doesn't allow for anti-ship strikes.

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E-boat Schnellboot type S-130 and type VII-С/41 Uboat has actually in progress.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:44 PM   #3
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Many German naval units had been moved out of the Normandie area by 1944. Marauding Allied aircraft had made the area rather dangerous for the larget vessels.


VIIC/41

I am a little puzzled by the VIIC/41; it seems a bit of an odd choice. I can find no encounters between VIIC boats of any variant and any type of P-51, TF51 or Spitfire. There were two encounters between B-17s and type VIIC boats (although these were standard VIIC boats, not VIIC/41). These were U-311 and U-417, and occurred far out in the Atlantic. The aircraft that are in DCS and U-boats don't really interact.
Ref: https://uboat.net/history/aircraft_losses.htm

There were no U-boat bases in the map area either. They were all on the west coast of France: Brittany, Bordeaux, etc..
Ref: https://uboat.net/flotillas/bases/france_map.htm

That said, there were VIIC/41 boats operating in the English channel in 1944 and there were plenty of Type VIIC (the earlier variant).

Although not a VIIC/41, the following VIIC boats were also sunk in the English Channel area during this time: U-741, U-390, U-984, U-1200, U671, U-672, U-1191, U-678, U-212, U-413
Ref: https://uboat.net/fates/losses/1944.htm

In fact, there was single Type VIIC/41 sunk in the area during that time: U-322
Ref: https://uboat.net/boats/u322.htm


On the other hand, the VIIC/41 will be a nice target for the upcoming Mosquito! :-)




S-130

This is a PERFECT choice for this map and it will be a great addition.

The 5th, 8th and 9th Flottillen operated S-130s in the Normandy area, including against the invasion forces, as well as numerous other operations in the Channel and against the English coast. In addition to operations, these will make for great static targets in places like Cherbourg and Le Havre.

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http://www.prinzeugen.com/S130.htm
http://www.s-boot.net/sboats-kriegsm...anisation.html
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Thanks for the info! The Schnellboat should help a bit, although it would be nice to have some bigger transport ships too.
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