Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic
Horus309 Feb 21, 2014 @ 9:07am
Using the deck gun?
Does anyone know what effect choosing ammunition makes when shooting the deck gun? I can't seem to see a difference between AP ammo and HE ammo, however, so far I've only been shooting agaisnt merchant ships.
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MjMikoolJr Mar 24, 2014 @ 6:18pm 
I heard that AP is best used while aiming at the Hull/Armoured Warships, and HE is used when shooting at the deck or superstructure.
gombicek Mar 25, 2014 @ 4:43pm 
Yeah AP is Armor piercing, and it's best to penetrate armor, so Aim at the hull preferably bellow the sealine. HE is High Explosive and its better to aim at deck of the ship. Also most of the time you use deck gun against merchant ships, when you don't want to use a torpedo and there is no danger to you. Using it against a warship or armed merchant is not a very good idea.
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Mikehsan Mar 28, 2014 @ 6:51am 
AP does more damage against warships than HE, HE does more damage on merchant ships than AP (armoured merchants = use AP)

Gombicek, I actually managed to sink a Destroyer using my deck gun once. Took some 40 APs to nail it
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JuggernautOfWar Mar 30, 2014 @ 5:04am 
On this note, how do you even man the deck gun? I can't figure out how to walk on the deck to access the gun.
Horus309 Mar 31, 2014 @ 11:50am 
gotta click on the ladder to walk up it, once outside, there's a place to get down to the deck gun and then just click when you're there. Also, make sure not to mistaken it for thee AA gun.
HerrPanzerCardinal Apr 17, 2014 @ 11:48am 
took out 2 destroyers during the same engagement using my deck gun. Uninstalled the game and haven't been back. Just checking forums to see if the game has improved or still raw balls
dom.ariza Apr 17, 2014 @ 6:26pm 
what do you mean raw balls are you saying the game was to easy?
Redhorse Apr 20, 2014 @ 3:08pm 
You should shoot the command deck/tower with HE as your first few shots .. This will hopefully kill any command personel stationed there and perhaps disable the ship and destroy any radio equipment that could be used to call for help . If your foolish enough to try and slug it out on the surface with an armed merchant you may knock out his gunners or guns with HE .. And as for taking out destroyers with a deck gun ... Just no . I mean .. my game is heavy modded but even vanilla destroyers are a dive or die situation ..They will train so much lead on you so fast lol ...Even the Merchants are deadly once they start arming them ..
The Prophet Jun 1, 2014 @ 6:09pm 
I usually put about 7 AP into the waterline and finish it off with HE on the deck.
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