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peepoDJ Nov 15, 2023 @ 5:33am
Depth charges on fleet
For what are the depth charges if there is no submarines???
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Hotschi48 Nov 15, 2023 @ 5:39am 
They explode nicely when hit. I never carry them on the ships.
Originally posted by Hans Bocharov:
For what are the depth charges if there is no submarines???
On maps with more shallow water, they can be a nasty surprise from what I remmeber.

I also recall they can be used as a CM against torps.
ha_ur_dead Nov 15, 2023 @ 5:58am 
I’ve killed a plane with them in World war mode.
CyberStonka  [developer] Nov 15, 2023 @ 6:07am 
Originally posted by Hans Bocharov:
For what are the depth charges if there is no submarines???
You can use them to attack regular vessels.
Kitty Cat Nov 15, 2023 @ 9:02am 
Originally posted by CyberStonka:
Originally posted by Hans Bocharov:
For what are the depth charges if there is no submarines???
You can use them to attack regular vessels.
?? Since when did depth charges affect surface vessels
Darkdan777 Nov 15, 2023 @ 9:28am 
Originally posted by Hans Bocharov:
For what are the depth charges if there is no submarines???
Same reason they've left NVGs on tanks below 10.0 but made night battle at 10.0+ only, so at this point you're not going to use NVGs but thermals at this BR on most tanks
CyberStonka  [developer] Nov 16, 2023 @ 4:24am 
Originally posted by French Cat:
Originally posted by CyberStonka:
You can use them to attack regular vessels.
?? Since when did depth charges affect surface vessels
Since beginning?
Eftwyrd Nov 16, 2023 @ 11:22am 
Originally posted by French Cat:
Originally posted by CyberStonka:
You can use them to attack regular vessels.
?? Since when did depth charges affect surface vessels
there is a reason ships deploying depth charges typically have a minimum safe speed you do not want to go below lest you be caught by your own ordinance

For those not aware because of the incompressibility of water explosions are significantly more powerful. This combined with a little something called the bubble jet effect (look it up) makes an explosion below your hull extremely dangerous

One of my most humiliating deaths in a cruiser was when I let a coastal boat get too close I could no longer lower my guns enough to shoot it and he dropped depth charges all down my side

To be clear I’m not certain the bubble jet effect is actually modelled but depth charges are certainly lethal enough
Last edited by Eftwyrd; Nov 16, 2023 @ 11:27am
peepoDJ Nov 16, 2023 @ 11:57am 
Originally posted by Eftwyrd:
Originally posted by French Cat:
?? Since when did depth charges affect surface vessels
there is a reason ships deploying depth charges typically have a minimum safe speed you do not want to go below lest you be caught by your own ordinance

For those not aware because of the incompressibility of water explosions are significantly more powerful. This combined with a little something called the bubble jet effect (look it up) makes an explosion below your hull extremely dangerous

One of my most humiliating deaths in a cruiser was when I let a coastal boat get too close I could no longer lower my guns enough to shoot it and he dropped depth charges all down my side

To be clear I’m not certain the bubble jet effect is actually modelled but depth charges are certainly lethal enough
propeller suction
Kitty Cat Nov 16, 2023 @ 11:57am 
Originally posted by Eftwyrd:
Originally posted by French Cat:
?? Since when did depth charges affect surface vessels
there is a reason ships deploying depth charges typically have a minimum safe speed you do not want to go below lest you be caught by your own ordinance

For those not aware because of the incompressibility of water explosions are significantly more powerful. This combined with a little something called the bubble jet effect (look it up) makes an explosion below your hull extremely dangerous

One of my most humiliating deaths in a cruiser was when I let a coastal boat get too close I could no longer lower my guns enough to shoot it and he dropped depth charges all down my side

To be clear I’m not certain the bubble jet effect is actually modelled but depth charges are certainly lethal enough
Wish they always are. I’ve only killed one surface target with “depth charges” and the damage cam only showed little pieces of shrapnel barely make a dent in the hull, the flooding though from the torpedoes I used did something though.
Last edited by Kitty Cat; Nov 16, 2023 @ 11:57am
Hotschi48 Nov 16, 2023 @ 12:22pm 
Same as mines, these depth charges are so dependent on the situation that 9 out of 10 times they're just a danger to ownship.
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