Anlushac11But the US and Germans made extensive use of deck guns when they could, and the Germans made some flak trap U-boats that were pretty nasty for Allied ASW aircraft.
actually, the Flak boats never really were very affective, there were to few of them to actually "trap" any plane. and most of the german ones were quickly changed back into regular U-Boats
PanzerAceactually, the Flak boats never really were very affective, there were to few of them to actually "trap" any plane. and most of the german ones were quickly changed back into regular U-Boats
The flakboats were somewhat effective for about 2 months til the Allies adapted their tactics by attacking in groups instead of with single aircraft and also calling in surface ships to assist. Their were only 7 flakboats and yes they were adapted back into regular U-boats.
The U-boats and Gato's on BF IIRC only has a pair of MG42's and M2's. They need a deck gun and some A/A guns
I'd love to see an Operation Paukenschlaug map.
What a wonderful slaughter that would be.
For those of you who dont know, Paukenschlaug was the name given to the first U-Boat actions along the american coast, in 6 months they killed 5000 sailers, and destroyed dozens of merchant ships and their cargo, a much larger total than pearl harbor, where the dead was only around 2000, lasted a short time, and all the Battleships were old and outdated for the Pacific. The USN was completly inept when it came to ASW for about 2 years, leaving the U-boats to roam freely withen miles of the coasts. U-123 sat off New York harbor, watching cars drive back from Coney Island on one occasion. (Ref: Operation Paukenschlaug, forgot the author.)