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Re: use of AA guns?
Posted by: RandJS ()
Date: December 15, 2016 07:40PM

Hi,

It may depend on when the aircraft was sighted. Allied aircraft would need some 40-50 seconds for the bomb run. Meanwhile, a Typ VIIc with Wintergarden could take 30-40 seconds to dive. The ass end of an unprotected submerging u-boat presented a good target.

One scenario where a u-boat might not want to dive would be just after surfacing for recharge of batteries.

Hope this helps,
Rand

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