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Re: use of AA guns?
Posted by: Scott Sorenson ()
Date: December 16, 2016 12:08AM

Heidenreich,
Several reasons why the commander would have to shoot it out with aircraft would be if the aircraft was not spotted in time by the look outs to avoid a short shoot out. The aircraft came out of the low hanging clouds. And like RandJS stated, the boat came to the surface to recharged the batteries. His boat was a type U-flak boat. Or the commander could't not dive because of battle damage.

I may not understand what you are asking. You made the statement that the commander thinking, "OK, I'll dive, but until the boat is submerged, we'll shoot at the airplane".

In a crash dive scenario, the senior officer in charge of the bridge would call "Alarm". The crew INSIDE the boat immediately goes into a crash dive action. TOP SIDE, the crew would immediately secure the guns and ammo, IF time permits. The crew would then immediately head to the hatches to get inside the boat to get down under as soon as possible. This is all done in tandem with one another.

The boat would drill over and over for this type of scenario all the time. The commander would try to get his boat under as soon as possible, depending on the type of boat he is in command of.

Scott

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use of AA guns? Heidenreich 12/13/2016 07:00AM
Re: use of AA guns? Scott Sorenson 12/14/2016 08:17PM
Re: use of AA guns? Heidenreich 12/15/2016 02:22AM
Re: use of AA guns? RandJS 12/15/2016 07:40PM
Re: use of AA guns? Scott Sorenson 12/16/2016 12:08AM
Re: use of AA guns? Heidenreich 12/16/2016 01:56AM
Re: use of AA guns? Ken Dunn 12/16/2016 02:34AM


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