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Gerfalcon IRL Counterpart Identified

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For those of us who are naval history buffs, and have been trying to identify which IRL submarines the Halloween Event subs are based on, I believe I've identified which one the Gerfalcon is based on.

 

It's a German Type XXVI. 4 of them were under construction at the end of the war. They were designed to use the Walther closed-cycle hydrogen peroxide propulsion system, to give a sustained submerged speed of 25 knots - which would explain why WG gave them a 31 knot speed in game. Looking at the design drawings on Google Images, the hull, conning tower, mast arrangement, and torpedo tube arrangement of the Type XXVI, all match the Gerfalcon. You can simply Google "German Type XXVI", and you can get all the images and an article giving a short synopsis of the class.

 

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On the reddit thread: 

They posted their identities of the subs as:

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Hmmmm. He's saying the only way to spot a fully submerged sub will be by proximity spotting or hydro. But I'm wondering, if the captains skill RDF will work on subs, giving a bearing on them, so that a DD or cruiser could run down that bearing and eventually find them.

 

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56 minutes ago, Retnav54 said:

Hmmmm. He's saying the only way to spot a fully submerged sub will be by proximity spotting or hydro. But I'm wondering, if the captains skill RDF will work on subs, giving a bearing on them, so that a DD or cruiser could run down that bearing and eventually find them.

 

I don't see why not, might become a more popular skill.

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So I've played the new Halloween Operation in Public Test many times already, even got 3 stars once and have twice hit over 400k damage. At the moment, I have the Barracuda and the Zipper Sub (I think that was originally going to be named Krokha). Most players I have come across on the test server only have one submarine, the Barracuda. I don't even know how I unlocked the Zipper Sub. Also, does anyone know how to unlock the other three submarines?

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1 hour ago, Rushbin730 said:

So I've played the new Halloween Operation in Public Test many times already, even got 3 stars once and have twice hit over 400k damage. At the moment, I have the Barracuda and the Zipper Sub (I think that was originally going to be named Krokha). Most players I have come across on the test server only have one submarine, the Barracuda. I don't even know how I unlocked the Zipper Sub. Also, does anyone know how to unlock the other three submarines?

I unlocked two subs, one by 5 staring the sub mission and one by 5 staring the Transylvania mission. The Zipper was from the second one and the I think it was the Seelow from the sub mission. Not sure were to get the other subs, it is also confusing how the missions rotate, I didnt understand that they changed at first as was trying to play the sub mission. 

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On 9/22/2018 at 1:13 PM, 1nv4d3rZ1m said:

On the reddit thread: 

They posted their identities of the subs as:

Deep water torpedoes shouldn't be able to hit surfaced submarines but periscope depth subs should be fare game.

 

In addition, to the submarines slow speed, a french speed boost consumable would remedy the problem.

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