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Best altitude for Sub naval search - 1/30/2013 7:13:10 PM   
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This has been asked in many threads, but so far I have not found a conclusive answer;

I understand that for ASW will try to find and hunt submarines, and the best setting is as low as you can afford (taking fatigue micromanagement into consideration)

But, I am in the early war, so ASW skills are greatly lacking; thus, I will like to keep Home island patrols on "naval search" until I got a first cadre of ASW pilots. I want my "naval search" to be at a good altitude for finding subs; at this point in the war I am not that worried about surface TF

Is 6,000 feet a good setting?
would 1,000 feet improve chances?

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RE: Best altitude for Sub naval search - 1/30/2013 7:25:16 PM   
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I use 1,000 feet, but range is more important. If you cut down the squadron's maximum range, they'll have more time to search and be more likely to find stuff.

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RE: Best altitude for Sub naval search - 1/30/2013 7:32:03 PM   
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I avoid using extended range; but mostly to reduce fatigue;

would you go half range? 2/3?


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RE: Best altitude for Sub naval search - 1/30/2013 7:48:58 PM   
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Depends on where the squadron's base is located, in relation to the sea lane I'm trying to provide air cover for.

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RE: Best altitude for Sub naval search - 1/30/2013 9:47:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

Depends on where the squadron's base is located, in relation to the sea lane I'm trying to provide air cover for.


makes a lot of sense

thanks

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RE: Best altitude for Sub naval search - 1/31/2013 3:38:52 AM   
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Keep in mind ASW is half of their range anyways..

I usually do 2k or less

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