From: Vancouver, BC
ORIGINAL: Hubert Cater
I took a quick look and this likely has nothing to do with the sub diving here as the WWI game is treated a bit differently when it comes to air unit attacks, and the typical automatic recon that is also associated with air units, e.g. as you would normally find in our other WWII games.
For WWI, only Recon Bombers, Maritime Bombers and Airships will attack and recon at the same time. The other air units, whether it is a Fighter, or Heavy/Ground Bomber, will not. This is the same for these air attacks whether at sea or on land.
Hope this helps,
Hi Hubert - it is good to understand more about the mechanics of the game. But in this case, your comment above does not explain the spotting glitch. In my PBEM game (as you can see by looking at the replay in the YouTube clip mentioned above) it was a Recon Bomber that failed to spot an Italian destroyer which it flew over. In my subsequent hot seat test, I used a Maritime Bomber to attack a sub and the same spotting failure occurred.