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SDV should move faster with closed hatches
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The SDV should move faster with closed hatches, because of Hydrodynamic.
With closed hatches the SDV has an smoother surface area and will not build up as much water resistance as with opened hatches.

The additional speed won't be much, though (less then 10km/h would be my guess)
However I think it would have a gameplay impact and make the open/close feature of the hatches more useful.


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ElPresidente set Legacy ID to 1042354038.May 7 2016, 3:09 PM
Bohemia added a subscriber: rogerx.Jun 30 2013, 1:20 AM

It's called "Hydrodynamic". But where did you take 10kph from?

Changed to "Hydroynamic" (Thanks to DarkWanderer),
Made things more understandable

Ditto. The last I experience of the SDV's speed rate several weeks ago, demonstrated the vehicle operated too slowly to be of use for any mission.

  1. Possibly make the SDV faster.
  2. Make the SDV able to be air lifted! (I think airlifting would almost be the best solution for the slow SDV, but giving it a faster rate of travel would help when there are now air lifts available.)

Shrugs. Personally, I say toss in nice big submarine! :-) ... and I can imagine a mod implementation as I type this!

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 7 2016, 3:09 PM

I have made a mission where I have had to start 4.5km away from the landing place to avoid being spotted by the enemy helicopter. When covering that distance, any increase in speed, however small is welcome

I think we can currently run faster then the SDV. :-/

gutsnav added a subscriber: gutsnav.May 7 2016, 3:09 PM

Also, (add this to your ticket :P) the periscope being down should reduce the drag and increase speed as well.

rogerx added a comment.Dec 1 2013, 2:59 AM

I always run with my periscope up.

Well, yes, but having 2 poles with a camera on top isn't exactly the most streamlined is it?

Lukio added a subscriber: Lukio.May 7 2016, 3:09 PM
Lukio added a comment.Mar 2 2015, 12:05 AM

It looks like BIS already gave the SDV some bonus as it moves a bit faster than it's real-life counterpart. Nevertheless, I think the underwater combat could profit from small improvements as it brings something fresh to the game.

Gaining additional velocity by closing hatches and lowering the periscope would be a boon to anyone seriously interested in underwater missions.

SDV in A3: 18 kph (9.8 knots)
Swimmer delivery vehicle: 7 knots