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by Terje Langoy
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: KM GNEISENAU
Replies: 6
Views: 2862

G´day all An update on the matter at hand... If the one to open this thread is still seeking accurate plans for Gneisenau I could inform you I just recently received a copy of a long desired masterpiece paperback, namely The Battleship Gneisenau from Kagero Publishing. Laid out in 3-D format this pa...
by Terje Langoy
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: KM GNEISENAU
Replies: 6
Views: 2862

G´day all Why don´t we just start off with the most essential of questions and determine the period to be reflected in your model? This must be established before I can provide any design details or track down plans. As an example why this is sort of important let´s look at the hangar of Gneisenau; ...
by Terje Langoy
Sat May 05, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 12729

G´day all @ Saltheart True, Wikipedia is not always the most reliable of sources. I made a thread some years ago regarding the Renown vs Twins duel. It can be found in the naval section (1922 - 1945) of this forum named " The Battle of Stromvaer" There are multiple sources listed therein a...
by Terje Langoy
Sat May 05, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 12729

G´day all All those bombs that hit Sharnhorst and went right through her in Brest did great damage. I have read only one account of serious bomb damage to Scharnhorst while in France, this on June 24th while she was conducting trials with a recently overhauled machinery north of La Pallice. A stick ...
by Terje Langoy
Thu May 03, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: 3 German battleships in May 1941.
Replies: 119
Views: 9354

G´day all Garrett is a poor source on this particular encounter “...put all her fire control equipment out of action, ...second impact silenced turret Caesar” One 38 cm hit (a thru-and-thru) severed the power supply to the foretop fire director and also resulted in the loss of the ships senior gunne...
by Terje Langoy
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: KM GNEISENAU
Replies: 6
Views: 2862

G´day All You must first of all decide upon a given time/period of her career to be reflected. Gneisenau was object to constant alterations in her active years, from the notable ones to the smallest of details As for a proper print of the ship there is one member at this forum (Antonio Bonomi) who h...
by Terje Langoy
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Explosion of an X-Craft charge found in Kåfjord
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

G´day all I´ve been snoopin around in various norweigan sites, Robert, but unfortunately could not find any mention of the specific depth for this Amatol charge when being disarmed. I can however tell you the charge was not blown up in situ but actually transported further into the fjord, this to av...
by Terje Langoy
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Jackie Fisher
Replies: 3
Views: 2581

G´day all According to DK Brown the best biography on Admiral Jackie Fisher is the book Fisher of Kilverstone written by author Ruddock Finlay Mackay... http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Kilverstone-Ruddock-Finlay-Mackay/dp/0198224095 I have not read the book myself but it´s definitely on my list Kind re...
by Terje Langoy
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Searchlight Use
Replies: 16
Views: 2695

G´day all The searchlights aboard the Scharnhorst class were, if I remember correctly, linked directly to their range finder equipment via something called Synchron-Richtgeräte ... thus whatever direction their range finders were pointed their searchlights would automatically be pointed in the very ...
by Terje Langoy
Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine
Replies: 151
Views: 15122

G´day all


Here´s an article; "Raeder vs. Wegener - Conflict in German Naval Strategy"

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... n15979337/

... hopefully it could offer some perspective on Admiral Erich Raeder and German naval strategy


Kind regards
by Terje Langoy
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: A 38cm shell from Tirpitz
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

G´day all I believe Thomas is once more correct: The L4.5 was also a capped projectile, like the APC L4.4,and so would have had a similar external appearance. This is probably the Spgr.m.Kz. L/4,6 fuzed with Z.Z s60 nA time fuze for use in anti-aircraft barrages. From a discussion in a norwegian for...
by Terje Langoy
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: A 38cm shell from Tirpitz
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

G´day all What were the circumstances of the find? Underwater? If not it would seem rather a large object to hide and not be found for such a long time.... ...here´s a translation of the Norwegian text below the photo of Jose´s most recent post: Denne granat ble skutt ut fra det tyske slagskipet &qu...
by Terje Langoy
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: German books
Replies: 0
Views: 817

German books

G´day all I have a question for the German speaking/reading members of the forum. Have any of you read the books: "Hitler, Weimar und die Marine - Reichspolitik und Flottenbau 1920 - 1939" by author Jost Dülffer "Scharnhorst und Gneisenau - Die letzten Gefechte der beiden deutschen Kr...
by Terje Langoy
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: 67 years ago tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 1665

G´day all

Djoser wrote: I have read that they have recently photographed the wreck! Anyone know about this??


A documentary was made for Norwegian television after they found the wreck site of the Scharnhorst back in 2001. It should be available in English as well ...

Best regards
by Terje Langoy
Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine
Replies: 151
Views: 15122

G´day all Maybe it's best to articulate what the navy's role is before we start building ships for the sake of building ships. I´m fairly sure one of the paragraphs of the Anglo-German naval treaty served to steer the German reconstruction programme in a given direction. The agreed relation 35:100 w...

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