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by Herr Nilsson
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?
Replies: 34
Views: 1641

Re: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?

Nevertheless the effect of Bismarcks AA-fire remain a mysterium. Other german ships with basically the same AA- and firecontrol suite performed significantly better in terms of aircraft downed - Scharnhorst and Prinz Eugen comes to mind. Nevertheless almost all swordfish received damage from Bismar...
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Robert J. Winklareth +
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Robert J. Winklareth +

R.I.P.
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Secundary guns turrets
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Secundary guns turrets

The new Bismarck´s book mentions that a secondary turret´s crew became locked in their post because the turret scuttle was deformed and could not be opened. Why couldn´t they escape from below deck? Well....this anecdote is based on Herbert Blum's account. Following his recollection of his way out ...
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Main armament hoists
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Main armament hoists

....but not for power. I‘m not happy with my sentence. Of course there are a lot of electricity backups. I meant to say once all hoists are out of order for whatever reasons, there was no manual transport planed up to the guns. The 20.3 cm turrets of Prinz Eugen still had a so called „Hilfsheißvorr...
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Secundary guns turrets
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Secundary guns turrets

Thanks!

Brower is just more detailed. My plan shows the way of the ammuniton from piles on deck into the magazines and from there to each weapons. It shows just doors used for ammunition transport purposes.
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Main armament hoists
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Main armament hoists

marcelo_malara wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:50 pm
Was there any manual backup for either
No. There was a lot of manual backup for automation, but not for power.
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Secundary guns turrets
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Secundary guns turrets

marcelo_malara wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:13 pm
...in Brower´s book...
What page?
by Herr Nilsson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Secundary guns turrets
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Secundary guns turrets

Yes. The ammunition had to be transported on tweendeck via slides through the splinter bulkhead.
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by Herr Nilsson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Main armament hoists
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Main armament hoists

One main and one auxiliary hoist per barrel. Main: (electro)hydraulic, auxiliary: electric. Auxiliary was backup of main. Main: just one cycle (projectile and propellant at once), auxiliary: two cycles (one after the other).
by Herr Nilsson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Virtuani's Opinion
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: Mr. Virtuani's Opinion

Alberto,

stay healthy and safe. Take care.

Best wishes from Germany to Italy.

Marc
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Prinz Eugen's hull
Replies: 3
Views: 2817

Re: Prinz Eugen's hull

AFAIK bilge keels were added and cool water intakes were modified (bigger?).
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 16120

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

... H (actual height of Bismarck main mast over water = c 45 meters) ... The height of the main mast was ~ 46,5 meters above the top of the bootstripe. Looking at pictures from the Grimstadfjord I think ~ 47 m or even more seems to be more plausible. Herr Nilsson has given an alternative frame form...
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 16120

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

to Mr. Nilsson: are you aware what was standard PK photo camera used in 1941 and which focal was it mounting? Is there any documentation? Not necessarily just a Leica. The Kine Exakta was also very popular for Kriegsmarine purposes. Technically -- i.e. without quibbling about the third decimal plac...
by Herr Nilsson
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 16120

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101II-MW-4462-16%2C_Filmberichter_auf_U-132.jpg Almost certainly a cameraman holding camera in his hands could not walk around deck under such conditions in action. I don't think we can talk about "walk". I think it's more like i...