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by Herr Nilsson
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The loss of the Hood video
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: The loss of the Hood video

According Schmalenbach Prinz Eugen had an initial heel.
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The loss of the Hood video
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: The loss of the Hood video

Also, one of the earlier shots shows Hood heeling in a sharp turn and since the rudder evidence from the wreck shows just such a turn was underway at the moment of her destruction, we may assume that heel submerged more of her starboard side, and put the lower edge of the belt deeper under the wate...
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Various Q's regarding fire control tools
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Various Q's regarding fire control tools

The picture in the first post is "Artillerie-Schußwert-Rechner" but not a "Gegner-Geber" or "Foto-Tafel". The "Foto-Tafel" was part of the "Foto-Anlage", which was necessary to rate the shooting by using cameras. The "Gegner-Geber" provided the different values for each shot. However, it seems the m...
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Various Q's regarding fire control tools
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Various Q's regarding fire control tools

I think in this context it's "enemy values calculator and transmitter"

Input:
  • own course
  • target direction in relation to the horizon
  • target speed (also manually)
  • target bearing (also manually)
Output:
  • target speed
  • target bearing
  • target course
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarcks anit-submarine/ mine
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Bismarcks anit-submarine/ mine

Nothing nice, just a horizontal projection.
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by Herr Nilsson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarcks anit-submarine/ mine
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Bismarcks anit-submarine/ mine

4 booms, 4 posts, 8 paravanes
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Black objects in GrimstadFjord
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Black objects in GrimstadFjord

Marc where on the forecastle would the valve be?
~frame 201-202
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarcks anit-submarine/ mine
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Bismarcks anit-submarine/ mine

The rectangular transmitters are always open to sea.

Gneisenau's transmitters were protuded and embedded into more streamlined casings.

Bismarck's bow transmitters were installed into a horizontal recess of the bulbous bow similar to Tirpitz.

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by Herr Nilsson
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Black objects in GrimstadFjord
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Black objects in GrimstadFjord

Behind the doors are pretty big rooms (~3x4 m). Each of these rooms had a valve box with 4 couplings for 135 mm oil hoses. Refueling at port or in the roads by tankers alongside by using the valve boxes behind the doors. Refueling at sea usually by using the valve box at forecastle and being towed b...
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarcks anit-submarine/ mine
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Bismarcks anit-submarine/ mine

4 transmitter in the bulbous bow
1 transmitter each side just before frame 230
1 telescopic device about 1 m portside of the centerline between frame 169,98 and 171,35.
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: (No) Fuelling about in Grimstadfjord?
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: (No) Fuelling about in Grimstadfjord?

We have to distinguish between "Kampfgruppe" (~task force: Bismarck + Prinz Eugen) and "Verband" (~group: Bismarck + Prinz Eugen + destroyers). Raeder is talking about "Verband". According the orders only Prinz Eugen and the destroyers had to refuel near Bergen by the tanker "Wollin". It was never p...
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Black objects in GrimstadFjord
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Black objects ingrimstg Fjord

1.) Oil stain. The left blotch is just below the fuel transfer door in the 145 mm belt.
2.) Garbage chute.
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: water line
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: water line

Well, the November 1941 paint job instruction orders 1 m above and below CWL. CWL is 9.50 m. Obviously the waterline ends slightly above 10.5 m. It's just my speculation that the draught on construction displacement (9.522 m) could possibly explain the difference. In regard of the lower edge I would...