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by Antonio Bonomi
Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Encyclopedia of Warships/AJ Press vol.18+19
Replies: 23
Views: 9182

The Big Guns

Ciao Marcelo and all, YES, it is a very good book and fairly complete since it covers all the guns all countries. It is not so rich in terms of photos and drawings. Some guns and turrets are better covered than others, usually the USA and British ones. The descriptions of the guns and turrets is goo...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Bismarck Main Turrets
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

Bismarcl images

Ciao Steve and all, the easiest way to orientate the images on Bismarck and Tirpitz as well as any other KM battleship is looking at the anchors. The layout of the anchors both forward ( on the bow ) and on the stern do are unique on every KM ship, and allows you to properly look at the photos. This...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Tromso, Sorbotn and the end of Tirpitz
Replies: 13
Views: 49823

Tirpitz sinking

Ciao all, this photo taken by one of the Lancaster or PRU Mosquito following Op. Catechism raid on Tirpitz shows probably the first hit on Tirpitz on the catapult, at midship port side. http://www.kbismarck.com/norway-fiords/tp-tromso07.jpg On this photo you see Tirpitz on her last moments. http://w...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Encyclopedia of Warships/AJ Press vol.18+19
Replies: 23
Views: 9182

The Big Gun

Ciao Marcelo and all,


HAPPY 2006 :D

I do have the book.

Ciao Antonio :D
by Antonio Bonomi
Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Encyclopedia of Warships/AJ Press vol.18+19
Replies: 23
Views: 9182

Books and Internet

Ciao all, @ Steve, YES, I agree with you, .. my ' free' definition was only related to the fact that a book needs to be payed ( sometimes very expensive :( ) while here our friendship and common interest allows us to share free infos and very often with a lot of knowledge on what we share :wink: . @...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Tromso, Sorbotn and the end of Tirpitz
Replies: 13
Views: 49823

Tirpitz at Sorbotn - Tromso

Ciao all. here you can see the Tirpitz anchored at Sorbotn into nets protecting her from Torpedoes. But the danger as they already know was coming from the air, from the Lancaster 617th and 9th Squadron, the famous ' Dambusters ' with modified airplanes and armed with Tallboys Armour Piercing specia...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Tromso, Sorbotn and the end of Tirpitz
Replies: 13
Views: 49823

Tromso, Sorbotn and the end of Tirpitz

Ciao all, this time we go to visit Sorbotn, an anchorage place south of Hakoya island, west of Tromso city, the last Tirpitz anchorage and the place where Tirpitz was finally sunk. This is the place were my ' Lovely Queen of the North ' is resting in peace together with around 1.000 crew members. Us...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Encyclopedia of Warships/AJ Press vol.18+19
Replies: 23
Views: 9182

AJ Press gun books

Ciao all, very good to see the cover of the second volume, I am going to order it immediately :wink: I think it is due to recognize to those guys that they have raised up the level of knowledge on those ships and their details very much, providing huge amount of very valuable information in a very s...
by Antonio Bonomi
Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Encyclopedia of Warships/AJ Press vol.18+19
Replies: 23
Views: 9182

AJ-Press books

Ciao all, well my friend Miroslaw Skwiot makes really good books :clap: Those are called AJ-Press ( AJ stand for Adam Jarski which is the editor ) but somebody refers to them also as Morskie monography about warships, they are printed in Poland, lately all of them are bi-languaged in English. Poland...
by Antonio Bonomi
Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Oslo Fjord and the sinking of Blücher
Replies: 14
Views: 31847

Oslo trip

Ciao Derf and all, YES, I remember when we spoke about it :D . Thanks for the compliments, ... we are both fans of those ships and many others too. .. so stay tuned as soon you will see some more ... time is my only problem,.. not ideas... and a lot can be done much better and deeply than in the pas...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Oslo Fjord and the sinking of Blücher
Replies: 14
Views: 31847

Oslo Fjord

Ciao Marcelo, Ulrich and all, @ Marcelo, many thanks, :oops: :oops: You are right, it is of course a short description of the events, but I wanted to give the exact perspective of the events in relation to the proper places and the references, as this post like the others dedicated to the Fjords is ...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Re-decked a 1/350th Bismarck
Replies: 15
Views: 5294

Re-deck the BS and TP kits

Ciao all,

a very nice piece of work :clap: :clap:

Now I start been excited too about it ... really nice :D

Keep on the good work guys, ... and see you as soon as I restart ..after my X-Craft.

Ciao Antonio :D
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Oslo Fjord and the sinking of Blücher
Replies: 14
Views: 31847

The Blucher sinks at Askholmen

Ciao all, After being hit by the 2 Torpedoes the Blücher proceeded into the Fjord. The crew tried to save her as they moved the ship on the Askholmen island area, but the ship was mortally wounded. After 2 hours, at 07.32 the ship sunk. Here you see the dramatic sequence: http://www.kbismarck.com/no...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Oslo Fjord and the sinking of Blücher
Replies: 14
Views: 31847

The torpedo battery

Ciao all, After being hit several times by the guns and with fires on board the Blücher kept on advancing into the Droback Sundet. They did not know that the Norwegians had a Torpedo battery located into the North Kaholmen island. http://www.kbismarck.com/norway-fiords/oslo-torp003.jpg The Torpedo b...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Oslo Fjord and the sinking of Blücher
Replies: 14
Views: 31847

The Oskarsborg fortress guns

Ciao all, Here is the view of the Oslo Fjord entrance from the Oskarsborg Fortress guns. You can see a ship coming into the Fjord, so you have a perspective of how they saw the Blücher and the other ships coming that morning . http://www.kbismarck.com/norway-fiords/oslo-gun002.jpg Now a view of the ...