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by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Did Hood fire back turrets on DS ?
Replies: 126
Views: 9891

Did Hood fire back turrets on DS ?

Ciao all,

Could Hood fire back turrets ??

When in the battle ??

Did Hood do it ??

If so against who ??

What about PoW ??


Ciao Antonio :D
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Color of Bismarck turret tops
Replies: 38
Views: 33307

Bismarck turret tops

Ciao Luca and all, I am usually very easy to give the credits to the one that do deserve them, as I normally expect the same, among gentleman :D No problems Luca, you used first that reference and I found it easy to leverage on your available example to provide Javier something available to use as r...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Blohm & Voss Shipyard Satellite views
Replies: 5
Views: 4723

Bismarck launch

Ciao all, very good photos of the place. I have been there on May 27th, 2005 and it is a very emotional place to be. As Jose' wrote they used slipway 9, and it should have been a very critical launch looking at what is back there on the trajectory of launch. I have watched the film of it and boy, sh...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Color of Bismarck turret tops
Replies: 38
Views: 33307

Bismarck top turret colours

Ciao Luca and all, WELCOME :D :D :D As you may have noticed I used your photo example for the red turret, as it was the easier one I can find and made available :D Your post is execellent congratulation for the analysis and the support sources provided :clap: Still it leaves my doubt open : I have n...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 30826

Bismarck shadow

Ciao all, @ Turlock, sorry I did not read at first your post :D Good points well taken :D Bismarck shadow is one of the difficulties of this photo. I am suer you have seen the shadow comparison I have posted. What I can tell you more is that Mr. Lagemann ( the photographer ) was standing on the uppe...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Color of Bismarck turret tops
Replies: 38
Views: 33307

Prinz Eugen red turrets

Ciao Javier, if you want to see colour photos of Prinz Eugen turrets look in here : http://www.prinzeugen.com/ and you will find confirmations of what I wrote. As said above there are many other copyrighted ones or from private collections both of Prinz Eugen as well as Bismarck. Moving into the fin...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 30826

Detail

Ciao Marty and all, not a problem, we all make mistakes sometimes :D YES, but on the photo it is different than in the drawings. The drawing shows the original plan for that piece ( short ). The photo shows how it was on May 1941, as it was made longer with an addittional piece. That is why it appea...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Color of Bismarck turret tops
Replies: 38
Views: 33307

Bismarck turret tops

Ciao Javier and all, YES, I confirm that :D Of course you would like to see evidences, well some can be provided and some not due to copyright or personal collection reasons. Here you have one available an published : Pancernicki Typu Bismarck Cz. 3 Pag 23 photo. Book author and photo owner is Miros...
by Antonio Bonomi
Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:57 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 30826

Photo Nh 69722

Ciao Javier, Marty and all, sorry to have created some confusion using partial drawings and also not correctly timed ones. I beg you pardon :oops: Let me try to explain were the problems is and set some clear understandings. The Prinz Eugen main turrets we are looking at are the aft ones ( C and D )...
by Antonio Bonomi
Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PK Ltnt J.C. Schmitz-Westerholt
Replies: 2
Views: 2770

Superb !!!

Ciao Ulrich and all, instead of writing you in private as I usually often do, I would like this time to write this one to you in public my friend. You got it ! :clap: :clap: :clap: And you helped me solving a dilemma I was looking for since the beginning of June when I saw something on Bundesarchiv ...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PK Ltnt J.C. Schmitz-Westerholt
Replies: 2
Views: 2770

PK Ltnt J.C. Schmitz-Westerholt

Ciao all, many of you will recognize this name : Propaganza Krieg (PK) Lieutenant Julius Ceasar Schmitz-Westerholt he was the painter on board Prinz Eugen during Denmark Strait battle and the author of the article on Signal magazine of September 1941 that is also available to read on this website. D...
by Antonio Bonomi
Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 30826

Measures

Ciao Marc and all, OK, I see. I think we can be satisfyied with this measure you obtained which is very close anyhow and I agree with you my friend. What about taking your 1,65 meter ( 1650 mm ) and move on ? I am really curious to see your evaluation of the Bismarck shadow as your inputs so far are...
by Antonio Bonomi
Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 30826

Measures

Ciao Marc and all, good to know it helped :D . OK I will send you what I have right away. Missing a very good drawing of Prinz Eugen ( on enlarging the ones I sent you I have wrongly evaluated 1800 mm with the proportions ) I have checked the Admiral Hipper ones ( from AJ-Press Morskie books I have,...
by Antonio Bonomi
Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Color of Bismarck turret tops
Replies: 38
Views: 33307

Bismarck turret tops

Ciao all, @ Javier, you were right Javier ! During Baltic Sea period training Bismarck did had the turrets coloured on Red. The schemes were painted and some trials been made both for the full top ( including the sloped parts ) as well as the flat surface only of the top main turrets. So with the so...
by Antonio Bonomi
Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 30826

Measures

Ciao Patrick, Marc and all, @ Patrick, your observation of the Prinz Eugen wake is very clever :D In fact that wake as we know from other photos too was remaining on the sea for quite a long time, .. and here we can assess a couple of minutes at least. No, unfortunately I have no idea on how to use ...