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by Antonio Bonomi
Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 35418

My plot and the photo

Ciao Marty and all, YES, you are right :D . The initial photo we had been measuring is the first salvo photo of Bismarck (Nh 69722) during the battle taken from Prinz Eugen at 05.56 ( ref. 56 on my tracks chart). The range you are estimating between 2300 and 2500 meters is just the one I am using, m...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Were the davits removed, too?
Replies: 1
Views: 1714

Bismarck davits

Ciao Pax and all,

if the question is about the davits close to the 150 mm forward turrets the answer is REMOVED !

Ciao Antonio :D
by Antonio Bonomi
Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 35418

Methods of evaluation

Ciao Marty and all,

YES, I agree with you.

Knowing focal lenght of 50 mm and negative format of 24x36 mm makes it very useful.

Differently it becomes much more impredictable.

Ciao Antonio :D
by Antonio Bonomi
Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck radar and radio
Replies: 66
Views: 25498

Radar

Ciao Wadinga, Erik and all, Thanks ! @ Erik, my address in is your message mail :D Ok as you planned for the French one, but I think if it is so expensive maybe Wadinga idea is a good one for teh English version. My source are some Bismarck survivors I met on last May in Hamburg. @ Wadinga, nice to ...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck radar and radio
Replies: 66
Views: 25498

Bismarck radars

Ciao Erik and all, Thanks ! I had a very good vacation period, obviously including the highway runs as usual :D Anyway, the book author name is Arena. OK, I see what you are saying and it will be good to find that old Brennecke book, I do not have it either, I saw recently a new edition was re-print...
by Antonio Bonomi
Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck radar and radio
Replies: 66
Views: 25498

Bismarck radar and radio

Ciao Erik and all,

go ahead, .. I am interested as you know.

What news ?

Ciao Antonio :D
by Antonio Bonomi
Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 35418

Photo measurement

Ciao Marty, Ulrich and all, YES, I think you got correctly the point. I am using a 5x ( 5 times enlargement of a negative that as Ulrich properly confirmed is 24x36 mm) so I am measuring on a 120x180 mm enlargement photos ). Since I do not have the negatives :( I had to try to recreate the photos as...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 35418

Photos and Film

Ciao Marty and all, YES ! The base assumption we are using is that Mr. Lagemann was equipped with a camera having a lens with fixed focal lenght of 50 mm=5 cm ( standard for all the PK - Propaganda Krieg members ). One camera very similar to those Leica : http://freeweb.supereva.com/sergio7858/leica...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Those darned swastikas
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Ciao Pax and all, from modeler to modeler :D . You asked : My question is what color were the fields of those swastikas? Red or grey? The answer is : RED, always only red ( like the national flag colour ). The light grey colour was used to paint them over and remove the air recognition marks ( used ...
by Antonio Bonomi
Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 35418

Photo analysis

Ciao Marty and all, YES, the waterline of Bismarck on the refuelling photo is a lot more visible and you did right assuming her been 34 meters and not 33 meters of height. That was due to the fact that Bismarck was not fully loaded as she was during Op. Rheinubung. YES, our methods differs for some ...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Who really sank the Hood? Bismarck or Prinz Eugen?
Replies: 45
Views: 70936

Destruction of HMS Hood

Ciao Monitor and all, for me the answer is the same of the Official HMS Hood board of inquiry and it is very well explained into Bill Jurens superb work here in : http://www.warship.org/no21987.htm I reccomend you to read carefully all 4 parts of this very good job. Hope this helps you to create you...
by Antonio Bonomi
Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 35418

Bismarck refuelling distance

Ciao Ulrich and all, Good point my friend !! I think I better explain in more details. The 300 meters we are evaluating are between Lagemann position on the Prinz Eugen 105 mm aft starboard platform and the Bismarck main tower. From Lagemann position on Prinz Eugen till Prinz Eugen stern end there s...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 35418

Photo evaluations

Ciao Marty and all, no problems for the material, it is all well known documentation I have in good enough quality and it is absolutely necessary for any study one would like to make on the subject :D No, I have never done the estimation of the shell case distance, if you need it I can try. Same I t...
by Antonio Bonomi
Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 35418

Photo evaluations

Ciao Marty, Iankw and all, @ Marty, good job once again :clap: I like your methodology that now you have also improved with that angular coefficient too. YES, with that we are using basically same type of approaches and in fact the results are coming our pretty close and within acceptable tolerances...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 35418

Photo evaluations

Ciao Marty, Bill and all, first of all let me say I am very happy to work with you on this, it is very interesting and everybody is applying a lot of value add :D . Now with Bill Jurens joining back in I am sure we will have even better results pretty soon. You know Bill that when it comes to photog...