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by tommy303
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Luetjens chooses the Iceland-Faeroes Gap instead
Replies: 37
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Re: Luetjens chooses the Iceland-Faeroes Gap instead

The effect of a minefield can be more in deterrence than actual ship sinkings.
Or, if the enemy suspects the minefield is there, a mine barrage can also redirect an enemy's vessels passage into a smaller or more easily patrolled search area.
by tommy303
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

Possibly you were correct on BBC as they supplied many electrical fittings including AC and DC motors helm controls, etc.
by tommy303
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

The enclosed portion of the admiral's bridge gallery was fairly thin metal and at most splinter proof, so perhaps 8mm. The shelter was largely of welded construction with window framing bolted in place. As stated previously, the enclosure was mostly a weather shelter and so the gallery itself was sp...
by tommy303
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

Hi Tommy, Thank for the info this will help us again with the modeling. Regards Hans As an afterthought, I would expect the admiral's bridge gallery to have at least a gyrocompass repeater and telephones. Three of the seven front square windows or portlights on the admirals bridge enclosure had cir...
by tommy303
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

Yes, the conning tower plot room is on the same level, I believe as the peacetime navigation bridge, that is one level down from the combat bridge. There was, I believe a sort of reverse periscope which allowed the OOW or captain to take a look at the main plot without leaving the confines of the up...
by tommy303
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

As to colours for interior equipment such as the SFS display or engine room controls, go with either white (RAL 9002) or ivory (RAL 9003). Exterior junction boxes, helm console,etc appear to be the same colour as the surrounding surfaces. As to the admiral's bridge, I do not know of any good interio...
by tommy303
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

Here is a picture of the SFS Anzeiger with some letters and a following explanation: http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h130/thomas_fuller/Sich-Fertig-Schuss%20Anzeiger_zpspj55hge7.jpg A. Teilsalve controls B. Zentral links left firing circuit on safe. Zentral rechts--right firing circuit on safe. Au...
by tommy303
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

Naval Firepower by Friedman would be a decent start.
by tommy303
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

I'll see if I can create a little diagram SFS display tonight and send it in the morning, just to make things a little clearer.
by tommy303
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

At the top is a label with Teilsalve, two status lights and a black square with Zentral links/Aus/Zentral rechts. This is for partial salvos. The operator would chose the right or left central firing circuit,or set both to off line (Aus) in which case the firing woul be conducted from the director i...
by tommy303
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

give me a little while when I have a few spare minutes and I can probably help you with most of the labels on the SFS Anzieger.
by tommy303
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

Hans, Arrangements for flooding magazines was quite common. Magazines could be flooded, but they could also be pumped out or drained fairly quickly if doing so would help restore buoyancy or if the danger to the magazine passed. The decision either way would have been the ship's XO who was in charge...
by tommy303
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

. Very interesting pictures, thank-you. I was surprised that there doesn't seem to be room for a plotting table so as to give a better "picture" of any action. I GUESS that the periscope was used for general views? Or ? Was it ever envisaged that the Captain would conn the ship from here, or was th...
by tommy303
Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

I was giving a little more thought to your requests. As far as the main and secondary battery positions go, there were three--conning tower , foretop, and after command post. The lay out was similar for all three, except the after post had only two directors while the others had three, and all three...
by tommy303
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: We are developers of a new naval sim and we need some help

This is the gallery in front of the conning tower. In the middle is a helm console and just to left of it is the engine room control console.

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