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by paulcadogan
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck: Scuttled or Sunk?
Replies: 206
Views: 71726

Hello everyone, It seems pretty clear that the Germans built very tough ships capable of absorbing tremendous punishment - look at their BC's at Jutland: Seydlitz limping into harbour in shambles with her bow almost under water - though Lutzow was not so lucky. Look at the Graf Zeppelin - an aircraf...
by paulcadogan
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bridge Officers
Replies: 27
Views: 9097

Hi RF & Terje, I think the encounter you are discussing actually involved the Ramillies not the Malaya - athough later the "Twins" did encounter convoys escorted by Malaya and Rodney respectively from which they also withdrew. Lutjens, I think, was following his strict orders not to engage an enemy ...
by paulcadogan
Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmarck Straits: Hood´s gunnery fault?
Replies: 24
Views: 8038

Happy New Year once again... Karl, my friend, I cannot agree with you in your contrasting of the two hits. :negative: You are correct in that the Bismarck's salvo was aimed with precision gained through months of exercises with excellent equipment - BUT Schneider certainly could not have been aiming...
by paulcadogan
Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck: Scuttled or Sunk?
Replies: 206
Views: 71726

Happy New Year to all... Here I am spending new year's eve in the Bismarck forum! (Maybe I should get a life... :think: ) But I can't resist putting in a word... I believe reason behind the whole scuttling argument is to underline the myth of the "unsinkable" Bismarck. The British could not get her ...
by paulcadogan
Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck Wreck model help.
Replies: 9
Views: 6235

Hi Bob, The only place I've seen images (artist's reproduction) of the Bismarck wreck from various angles are in Robert Ballard's book on his 1989 expedition "The Discovery of the Bismarck". If you haven't seen them yet, they could be helpful to you. '(Of course, later expeditions would have obtaine...
by paulcadogan
Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Tamiya vs. Minihobby Scharnhorst/Gneisenau - which is better
Replies: 4
Views: 3115

Thanks....
Scharnhorst's done, 1943 scheme, looks great. Gneisenau (Tamiya of course!) on the way. :D

Paul
by paulcadogan
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Tamiya vs. Minihobby Scharnhorst/Gneisenau - which is better
Replies: 4
Views: 3115

Tamiya vs. Minihobby Scharnhorst/Gneisenau - which is better

Hello All, This is my first post in the Bismarck Forum. A question for the experts from a very basic out-of-the-box (+ paint of course!) modeller: I am generally very pleased with the quality of the Tamiya waterline 1/700 series. I'm currently on the Scharnhorst. How does the Mini Hobby version comp...