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by Terje Langoy
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: KM GNEISENAU
Replies: 6
Views: 7326

G´day All You must first of all decide upon a given time/period of her career to be reflected. Gneisenau was object to constant alterations in her active years, from the notable ones to the smallest of details As for a proper print of the ship there is one member at this forum (Antonio Bonomi) who h...
by Terje Langoy
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Explosion of an X-Craft charge found in Kåfjord
Replies: 7
Views: 2899

G´day all I´ve been snoopin around in various norweigan sites, Robert, but unfortunately could not find any mention of the specific depth for this Amatol charge when being disarmed. I can however tell you the charge was not blown up in situ but actually transported further into the fjord, this to av...
by Terje Langoy
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Jackie Fisher
Replies: 3
Views: 6548

G´day all According to DK Brown the best biography on Admiral Jackie Fisher is the book Fisher of Kilverstone written by author Ruddock Finlay Mackay... http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Kilverstone-Ruddock-Finlay-Mackay/dp/0198224095 I have not read the book myself but it´s definitely on my list Kind re...
by Terje Langoy
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Searchlight Use
Replies: 16
Views: 4129

G´day all The searchlights aboard the Scharnhorst class were, if I remember correctly, linked directly to their range finder equipment via something called Synchron-Richtgeräte ... thus whatever direction their range finders were pointed their searchlights would automatically be pointed in the very ...
by Terje Langoy
Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine
Replies: 151
Views: 26753

G´day all


Here´s an article; "Raeder vs. Wegener - Conflict in German Naval Strategy"

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... n15979337/

... hopefully it could offer some perspective on Admiral Erich Raeder and German naval strategy


Kind regards
by Terje Langoy
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: A 38cm shell from Tirpitz
Replies: 12
Views: 3295

G´day all I believe Thomas is once more correct: The L4.5 was also a capped projectile, like the APC L4.4,and so would have had a similar external appearance. This is probably the Spgr.m.Kz. L/4,6 fuzed with Z.Z s60 nA time fuze for use in anti-aircraft barrages. From a discussion in a norwegian for...
by Terje Langoy
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: A 38cm shell from Tirpitz
Replies: 12
Views: 3295

G´day all What were the circumstances of the find? Underwater? If not it would seem rather a large object to hide and not be found for such a long time.... ...here´s a translation of the Norwegian text below the photo of Jose´s most recent post: Denne granat ble skutt ut fra det tyske slagskipet "Ti...
by Terje Langoy
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: German books
Replies: 0
Views: 1486

German books

G´day all I have a question for the German speaking/reading members of the forum. Have any of you read the books: "Hitler, Weimar und die Marine - Reichspolitik und Flottenbau 1920 - 1939" by author Jost Dülffer "Scharnhorst und Gneisenau - Die letzten Gefechte der beiden deutschen Kriegsschiffe" by...
by Terje Langoy
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: 67 years ago tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 2573

G´day all
Djoser wrote: I have read that they have recently photographed the wreck! Anyone know about this??
A documentary was made for Norwegian television after they found the wreck site of the Scharnhorst back in 2001. It should be available in English as well ...

Best regards
by Terje Langoy
Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine
Replies: 151
Views: 26753

G´day all Maybe it's best to articulate what the navy's role is before we start building ships for the sake of building ships. I´m fairly sure one of the paragraphs of the Anglo-German naval treaty served to steer the German reconstruction programme in a given direction. The agreed relation 35:100 w...
by Terje Langoy
Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Storm Eagle Jutland PC game out now!
Replies: 7
Views: 10128

I don't know what the system requirements are. Sorry, I suck at the techie stuff. I think it says somewhere on the site there in the link though. G´day all In a simulator game such as this the game engine is, I think, fairly simple but I´d expect the screen card to be a critical factor, it must be ...
by Terje Langoy
Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine
Replies: 151
Views: 26753

G´day all What a pleasant surprise to see you back at the forums, Richard. Long time, no see... By January 1933 the Ersatz Programme still motored German reconstruction plans, steering the course set by the treaty. The long term strategy laid by Admiral Erich Raeder and Defence Minister Kurt von Sch...
by Terje Langoy
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck commerce raiding
Replies: 41
Views: 6136

G´day all Wadinga I have the book you refer to, written by Cajus Bekker. It is a very good account, no doubt. I questioned Bekker since Kähler had the benefit of serving aboard Gneisenau at that time thus he ought to be a primary source ... he said 8th July. For the sake of clarity I decided to cons...
by Terje Langoy
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck commerce raiding
Replies: 41
Views: 6136

G´day all RF I´ve never seen it clarified anywhere the exact mission of the October foray. But I´ve seen it suggested its mere purpose was to lure the Home Fleet out of Scapa Flow. It has also been my understanding it was the insertion of a Group commander between Fleet and SKL that fueled the confl...
by Terje Langoy
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck commerce raiding
Replies: 41
Views: 6136

G´day all From Raeder´s book I understood it such that Admiral Böhm was not fired, he asked to be relieved of his position since he disagreed with the reorganized command structure. Raeder granted his request. It appears to have become an acknowledged fact that the motive for Admiral Marschall being...