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by Herr Nilsson
Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Fire control, salvo patterns, twin-gun turrets vs. triples
Replies: 20
Views: 4215

Re: Fire control, salvo patterns, twin-gun turrets vs. triples

An interesting question is why the Germans chose salvoes by turret group and the British chose salvoes by half the guns in all turrets. I've even seen a photo of Rodney (or Nelson) with the two outside guns raised in one turret and only the center gun in the next one. The older US ships had all gun...
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Two Photos
Replies: 83
Views: 11134

Re: Two Photos

Thank you, Olaf!

Yes, almost the whole book sounds like a "Kaffeekraenzchen". However, regarding the lines it is very clear. I see absolutely no reason for Busch to fake such a minor matter.
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Two Photos
Replies: 83
Views: 11134

Re: Two Photos

On page 54-55 of Busch's book (it's May, 20th in the morning). : Als wir die Kammer wieder verlassen, legen die Maenner draußen auf Back und Schanz die Reling nieder. Wieder eine Steigerung der Gefechtsbereitschaft, wieder ein Zeichen dafuer, dass es bald Ernst werden kann. […..] Auf unserer Schanz ...
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Two Photos
Replies: 83
Views: 11134

Re: Two Photos

h69722line.jpg Vic, here you are! IIRC Busch writes that this line was painted to avoid to fall overbord. Beyond this line, which was 2 meters(?) away from the edge, was danger zone. Of course I can give you the exact reference and the text, but you have to wait until tonight when I'm back at home.
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Two Photos
Replies: 83
Views: 11134

Re: Two Photos

On some pictures it's unfortunately almost invisible by reflections of the wet deck, but in NH69722 you can clearly see a line painted along the edge of the deck. IIRC this line was painted during the first stage of Rheinübung. Busch describes that in his book "Prinz Eugen im ersten Gefecht". So eac...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Hit in Bismarck's bow
Replies: 42
Views: 7976

Re: The Hit in Bismarck's bow

In his book; Battleship Bismarck - A Survivors Story, Mullenheim Rechberg says, on page116 (paperback copy) that the shell damaged bulkheads, between compartments XX and XXI and compartments XXI and XXII. This means that two main transverse bulkheads were damaged, one at either end of compartment X...
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How important was sinking in final battle?
Replies: 85
Views: 10432

Re: How important was sinking in final battle?

.... but with the potential propaganda effect that close-range photography of the damaged and sinking battleship might have had when published in the British press. Certainly, the well-known photo of Blucher capsizing during World War I represented an embarassment to the Germans then, and it is unl...
by Herr Nilsson
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Color of Bismarck turret tops
Replies: 38
Views: 41459

Re: Color of Bismarck turret tops

Hi Antonio, sorry, but I couldn't resist yesterday. I was kidding. Don't take it amiss. :wink: There're so many explanations for the different shade of the turret top and red is only one of them. If red is your opinion, it's absolutely OK, but in my opinion red makes no sense in the middle of Kiel-c...
by Herr Nilsson
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Color of Bismarck turret tops
Replies: 38
Views: 41459

Re: Color of Bismarck turret tops

Antonio, I see no red. This is a black and white picture. :think:
by Herr Nilsson
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Interior hanger color?
Replies: 10
Views: 6087

Re: Interior hanger color?

There are some pictures looking from outside into the hangars.

Here you can find one: viewtopic.php?p=568
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Interior hanger color?
Replies: 10
Views: 6087

Re: Interior hanger color?

Hi Nelson, .."drawings and technical documents of the BISMARCK, as well as of other naval vessels, have been confiscated by the Allied after WW2"... This is true, as far as I know. In Germany you can find such informations in the Bundesarchiv/Militaerarchiv in Freiburg. NARA in the US has a lot of c...
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Interior hanger color?
Replies: 10
Views: 6087

Re: Interior hanger color?

Can I suppose that the impression of a different colour on B/W photos is caused by light incidence ? I think so. I don't know any counter-example. And another question (not wanting to be too boring :? ): RAL 9002 (which seems to be a very light grey) was the general internal colour of the Kriegsmar...
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Interior hanger color?
Replies: 10
Views: 6087

Re: Interior hanger color?

In open condition usually the same as the surrounding superstructure.
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Speed
Replies: 624
Views: 54535

Re: Bismarck Speed

Vic Dale wrote: The photo is not of a ship seen at 45 degrees and firng main battery, ...
Queen Anne is dead! Vic, it's the secondary armament firing.

I'm a little bit amused about this thread. I thought the topic is Bismarck's Speed. Now we're back at Denmark straits an talking about pictures.
:lol: