Death of the Scharnhorst in ww2

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Re: Death of the Scharnhorst in ww2

Post by Tom17 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:48 pm

Northcape,
On page 307 of your scanned book, there's a reference to the author seeing tracer marked shells.
Any idea how prevalent tracer was in larger calibre shells?
Tom

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Re: Death of the Scharnhorst in ww2

Post by Tom17 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:54 pm

Northcape,
Having read the excerpt again I must ask what book the extract is from.
Many Thanks
Tom

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Re: Death of the Scharnhorst in ww2

Post by Steve Crandell » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:33 pm

I believe tracer was the rule for heavy shells in WWII. There at all sorts of long exposure photos of ships firing at night showing the lines the shells made as they went off into the distance. There are first hand descriptions of the tracers disappearing into low clouds and then reappearing further down range. As far as I know, everyone used them.

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Re: Death of the Scharnhorst in ww2

Post by northcape » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:39 pm

Tom17 wrote:Northcape,
Having read the excerpt again I must ask what book the extract is from.
Many Thanks
Tom
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Re: Death of the Scharnhorst in ww2

Post by Tom17 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:18 pm

Thank you Northcape.
Tom

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