20mm and 37mm AA Guns on Bismarck and other German WW2 ships

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Zacharias
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20mm and 37mm AA Guns on Bismarck and other German WW2 ships

Post by Zacharias » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:34 pm

Hello to everyone, I am a new member, long time modeller fascinated with
KM ships and currently I am working on some KM 1/350 ships models.

I need information regarding 20mm and 37mm AA armament on Bismarck, Tirpitz, Prinz Eugen, Graf Spee and Scharnhorst ships.

I am aware that German KM ships used two versions of 20mm AA guns:
20mm/65 C/30 barrels (early type)
20mm/65 C/38 barrels (late type)

... and two versions of 37mm AA guns:
37mm/83 SK C/30 barrels (20pcs)
37mm/69 M42 barrels (20pcs)

Please, advise which of those 20mm and 37mm AA Guns variations are the correct choice for:

Bismarck
Tirpitz
Prinz Eugen
Graf Spee
Scharnhorst

Many thanks in advance for your help. :)