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by Olaf
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: New Tirpitz and Bismarck books
Replies: 12
Views: 11250

Re: New Tirpitz and Bismarck books

Received my copy today; what a wonderful book it is! What a difference it is to physically hold it in my hands!


Happy reading ~ Olaf!
by Olaf
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: New Tirpitz and Bismarck books
Replies: 12
Views: 11250

Re: New Tirpitz and Bismarck books

Just in case you didn't know, TP Vol. II is now available. We think it is even better than Vol. I, and we believe the book is worth the time you were waiting for it.

Ready for combat


Happy reading ~ Olaf!
by Olaf
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Mitscher and the Mystery of Midway
Replies: 5
Views: 3191

Re: Mitscher and the Mystery of Midway

So, in a nutshell ... another PLOT? :silenced:


Happy :think: ~ Olaf!
by Olaf
Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: New Tirpitz and Bismarck books
Replies: 12
Views: 11250

Re: New Tirpitz and Bismarck books

Hi all ~ If you want to learn more about Vol. I, please check the Review at Modelwarships.com and one of the first letters of feedback in English we received some time ago. If you're facing problems ordering that book via the shop site, just hit the "Kontakt" button and write in plain English what y...
by Olaf
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck proper name "He" or "She"
Replies: 30
Views: 33030

Re: Bismarck proper name "He" or "She"

Thorsten, to me this looks pretty much like a grammar mistake or a typo instead of a personal choice between the feminine and masuline gender. Here should have worked the genitive case best in order to point out the masculine gender ("Verlust des Bismarcks" (he/it) vs. "Verlust der Bismarck" (she))....
by Olaf
Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: New Tirpitz and Bismarck books
Replies: 12
Views: 11250

Re: New Tirpitz and Bismarck books

FYI ~ From the distributor: Tirpitz Vol. I can now be ordered, shipping will commence in the middle of next week...

It was fun having been involved in this project, and I'm really looking forward to receiving my own edition!

Happy reading ~ Olaf!
by Olaf
Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 17628

Re: Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy

I don't have it. What's your opinion? Is it worth buying? Or is it just one more Bismarck book?


Happy reading ~ Olaf!
by Olaf
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: How many if any crewmembers of Bismarck are still alive?
Replies: 8
Views: 14288

Re: How many if any crewmembers of Bismarck are still alive?

Will do so. Btw., can you please edit my message, I mis-spelled Rest in Peace ... :oops:

Thanks ~ Olaf!
by Olaf
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: How many if any crewmembers of Bismarck are still alive?
Replies: 8
Views: 14288

Re: How many if any crewmembers of Bismarck are still alive?

Another sad news... On September 29 Otto Höntzsch passed away at the age of 93. I received an invitation from Ottos family to the memorial service scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 05 at 1400hrs in the chapel on the Pattensen cemetry near Winsen/Luhe. The funeral will be in approx. 14 days in a w...
by Olaf
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Explosion of an X-Craft charge found in Kåfjord
Replies: 7
Views: 3112

Re: Explosion of an X-Craft charge found in Kåfjord

Thanks Paul for that, maybe our divers used larger demolition charges (thanks for the term!), maybe that's why we never saw two distinct explosions ... hmmm ... something to think about (and you never know what they really blew up. One problem was to clearly identify a mine (or whatever). It could b...
by Olaf
Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Explosion of an X-Craft charge found in Kåfjord
Replies: 7
Views: 3112

Re: Explosion of an X-Craft charge found in Kåfjord

After a couple of years in a German minesweeper squadron I can tell you that they simply blow the mine/charge into pieces. The explosion you see is from the charge set by the diver, not necessarily the old and possibly rotten mine/charge. It looks impressive, no doubt, but it just makes a neat headl...
by Olaf
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Stern Anchor
Replies: 9
Views: 3335

Re: Help!

Maybe the stern anchor would have been used as a stream anchor, not really as one securing the ship like the bow anchors did. http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O225-streamanchor.html I think it could have been deployed in order to supplement the bow anchor. If your anchoring in strong currents, you m...
by Olaf
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Searchlight Use
Replies: 16
Views: 4553

Re: Searchlight Use

I think searchlights would be impractical. Given the great distance, the 'beam' needs to point exactly at the enemy's optics, even a fraction of a degree off, and you would ruin the blinding effect. Think about how difficult it would be to 'hit' the small optics and to keep the beam on a moving targ...
by Olaf
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck commerce raiding
Replies: 41
Views: 6602

Re: Bismarck commerce raiding

Old R class battleships and such really represented not much more than a bluff in the face of modern battleships or battlecruisers, because something like the Bismarck or Gneiesnau can just stand off at a longer range and pummel one of these old unmodernized battleships. I'm not sure if one of the ...
by Olaf
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Tovey's decision
Replies: 60
Views: 9187

Re: Tovey's decision

My other question is this, during the battle PoW hit Bismarck in the bow with a shell that did not explode, puncturing her forward fuel tank, what would the effect been had that shell exploded in the tank? One small correction here; there was no fuel tank damaged. Both the entrance and exit hole of...