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by wadinga
Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck radar and radio
Replies: 66
Views: 25519

First Metox on the Bismarck

Erik, Thanks for your excellent info on Brennecke's sources. As you say, no-one could know how well the Metox performed or if it persuaded Lutjens he was still under surveillance, allowing him to send the "Long Message". Do you have an estimate when the next Metox was deployed, was it so difficult t...
by wadinga
Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck radar and radio
Replies: 66
Views: 25519

More Metox reference

All, Just got hold of a book called "Electronic Warfare" by Mario de Arcangelis written in 1981, originally in Italian. Despite giving no references he claims both Bismarck and Prinz Eugen had Metox, and further, that sets were sent out to Hipper and Scheer, by submarine, in the Atlantic. The later ...
by wadinga
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Hood´s UP mounting
Replies: 4
Views: 2395

Only known Parachute and Cable success

Guys,
See http://www.battleofbritain.net/0028.html for Dornier downing!

All the Best
wadinga
by wadinga
Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Lutjens signal
Replies: 7
Views: 3695

So it was you!

Steve/bgile, Thanks for the compliment on the recent research and your valuable contributions, but Vic will never retreat. Luckily the debate has never turned as ugly as the Reversed Photo War that has seen the protagonists banned from one or other forum. I find the electronic and intelligence aspec...
by wadinga
Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Lutjens signal
Replies: 7
Views: 3695

For the Ultimate argument visit and join in

Go to http://www.bismarck-class.dk/board/thre ... r=0&page=1 for the full story

All the Best
wadinga
by wadinga
Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Sound detection array (GHG) speed
Replies: 14
Views: 5196

Ulrich
Yes it is that's why I referenced it above/below whatever in this very thread!!

All the Best
wadinga
by wadinga
Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Sound detection array (GHG) speed
Replies: 14
Views: 5196

Bgile, Interested to hear more about your personal experience. An excellent article includes following" The Balcony apparatus We have learned that noise interference, from both inside and outside the submarine was, and today still is, a limiting factor in the use of listening systems. (Herkovitz, 19...
by wadinga
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Sound detection array (GHG) speed
Replies: 14
Views: 5196

Outstanding Work Ulrich and Team

Ulrich, Once again congratulations to Ulrich and the translation team and website hosts for putting superb work like the Tirpitz war diary on the site for enthusiasts like myself. The GHG information is absolutely fascinating and I will need to study it carefully to revise my impressions of GHG's in...
by wadinga
Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Nh 69730 evaluation
Replies: 47
Views: 12565

All, Reading through the posts above I find I don't agree this is taken from Starboard side of PG. My logic is as follows:- The cameraman is standing just inboard of the muzzles of the guns, either forward of the mount on the starboard side or aft of the port one. The barrels are parallel to the hor...
by wadinga
Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Nh 69729 Evaluation
Replies: 39
Views: 15281

Bob, To answer some of your points NH69722 shows the railing along the edge of the main deck folded down all the way to the bow, far away from any battle stations. Why are they folded down when there is no apparent need to do so? Why are the railings on the upper deck also folded down? As I explaine...
by wadinga
Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Torpedoes on Bismarck???
Replies: 37
Views: 15689

Miro, Keep your hair on!!!!! I expect you are right, I don't think anybody knows as it made no sense at all. With main armament capable of firing 30,000 yds, torpedoes with a real maximum effective range of c.5000 yds (I mean hitting a target not just how far the engine keeps running) are pointless....
by wadinga
Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Torpedoes on Bismarck???
Replies: 37
Views: 15689

Marcelo, On Ulrich's drawing you may be able to see the tow point on the paravane is offset from the nose, so just like a kite in air, lift is created when the paravane is dragged through the water. Because water is 800 times denser than air, a lot of power is produced even at quite slow speeds. Whe...
by wadinga
Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Torpedoes on Bismarck???
Replies: 37
Views: 15689

Marcelo, A chain or heavy wire takes a towpoint for the paravanes down the ship's bow to the forefoot and the vane flies through the water, with its tow-wire going back from the bow at maybe 30-35 deg to the centreline. The tow wire is let out maybe 40-50m, so the paravanes fly parallel to the ship,...
by wadinga
Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Torpedoes on Bismarck???
Replies: 37
Views: 15689

Bismarck's Accessories

Ulrich, Although a fanciful theory suggests depth charges could be used to mislead enemy gunnery spotters, (Antonio! -maybe once in a blue moon) they were actually held for scare tactics on an attacking sub or even killing sabotaging divers. PG's charges disappear from the stern during the Denmark S...
by wadinga
Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Nh 69729 Evaluation
Replies: 39
Views: 15281

The Killer Photograph

All, It would be very convenient to drift off this photograph "move on for now, come back later", into a discussion of others, because this is the very shot which disproves in one single frame the "parallel lines theory". Bismarck is heading directly at right angles to the rail. There are virtually ...