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by Christian VII.
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Tirpitz' Radar
Replies: 60
Views: 29788

Re: Tirpitz' Radar

Some publications dismiss German radar as primitive and altogether useless in comparison to Allied radar however, which is rather disturbing considering the truth is directly opposite = The Germans actually started out with better radar, and during the war developed & introduced radar equipment just...
by Christian VII.
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: German radar at North Cape
Replies: 59
Views: 24975

Re: German radar at North Cape

Why was German radar turned off at North Cape? Was it to avoid detection?
by Christian VII.
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Tirpitz' Radar
Replies: 60
Views: 29788

Re: Tirpitz' Radar

Wow, excellent info Dave! Many thanks! German radar certainly was a lot better than what is written in some books, but they never go into detail and usually only list maximum range. Infact below is an example. The book Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era by Norman Fri...
by Christian VII.
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Tirpitz' Radar
Replies: 60
Views: 29788

Re: Tirpitz' Radar

Just out of interest:

How good was German FC radar in terms of range & bearing accuracy in comparison to British & US FC radar in the following periods?:

1940-41
1942-43
1944-45

And just for fun, how would the Tirpitz have compared with the USS Iowa in a long range shoot off in late 1944?
by Christian VII.
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: SMS Baden Fire Control
Replies: 15
Views: 11747

SMS Baden Fire Control

Hello guys, I'm new here :) Reading a lot about Jutland and how both navies learned from it, I was wondering wether or not the Germans adopted directors for fire control after Jutland, esp. on their newer designs such as the SMS Bayern & Baden? Looking at pictures of the SMS Baden it certainly seems...