Herr Nilsson has produced an excellent graphic example, I presume this is the midships starboard mount. However projecting the muzzle alignment plane to Bismarck still puts the ships at approx. 90 degrees to each other, not 50. Also it assumes deploying the unengaged guns but for some unexplained reason. Is the boat actually stowed here, here since blast damage would be inevitable? I see plans with clear deck ahead of the midship mount. If Yeoman Dungert is the photographer he will be near the forward mount at action stations.
Is there anything in the picture to suggest this? That is why I suggested considering the 5 points, rather than using preconceptions based on unreliable maps or preconceived timescales.and the picture was taken from PG's port side with PG being slightly ahead and to starboard of Bismarck ?
Schmalenbach says the port side 105mm were engaging PoW. The muzzles in the picture are not engaging anything, their barrels are horizontal. The starboard side guns were not engaging anything and had no reason to move from stowed fore and aft positions.4/ Barrels are approximately horizontal re horizon?
Quite impossible if these guns were engaging PoW.2/ Plane drawn through muzzle ends aligns directly towards Bismarck?
If this were port side after mount in the stowed position (photographer has to be on the ship) PG and Bismarck will collide in approx 30 seconds. This did not happen. This is taken from the starboard side of PG not the port. Maybe I can develop some computer graphics skills and draw this to match Herr Nilsson.3/ Plane drawn through muzzles indicate photographer POV approx. 30 degrees "ahead" of muzzles?
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