Correct, and Mr.Wadinga theory that the photo was showing a 90° angle between PG and BS courses is unsupported.Byron Angel wrote: "...how is it possible to draw any firm conclusions about Prinze Eugen's heading and position relative to Bismarck? The only legitimate information that might be derived from the photo image is a crude estimate of the heading of Bismarck relative to the photographer's line of sight."
However, here we can also see that:
1) the photo has been taken after PG passed for the very first time to the starboard side of BS (that, combined to what we see in all the other photos, in the film (timed 06:04 - 06:06, approximately viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8526&start=45#p84777, viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8526&start=45#p82888) and in the PG battlemap, tells us that the photo has been taken after the second turn to starboard of the cruiser), thus at the very end of the battle.
2) the Bismarck is firing with the turrets almost trained to her beam (I estimate 0° to 3° fore, Herr Nilsson estimates -11° aft), that means her turn to starboard + the PoW disengagement maneuvers have caused the bearing to drop from 20° fore of the beam to around the beam.
3) this photo, together with all the others, prove that BS fire was both continued during the turns (at the end of the PG film) and during the last phase of the battle (here + at least 4 other main armament salvos in other photos), without any appreciable pause (probably both for the main and the secondary armament), thus that her fire was not very far from being a "metronomic" firing, as logical...
All these informations have been analysed and perfectly match Antonio's original reconstruction, accepted and published by everybody (http://www.hmshood.com/history/denmarks ... trait2.htm, download/file.php?id=3193, download/file.php?id=3593) after 2005, albeit more or less knowingly...(viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8725&start=30#p84873).
ignoring his nonsensical rattle (a "problem" for the "moderator"), it's clear Mr.Wadinga has realized that my simple explanation to him is true, and he has no way to counter it:Wadinga wrote: "aaaarrrggghhh kersplash! "
as shown here below (just sorry my drawing skills are very limited. Thanks to Herr Nilsson for his much better drawing I have used)I repeat: "it is enough to change very slightly the training of the mount (clockwise) and to move the photographer slightly to the left.... "
and Mr.Wadinga is kindly requested to explain why (in his opinion, using human words and not noises, if possible...) this simple action should not bring the muzzle plan perfectly in line with Bismarck (albeit they are only approximately aligned and no action is needed to validate Herr Hilsson drawing anyway).
He will now tell us that Bismarck is not at the right distance, etc.etc.: he is welcome to present a better drawing with perfectly correct distances..... we anxiously wait for a constructive input, instead of sterile criticism.