Main armament hoists
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Hi guys. I want to clarify this. How many hoist there were in each turret? What was the motive power of each? And which its function?
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Hi Marcelo, It would indeed be a job to raise a 16" shell by hand, made even more improbable un the film 'Battleship' where 4 or 5 carried a shell in Missouri the whole length of the ship!
I‘m not happy with my sentence. Of course there are a lot of electricity backups. I meant to say once all hoists are out of order for whatever reasons, there was no manual transport planed up to the guns. The 20.3 cm turrets of Prinz Eugen still had a so called „Hilfsheißvorrichtung“ additionally.
Absolutely everything in the splendid and enjoyable hokum which is "Battleship" is improbable or downright impossible. The best part of the scene where the struggling heroes are carrying a projectile all that way is that right above their heads is the I Beam monorail specifically installed to move heavy loads along "Broadway". The sections where the watertight doors are, would be removed when buttoned up for action. However any movie with a real battleship is OK in my book.It would indeed be a job to raise a 16" shell by hand, made even more improbable un the film 'Battleship' where 4 or 5 carried a shell in Missouri the whole length of the ship!