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Non Model discussions / Postimage links broken !
« Last post by Mr. Bill on Today at 08:09 AM »
For some reason postimage.org was recently blocked for a domain definition problem and had to change to postimag.cc

The result is all images hosted by the old URL will no resolve properly.  One method to rectify this problem is to go through every image link, one by one, and edit ".org" to ".cc" - a simple, but tedious process.

If anyone has a better way to fix this problem, please share!

Many Thanks,

Bill
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MERCHANT/CIVIL / Re: Shell Welder Coastal Tanker 1/130
« Last post by Mr. Bill on Today at 07:56 AM »
For some reason postimage.org was recently blocked for a domain definition problem and had to change to postimag.cc

 The result is all images hosted by the old URL will no resolve properly.  I had to go through every image link, one by one, and edit ".org" to ".cc"

If anyone notices any images that I may have missed on this topic, please let me know.  I will have to eventually go through all of my other forum posts and edit those image links also.

Many Thanks,

Bill
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TYPE IX / Re: Pontos detail set for U-505 : Sept 2017
« Last post by 42rocker on 24 Apr , 2018, 15:17 »
Have not heard an update yet from my wholesaler. Waiting.....

Glenn hope to see pics etc from you after you get it in.   I guess that better words would be, after you see what are your thoughts on it as to the fact we get to see pics from their website

Later Tim
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TYPE IX / Number 7 ballast tank location on Type IXC
« Last post by KJ on 24 Apr , 2018, 13:36 »
Hi,


I am starting some research for my build of U 505 using the Revell 1/72 Type IXC kit.  My goal is to depict the boat just after capture along with all the battle damaged sustained and according to the accounts, U 505 had received a 20mm shell puncture in the number 7 ballast tank.  For the life of me, I cannot locate a drawing the indicates the location of the number 7 ballast tank.  Can anyone help out?


Thank you,


Kirk
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TYPE IX / Re: Pontos detail set for U-505 : Sept 2017
« Last post by GlennCauley on 24 Apr , 2018, 11:00 »
Hobbydecal now has the 72002F1 set in stock, ready for sale!

http://www.hobbydecal.com/detail.cgi?number=72002f1

I ordered mine today.  :)
Price is USD$160
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ALL other U-boats / Re: "Molch" – 1/35
« Last post by Natter on 24 Apr , 2018, 10:04 »
Note that the Molch used the same torpedoes as the Seehund, ie G7e(TIIIc) and G7e(TIIIe) "Kreuzotter" (the TIIIe were probably not used in high numbers due to late introduction during the war though).
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ALL other U-boats / Re: "Molch" – 1/35
« Last post by Natter on 24 Apr , 2018, 10:00 »
Quote from: GlennCauley
Hoooo boy, the HB torps.    The hook nose is just embarrassing.  :/
And would have no purpose on a warhead. Exersizeheads would have a hook though, but with a very different shape, and of course the head would have numerous features missing in this model (ref the photos of the black Molch displayed in Johannesburg, presented in the link with the review).
Note that the box-art for the model displays something that resembles the early (faulty) pistols G7A-MZ / G7A-AZ. These were not in use after late 1941, and would of course never have been used on a torpedo for a midget submarine...


Quote from: GlennCauley
a) Confirm the number of blade on each prop.  (We know there were 2 props.)
As a general rule, all torpedoes have a pair of contra-rotating propellers to neutralize the torque-effect of the engine. The exeption is of course torpedoes with rocket or waterjet-propulsion, and the most early torpedodesigns, were they solved the problem initially by "twisting" the vertical fins to counteract the torque of the engine.
 * All G7e variants have 2-blade propellers.
 * The G7a-variants had initially 4 (later 6) blades.

Quote from: GlennCauley
b) G7e *does*  or  *does not*  have fins behind the props?
There are two basic designs of the torpedo tail-piece:
"Whitehead" and "Woolwich" (presumabley named after the initial designer/manufacturer).
 * The Whithead-tail has the propellers placed in front of the rudders (for example: G7a(TI))
 * The Woolwich-tail has the propellers placed aft of the rudders (for example the G7e torpedoes).

No general rule, but the first variant were more common in the early days, and Woolwich is the most common tailpiece in modern torpedoes. It's a simpler design in most ways, but the Whitehead-tail is more robust (it was the main reason for the G7e-torpedo only being suitable for underwater launch, ie all german surface-vessels* used the G7a(TI) for the whole duration of WWII).

*One exepction: The G7es(TVa) "Zaunkönig", specially adaptet version for the S-Boote.
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ALL other U-boats / Re: "Molch" – 1/35
« Last post by GlennCauley on 24 Apr , 2018, 08:37 »
Hoooo boy, the HB torps.    The hook nose is just embarrassing.  :/

Basic questions about the G7e:
a) Confirm the number of blade on each prop.  (We know there were 2 props.)
b) G7e *does*  or  *does not*  have fins behind the props?


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Glenn
Thank You for that link. The part I'm interested in is the first line.
"The topside torpedo handling gear varies from U.S. practice in several features. Additional deck arrangements, such as tracks and a dolly, are made necessary by the Germans' extensive use of topside stowage to supplement limited below- decks stowage."
I read and reviewed the rest and also the other posted areas and most of it talks about how they lower the torpedo into the pressure hull. Not movement on the deck. Well someday I hope that a pic or two will show up or just a little more on the dolly. It could be 1 wheel or 2 or a 4 wheeled dolly running on one rail or two. For myself I'm guessing something like a 2 axle, 4 wheel small low dolly. There could be one under the torpedo in the pic that I posted in another topic that I posted.
Well hope that something else shows up on this sometime.

Glenn - Thanks for your input on this and also on the sharing of your work with everyone. I always look forward to your posts.

Later Tim
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TYPE VII / Re: German Torpedo Color?
« Last post by Natter on 24 Apr , 2018, 05:11 »
Do the postions look ok (Yellow = Lut and Red = Fat)?
Hmm... no, but I need to check it properly. I have access to fat-torpedoes, so I can make an exact measurement, and I can probably make an accurate location of the Lut-panel by measurung my Lut-gyroscope (I'm not sure when I get an opportunity, but I'll try to remember it the next time I get out to the torpedobattery).
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