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Natter   I wish that I knew as much as you folks do. I'm just a learning. I reviewed the photo group that I received from Dougie and believe that I can see that item in several of the photos. I sure can tell that the photo group is from just after the Nov. 10th 1942 bombing. I going to post another pic. showing everything. Dougie if there is a problem with my posting it either take it down or let me know and I'll take it down. I'm thinking the photo was taken around Nov. 15th to 17th due to the Cap/boat log statements.   
Later Tim
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Quote from: Natter
There were two other "tools" as well: One lid with a lifting-eye used for lifting the head, as well as the tool used for mounting the head to the torpedo.
Here are photos showing these tools. The first shows the simple lid for lifting the head, the second shows three pieces of the tool for mounting the head stacked on eachother (there's also a special lifting spreader for this - not showing, allowing the head to be lifted vertically, then turned to a horisontal position).
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Quote from: 42rocker
The picture that I posted was from Dougie and I believe was taken between 11/10/1942 and 11/20/1942. So do not believe it is US made.
Interesting information however. Thanks for pointing it out.
Ok. Just asking since U-505 was used for some sort of fundraising-campaign-tour in the US in 1945/46, and I though they might have displayed a torpedo like that. The photo really makes no sense...

Quote from: David83
As far as i know the torpedos on german boats where always stored without pistol for saefty purpos only short before the torpedos where loadet into the tubes the pistol where screwed in the torpedos.
Correct. The item I commented on above has no relevance in this regard though, as it's a tool solely used for (man)handling the heads while in a vertical position.There were two other "tools" as well: One lid with a lifting-eye used for lifting the head, as well as the tool used for mounting the head to the torpedo. In addition, there was a plain lid used to cover the pocket (two variants: One made of steel and one made of wood).

Inside the pocket there were a small canvas-bag with the mounting-screws for the pistol, a rubber o-ring for the pistol and spare copper-wire for the sealing of the safety-impeller.
I have attached two photos showing the plain lid (steel-variant) used to cover the pocket.
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TYPE VII / Re: Andrea miniatures Type VII section 1:32 (link)
« Last post by Raymic1 on 21 May , 2018, 15:29 »
Saw this fantastic diorama in a mag a few years ago and  from the atmospheric and action point of view its awesome. You can feel the action and see it in the crews eyes
And Andreas make some awesome figures.
My only BUT would be that for 1200+ you would expect a more detailed and accurate interior. Still lots of scratch building needed.Shame 
Not sure then how accurate the sub would be for your thousands....
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TYPE VII / Re: Andrea miniatures Type VII section 1:32 (link)
« Last post by 42rocker on 21 May , 2018, 07:09 »
Link still works. Still neat. While your there check out the 1/32 sub. Nice. Need to add check out the rest of the WW2 stuff also as it has a lot more sub stuff.
Later Tim
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David83Thanks for that info. Love to get more info.
Later Tim

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As far as i know the torpedos on german boats where always stored without pistol for saefty purpos .only short before the torpedos where loadet into the tubes the pistol where screwed in the torpedos .
There are some pictures around where you can see the pistol storage Containers in the forward torpedo compartment of some boats ..
br David
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TYPE IX / Pressure Hull for IXC any companies making?
« Last post by 42rocker on 20 May , 2018, 16:43 »
Pressure Hull for IXC any companies making?
I know that Yankee Modelworks used to make one for the VIIC and several folks used them.
Well I'm either looking for a good blueprint of the top of the IXC pressure hull or buying one if made.I need the details on top of the pressure hull for my bombed U505.
Thanks for all of the sharing that the folks on this website do.
Later Tim
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FICTION / Re: Lunar Models Aries from 2001: A Space Odyssey
« Last post by Mr. Bill on 20 May , 2018, 08:51 »
Updated all of the broken image links . . . . . . . . .

Cheers,
Bill
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ALL other U-boats / Re: Type XXI in detail
« Last post by 42rocker on 20 May , 2018, 08:17 »
Visiting old links again on a Sunday Morning. The link in, still works and has a Great photo layout of an original XXI. Great photo walk thru.
If you look around in that site there is a lot of other stuff. Mainly about planes and tanks, with 1 or more areas on subs.
http://ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2006/01/stuff_eng_benshahar_uboot.htm
It's a great link that is still working. Sad to say it seems like they stopped adding to it in 2008. A shame but Life moves on.
Now I hear a VII upper pressure detail set calling me to check it out.
Later Tim

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