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Thanks

Later Tim
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Thats what i can share
this should be the standart of Typ VII C boats under the wintergarten .
br David
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TYPE VII / Re: U-552 Conning Tower Wind Deflector
« Last post by 42rocker on 19 May , 2018, 08:38 »
One of the first things that I asked myself when I saw this post, is what time period U552 are you building, as to adding a wind deflector or not. I was reading this at work and looking at the 1/48 U552 that is up for sale and thinking about the same thing (what time period will the builder build it for).
On the U505 there are several builds our there, several being worked on and others in the planning stage.
1 build was for as it left the shipyard.
2 my plans are for after it was bombed
3 Glenn is building it as it was just after it was it was rebuilt
4 Others are building it just before capture (just before getting shot up again) This I believe is most builds.
5 other builds are as it sits in the MOSI in Chicago, Ill
Why this info about the U505 because it shows just how many time periods (rebuilds/fitting) can happen during a Uboat life. Makes you think about what should and should not be on a Uboat model as to the time period. Some Uboats went down 1st cruise, they should all look the same. Others, above U505, changed a lot of details, wind deflector being one of them.

I look forward to your posts as this 1/48 U552 is on my bucket list. Please keep on posting and sharing.

Yes, Dougie's Great Wolf pack articles are great for this type of info.

Later Tim
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TYPE VII / Re: U-552 Conning Tower Wind Deflector
« Last post by dougie47 on 19 May , 2018, 04:36 »
Hi Raymic,

Thanks for the kind words. If you do want to fit a wind deflector for U 552 the thing you need to be aware of is that you would have to remove the breakwaters. The breakwaters are the splash guards on the top of the hull casing outboard of the 88mm deck gun. I suspect that the refit when the wind deflector was added was the same refit in which the breakwaters were removed.

Also, when they removed the breakwaters from U 552 they drilled a semi-circular pattern of holes in this area.

Cheers,

Dougie
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TYPE VII / U-552 Conning Tower Wind Deflector
« Last post by Raymic1 on 17 May , 2018, 05:17 »
Wind Deflector identified...thanks to Dougies great article.......


Type VII U-Boat Modifications by Dougie Martindale
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AMP NEWS / Re: PHOTO UPLOAD TROUBLE
« Last post by 42rocker on 16 May , 2018, 09:53 »
Resize those pics. Really most camera's are taking pics that can be used for poster size 30"x40" prints. Really don't need something that big on websites. 72 dpi as wide as 1600pix is enough already.
If someone has posted something and you can't zoom in enough then ask them to resize the detail area and post it again.
If you need help on this just ask and there are several folks on this site that can help you out.

Also PLEASE this site or another site post your pics to that site not photobucket or whatever as due to changes, SO MANY Great pics are lost.  Enough said.

Later Tim
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AMP NEWS / Re: AMP Books - Viking Down! book release
« Last post by 42rocker on 16 May , 2018, 09:45 »
Well, several years after you started sharing this I finally found it, my bad. But just downloaded it and gave it a brief scan and I'm looking forward to reading it over the next few days.

Thanks Again for Sharing this book with us.

Later Tim
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ALL other U-boats / Re: Revell/Germany is developing a 1/72 Type XXI
« Last post by GlennCauley on 16 May , 2018, 09:42 »
BTW... Revell and RoG are separate entities; the current problems with Revell (USA) likely have no or very little impact on RoG.
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ALL other U-boats / Re: Revell/Germany is developing a 1/72 Type XXI
« Last post by GlennCauley on 16 May , 2018, 09:41 »
Sadly... There's no news at all, from REVELL.  :(  At this point, I'd have to say that there's no chance of a 1/72 Type XXI (at least from REVELL).

That's a pretty presumptuous thing to say, unless you have a direct "in" at Revell and know more than the rest of us. 
Of course, you're free to believe whatever you want to believe.
Just sayin'  ;)
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