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Offline GlennCauley

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What are these pipes?
« on: 01 Mar , 2017, 10:16 »
Does anyone have information about what these 2 pipes are at the back of the IXC/40 tower?
Or have better pictures?

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Re: What are these pipes?
« Reply #1 on: 03 Mar , 2017, 08:08 »
Are they spare barrel containers?
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Offline dougie47

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Re: What are these pipes?
« Reply #2 on: 03 Mar , 2017, 12:28 »
Hi Glenn,

I think you may be right. You can see the big tube on the port side which I believe is the spare container for a 37mm barrel.

The two vertical tubes you circled could be containers for spare 20mm barrels.

Cheers,

Dougie

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Re: What are these pipes?
« Reply #3 on: 03 Mar , 2017, 12:36 »
Great, thanks Dougie!   :)
I'll treat them as such.

I find myself frustrated by a lot of the period pictures, trying to get details about tower configurations, etc.
In some sites, they label a pic as being U-889, and on another site the same pic is labelled as being U-190.     Aaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhh

But my U-190 build is going along very well... the tower has been fun to build.
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Re: What are these pipes?
« Reply #4 on: 04 Mar , 2017, 19:36 »
Hi Guys,


I concur, I have assumed that they are 2cm barrel stowage tubes as they are the right dimensions, it could be a photo of the U 190 as she did have these tubes fitted, where as after the schnorkel was fitted to the U 889 she did not have them, see attached photos. Of course the problem is amplified by the fact that after every patrol the boats had a refit which could include weapons and fittings changes, so not only do you need to know if you are looking at the right boat but at the right time.


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Jon
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Re: What are these pipes?
« Reply #5 on: 06 Mar , 2017, 06:36 »
Thank you everyone for helping out!  :D
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