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nice to see a 'Hawk, good job
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WARDROOM / Re: Working on a Gato
« Last post by Rokket on Today at 03:23 AM »
Tamniya Gray is awesome. Sometimes "hot" on styrene, but dries pretty hard. Testors tends to be powdery, IMO.
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Subs / Re: Revell 05/2018 update
« Last post by Rokket on Today at 03:21 AM »
Thanks for the news!
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AMP NEWS / We are SECURE
« Last post by Rokket on Today at 03:20 AM »
Thanks to Open Source, we are now a secure SSL website. Your data to and from the site is now encrypted.
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Some icons and AVs MAY temporarily drop out/revert to default until we change links from http to https...sorry about that.  We'll get right on it.

 
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 24 May , 2018, 23:27 »
Voice duct on conning tower....
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TYPE VII / U552 Conning Tower
« Last post by Raymic1 on 24 May , 2018, 21:35 »


Anyone know what the lower hole in the Tower is.? And 88mm chute info.


BUMP from other thread.
What do you think the 2nd lower hole ( top hole is the Aerial) in the conning tower is next to the Deck crewman?
I read somewhere that it was the 88mm Ammo chute but can't now find that article?
And it looks the wrong angle for a chute from the Tower?
If its not the 88mm chute anyone know both what this hole is and were is the 88mm chute?

ps Its present on both early and late war U552
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 24 May , 2018, 00:28 »
Is it the oval hole ( ? ) circled in red in posted photo the ammo chute on U552 conning tower deck ? Or the dark oval shape is only a shadow or dirt on film frame ?
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 24 May , 2018, 00:03 »
Hi Raymic,
the ammo chute is not the 2nd lower hole that you speak about: see the posted photos ( it is not U 552, but I think it's quitre the same )....
If you see at the photo of U552 conning tower deck ( posted ), it is not visible an oval hatch in the same position of that one present in the other U-Boat conning tower deck; it's a real brain teaser...
From the photos, looking at the position of ammo oval hatch compared to main hatch, it seems that the position of ammo chute was on starboard side of conning tower, but there is not an hatch in the expected position on the starboard side of conning tower ( see the posted drawing ): I'm very doubtful.....
Opinions of forum's experts welcome...
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by Raymic1 on 23 May , 2018, 15:12 »
And Bianco
What do you think the 2nd lower hole ( top hole is the Aerial) in the conning tower is next to the Deck crewman?
I read somewhere that it was the 88mm Ammo chute but can't now find that article?
And it looks the wrong angle for a chute from the Tower?

ps Its present on both early and late war U552
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by 42rocker on 23 May , 2018, 07:19 »
As normal your work looks good. A late u552, good to know. 
Thanks for sharing.   
Later Tim


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