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Type VIIC attack periscope inside conning tower
« on: 02 Dec , 2018, 23:58 »
Hi everyone,
as many will know, I'm building the 1/48 Trumpeter's U-552 kit; now I'm working at the inside ofo conning tower, trying to superdetail all the visible surfaces....
Actually my attention is focused on the attack periscope fairing inside the conning tower; the Trumpeter's it seems that the periscope cylinder has only one diameter.
Looking at the photos I have, it seems instead the the diameters are two different ( see the red circled posted photos ), offset.
I post all the photos of the periscope fairing I have: is there anyone who has some other photos ?
Any help will be welcome.
Thanks in advance.
Filippo


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Re: Type VIIC attack periscope inside conning tower
« Reply #1 on: 04 Dec , 2018, 08:59 »
No information available ?
Nobody has a photographic reportage on Laboe's attack periscope fairing inside the conning tower ?

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Re: Type VIIC attack periscope inside conning tower
« Reply #2 on: 04 Dec , 2018, 12:43 »
No information available ?
Nobody has a photographic reportage on Laboe's attack periscope fairing inside the conning tower ?
Sorry, have not further photo.
However, I will be there in 3 months, if I have time I will take some new photo's.

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Re: Type VIIC attack periscope inside conning tower
« Reply #3 on: 04 Dec , 2018, 21:02 »
Bianco that's all the photos I have too as you have mine that were taken for me by
Paul-Patrick Schroder. One of U995 curators and very helpful.


I concur that if all the Attack periscopes were similar that there seems to be an extra diameter.


Also Snowman are you getting access to the Conning Tower as it is usually off limits?


I'll PM you his details. He may let you in?






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Re: Type VIIC attack periscope inside conning tower
« Reply #4 on: 04 Dec , 2018, 23:20 »
Hi Raymic,
I didn't receive any PM....
Obviously I accept help from anyone...

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Re: Type VIIC attack periscope inside conning tower
« Reply #5 on: 05 Dec , 2018, 11:12 »
As far as i know the Air target periscope on U995 have beeing changed after the war to a Typ XXI persicope, so maybe the attac periscope have beeing changed after the war too to any more advanced persicope so maybe this are the reason why it looks different on the fotos from war time to today picture .
But thats only a opinion on this

br David
« Last Edit: 05 Dec , 2018, 11:14 by David83 »

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Re: Type VIIC attack periscope inside conning tower
« Reply #6 on: 05 Dec , 2018, 23:37 »
I knew it was not easy, but I was hoping someone would have more photos....
I wrote to Laboe's foundation, asking some photos of attack periscope fairing inside conning tower: finger crossed...


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Re: Type VIIC attack periscope inside conning tower
« Reply #7 on: 06 Dec , 2018, 19:47 »
As far as i know the Air target periscope on U995 have beeing changed after the war to a Typ XXI persicope, so maybe the attac periscope have beeing changed after the war too to any more advanced persicope so maybe this are the reason why it looks different on the fotos from war time to today picture .
But thats only a opinion on this

br David

Yes the search periscope has been changed post WWII,  I believe Maciek 'SnakeDoc' said it was from a Type XXIII.

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Re: Type VIIC attack periscope inside conning tower
« Reply #8 on: 11 Dec , 2018, 23:16 »
A new photo found....
I hope someone else will help....