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Celeon999
07-10-2006, 10:02 AM
Celeon comes up with some blueprints of the Tirpitz in pdf format http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


Tirpitz Blueprints (http://s11.quicksharing.com/v/8952680/Tirpitz_Blueprints.zip.html)

blue_76
07-10-2006, 10:18 AM
thanks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif u sure the wehrmacht would approve of this? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Bergman
07-10-2006, 10:48 AM
Thanks, game across this on internet aviation shoppe (http://www.aviationshoppe.com/index.html) maybe of interest for somebody

turnip_tick
07-10-2006, 12:18 PM
interesting that the main guns only elevated to 30 deg. wouldn't you get better range at 45 deg

tankerdestroyer
07-10-2006, 02:01 PM
probably but with the siz of the guns you might not need to plus that at 45 the guns might outrange the fire control system

turnip_tick
07-10-2006, 02:48 PM
well the size of the guns in a naval battle boils down to first shot, first kill. longer range is better. the fire control might limit this benefit, but given the fact that it is simple ballistics, some testing during a shake down cruise would give pretty good data to work with. Also battle ships were used as much for shore bombardment as anything else. with a forward spotter on the ground you could lob shells miles inland with pretty good results. at any rate limiting the range of the main batteries seems an odd thing to do.

Holtzauge
07-30-2006, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by turnip_tick:
interesting that the main guns only elevated to 30 deg. wouldn't you get better range at 45 deg

Very nice blueprints! Thanks for making them available!

About the range issue: Actually limiting the guns max angle to around 30 deg does not limit the range: It is only in vacuum that 45 deg is optimal. Taking air resistance into acount the angle for max range is about 32 deg. See link below for more info!

http://www.nlreg.com/bullet.htm

bunkerratt
07-30-2006, 10:56 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k258/gndpdr/shot1154226582.jpg
bunkerratt sites tirpitz raiding the chanel with hipper and k-class cruiser.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif