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blakduk
06-13-2005, 05:37 PM
Hi guys
I've been playing with AEP over the weekend and started looking around for things to destroy that i hadnt managed to get to yet. I saw in the manual for AEP that the 'Tirpitz' was supposedly included on the disk, but i cant find it.
I've installed it all correctly i think but this seems to be the only object that hasn't been added to my list.
Is it hidden somewhere?

FoolTrottel
06-13-2005, 05:55 PM
As far as I know, it's on the bottom of some fjord in Norway ...

Is it still there?
Does anyone know?

blakduk
06-13-2005, 06:02 PM
In that case, has anyone got a few million ping-pong balls?
I saw on 'Mythbusters' that you can raise a ship with them. If anyone has a spare weekend they can help me raise it so i can sink it again- everyone who helps gets a ping-pong ball FREE!

FoolTrottel
06-13-2005, 06:23 PM
Just needed some time to check it.
It's in the FMB, viewable and usable, as an object:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/Tirpitz.jpg \

Did you patch AEP up to 2.04?
***EDIT: Well, I did find it using FB-AEP-PF-4.00M***

Have Fun!

AVG_WarHawk
06-13-2005, 06:24 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/AVG_WarHawk/p_tirpitz2.jpg
The Tirpitz before being capsized by Lancasters dropping "Tallboys"
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/AVG_WarHawk/p_tirpitz8.jpg
The Tirpitz being scraped after the war http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

FoolTrottel
06-13-2005, 06:25 PM
So, I guess it's gone! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

jensenpark
06-13-2005, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by AVG_WarHawk:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/AVG_WarHawk/p_tirpitz2.jpg
The Tirpitz before being capsized by Lancasters dropping "Tallboys"
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/AVG_WarHawk/p_tirpitz8.jpg
The Tirpitz being scraped after the war http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif


Further proof we need the Lanc before anything else... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

p1ngu666
06-13-2005, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by jensenpark:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AVG_WarHawk:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/AVG_WarHawk/p_tirpitz2.jpg
The Tirpitz before being capsized by Lancasters dropping "Tallboys"
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/AVG_WarHawk/p_tirpitz8.jpg
The Tirpitz being scraped after the war http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif


Further proof we need the Lanc before anything else... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

indeed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

blakduk
06-13-2005, 08:10 PM
FoolTrottel- thanks for that, i did find it in the FMB. I didnt think to look for it there, i was trying to view it in the standard 'objects' box.
After viewing the pictures of the scrapping of the ship i have decided to withdraw my offer of ping-pong balls. Sorry for any inconvenience in case anyone went out and bought a table-tennis table...

Achilles_NZ
06-13-2005, 08:48 PM
Awesome looking ship the Tirpitz and her sister ship €œBismarck€ (pictured below)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/Misc/gallbismincolour1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/Misc/gallbismincolour2.jpg

I love the lines of both ships.


For more images of the salvage (butchering) of Tirpitz, check this link http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

http://www.bismarck-class.dk/tirpitz/gallery/themes/gallthemetirscrapping.html


Getting a little off topic but still on the subject of salvage. The Admiral Graf Spee is currently being salvaged from the waters off Uraguay, to be reassembled on dry land as a museum.
The wreck is not considered a war grave.


The Admiral Graf Spee was a pocket battleship launched by Germany in 1934 and named after the World War I Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee.

Although the Admiral Graf Spee is often called Graf Spee for short, it must not be confused with the uncompleted World War I German battle cruiser Graf Spee.

In 1939 the Admiral Graf Spee sank a number of merchant ships in the South Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean, with the first on September 30. The Allies formed seven hunting groups in the Atlantic and one in the Indian Ocean to look for her, totaling three battleships, four aircraft carriers, and 16 cruisers. More groups were assembled later.

On December 13, 1939, she was found by the British Hunting Group G - the 8-inch gunned cruiser HMS Exeter, and 6-inch gunned light cruisers HMS Ajax and HMNZS Achilles - in the Battle of the River Plate. After taking relatively superficial damage and retreating to the neutral port of Montevideo, the ship was scuttled by Captain Hans Langsdorff to avoid risking the crew in what he thought would be a losing battle.

In February 2004 a salvage team began work raising the Admiral Graf Spee. The operation is in part being funded by the government of Uruguay and as well as from the private sector, as the wreck is now a hazard to navigation. The first major section, the 27 ton heavy gunnery control station, was raised on 25 February 2004. It is expected to take several years to raise the entire wreck. Film director James Cameron is filming the salvage operation. After it has been raised it is planned that the ship will be restored and put on display at the National Marine Museum in Montevideo.

The Admiral Graf Spee:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/achilles_nz/Misc/spee01.jpg

Click here to read up on the €œBattle of the River Plate€ and the eventual scuttling of the ship.

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_the_river_plate.htm

It€s an awesome story. The ships captain (Hans Langsdorff) is reputed to have despised the Nazis and was held in very high regard by the allied prisoners he took onboard.

For some pictures of the current salvage, click here:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0403/S00020.htm

Fennec_P
06-13-2005, 10:14 PM
Sorta on topic....

Maybe you will see the Bismarck in BoB.

http://members.shaw.ca/fennec/bismarck4.jpg

Sturm_Williger
06-14-2005, 06:07 AM
Sounds good - as long as we get a "stringbag" to fly to torpedo it ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Skarphol
06-14-2005, 07:32 AM
Originally posted by FoolTrottel:
As far as I know, it's on the bottom of some fjord in Norway ...

Is it still there?
Does anyone know?

I was on the beach in the picture in 1990, and there where still plenty of bits and pieces laying around, especially out in the water. There where huge heaps of torpedo-nets on shore, to.

My boss' mother was living in the house right next to the ship shown on the picture during the war. They had been frigthened since the ship anchored up right outside their livingroom window, as they knew this was a potential target. When the air-raid-sireen sounded, they evacuated several hundered meters up in the hill, but that was not particualrly safe when the 'Tallboy' bombs started to fall. A ballbearing the size of a football hit the ground only a few meters away from them. Neverthe less, they all survived the bombing, but the house was never really the same, and had to be rebuilt... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Another thing is that quite a lot of the steel plating salvaged from Tirpitz is in use today, as it used to span threnches when roadworkers has dug across sidewalks and roads! Large pieces of metal from Tirpitz are hoisted to cover the trenches, making it safe for cars and pedestrians alike to cross them.

Skarphol

HoldSteady641
06-14-2005, 07:52 AM
This is a really cool report. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif