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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:36 pm

    Paul this project is going to be very interesting, we are going to post here some photos so you find them usefull....good luck ...

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:56 am

    Good morning Marco, sunny

    Thanks a lot - any information gained is a step forward to get the aircraft carrier plan to action. Very Happy

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:28 pm

    Paul Salomone wrote:Good morning Marco, sunny

    Thanks a lot - any information gained is a step forward to get the aircraft carrier plan to action. Very Happy



    OK so here we go.........

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:28 pm

    Paul this could be a real diorama ,such a beautiful shot... now were is louis.. Basketball


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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:29 am

    Prosit Marco, cheers

    Well done, a nice piece of good research. Keep it up brother, the project is on it's way. Basketball

    With regards to the diorama, yes, I would tend to agree on that if the scale is 1:350. but in 1:72 scale, it is an absolute must that the model should be constructed with a full hull.

    Yesterday I down loaded a copy of the original fire fighting water sprinker system, installed on board the Graf Zeppelin. Very Happy Of course it's too large to post it on the forum. But at the least chance I will print out a copy.

    One thing to note. The two rectangular hollow sections forming part of the front of the flight deck, were in fact the channels in which the steam operated catapults were designes to operate. For everybody's information, the first steam operated catapults sere designed by the Germans in 1936. Surprised

    Keep it up brother.
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    Post  Wayne on Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:30 pm

    Paul, I've been scavenging around some Russian websites and found some interesting GZ photos. You might have seen them already but here goes:

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    Post  Wayne on Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:33 pm

    Some more:

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    Post  Wayne on Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:37 pm

    Still more:

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    Post  Wayne on Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:40 pm

    Still some to go:

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:50 am

    Good Job Wayne, cheers

    I have downloaded some of these photos from the bunderarchiv, and have them saved in my file, but there are some pics that I don't have.

    One thing to note, is the bulge at the side of the ship. In actual fact the buldges were added after the ship was launched, as these were never part of the original design. these were added, as some engineers came to the conclusion that in rough seas, the ship would have performed as a better platform for the aircraft. Not to mention that these bulges offered more storage capacities for fuel and water, while also serving as balancing tanks..

    Keep it up Wayne.

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