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20 mm mehr plattenstärke bringen ggf. einige km mehr absoluten Schutz. wenn jedoch ein Projektil der SA durch das dünnere Hauptpanzerdeck auf kürzerer Entfernung durchkommt ist ein 20 mm platte dahinter faktisch wertlos, egal ob mit Kappe oder ohne.
Allerdings stellt sich die Frage nach der Barbetten-, Turm-, Kommandoturm-Panzerung, hier hat die 16er von Rodney richtig gewütet. Kommmandoturm durchschlagen und Barbetten durchschlagen, Türme ist nicht nachvollziehbar. Insoweit erscheint mir das originale Panzerschema durchaus gelungen.Die Frage ist halt, bei welcher Entfernung wurden Barbetten und Kommandoturm durchschlagen, müßte dort nachgearbeitet werden.
(d) The insignificant damage caused by round 15 to instruments inside the conning tower, which were mounted on plates built up from the deck and not in contact with the side of the tower, shows that this method of fitting instruments is entirely justified.
D. Oblique video views indicate that the after port side of the forward conning tower was hit repeatedly. As many as 25 shell and fragment holes are apparent in the field of vision. There was a large hole punched into the 350-mm armor plate on the portside by several 14-inch shells from King George V before she ceased fire around 1014. The number of penetrating hits, as opposed to surface-marring fragment splashes on the armor, cannot be conclusively determined, due to shadow effects and the oblique angles of view. Mr. Statz, who viewed this damage from both the outside and inside, has indicated that the port side of the conning tower looked like "swiss cheese." The heavy armored door on the port side of the conning tower is missing from its frame and massive hinges and is lying on the deck of the wrecked bridge structure nearby. This slab of armor may have somehow been entangled in adjacent damaged structure, finally coming to rest in an opening to an inclined ladder just aft of this position. The presence of this door suggests that the capsizing of Bismarck may have been limited to less than 90 degrees. Penetration of the 350-mm vertical armor of the conning tower armor was possible by Rodney and King George V, especially during the later stages of the action when the Bismarck was, to all intents and purposes, defenseless.
Mr. Josef Statz and two shipmates escaped from the Damage Control Central, which was located at the base of the communications tube to the forward conning tower. Statz and his companions climbed up this narrow 750mm diameter tube containing vital electrical and control cabling. He made his ascent in a listing, rolling, and pitching ship. When he arrived at the access hatch to the forward conning tower, the scene before him was one of utter and complete desolation. All of the ship's control equipment was demolished and in two piles of rubble forward and aft of the hatch from which he was about to emerge.The conning tower interior was wrecked and the deck creating the two-level interior structure had disappeared. Light was streaming in from holes in the roof armor, where the forward rangefinders had been located, from the riddled port side armor, and from the forward end, where the deck had separated from the vertical 350mm armor. Above all, the din of battle was deafening. Just as he was about to emerge from the hatch into the conning tower, a 14 or 16-inch shell struck the outer surface of the 350mm vertical armor.
Ich dachte Lindemann aund Lütjens sind beide im Kommandoturm ums Leben gekommen, als eine 40,6cm der Rodney durchschlagen hat....snip...