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German twin mounts

Discussion in 'Germany at Sea!' started by bushmaster, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. bushmaster

    bushmaster Active Member

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    Just curious, as a general rule, did the cannons on German twin mounts( six inch and larger ) elevate separately or as a unit?
     
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    lwd, great sources and new to me, thanks.. I thought turrets mounting multiple guns were independent as well. Lots of pictures of them that way. It seems fairly common for them to shoot independently by a few seconds or more as simultaneous firings were hard on the ship and turrets. and ranging seems to have independent at times. Once ranging was over, for example, Rodney firing on Bismark at close range that would sync. I am not certain about this but our naval guys should chime ...or gong...in.!

    Plus if one gun was down or damaged the other(s) could continue.
     
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    In many cases the guns in triple and quad mounts were close enough together that they interfered with each other if fired simultaneously so the middle gun for triples sometimes had a delay imposed and quads would fire alternate pairs.
     
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    My thanks, Sir.
     

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