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main gun turret top color on Bismarck
blaster76
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 03:53 AM UTC
Title says it all. I have seen the turret tops a dark red (usually depicted with the full baltic stripes). I have seen them yellow and i have seen them dark grey. So anyone sure on what they were when she sailed on her mission? I think they painted them at same time they reduced the baltic stripes to just the hull
RLlockie
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 09:54 AM UTC
They were dark grey when she departed on her final voyage. The other colours were recognition markings in the Baltic, where there was friendly air.
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 08:15 PM UTC
You can make your own conclusions from these opinions: http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=232
blaster76
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 05:48 AM UTC
All the research i've done pretty much indicates a dark gray. So that is what i am going with. Have to remove too many things to go with yellow....if they were ever painted that way. Hey may have briefly been painted red but not verified