"Z" Class Zerstorer info needed

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"Z" Class Zerstorer info needed

Post by Aidan » 14 Apr 2009 00:47

Hello from Ireland, I've just joined the forum so I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask. I'm about to build Heller's 1/400 "Z31 Zerstorer" and would like to know if anyone can point me to information about the Z class ships, such as service history's, photo's, drawings, colour scheme's etc. I'm looking to build one with the twin turret forward that took part in any notable action(s). Any help would be really appreciated,

many thanks,

Aidan.

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Post by Aidan » 14 Apr 2009 11:56

Hi Andrzej, I've already got those pieces of information, they seem to be all that I can find on the internet, but thank you anyway. What I need if possible are some close up photo's, particulaly of the bridge area and deck fittings, the model kit is not very detailed and I want to improve it as much as possible. Are there any forums or websites that cover the "Z" class in detail? All I can find is what you have listed plus a few articles about the model, but nothing with any real in-depth information, most sites tend to cover the major DKM units and have very little about the "Z" class ships. thanks again, best wishes, Aidan.



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Re: "Z" Class Zerstorer info needed

Post by Simon Orchard » 14 Apr 2009 19:01

Amongst other operations the Z-31 took part in the 'sledgehammer to crack a walnut' operation 'Sizilien', an attack and raid against Svalbard

http://www.bismarck-class.dk/tirpitz/hi ... ilien.html

Incidently, i have in my collection a promotion document to one of Z-31's captains, Hermann Alberts who was awarded the German Cross in Gold whilst in command.
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Post by Aidan » 14 Apr 2009 22:17

Thanks everyone, some usefull stuff there, the puzzle is gradually coming together now, much obliged to you all.

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Re: "Z" Class Zerstorer info needed

Post by Gabbiano » 15 Apr 2009 14:00

By the way, there was no "Z-class Zerstörer", but several classes of destroyers (=Zerstörer), and all were having the "Z" prefix, with corresponding numbers after the prefix.

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Re: "Z" Class Zerstorer info needed

Post by stril » 15 Apr 2009 16:37

Not Z 31, but some details of Z 33. Might be of use
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Re: "Z" Class Zerstorer info needed

Post by LWD » 15 Apr 2009 17:40

Nice pictures. However you should post their providence. That can help others looking for similar information and keep you in the good graces of the moderators.

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Re: "Z" Class Zerstorer info needed

Post by Aidan » 15 Apr 2009 17:47

Hi stril, thanks a million, the second picture is excactly the type of picture I was looking for as I will be scratchbuilding the radar amongst other things, much appreciated, Aidan.

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Post by stril » 16 Apr 2009 08:18

Hello
However you should post their providence. That can help others looking for similar information and keep you in the good graces of the moderators.
Pictures from own collection. First one from a album coming from one of the crew members of peilboot Hooge, second a single photo.
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Re: "Z" Class Zerstorer info needed

Post by Ironmachine » 16 Apr 2009 10:47

Aidan wrote:I'm looking to build one with the twin turret forward that took part in any notable action(s)
Aidan, take a look at
http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNGER_59-48_skc36.htm
Here you will find information about the 15cm main guns, plus a sketch with the general arrangement and dimensions of the twin 15 cm turret and a pair of good photographs of Z-class destroyers.

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Post by Aidan » 16 Apr 2009 11:23

Thank you Ironmachine, that first picture is particularly usefull, much obliged to you, cheers, Aidan.

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Re: "Z" Class Zerstorer info needed

Post by LWD » 16 Apr 2009 13:08

Since I believe radars were mentioned you may also want to check out:
http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WRGER_08.htm

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