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U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:36 pm
by tigre
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U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

Below you can see the original model of the conning tower belonging to the Type VIIA, without anti-aircraft weapon nor spray deflector. BTW the AA gun of 20mm is placed on the upper deck behind the conning tower.

The second picture (pre-war) shows three submersibles Type VIIA (U-Flotille "Saltzwedel") with the original conning tower.

Source: U-Boot VII. Vol 1. Encyclopedia Okretow Wojennych Nº 47.
U-booty typu VII Geneza, opis konstrukcji, budowa. Przemysław Federowicz.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:47 am
by tigre
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U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

Second configuration in the U30 (right) without breakwaters nor vent, but with the anti-aircraft gun on a platform at the conning tower; to the left the U 29 with standard configuration.

I've seen this kind conning tower only in the U 30.

Source: U-Boot VII. Vol 1. Encyclopedia Okretow Wojennych Nº 47.
U-booty typu VII Geneza, opis konstrukcji, budowa. Przemysław Federowicz.
http://german-uboats.com/Uboat_Photos/

When got this setup? Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:42 pm
by tigre
Hello to all :D; more follows...........

U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

Finally I've found this last configuration for the U-30 and others Type VIIA. The conning tower with breakwaters, vents (to port) and its anti-aircraft gun on a platform at the conning tower.

Source: U-Boot VII. Vol 1. Encyclopedia Okretow Wojennych Nº 47.
U-booty typu VII Geneza, opis konstrukcji, budowa. Przemysław Federowicz.
http://german-uboats.com/Uboat_Photos/

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:23 am
by tigre
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U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

The standard conning tower 1940-43.

Source: U-booty typu VII Geneza, opis konstrukcji, budowa. Przemysław Federowicz.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:41 pm
by tigre
Hello to all :D; a little complement about this topic...........

U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1939er-U-BOOT-FL ... Sw7hRWPxuE.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:29 am
by tigre
Hello to all :D; a little complement about this topic...........

U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

Lorient 1940.

Another twist to the matter; in the photo we see (I believe) the U 30 (Type VII A) by the dock and moored in row, U 99 (Type VII B). Apparently the photo was taken in port on August 5, 1940, when the U 99 returned from her 3rd patrol (she sank four ships and damaged another three - see pennants with the horseshoe) and the U 30 was preparing to sail (she would do it at 21:00 hours) for her 7th patrol (see box with supplies on deck).

Source: http://www.ebay.at/itm/7-x-Foto-Kriegsm ... 3f8581a7a6
http://www.u-historia.com/uhistoria/tec ... ecnico.htm
http://www.u-historia.com/uhistoria/tec ... atipo7.htm

Anyone has more/another info? Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:35 pm
by tigre
Hello to all :D; more................

U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

A picture showing another configuration of U 30, without breakwaters nor vent, but with a different platform at the conning tower.

Source: http://kreiser.unoforum.pro/?1-9-0-00000010-000-45-0

Cheers. Raúl M 8).