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Bismarck - Rangefinders
10,5 m Rangefinder (1940)
Serving Main armament
Location A, B, C and D turret
10,5 m Rangefinder (1941)
Serving Main armament
Location B, C and D turret
Notice: Local rangefinders was originally mounted on turret "A" of the Bismarck. Due to malfunctions caused by sea water it was removed while the Bismarck was at Blohm & Voss shipyard in December 1940 - January 1941. The local rangefinders on turret "A" was never installed on the Tirpitz.
Serving Main/secondary armament
Location Foretop revolving dome
Serving Main/secondary armament
Location Aft control centre
7 m Rangefinder
Serving Main/secondary armament
Location Control tower/bridge, revolving dome
6,5 m Rangefinder
Serving Secondary armament
Location Turret SII (S = Starboard)
Turret PII (P = Port)
Periscope
Serving Secondary armament
Location Turret SI and SIII (S = Starboard)
Turret PI and PIII (P = Port)
The periscope could rotate 90 degrees from the gun direction.
4 m Type SL-8 Rangefinder
Serving 105 mm heavy Anti-Aircraft guns
Location One either side of control tower
Serving 105 mm heavy Anti-Aircraft guns
Location Two midshift aft
SL = Stabilisierter Leitstand (Statical Platform)
3 m Rangefinder
Serving Used for battle in darkness
Location Admiral's Bridge
Any help with additionally information about this equipment would be most appreciated.
37 mm Flak (Rangefinder on Gun)
Location On 37 mm light Anti-Aircraft guns
Remarks Manually backsight device
20 mm Flak (Rangefinder on Gun)
Location On 20 mm Anti-Aircraft machine guns
Remarks Manually backsight fitment


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