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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:26 am 
Hi guys, can anyone tell me what the aircraft/blimp looking things on the quarterdeck are called and if at all known, what color were they usually painted. I have no idea...

I hope this link works its a picture of what I'm talking about.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8xtXskHcqr ... hare_sheet

Kind regards Dennis.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:01 am 
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They're floats for minesweeping, also called oropesa.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:35 am 
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Awesome thanks Timmy.


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This is probably the most comprehensive book on KfK (Kriegsfischkutter):

WALLE, H. [Ed.] (2014): Der Kriegsfischkutter. Vom Wachboot bis zur „NORDWIND“. Die Entstehung des KFK.- Sonderdruck des Arbeitskreises historischer Schiffbau e.V.: 119 p., Bonn (Köllen Druck+Verlag).

You can obtain copies from: https://www.arbeitskreis-historischer-schiffbau.de/publikationen/

Or write me a PN, I am the president for this association and can arrange for your purchse.

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