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Air Inlet Mast
Posted by: Simon ()
Date: August 28, 2011 08:50PM

Air Inlet Mast - UPDATE

While researching the Air Inlet Trucking Line, I noticed almost all models and drawing are incorrect. Most have believed that trucking line come out at the bottom of the mast as in Fig. 2. However, as see in the two wartime photographs below (Figs. 3 & 4) Fig. 1 is correct.


Fig. 1. The new piping layout for the Air Inlet.


Fig. 2. The commonly drawn or modelled piping layout for the Air Inlet.


Fig. 3. Source (Mark Krzysztalowicz - Encyclopedia okretow wojennych 47 - U-BOOT VII Vol 1).


Fig. 4. Source (The U-boat: The Evolution and Technical History of German Submarines; Author: Eberhard Rossler).

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