Some more Scheer / Lutzow related items.
Postcard showing a nicely detailed superstructure , funnel and centre section of the "Panzerschiff".
The photograph is of Kapitan sur Zee Fauge one time commander of Scheer's sister ship Lutzow.
Of note he shield on "Anton" turret, the elevated heavy AA guns, the range finders trained to the right , rear turret trained to the port (forward) , the secondary armament - similar to those which you will find at the Lounges battery in Normandy.
A very pleasing study of what was in terms of merchant raiding a very successful design.
( As was demonstrated by both Graf Spee and Scheer's excursions in the Atlantic.)
Look at the aerial details- outstanding !
A period ink sketch signed by Admiral Marschall her Captain in 1935.
(Purnells H of TSWW 1966)
The watercolour above shows the tower of Graf Spee as she was a blazing wreck in the mouth of the River plate in December 1939, the contrast to the Scheer could not be more marked but undeniably their linage is one of the same.
The postcards of Scheer down to this post and resized them so as to give a better study of the Scheer.
If you ask most people to name a major German war ship from WW2 Bismarck is the ship which will almost certainly be named simply because she sank the Hood, few will mention Panzerschiff Admiral Scheer