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John Asmussen's book "Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy" features several pages of Bismarck in her various camouflage patterns. Pp 167-169 include port and starboard as well as overhead drawings of Bismarck in May 1941. On page 168 he writes "The appearance of Bismarck at 1315 on 21. May 1941 in Grimstadfjord near Bergen when a British reconniassance aircract photographed her. The A, B and D turret tops are now painted dark grey just like Bismarck's C turret when she arrived in Norway."
Thatís the thing Iíve read. In one book they said that what looks like dark grey in black and white may actually be red.
There exist color (not colorized) photos and film in which Bismarck had dark grey turret tops. This does not prove that they were never red, but it does prove that at some point they were dark grey
I know this will probably be an Arizona color type question. Did Bismarck have red turrets during her time in the Baltic Sea in May 1941? I've seen conflicting opinions. It's either dark grey or red. I have Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History that says red. I have others I have say dark grey. Various Bismarck websites seem to say dark grey. It's all very confusing.
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