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Graf Spee Easter Egg

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Greetings all,

 

 

   So while looking over the Spee's model on GM3d I noticed something between the funnel and catapult...

 

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... For those of you dont know the story/significance behind this. Captain Langsdorf of the Spee, not wanting to take lives unnecessarily, would signal this message to merchants she found. If the merchant complied, the Spee would take off the merchant's crew before sinking it. Furthermore, the sign is laid over the two fake guns the Spee used to disguise herself.

 

Spee's disguise

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That's really cool, awesome attention to detail and a great reference. Good on you, WG!

 

And thanks for digging it up, dseehafer!

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Great find and attention to detail! Looking forward to having her in port.

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I see that they decided on something a little more subtle than a teal pig this time. Lol.

 

Or a Pink Koala! :teethhappy:

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What were they trying to disguise the Spee as?

 

A warship that was not the Graf Spee..... that's it really

 

 

With a second funnel and a third dual turret making up her disguise, she matched nothing else built by Germany at the time.

 

 

The goal was to make the British think that there was more than just one raider active in the Atlantic.

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Sweet! I was hoping for something like this.

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NEATO!

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I did not notice that, that sure is suprisingly/interesting indeed. :yes_cap:

 

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Now if only Graf Spee could get a second premium camo that gives her that disguised appearance with the fake turret.

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