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Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 on 28 Feb 2011 10:18

Hi all,

I found this nice image on Ebay. Can somebdody identify the torpedo? G 7 series???

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Schorschl on 28 Feb 2011 16:26

Hello Sturm78,
the shown torpedoes belong to the forerunner model of the G7a-Torpedo. I assume there are G 7v or G 7v* torpedoes. These torpedo types were in the use at the German Navy on the “pocket battle ship” DEUTSCHLAND (1935 change to 21' torpedoes), on the light cruisers (EMDEN, K-class cruisers and LEIPZIG up to 1934, then 21' torpedoes), on the old, formerly imperial torpedo boats and the training ships SCHLESIEN and SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN.

Here the main measures:
Diameter: 500 mm
Length: 7084 mm
Total weight: 1360 kg (G 7v) or 1345 kg (G 7v*),
Explosive charge: 240 kg (G 7v) or 280 kg (G7v*) of SW18,
Maximum range: 11,500 m/28.5 kts (G 7v) or 12,000 m/28.5 kts (G 7v*)
Range at maximum speed: 5500 m/40 kts

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 on 02 Mar 2011 15:47

Thank you very much for your information, Schorschl.
I din`t know this model,

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Tony D. on 08 Mar 2011 03:44

If the caption "torpedo for U-boats" is correct, then this may be the original G7 which was a 50 cm U-boat torpedo that entered service during WWI. These were also used on some surface ships and were slightly smaller and lighter than the G7v series which were a late-1920s design.
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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 on 26 Jul 2011 09:50

Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay
According to photocaption, Dunkerque. I suppose that will be the torpedo launcher of a English or French destroyer sunk in this harbour in 1940.

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby AVV on 26 Jul 2011 10:34

Hello!
It looks like this laucnher had 2 tubes, so it could belong to French La Melpomene class torpedoboat. Still, none of them was sunk in Dunkerque. May be, Toulon or Bizerta, 1942? :?

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 on 24 Apr 2012 12:01

Hi all,

Can anyone id. the model of this torpedo?

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 on 19 Jan 2013 10:58

Hi all,

A rare image of a K.u.K. torpedo launcher (Acoording to photocaption):

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby AVV on 19 Jan 2013 12:27

Hello!
Sturm78 wrote:A rare image of a K.u.K. torpedo launcher

Yes, judging by its position it is mounted on Saida class light cruiser.

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 on 28 Jan 2013 19:44

Hi all,

Loading a torpedo on a M1935 german torpedoboot:

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 on 05 Feb 2013 23:42

Hi all,

I found this interesting image on Ebay: abandoned railcar loaded with torpedoes. Model ??

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 on 09 Mar 2013 10:35

Hi all,

A rare image of an abandoned torpedo on a beach:

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 on 27 Mar 2013 10:46

Hi all,

A torpedo launcher on a German warship:

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 on 15 May 2013 20:37

Hi all,

An image from EBay:

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Polar bear on 17 May 2013 07:56

hi,

Sturm78 wrote:A torpedo launcher on a German warship:


to be a little more precise: a type 1936A destroyer.

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