Torpedoes

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Natter » 26 Feb 2018 23:47

Sturm78 wrote:An image from Ebay
As usual, a G7a(TI).
Again an early variant (at least pre 1941), being loaded into the mid tube of a kreuzer drillingrohrsatz.

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 » 27 Feb 2018 21:43

Natter wrote
As usual, a G7a(TI).
Again an early variant (at least pre 1941), being loaded into the mid tube of a kreuzer drillingrohrsatz.


Thanks for your identification, Natter... :wink:

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 » 08 Apr 2018 18:23

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. I guess a practice torpedo..

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Natter » 08 Apr 2018 18:47

Sturm78 wrote:I guess a practice torpedo..
Yes, however there's no such thing as a practice torpedo - just different heads ;-)

It's an early variant G7a(TI) with a type 1210 übungskopf (the head is painted red/white).

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 » 08 Apr 2018 19:59

Thanks, Natter....practice head... :)

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Natter » 08 Apr 2018 21:24

Just for the record: I see that my reply wasn't well formulated, as it's perfectly correct to refer to a torpedo like this as a "practicetorpedo" (in german "übungstorpedo" versus "gefechtstorpedo").
I just wanted to point out that the there were no dedicated torpedoes for exercises, as the same torpedo would/could be used for exersice-shots numerous times until it eventually was used for a "live" launch with a warhead.

During the course of the war, the germans introduced a special version of the G7a(TI) though: The G7a(TIü), which was only used for the initial training of uboat-crews. It had minor modifications to reduce weight, a special variant of the TA I depthmechanism and was equipped with a light (ie not waterfilled) exersicehead. These measures ensured that the torpedo had positive buoyancy at the end of the run, and that the engine were lessed stressed (= less wear) compared to the original G7a.
The point was to get a higher number of exersice-shots and reduce loss of torpedoes, hence expedite and improve efficiency of training.

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 » 10 May 2018 20:45

Hi all,

An image from Ebay:

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Natter » 10 May 2018 20:55

Sturm78 wrote:An image from Ebay
Nice early/mid-30's (?) example of a G7a(TI).

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Re: Torpedoes

Postby Sturm78 » 13 May 2018 11:52

Hi all,

Not german image but... :roll: a Swedish Navy torpedo.
Any idea about the models used by Swedish Navy in WW2 ?

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