Sturm78 wrote:I found this nice image on Ebay. Can somebdody identify the torpedo? G 7 series???
The G/7 is also a likely candidate - it's virtually identical to the G7v in appearance/measurements (the G/7 is slightly longer - 7083mm vs 6884/6883).Schorschl wrote: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.
As far as I know, the G7v (might included G7v*) was used all thhrough the war. For example at Torpedobatterie Narvik (vessels "Lilian" and "Droth") and Torpedobatterie Korshavn and Porsöen in the Ofotfiord (Narvik) until september 1944.
According to the german torpedobestand of may 1941 (ref PG 33323 on T-1022 Roll 2061), there were 313 G7v torpedoes in use at that time.