Torpedoes

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Nov 2019 16:59

Hi all,

According to photo caption, Italian torpedo. Is this correct ? Model ?

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Natter » 14 Nov 2019 18:19

Sturm78 wrote:According to photo caption, Italian torpedo. Is this correct ?
Maybe. It's hard to make an id from this photo. The shape of the warhead combined with the two igniting-mechanisms could be helpful, although the design is quite common (my area of interest and knowlege is primary on german torpedoes).
Without the caption, I would probably also have suggested french origin.
Sturm78 wrote:Model ?
I have very limited documentation on italian torpedoes, and no illustrations on post WW1-types as far as I can tell.
Judging by the size compared to the personell in the photo, I assume it's a 21" standard naval torpedo though, so probably one of these (if the presumed nationality is correct):
* Whitehead 270/533.4x7.2 "F"
* Silurificio Italiano 270/533.4x7.2 "I"
* Silurificio Italiano 270/533.4x7.2 "M"
* Whitehead 250/533.4x6.72
* Whitehead 250/533.4x6.5

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Nov 2019 22:43

Hi Natter,

Thank you very much for your answer. I think probably is an Italian torpedo as is can see the "LUCE" marking bottom right of the image.

Here another image of the same photo serie

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Dec 2019 12:47

Hi all,

An interesting image of a Swedish triple torpedo launcher. Is this an original Swedish or a licence-built design ?

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Dec 2019 22:01

Hi all,

Another image of a Swedish torpedo launcher. I am not sure if this one is the same model of my previous image or not...

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Dec 2019 21:16

Nobody for the Swedish torpedo launchers ?

Here, a third image of one of these Swedish launchers...

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Jan 2020 15:20

Hi all,

Here, a German torpedo launcher being reloaded

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Natter » 19 Jan 2020 16:02

Sturm78 wrote:Here, a German torpedo launcher being reloaded
Naturally, as always a G7a(TI). The photo is probably taken before/early 1941 due to lack of distinctive markings on the gyroscopechamber indicating the improved TA-II dephtmechanism being installed.
The drillingrohrsatz suggests the ship is a zerstörer.

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Jan 2020 16:53

Natter wrote
Naturally, as always a G7a(TI). The photo is probably taken before/early 1941 due to lack of distinctive markings on the gyroscopechamber indicating the improved TA-II dephtmechanism being installed.
The drillingrohrsatz suggests the ship is a zerstörer.
Thanks for your answer, Natter. About the ship I think a Torpedoboot..1923 or 1924-class

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Natter » 19 Jan 2020 17:51

Sturm78 wrote:Thanks for your answer, Natter. About the ship I think a Torpedoboot..1923 or 1924-class
Yes, no doubt it being a torpedoboot. I don't know what I was thinking: The Zerstörers had 2 x vierling rohrsätze :roll:

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