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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Dec 2020 12:24

Hi all,

An image from Alamy archive: training torpedo

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Natter » 19 Dec 2020 15:11

Sturm78 wrote:
19 Dec 2020 12:24
An image from Alamy archive: training torpedo
It's a G7a(TI) with the type 1210 exercise head (it was an older model - ie pre WW2 - with a single blowing-mechanism, later replaced by the dual-mechanism type 1215 head).

Just for the record: Besides the G7a(TIü) variants, which were specifically designed for training purposes alone, there were no training torpedoes as such. All torpedoes could be used for training by replacing the warhead with an exercise head.

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Dec 2020 20:40

Hi Natter,

Thanks for your answer and for the remark about training torpedoes....

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Jan 2022 23:24

Hi all,

According to Ebay photo caption, French torpedoes captured

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 04 May 2022 22:38

Hi all,

An image (from Ebay) of a German Drillingrohrsatz torpedo launcher (I think)

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Natter » 10 May 2022 22:45

Sturm78 wrote:
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a German Drillingrohrsatz
Yep

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Dec 2022 19:49

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay:

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Natter » 04 Dec 2022 21:57

Sturm78 wrote:
04 Dec 2022 19:49
Two images from Ebay:
First photo shows a G7a(TI) torpedo being loaded preparing for an exersiceshot (the Type 1215 exersicehead is equipped with a tracking lamp, so this might be a night-shot).

Second photo is a nice one, showing a G7a(TI Fat I) torpedo: The six-blade propeller (secured by a propeller-stopper), and green markings on the aftsection tells that this is a post-torpedokrise manufactured example with the improved TA-II depthmechanism and the new strengthened-block engine (of course, as the Fat-mechanism was introduced ca october 1942, the torpedo was produced sometime after that).

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Dec 2022 16:24

Thank you, Natter :wink:

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Dec 2022 21:47

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay: training torpedo head??

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Natter » 08 Dec 2022 22:05

Sturm78 wrote:
07 Dec 2022 21:47
Another image from Ebay: training torpedo head??
Another early-produced (ie pre-1940) G7a(TI) with a Type 1210 exercisehead.

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Natter » 08 Dec 2022 22:15

Found this on eBay the other day: A bit of a "rarity"...
Again it's an early manufactured G7a(TI), but it has been retrofitted with the improved TA-II depthmechanism around 1942 or later.
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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Dec 2022 20:08

Natter wrote
Another early-produced (ie pre-1940) G7a(TI) with a Type 1210 exercisehead.
Thank you, Natter

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Jan 2023 20:33

Hi all,

Not German but I think an interesting image in any case.
Loading a torpedo on board of Dutch De Ruyter cruiser, in Soerabaja

I don`t have any information about the models of torpedoes used by Dutch in their cruisers...

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Natter » 29 Jan 2023 19:34

According to my limited litterature covering dutch torpedohistory, the photo shows the Admiralen-class destroyer "Van Ghent" (renamed from "De Ruyter" in 1934).
It had 2 x 3 53,3 cm torpedolaunchers and Whitehead Type IV torpedoes (quote). I have never heard of any "Type IV" Whitehead torpedo, and the torpedo in the photo doesn't look like a Whitehead to me - definately not a Model IV (mind you: Not my main area of knowledge though).

The only thing I'm sure about, is that the torpedo is not german (ie G/7, G7v or G7a(TI)). If I'm forced to make a guess, I think it looks more like for instance a sovjet Type 53-36 or later.

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