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Re: Which U-boat had a T11 (Zaunkonig-2) on board.
Posted by: ROBERT M. ()
Date: June 27, 2005 01:19PM

Dirk:

I would appreciate any info you have with regards to the T5
torpedoes. I had a good close look at the T5 at the new U-505
exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago on
6/44/05 and I could not find any evidence of the wire-guidance feature.

The U.S. used a hard copper wire coated with an insulation that would make the wire float and when it touched seawater it became
slippery as an eel. It also carried three signals (24VDC, 120 VAC at 60 Hz and 120 VAC at 400 Hz). A wire reel (drum) mounted within the torpedo carried part of the wire and the remainder was carried on a reel that was mounted on the breech door. The first wire-guided torpedoes were 19" diameter "swimouts" and used no compressed air for launching.

How did the torpedo lauching system of the Type XXIs handle the impulse air bubble at torpedo launch or did they use a "slide-valve" arrangement?

What I'm looking for is proof that German wire-guided torpedoes were successfully used in WWII combat.

And have a fine day,

ROBERT M.

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Which U-boat had a T11 (Zaunkonig-2) on board. ROBERT M. 06/26/2005 02:25AM
Re: Which U-boat had a T11 (Zaunkonig-2) on board. Dirk 06/27/2005 10:18AM
Re: Which U-boat had a T11 (Zaunkonig-2) on board. ROBERT M. 06/27/2005 01:19PM
Re: Which U-boat had a T11 (Zaunkonig-2) on board. Dirk 06/28/2005 06:48AM
Re: Which U-boat had a T11 (Zaunkonig-2) on board. ROBERT M. 06/28/2005 04:28PM
Re: Which U-boat had a T11 (Zaunkonig-2) on board. Dirk 06/30/2005 12:37PM
Re: Which U-boat had a T11 (Zaunkonig-2) on board. Natter 04/02/2012 09:14PM
Re: Which U-boat had a T11 (Zaunkonig-2) on board. Natter 04/02/2012 09:17PM


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