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Re: Which U-boat had a T11 (Zaunkonig-2) on board.
Posted by: Natter ()
Date: April 02, 2012 09:14PM

Dirk Wrote:
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> > The T11 Spinne worked wire guided but the target
> had to be fixed optical (Periscope) what left a
> radar echo for the time the torpedo was running.
> Therefore Spinne was stopped.
I don't quite agree on this, and I don't understand your description of the guidance for the TX (T10) Spinne: The torpedo was controlled from a shore-station by visual observation. The torpedo had a red light at the tail and the operator would command the torpedo up to the surface to get a bearing and steer it at the course against the target (bear in mind: This was a shore-/harbourdefence system with a maximum distance of 5000m. The system was simple and it worked quite well according to german reports. There was no "stop" in production: The 200 torpedes was ordered from an estimate based on the number of shore-batteries planned in France. Late in the war most other projects were stopped to concentrate efforts into the T5 / T11 development and production though.

It's worth mentioing that the T10 Spinne also were tested from midget-submarines (Marder and Seehund) with very good results - according to the reports the system was easy to operate for the pilot.

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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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