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Re: Similar diamaters in different country's torpedoes
Posted by: ROBERT M. ()
Date: April 03, 2008 03:52AM

Thomas:

The Mark 27 had wooden strips mounted fore and aft, at 90 degrees on the battery compartment. They were just under 1" in height and this allowed the weapon to "swim out" of the tube; no impulse air was used.

About your real question.....

Maybe these countries entertained to possibility of using each other's torpedoes at some future date.

The German G7e was copied by the U.S. and that's how they built the Mark 18 battery-powered weapon. Westinghouse (with help from HUSL, Bell Labs and a rather reluctant Newport) redesigned the control mechanisms. gyro, and warhead. The motor, developing about 90 horsepower, duplicated in large extent the G7e. Westinghouse amazed even itself by its speed: in as a single month the engineers had a general design, and by May 2, 1942, BuOrd was confident enough to order 2000 units. On June 24, Westinghouse delivered the first test model to Newport. The rest arrived in July. Westinghouse's Sharon, PA plant manufactured the body, its plant in Springfield, MA made the control mechanisms, and the Electric Storage Battery Company (Exide) made the batteries.

Westinghouse copied the German T5 acoustic-homing torpedo when two of them came from the captured U-505, and it became the Mark 28, a 21" diameter heavyweight torpedo designed for submarine use, launched by compressed air.

The last Japanese combatant was sunk by a Mark 27 and a Mark 28 torpedo by the
USS TORSK (SS-423) one day after the war with Japan was over.

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Simuliar diamaters in different country's torpedoes Thomas Horton 04/01/2008 12:51PM
Re: Simuliar diamaters in different country's torpedoes ROBERT M. 04/02/2008 04:46AM
Re: Simuliar diamaters in different country's torpedoes ThomasHorton 04/02/2008 02:48PM
Re: Similar diamaters in different country's torpedoes ROBERT M. 04/03/2008 03:52AM
Re: Similar diamaters in different country's torpedoes ROBERT M. 04/03/2008 03:52AM
Re: Similar diamaters in different country's torpedoes ROBERT M. 04/03/2008 03:52AM
Re: Similar diamaters in different country's torpedoes ThomasHorton 04/03/2008 04:16PM
Re: Similar diamaters in different country's torpedoes ROBERT M. 04/06/2008 05:34AM
Re: Similar diamaters in different country's torpedoes ThomasHorton 04/07/2008 01:13PM
Re: Similar diamaters in different country's torpedoes ROBERT M. 04/08/2008 03:51AM
Re: Similar diamaters in different country's torpedoes ThomasHorton 04/08/2008 11:13PM
Re: Simuliar diamaters in different country's torpedoes Rainer 04/08/2008 01:19PM
Re: Simuliar diamaters in different country's torpedoes ROBERT M. 04/09/2008 06:12AM
Re: Simuliar diamaters in different country's torpedoes Bruce Dennis 04/09/2008 07:25AM
I might have an answer ThomasHorton 04/10/2008 02:03AM
Re: I might have an answer ROBERT M. 04/10/2008 08:00AM
Re: I might have an answer ThomasHorton 04/10/2008 03:24PM
Re: I might have an answer ROBERT M. 04/11/2008 06:55AM
Re: I might have an answer ThomasHorton 04/11/2008 01:59PM
Re: I might have an answer ROBERT M. 04/12/2008 12:43PM
Re: I might have an answer Richard Uno 04/10/2008 02:50PM
Re: I might have an answer ThomasHorton 04/10/2008 03:28PM
Re: I might have an answer Richard Uno 04/10/2008 03:53PM
Re: I might have an answer Rob Hoole 04/11/2008 08:35AM
Re: I might have an answer ThomasHorton 04/11/2008 02:02PM


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