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RE: wire guidance in late german WWII torpedoes?
Posted by: joe brandt ()
Date: August 16, 2000 12:21AM

Yes they did . The torpedo was called LERCHE . It was a passive homing torp with a remote controlled directional microphone ( made by AEG ) . This was a swivel mounted magneto-strictive microphone and the the torpedo was connected to the sub with 6Km of .45mm hard copper wire with IGELIT insulation.The German classification was G7es and apparatus number 48. It had a diameter of 53.46 cm and length of 716.3 cm and had 274 kg of explosives. The type TX was also wire guided ,type G7e ,apparatus number 43 and called SPINNE. It was 53.46 cm in diameter and 716.3 cm in length and had 280 kg of explosives.

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wire guidance in late german WWII torpedoes? Johan Fredin 08/15/2000 06:39PM
RE: wire guidance in late german WWII torpedoes? joe brandt 08/16/2000 12:21AM
RE: wire guidance in late german WWII torpedoes? Johan Fredin 08/20/2000 10:36PM
RE: wire guidance in late german WWII torpedoes? joe brandt 08/21/2000 12:27AM
Lerche SuperKraut 08/21/2000 10:26AM
RE: Lerche Johan Fredin 08/21/2000 01:02PM
Chicken and egg SuperKraut 08/24/2000 08:52AM
Re: RE: wire guidance in late german WWII torpedoes? Natter 07/04/2018 11:29AM
RE: Lerche joe brandt 08/21/2000 08:28PM
Lerche technology. SuperKraut 08/24/2000 07:58AM
RE: wire guidance in late german WWII torpedoes? Garth 08/21/2000 05:18AM
RE: Lerche Don Baker 08/22/2000 08:34PM
RE: Lerche SuperKraut 08/24/2000 07:48AM
Re: RE: Lerche Natter 08/27/2011 03:51PM


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