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RE: Lerche
Posted by: joe brandt ()
Date: August 21, 2000 08:28PM

I do not think that the the Wire guided torpedo was due to a lack of interest but more of lack of technology of the times. Back during WWII electronics were not where they are today, every thing was big and bulky which added extra weight and ate up alot of much needed space. With wire guidance you need servo motors for the elevators and rudders and a transmitter etc. with the technology of the times this meant vacuum tubes and the like . Another problem was the wire breaking, here you need manufacturing to very exact and close tolerances or one very small binding in that wire spool means ......SNAP ! , a broken wire. Noise, this is another major problem. The germans used the same torpedo body with a different head attached to it,this was a major mistake as the counter rotating propellers made so much noise. The american mark 24 "FIDO " was built as a special weapon all it's own and did not use an existing torpedo body as such it had only one prop and this created much less noise. Must go I will add more later.

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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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