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Re: torpedo design query
Posted by: ROBERT M. ()
Date: August 14, 2004 07:25PM

Keith:

First of all there is no trajectory to a torpedo..........

It is a self-propelled weapon (automobile torpedo) that maintains a preset depth and a gyro-controlled course to the target.

Inside the U.S. Navy's MK 13 (aerial) MK 14 (submarine) and MK15 (surface craft) torpedoes, there is a gear train (main engine)
made up of a spindle casing with an upper, middle, and lower
bearing. These brearings have an inner and outer race. The steel
balls for each bearing are hand-placed (individually) into these machined races, and tightened to exact clearances. The inner and outer counter-rotating shafts use floating grooved bronze
bushings at the crosshead, as do the inner and outer propellor shafts in the tail section.

You can get an idea of what I'm talking about by going to:

[www.eugeneleeslover.com]
[www.eugeneleeslover.com]

All three aforementioned torpedoes use a similar gear train, bearings, bronze bushings and sleeves.

Hope this helps,

ROBERT M.

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Subject Written By Posted
torpedo design query Keith 08/14/2004 02:45PM
Re: torpedo design query Les Robertson 08/14/2004 05:10PM
Re: torpedo design query ROBERT M. 08/14/2004 07:25PM
Re: torpedo design query Tom Ramsay 10/01/2004 04:53AM
Re: torpedo design query Keith 08/15/2004 08:33AM
Re: torpedo design query ROBERT M. 08/15/2004 02:19PM
Re: torpedo design query Les Robertson 08/16/2004 05:42AM
Re: torpedo design query Keith 08/17/2004 02:13PM
Re: torpedo design query Natter 08/28/2011 06:32PM
Re: torpedo design query Natter 03/23/2013 10:19PM


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