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Re: Torpedo running
Posted by: Natter ()
Date: March 05, 2013 11:07PM

> A G7e was fired from the tube without the motor
> running...how far will travl?

A surface-launched G7a torpedo would hit the water after a 15-20m flight (depending on the tubes height above water, the launch-pressure etc.). The momentum of the torpedo would certainly drive it a further short distance before sinking vertically. A sub-launched torpedo would probably go somewhat shorter due to the increased drag of the water - probably max 50m? (just guessing here).

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