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Re: Torpedo development and availability
Posted by: Natter ()
Date: March 05, 2013 10:42PM

Hansel Wrote:
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> II was rather surprised to find that some of them were
> fitted with net cutters!

As far as I know, the netcutters was used on torpedoes used by the Kleinkampf-verbände (ie midget subs). At least I have never seen them used or reffered to on regular subs. Could be this was also used on S-Boote, but I don't know.

Netcutters where mounted both on the warhead (in combination with special pistols lacking the "whiskers" for an angular hit/detonation) and on the tail.

I suspect the reason was for the purpose of the midget subs sneaking up on protected harbours, attacking ships behind torpedonets.

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Torpedo development and availability Hansel 07/03/2012 12:02AM
Re: Torpedo development and availability SnakeDoc 07/03/2012 08:06AM
Re: Torpedo development and availability Hansel 07/03/2012 05:58PM
Re: Torpedo development and availability SnakeDoc 07/03/2012 09:43PM
Re: Torpedo development and availability SnakeDoc 07/03/2012 09:57PM
Re: Torpedo development and availability Natter 03/05/2013 10:42PM
Re: Torpedo development and availability Mark Thomason 09/14/2013 07:32AM
Re: Torpedo development and availability Natter 09/14/2013 08:57AM


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