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Redwine
04-17-2004, 08:40 AM
Will be torpedoes with magnetic pistols/detonators feature working in the sim ?

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Redwine
04-17-2004, 08:40 AM
Will be torpedoes with magnetic pistols/detonators feature working in the sim ?

Regards, Red.

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Redwine
04-26-2004, 08:05 AM
Radio silence............. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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CDragon
04-26-2004, 08:51 AM
If the magnetic pistols are featured, the feature won't work until 1943. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Redwine
04-26-2004, 09:49 AM
Agree..... of course.........

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Shan_Hackett
04-29-2004, 04:05 PM
"The means of detonating a torpedo is known as the "Pistol", the torpedo equivalent of a fuse in a shell. It is contained within the nose of the torpedo and, on contact with an obstruction (hopefully the target), the striker is driven on to a detonator which explodes the warhead. A varient pistol was designed which tow modes of operation, that described above and a "Magnetic Pistol", which detonated the warhead as it passed close beneath a stell hull in a simular manner to the "Magnetic Mine". This German pistol, like the very simular British "Duplex Pistol", contained both elements;
in the magnetic form the torpedo was set to run deep and thus pass below, but close to, the target hull, breaking its back with the explosion.
Unfortunately, like the British pistol, while theoretically valid it proved unreliable in service and the magnetic element had to be disabled in early 1940 pending further development. Both British and German replacement magnetic pistols became available in 1943."

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Redwine
04-29-2004, 05:07 PM
Thanks Shan for help..........

Will be a realistic feature..........

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Shan_Hackett
04-30-2004, 06:12 PM
Some more hisrotical facts about torpedos in general:

"The German Navy torpedo remained a standard weapon throughout the war, varying only in it's control mechanism and means of detonation, as improvements were introduced. There were two bacis types: a conventional compressed air torpedo, the G7A, very simular to those employed by most other navies, and an electric torpedo using lead/acid accumulators as a power source, the G7E.
The G7A, it's presence revealed by the familiar track of bubbles beloved of producers of war films, was a well tried weapon capable of a range of 8,000 metres at a speed of 40 knots, it's commonest operating speed. this was the standard pre-war torpedo as, although the G7E design had been completed with specimens built and tested in Sweden as early as 1929, it was only introduced to quantity production shortly before the war. The G7E was initialy capable of a speed of 30 knots over a range of only 5,000 metres, though this was improved to 6,500 metres at the same speed by 1944. The G7E was trackless and had great advantage of taking much less time to build; 1,255 man-hours as opposed to the 1,700 man-hours for the G7A, and that figure was a reduction from the pre-war 3,730 man-hours!
Torpedo production for the German Navy, mostly the G7E, was some 70 per month pre September 1939 and rose to a peak of 1,700 per month in 1943.
Some 70,000 were probadly built, of which 10,000 appear to have been expended operationally, approximately 70% of that total being the G7E type.
German torpedos were subject to a major defect due to lack of adequate testing, and the deliberate ignoring of defect when these were revealed. Pre-war tests had shown that the torpedo frequently ran deeper than it's setting, therefore not striking the target.
This fault, also shared by USN torpedos, was ignored and led to many missed oppotunites during 1939 and 1940. When finaly properly investigated, the defect was remedied and a number of court-martials at the highest level of the staff at fault took place.
German tropedos were also discovered to have another flawed defect in thier pistol detonators. It was then discovered, through operational experience, operating correctly only when the impact was at right angles to the striker. It followed that an oblique impact, on the slope or curve of a ship's hull below the waterline, could result in a "Dud".
This matter, discovered in April 1940, also lead to court-martials amongst the torpedo testing staff."