Torpedoes

Guns, torpedoes, mines, bombs, missiles, ammunition, fire control, radars, and electronic warfare.
Francis Marliere
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Torpedoes

Post by Francis Marliere » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:01 am

Gentlemen,

I know that torpedoes must travel a certain distance before they can explode :they will be a dud if launched too close. Do you know what is this distance ? I am mostly interested in US Mk 8 torpedoes.

Thanks for any help,

Francis Marliere

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by alecsandros » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:01 pm

Francis Marliere wrote:Gentlemen,

I know that torpedoes must travel a certain distance before they can explode :they will be a dud if launched too close. Do you know what is this distance ? I am mostly interested in US Mk 8 torpedoes.

Thanks for any help,

Francis Marliere
From memory it was about 600 meters for the Mark 8... and 400 meters for the Mark 14

The torpedo required a given time to arm itself after launch. That time x torp speed gives you the necessary traveling distance before torp becomes operational.

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by Francis Marliere » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:28 pm

Ok thanks.

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Re: Torpedoes

Post by lynn1212 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:17 pm

us ww2 torps used either a paddle wheel or a nose mounted propeller the measure the arming distance

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