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Iron males and Tin Fish: The Race to construct a greater Torpedo in the course of international conflict II КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Praeger protection InternationalСерия: battle, know-how, and HistoryАвтор(ы): Anthony NewpowerЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2006Количество страниц: 257ISBN: 0–275–99032–XФормат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 2.18 mbFrom the yankee access into global battle II until eventually September 1943, U.S. submarines skilled an abnormally excessive variety of torpedo disasters. those disasters resulted from 3 defects found in the first torpedo of the day, the Mark XIV. those defects have been an inclination to run deeper than the set intensity, the widespread untimely detonation of the magnetic impression exploder, and the failure of the touch exploder whilst hitting a goal on the textbook 90-degree perspective. mockingly, regardless of utilizing a totally self sustaining layout, the Germans skilled a similar 3 defects. The Germans, besides the fact that, mounted their defects in six months, whereas it took the american citizens 22 months. a lot of the hold up at the American part resulted from the denial of senior leaders within the operational forces and within the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance (BuOrd) that the torpedo itself was once faulty. as a substitute, they blamed crews for terrible marksmanship or loss of education. finally, although, the submarine strength itself overcame the bureaucratic inertia and properly pointed out and glued the 3 difficulties all alone, proving once more the of the typical American soldier or sailor. opposite to the interpretations of so much submarine historians, this e-book concludes that BuOrd didn't sit down idly through whereas torpedoes failed on patrol after patrol. BuOrd stated difficulties from early within the battle, yet their procedures and their tunnel imaginative and prescient avoided them from figuring out that the weapon despatched to the fleet was once grossly faulty. considered one of international warfare II's forgotten heroes, Admiral Lockwood drove the method for locating and solving the 3 significant defects. this is often first booklet that bargains solely with the torpedo challenge, construction its case out of unique learn from the information of the Bureau of Ordnance, the manager of Naval Operations, Vice Admiral Lockwood's own correspondence, and documents from the British Admiralty on the nationwide documents of the uk. those assets are complemented through correspondence and interviews with males who truly participated within the occasions. quick IFOLDER eighty five

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National Archives) 1896 to 1904, Bliss produced another 300 torpedoes of the Whitehead design. This contract effectively spelled the end for the Howell torpedo. Howell’s design, though ingenious in its use of the flywheel, clearly had its limits. There was very little likelihood that a flywheel could eventually propel a torpedo substantially farther than the current 400 yards. On the other hand, the Whitehead torpedo continued to evolve, with constant improvements in steering, speed, and range.

National Archives) 1896 to 1904, Bliss produced another 300 torpedoes of the Whitehead design. This contract effectively spelled the end for the Howell torpedo. Howell’s design, though ingenious in its use of the flywheel, clearly had its limits. There was very little likelihood that a flywheel could eventually propel a torpedo substantially farther than the current 400 yards. On the other hand, the Whitehead torpedo continued to evolve, with constant improvements in steering, speed, and range.

25 Keeping in mind the understated advice of the Naval Staff in its 1927 report, designers quickly overcame this problem. S. Mk. 6. 26 By the 1930 annual report, the Mk. ”27 By September 1932, following a number of minor modifications, the Royal Navy officially accepted the Mk. 28 Three years later, the Torpedo Division had collected enough operational evidence on the Mk. VIII’s performance to substantiate the claims from A Deadly New Application 33 earlier trials. The China flotilla submarines test fired over 200 Mk.

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