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Propulsion less torpedo

Post by marcelo_malara » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:29 pm

Hi guys. According to this https://wiki.wargaming.net/ru/Navy:%D0% ... 89ppY2Rf8k the Russians and Americans used a torpedo without propulsion, it was launched close to the target and depended on intertia to reach the target. Is this correct? I can found no reference of it other than the said page.

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Re: Propulsion less torpedo

Post by dunmunro » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:39 am

marcelo_malara wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:29 pm
Hi guys. According to this https://wiki.wargaming.net/ru/Navy:%D0% ... 89ppY2Rf8k the Russians and Americans used a torpedo without propulsion, it was launched close to the target and depended on intertia to reach the target. Is this correct? I can found no reference of it other than the said page.

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Basically, these are just streamlined depth charges. The RN used similar DCs during ww2 when they wanted the DC to have a faster sink rate. The RN also used a high capacity DC that was fired from a torpedo tube. I'm sure other navies had similar DCs.

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Post by marcelo_malara » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:36 pm

So, you think they were intended to dive nose down close to the target and explode on reaching the bottom?

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Post by dunmunro » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:26 am

I think they were used as mortars, but the concept is very similar to a DC thrower.

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Post by marcelo_malara » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:23 am

Mmmm....I don´t quiet agree. In the mentioned site there is a picture of a launching, the "torpedo" was launched almost horizontally, question would be how far would the bare inertia take the torpedo before it goes to the bottom or comes to the surface, according to if it is hydrostatically positive or negative.

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Re: Propulsion less torpedo

Post by dunmunro » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:31 am

marcelo_malara wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:23 am
Mmmm....I don´t quiet agree. In the mentioned site there is a picture of a launching, the "torpedo" was launched almost horizontally, question would be how far would the bare inertia take the torpedo before it goes to the bottom or comes to the surface, according to if it is hydrostatically positive or negative.
Yes, but it is still a mortar, except that the projectile is optimized for movement through water. It could travel quite a distance but it would depend on the MV achieved.

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Re: Propulsion less torpedo

Post by OpanaPointer » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:06 pm

Modern Navy torpedoes clear the launching tube with an air slug. I don't know how far they travel on that impetus.

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Re: Propulsion less torpedo

Post by Byron Angel » Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:06 am

marcelo_malara wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:29 pm
Hi guys. According to this https://wiki.wargaming.net/ru/Navy:%D0% ... 89ppY2Rf8k the Russians and Americans used a torpedo without propulsion, it was launched close to the target and depended on intertia to reach the target. Is this correct? I can found no reference of it other than the said page.

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They might be referring to "Squid" or "Limbo".
Go here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squid_(weapon)

Or possibly some model of the ASROC family of anti-submarine warfare weapons.
Go here - https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/ ... clnk&gl=us

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Re: Propulsion less torpedo

Post by marcelo_malara » Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:51 pm

Hi:

No Byron, this "torpedo" was apparently used in about 1885.

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