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1940 Luftwaffe Primary Torpedo Bomber

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Always wanted one of those.

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Back in 1946 i really enjoyed the Catalinas too ..

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20 hours ago, =FEW=fernando11 said:

Anyone has a good place/book to look for LW aerial torpedoes info?

 

 
Title Luftwaffe Aerial Torpedo Aircraft and Operations in World War Two
Author Harold Thiele
   
Publisher Hikoki, 2004
ISBN

1902109422

 
   

Never read it in detail, it will do as an introduction. The main part is a chronological time-line about Luftwaffe torpedo-bomber-operations. There are some more books published in German - let me know if you want to dig into that.

 
   
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Actually besides a general interest, I was wondering along with a mate. If LW aerial torpedoes could be set up like Uboot torpedoes to run in a difrerent course than straight ahead.

Like input of: Target speed, range, and AoB so the torpedoe does the calculation of point of impact.

Or where just droped pointing at where the ship was expected to be, hopping for the hit.

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1 hour ago, =FEW=fernando11 said:

Actually besides a general interest, I was wondering along with a mate. If LW aerial torpedoes could be set up like Uboot torpedoes to run in a difrerent course than straight ahead.

Like input of: Target speed, range, and AoB so the torpedoe does the calculation of point of impact.

Or where just droped pointing at where the ship was expected to be, hopping for the hit.

 

There were some computers in use... Not as sophisticated as what submarines did... but still there.

 

If you pick up a copy of the latest 4.12-4.14 patches for Il-2 1946 you can see that the German mid-war torpedo bombers can set angles for the torpedoes (to produce a spread after they enter the water) and the torpedo computers allow entering some information about the target (e.g. the SM.79 torpedo sight).

 

There were also pattern running torpedoes (e.g. simple triangular, circle, or spiral patterns) dropped from aircraft during the war. The Italian aircraft in Il-2 1946 have one of these.

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