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Article about: I have a strange finding that I try to identify. I think it is a us or uk torpedo motor for a airdropped torpedo. Its made from aluminium and has englisch text on it. inlet and discharge Dis

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    Default Torpedo motor

    I have a strange finding that I try to identify.
    I think it is a us or uk torpedo motor for a airdropped torpedo.
    Its made from aluminium and has englisch text on it. inlet and discharge
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    Discharge port
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    Front view
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    Regulator
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    Side view
    There is a german sunken boat close to where it was found,
    but it is not known that torpedos were used to sink it.
    Any info will help.
    McGyver
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    I think the answer on the type of torpedo used to sink the ship would be "the exploding type one". Sorry mate, i couldn't resist!

    Nice finding and i hope the guys will help you out with this one!

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    I have no idea about Torpedo design but I think this looks more like a pump, is there what maybe a drive shaft?

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    I have no idea what this is, but it's in no way similar to a torpedoengine of any sort (the word "discharge" could indicate a valve of some sort).

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    As above.

    BTW would big parts survive a succesful WWII torpedo hit?

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    Quote by Scout View Post
    BTW would big parts survive a succesful WWII torpedo hit?
    Yes, it's possible (depending on the circumstances). There are several examples of torpedoparts being recovered. For instance: Several G7e parts are preserved from the attacks in Scapa Flow by Prien. In the warmuseum in Narvik you can see a G7a aftsections having survived the warheads detonation (probably detonated when hitting land at shallow depht, and the force of the explosion have been dissapated through the air) ++
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    Thanks.

    Prien's attack on the Royal Oak was one heck of a run!

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