: Are you talking about WWII torpedoes or modern
: torpedoes (Mk 14 & 18)? WWII torpedoes
: had a set of setting knobs that were engaged
: by a spindle in the tube. The TDC fed
: constant corrections as to gyro angles to
: the torpedo, and the torpedo would turn to
: that angle upon launch. Whether the torpedo
: hit depended on who good the data was when
: it left the tube and any target ship
: movements post firing. So the torpedoes were
: loaded such that the spindle could engage
: the knobs, and the spindle was withdrawn
: just prior to firing.
: Modern torpedoes (US ADCAP Mk 48) have a
: data link attached ( was wire, fiberoptic,
: now?) in a spool at the rear of the torpedo
: that is several miles long, and corrections
: to the torpedo course and depth can be fed
: after launch via the digital fire control
: system. The Mk 48 torpedo has an active
: sonar system in the nose that can guide it
: the last part of its course to a target.
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: When a torpedo is loaded into the tube and
: corrections are inputed in terms of offset
: angle, speed setting(if it had variable
: speeds), depth setting.etc.
: Did the torpedo have to be installed in such
: a manner so as to align these presumably
: input ports with another port which was
: controlled from inside the torpedo room?