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    Hi All,

    Just wondering if anyone has a photo off, reference to or any other documentation on the early Schwarzkopf torpedo fuze? (Early as in late 1800s up to WW1 period)

    That is apart from the excellent "USN 1903 Schwarzkopf Torpedo" reference mentioned above?

    Has anyone seen one in a museum somewhere?


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    Drew,

    I think there is a Schwarzkopf torpedo warhead fitted with a fuze in the Naval Museum in Montevideo

    The USN 1903 Schwarzkopf Torpedo book is available online at http://www.hnsa.org/doc/schwartzkopff/index.htm
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    Hi Glevum,

    Excellent! Thank you kindly - any ideas on what period the torpedo head and size (21"?) in your photo is from?

    Hum, now this poses the question if they use identical fuzes in the different size torpedos?, or slightly different base size circumferences to better match/streamline the warhead size....(14", 21" etc)..................the early production ones (late 1800's) were narrower overall due to the logical more pointy streamline belief, which later tests proved didn't really provide any real advantage over ones which were wider but could carry a higher explosive payload......

    Thoughts on this anyone?

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    Last edited by Dronic69; 17th September 2013 at 03:23 PM.

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    Drew,

    No idea on size or period I'm afraid. I think they were about 18"

    Will.

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    Hi Bill,

    The Ebay links references are long gone as these were posted back in January 2012 by Kz11gr -but the 2nd one refers to the "1903 USN Manual" which I have (available on "hnsa-org" as well).

    Yes the diagrams are excellent, but Im unable to tell if drawn to scale or illustration purposes? - hence seeking actual closeup photos - if they exist.


    The "navalhistory" link is excellent except no diagrams nor photos of the actual torpedos - only the ships that used them.

    Even contacting a number of naval museums has produced very little - the quest continues.

    (Yes - the "hnsa-org" is an excellent link - especially for gyros as well)
    Thank you

    Cheers
    Drew
    Last edited by Dronic69; 24th September 2013 at 10:43 AM.

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    Hi Drew,

    Your mail box is full.

    I took the picture in the Naval Museum in Montevideo

    Regards,

    Will.

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