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    British Underwater Ordnance

    Can someone upload a copy of the PART III - BRITISH UNDERWATER ORDNANCE of the Mine Disposal Handbook, 1945.
    I am especially interested in the British Torpedo chart (Table 1) and warhead chard (Table 2) from chapter 3 - British Torpedoes, and the Mine Chart (Table 1) from Chapter 1 - British influence mines.
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    Torpedo and warheads

    Attached you find both of the torpedo references you asked for. The one about the influence mines, I don't have in this book but if you tell what you need, maybe I can find it in another reference...

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    Thanks Diver - I am mainly looking for data about air-dropped torpedoes (MkXIV above all, that equipped the Vildebeest squadrons in the Far East at the start of ww2, and was deeply hated by its pilots due to the complexity of its gear system) and air dropped mines - I'm still looking for data about weight and explosive charge of of the A mark X and A mark XI air-dropped mines.

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    I found a picture from a A Mk X mine and some data about it: A Mk X mine: Contact (and probably Acoustic) moored mine - Filled with 100 lbs of high explosives Length: 208.3cm (82"), Diameter: 39.4cm (1' 3 1/2") - the picture shows a practice version - Cleared for production at the end of 1945 (but very few were made) - the mine is exposed at "Explosion!" museum of Naval Firepower, situated on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour, Hampshire, UK

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    Hi Diver! Thanks!

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    Would you have a copy of the British air drop mine? thanks

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    for some info about A mk 10 and Amk 11 look at this site.
    http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WAMBR_Mines.htm

    Regards jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacleon1785 View Post
    for some info about A mk 10 and Amk 11 look at this site.
    http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WAMBR_Mines.htm

    Regards jack

    Thanks Jack

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    Can someone upload the pages of the manual regarding naval mine Mark XIV (Mark XV, XVI and XVII) which is from page 15 to 21?
    I am looking for any available information,diagram etc,
    regarding the mine Mark XVI with it's sinker MK XVI,
    which were laid by the Grampus/Porpoise submarines.
    Also the if there is a diagram how these mooring mines were deployed/planted.
    The only thing i could find was this

    http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a017318.pdf

    in page 37 where the planting of the mark 6 mine can be seen.

    lastly i am looking for any information/diagram of the rail launching system of the Grampus/Porpoise class

    Thanks in advance.

 

 

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