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This item has been laying around in my collection for some years and I would like to know if anyone has any more information about it. It is, what it says it is, a Computor Type F, for use with the Aircraft Torpedo Director Type F Mk1 but that apart I know nothing about it. As you can see from the pictures there are setting dials for 'ship inclanation, wind direction and wind speed', these appear to be set manually. There is also a window in which can be seen the speed of the ship, this appears to be set automaticaly. There is another window on the front which shows 'Pilot Aim Off', this I assume is the all important computation which the pilot has to fly in order for the torpedo to hit home. When you consider all the variables, not least the function of the torpedo alone, its a miracle that any ship was hit! From what I have read on the subject, release at almost 'point blank' range under a barrage of flak seems the only sure way!!!
I will put more photos on following this to show the cover off. Underneath is a storing place for a second arm to be fitted. As you can see there are two techniques involved, 'constant bearing technique' and 'straight running technique', each have a different arm which fits in place (presumably this was already decided upon before the mission, as you wouldn't really be wanting to mess about last minute?), you will see these in the following photos. So there you have it 'Computor Type F' for use with Aircraft torpedo director type F mk1!! One last thing its weight 10kg!!
So the questions I put to you are:-
Has anyone come across one before?
What aircraft was it used in? What does a 'Aircraft Torpedo Director Type F Mark 1 look like?
Any information welcome.
If not I hope you have enjoyed looking at this unusual item