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02-10-2008, 03:45 PM
Any details on the mod the IJN made to the Type-91 torpedo so it could be launched into the shallow waters of Pearl without hitting the bottom.
Having a look but no luck.
02-10-2008, 04:24 PM
According to the movie (:rotfl:) they had small fins added to it.
The Japanese independently developed shallow water torpedo modifications ("Thunder Fish") during the planning and training for the attack in 1941. Wooden fins were added to the tail and anti-roll "flippers" kept the torpedo upright once in the water. The fins kept the torpedo's nose level in the air and broke off when they hit the water. The resulting level flight of the torpedoes helped keep them from diving too deeply into the mud (but, despite these modifications, some Japanese torpedoes did indeed dive to the bottom and several remain unaccounted for).
02-10-2008, 05:02 PM
YEa I was looking for drawings and diagrams.
That movie was on TV the other night. A one critic said Titanic meets Tora Tora Tora.
02-11-2008, 04:32 AM
I saw a documentary about the attack on pearl harbour.
but re-created with experiments like the torpedo modification and the IJN midget submarines that where present.
''Unsolved History'' - Pearl Harbour
the other parts you can find in the playlist right next to it
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