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Old 12-04-2021, 12:56 PM   #347
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Originally Posted by mapuc View Post
I recall that USA had some problems with their main torpedoes in the start of the war, but this was solved after some years or so.

In the end of -42 I thought they had solve to problems.

Well I may remember things wrong.


You are quite right. Both the submarine launched Mark 14 as well as the surface launched Mark 15 had serious technical problems. They ran too deep (solved around September 1942), and both their detonators (contact and magnetic) were faulty. It took the Americans almost two years to correct the problems (until about November 1943).
After that the Mark 14 was a very reliable weapon and was the main reason the American submarine force obliterated the Japanese merchant marine. It was used by the US Navy until 1980.

Molon Lobe has already mentioned that at some point the torpedoes will become more reliable in WiTP as well. I don't know, however, how the earlier Mark 10 is modelled in the game, which -while outdated- was a more reliable weapon in the early stages of the war.

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