What is the command to fire a torpedo?
“Match bearing and shoot” is the command to launch a torpedo.
How do torpedoes get launched?
Open the equalizing valve to equalize pressure in the tube with ambient sea pressure. When the launch command is given and all interlocks are satisfied, the water ram operates, thrusting a large volume of water into the tube at high pressure, which ejects the torpedo from the tube with considerable force.
Why are torpedo tubes flooded?
Flood the torpedo tube. This may be done manually or automatically, from sea or from tanks, depending on the class of submarine. The tube must be vented during this process to allow for complete filling and eliminate air pockets which could escape to the surface or cause damage when firing.
How do you fire a salvo of torpedoes?
However, in order to complete firing a salvo of torpedoes it is necessary to commence shooting prior to this time. This is a function of target speed but for a medium speed target if firing is commenced with a 1200 yard torpedo run the last torpedo will be fired with the required minimum of 700 yards torpedo run.
How does the TDC fire torpedoes?
He fires each individual torpedo following the order SHOOT from the Assistant TDC Operator, holding the firing key down in each case a minimum of 5 seconds and times the firing interval to make sure that it is not less than that previously ordered by the Approach Officer. 571 – 579. BLANK 580. GYRO ANGLE SETTER:
How many fired as successive torpedoes are fired be announce?
As successive torpedoes are fired be announces TWO FIRED, THREE FIRED, ETC. 7-3 CONFIDENTIAL SLM 1 702. CONTINUOUS BEARING METHOD:
What is a straight fire torpedo?
ANALYSIS OF TORPEDO FIRING: (a) Straight Fire Torpedo firing in which small gyro angles (less than 30 degrees) are used is considered to be “Straight Fire”. The curves plotted on plates XVIIand XVIIIfor 46 and 29 knot torpedoes were developed by plotting the deflection angle against the torpedo track angle for different target speeds.