View Full Version : œber torpedo

03-21-2006, 12:32 PM
cmon! This thing travles like 100km! Few minutes before i was trying to defend our carrier from bombers, but this dude drops torpedo as soon as he's above the water. Guess what... he sunk it! I don't think real torpedo traveled so long.

03-21-2006, 12:51 PM
Maybe not, but in real life, if you shot down the plane that launched a torpedo, you didn't keep the topedo from doing damage. Just think of it as a little trade-off. That's why I have quit using torps and just use bombs against ships.

03-21-2006, 06:14 PM
I think, from my Silent Hunter III experience, the max range would be 5km. But this is a flight sim, you should inquire in ORR if the "fish" in IL2 have a max range. I see your point!

03-21-2006, 06:39 PM
Used to be worse...you could fly at 2000m, lob the torpedo up...watch it splash down and run and hit a target with no problem.

That no longer happens fortunately...

03-21-2006, 06:41 PM
I'm sure the torpedo doesn't go that far.

They do eventually delf destruct, and in less than 100km.

03-21-2006, 07:43 PM
Standard range for Japanese air-dropped torpedos was either 1500m or 2000m at 41 knots.

US Mk 13 did 5,700 m at 33 knots. The Mk 14 did 4000m at 46 knots or 8,200m at ~30 knots.

I don't have any info on Russian/German or British torpedos.

03-22-2006, 06:33 AM
BUT, you can deploy landing flaps, chase the torpedo, and ditch directly in front of it. Ship saved.

03-22-2006, 07:30 AM
BUT, you can deploy landing flaps, chase the torpedo, and ditch directly in front of it. Ship saved.
And my virtuall ***? Can that be saved somehow, at the same time or I will become a doomed hero with this act?

I am asking because I can't run away from the plane, if ditched, and can't bail either, and if I ditch too far away, the torpedo will miss my plane...

03-22-2006, 08:26 AM
Well you just have to be a hero ad sacrifice your virtual *** for the sake of other virtual asses.
To bad we cant shoot the bloody thing in the sea whit our guns.

03-22-2006, 08:49 AM
Remember that many of these torpedoes would do about 40 knots, and that 1 knot = about 1.2 miles.

40 x 1.2 = 48 miles per hour. Not 100 kph, but not as far off as you might think.

Having said that British aerial torpedoes were usually governed to 33 knots (IIRC or thereabouts), in order to get the best range and consistency - torpedoes have a finite amount of propellant. American torpedoes were more or less the same with the addition of dodgy fuses until quite late in the war. The literature is full of comments from American naval officers in particular cheesed off with the poor quality of the American kipper.


03-22-2006, 08:51 AM
46 knots for the Mark 13.... that's one advanced tool for its time. 55 miles an hour in the water..... You can run, but.... you'll only die tired.


03-22-2006, 08:53 AM
The Germans F5 should be the standard Aerial Torp

The Schwarzkopf F5 was a 450 mm Norwegian aircraft dropped torpedo used by the Germans during the Second World War. It had a range of 2000 meters and travelled at a speed of 33 knots. It was armed with a 200 kg Hexanite explosive warhead.

The Schwarzkopf F5 was a 450 mm German aircraft dropped torpedo used during the Second World War, from 1941. It had a range of 2000 meters and travelled at a speed of 40 knots. It was armed with a 180 to 250 kg Hexanite explosive warhead.