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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sometimes it was even worse afterwards.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 12:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this refer to the Mark 14 torpedo again? Other torpedos? Other submarines? Other wartime events? Is there a mechanical problem? Did it cause unintended death? Injury? Does it cause problems with the submarine launching it?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this refer to the Mark 14 torpedo again? Yes. Other torpedos? Other submarines? Other wartime events? No to the rest. Is there a mechanical problem? Did it cause unintended death? Injury? Does it cause problems with the submarine launching it? Yes to all.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 3:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the torpedo explode in the launcher? Just after launch? Was the problem with the explosive? The trigger mechanism?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 3:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the torpedo explode in the launcher? Just after launch? Was the problem with the explosive? The trigger mechanism? No to all.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 3:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the problem cause the torpedo to explode at all? Prevent it from exploding? Cause a delay in the explosion? Did a second force contribute to the problem?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 5:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the problem cause the torpedo to explode at all? Prevent it from exploding? Cause a delay in the explosion? This problem did not affect the triggering of the explosion. Did a second force contribute to the problem? What do you mean? Please rephrase.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rewording: Did something other than the torpedo and launcher contribute to the problem? Was the direction of the torpedo changed?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rewording: Did something other than the torpedo and launcher contribute to the problem? No. Was the direction of the torpedo changed? Yes indeed.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the torpedo turned around? And slammed into the ship that fired it?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the torpedo turned around? And slammed into the ship that fired it? Yes!

***SPOILER***
The fourth problem with the Mark 14 torpedo was that it sometimes failed to straighten its course, and instead continued in a big circle until it came back at the ship that fired it. At least one sub was sunk by this malfunction, which was obviously worse when all the other problems had been fixed.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You think they'd have noticed this in testing... "How's the torpedo work?" "Well, sometimes it comes back and hits the ship that fired it." "Ah, use some duct tape. It'll be fine."

Great puzzle!

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