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Rock1947a

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Rock1947a  Posted on: Apr 30, 2013 - 5:41pm
Hi again.

I forgot to mention that another indication that Italeri Part # 32E represents a torpedo with attached bridle and tube attachments, and not a different type of cover, is that the part fits inside the front of the tube with a small amount of clearance between it and the tube.

I still haven't found the illustration I once saw about how the bridle functioned. From what I recall, the upper cable attachement point had a quick-release mechanism that simply dropped the cable and triangular plate downwards. I'm not sure if the two lower attachment points were also released, but I don't think so. Does anyone else have further information?

Pete


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: Apr 30, 2013 - 8:48pm
Pete, that was a great find! Thanks for pointing that out. It clears up a lot of questions in my mind.

It may have been called a bridle but it will be forever etched into my mind as Jeff's bikini bottom fantasy retaining plate.

Dave

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Apr 30, 2013 - 11:08pm
David,
"it will be forever etched into my mind as Jeff's bikini bottom fantasy retaining plate."
Hah! That is too funny! This, ladies and gents, is why this Forum is such a fun place to hang out!

PS I will make sure all my girlfriends in the future will have at least one bikini equipped in this manner....

Jerry



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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Buck   Send Email To David Buck Posted on: May 1, 2013 - 12:27am
Pete go to page 5 of this thread in the colour shots the bridles top has been released and is still attached via the lower two holes.

D.buck

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David Waples

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: May 1, 2013 - 4:51am
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David,
"it will be forever etched into my mind as Jeff's bikini bottom fantasy retaining plate."
Hah! That is too funny! This, ladies and gents, is why this Forum is such a fun place to hang out!

PS I will make sure all my girlfriends in the future will have at least one bikini equipped in this manner....

Jerry



Jerry, I'm assuming you're referring to the "quick release" feature. :-)

Dave

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Ok, my turn.
Back on the first page, you guys do remember me telling you, way back when, those are MK XV torpedoes in the tubes of PT 61, don't you? That is why they stick out further from the end of the tubes. These MK XV's were "Bummed" by Joe Kernall and Ken Prescott from a Destroyer that was passing through. This is an easy way to identify her in later Tulagi and Russell Island photos, she was the only boat that used them.
Take care,
TED

MKXV demensions:
Weight 2,840 lb (1288 kg)
Length 24 ft (7.32 m)
Diameter 21 in (533 mm)

MKVIII MOD 8 Demensions:
Weight 3,176 lbs. (1,441 kg)*
Length 21 ft (6.510 m)
Diameter 21 in (533 mm)


*Earlier MK VIII Mods 3A and 3B: Weight: 3,050 lbs. (1,383 kg)
Mods 3C and 3D: Weight: 3,150 lbs. (1,429 kg)

P.S. As for other items mentioned in this post....Yes, the 3 cable and trianglular plate retainer was used while underway, during transit periods or non patrol periods This was to keep torpedo properly seated in the tube, as the various sea states could shift the torpedo inside the tube, and create a misfire, when used. This was removed when readying to fire, then tube was cranked out into firing position. Once this was completed Torpedoman would notify Exec or Skipper "Torpedoes 1 and 2 ready to fire" or somthing to that effect.
Also, wasn't the 3 cable and trianglular plate retainer also used for loading the torpedoes, via a Come Along Cable Puller ?







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