PT Boat Forum


Moderated by: Dick, Jeff D

The PT Boat Forum ª PT Boats of WWII ª  PT Boats - General

Page: 1 of 1

Back to Topic Index Page 14 | Replies: 1

 Author  Topic: Italeri PI-108 Torpedo Tube Question
David Henning

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Henning  Posted on: May 17, 2017 - 8:55pm
A question regarding the kit supplied torpedo warheads with the restraining assembly: how far did the warheads of a Mark 8 extend beyond the end of the tube? The kits parts seem excessive but I haven't found any drawings that would show the tip of the warhead when the torpedo is in the tube.

Thanks in advance for any help. Always reading others posts and searching to learn more on my PT projects.


Total Posts: 9 | Joined: Apr 23, 2012 - 9:15pm | IP Logged

Stuart Hurley

MASTER
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Stuart Hurley  Posted on: May 17, 2017 - 10:03pm
David,
See here.




They do look like they extend a little too much. I would trim the restraining strap brackets a little and maybe slot the tube rim to push them back just a bit. The main problem being that they look under diameter because of the wall thickness of the tube. There are some 3D printed ones available which look better in this respect. The tube rims are not accurate either though. There are quite a few things you could improve on the tubes easily if you are looking for accuracy.




Best Regards,
Stu.





Total Posts: 226 | Joined: Mar 19, 2013 - 3:32am | IP Logged


Lock Topic

 

Forum Legend

New Member

Reply to topic

More than 25 posts | Full Member

Reply to topic with quoted message

More than 50 posts | Advanced Member

Edit Message

More than 150 posts | MASTER

View profile

More than 300 posts | TOP BOSS

Email member