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Topic: Ever wonder what a MK XIII looks like exploding?
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In 1944 VT-4 , of the USS Ranger, flying TBF Avengers, dropped live MK XIII's against Bald Porcupine Island , now part of Acadia Natl' Park, off Bar Harbor Maine. The Island is approximately 160 ft high with a water depth of 100 ft at the cliff base. The Island was also used by a submarine, USS Piper, and a DE. All were live war shots. Only one missed, but was recovered .The ship/sub launched torps were, obviously, not MK XIII, and the effects were greater.



Posted By: JEno | Posted on: Dec 28, 2019 - 3:48pm
Total Posts: 41 | Joined: Oct 13, 2019 - 9:52am



Kinda' blew that. Anyhow here is the photo I wanted to post, one of many that I have.

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Posted By: JEno | Posted on: Dec 28, 2019 - 4:59pm
Total Posts: 41 | Joined: Oct 13, 2019 - 9:52am