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T I (G7a) Torpedo

Torpedo trail on the way to its target

The earliest German U-boat torpedo, the T I was very reliable and possessed good range. It was propelled by a gas-steam engine, which meant that these torpedoes left a trail of bubbles behind them as they ran. Thus ideally, it was to be used only for night or long range attacks.

The T I was fitted with a contact pistol and was designed to hit a ship’s side. Frequently more than one torpedo was required to sink its target, and if that did not happen, the ship usually managed to limp back to port.

Range/Speed: 12,500m at 30kt; 7,500m at 40kt; 5000m at 30kt
Warhead: 280kg

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