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Mk.24 FIDO Homing Torpedo

Discussion in 'Ships & Shipborne Weaponry' started by Gromit801, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Gromit801

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    My uncle was a TBF pilot with VC-19 in WWII (KIA). This led to an interest in sub hunting groups in the Atlantic, and through "Hunter-Killer" by William T. Y'Blood. His mention of the Fido Homing torpedo had me interested, especially since there were no photos or illustrations of the weapon in his book. A little looking, and here it is for those interested...

    The term "mine" was used to throw German intelligence off the track concerning the torpedo's true purpose.
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    Excellent write up and description here: uboat.net - Fighting the U-boats - Technical pages
     

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