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By Richard Humble

Step within a global conflict submarine and detect for your self what it used to be wish to reside and paintings underneath the sea waves. very good cutaway illustrations supply a bright and intimate perception into each element of submarine life.

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This was the biggest and most powerful British type built during World War II. The tremendous volume of air sucked in by the diesels helped ventilate the entire submarine. When oxygen level was low after a the the air of could be long dive, it difficult to coax the diesels to start until enough found fresh air its way had into the intakes. 2. Machinery and battery T' class. layout, British 3. Battery When cell check. the electric motors were run at full speed submerged, the battery only lasted about an hour.

And 5. A typical depth charge pattern, dropped and thrown by the warship passing over the G-boat's estimated position. 1. Of the 41 U-boats sunk month of May aircraft fitted with radar were a the decisive in 1943, 14 vital weapon against the U-boats. 'Hedgehog' mortar, were sunk by surface 2. escorts defending their for attacking convoys, aircraft, sailing 1 1 by escorting and 16 while from their bases to the battle zone. Allied U-boats fired submerged at a distance. 24 bombs ahead a warship running It of down an echo.

Fed by drum magazines, it fired over 460 small explosive shells per minute, a~hd was fitted in almost every type of Allied warship, from battleships to submarines. The big American 'Gato' submarines did not have them; they had a single 1V2 inch AA gun, the excellent 4 3 4 inch gun and 10 torpedo tubes. Apart from the heavy 4 inch guns of the ill-fated French submarine cruiser Surcouf, submarine guns varied considerably in caliber: the diameter of the shells they fired. The heaviest was the American 6 inch; the lightest was the British 3 inch.

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