Italian air launched torpedo

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    Air dropped italian Whitehead Fiume (or under licence Baia Napoli) torpedo, launched by S79 and S84 trimotor aircraft.

    Torpedo model 170/450/5,46 W (170 Kg warhead - 450 mm diameter - 5,46 meters lenght without detachable winglets - W for Whitehead factory)
     

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    Notice the "circling torpedo" is the so-called in Italy model "Motobomba FFF".
    Picture of a Motobombe FFF load transported for supply in S82 bomb-bay.
     

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    You have some nice bacon now :)
     
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    Thanks a lot dear friend!

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    Schematics of torpedo propellers, gear, detachable winglets and cockpit model Marazio-Urania sight.
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    nice material. Interesting. thankyou
     
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    Terrific information; thanks for posting Sandokan. I guess you are aware that it was an Italian that carried out the very first air launch of a torpedo, albeit a mock-up weapon? On 26 February 1914 Alessandro Guidoni launched a torpedo from his Pescara-Guidoni PP twin engined seaplane designed by him and a lawyer named Pateras Pescara, who put forward the idea of a torpedo carrying seaplane to the navy two years earlier. Guidoni released an 827 lb (375 kg) mock-up torpedo in the waters off Venice. He'd carried out weight dropping trials in a Farman biplane previously using canoe shaped dummy missiles.
     
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    Thanks Nuuumannn, that's more or less what I know.
    Maybe you mean this weapon invented by Alessandro Guidoni and tested as reported.
    In pics the "AEROSILURO" and the weapon applied under an hydrofighter Macchi M24
     

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    The winged “Guidoni-Crocco” bomb before the restoration performed by GAVS Turin and GAVS Alessandria in 1988. This precursory stand-off antiship armament - conceived to be released from airship - was tested in 1918 and is now exhibited at the Gabriele d’Annunzio Museum - called “Il Vittoriale degli Italiani” - in Gardone Riviera (North Italy). (source GAVS Torino)
     

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    Nice! No, that's not the aircraft or the weapon I mean; the earlier one predates this. The Perscara-Guidoni seaplane was pre WW1. I have a copy of an illustration of it somewhere and will post if, if I can find it.
     
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    Ok, I understood but it's hard to find more then generical info on the web. Probably there is something detailed on books. We have find those!
     
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    Hi Sandokan, I have copies of pages from an Italian book published a very long time ago named Aviazioni, Idro Aviazioni with a drawing and photographs of the aircraft, as well as specifications.

    Here is a link with images of the aircraft in particular, which shows its configuration with specs as detailed in the book.

    Pescara-Guidoni Torpedo Seaplane
     
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    Thanks, very interesting link!
    I'm seeking for more.
     
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    You'll be lucky if you find more, but there might be something printed in Italian about Guidoni's experiments.
     
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    There is something in italian (see attach) and probably further on various book source. Need time to seek ; the big problem is where looking for.
    we stay tuned!
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    Interesting information, Sandokan. Keep looking! :)
     
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