Junkers KM8 Torpedo engine

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  1. Micdrow

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    Found this today, kinda interesting its a Junkers KM8 Torpedo engine data

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    Not sure where I found these but some one might find them interesting. Drop tables for German torpedo's
     

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    I have a modest data base. :oops: I never know what I will post. Those sheets I found years ago on the web. My problem is I'm a pack rat. I see something Im interested in and I keep it. Im really no expert at any thing on aircraft. Just a pack rat of aviation stuff. :lol:
     
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    extremly rares docs and interesting..thank you
     
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    Ok I'm going to ask - we are talking about torpedos as in U-Boats correct? If so, the engines had to last several hours????
     
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    #7 gery, May 12, 2009
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    yes viking,
    before electric engne,germans torpedo used a powerfull combusion engines.....
    Very rare doc about this engine...like this pict....
    i'm interested by more infos blueprint or picts....thank

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    Another view of "brotherhood " engine 4 radial cyl...
     

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    Your welcome and might I say very interesting pictures there. Many thanks!!!!
     
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    I think its fascinating, but why exactly would they need the motor to last several hours?
     
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    Many torpedos are (were) launched with a practice warhead, then recovered and re-armed for use. Everything (aiming, launch system, torpedo) is tested for a small fuel expenditure. Torpedos are quite pricey!
     
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    That makes perfect sense, thanks.
     
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