Questions on Graf Spee ammo status and the hit rate of T5 Zaunkönig 1 homing torpedo

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  1. Juha

    Juha Well-Known Member

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    Hello
    does anyone have info on ammo situation of Pocket Battleship/Panzerschiff Graf Spee at eve of River La Plata action? I have seen somewhere the info but cannot remember where.
    Has anyone reliable info on the hit rate of German T5 Zaunkönig 1 homing torpedo, Brits call it Gnat?

    TIA
    Juha
     
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    I have no figures for the hit rates of TVa. But given the state and countermeasures introduced soon after, I would consider chances of the original TVa to be somehow remote (less than 20%).

    I have put forward the other question to someone, who knows in detail, will have to wait for is reply.

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    Thanks Delcyros
    I have seen the info on ammo situation of Graf Spee somewhere some 10 - 20 years ago, but I cannot remember where, probably in some article on the Battle of River La Plata.
    IIRC I have not came across info on hit probability of T5 but that would be interesting to know

    Juha
     
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