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Offline pekelney

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Torpedo Gyro Manual
« on: September 23, 2014, 01:10:13 PM »
By popular demand, WW II torpedo gyro manual:
http://maritime.org/doc/torpgyro/index.htm

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Re: Torpedo Gyro Manual
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 09:08:09 PM »
Rich,
I have been coming across your name all over the place... well, all over the internet actually - sorta happens when one searches anything related to these old boats. Seems you have this talent for finding the perfect distractors from my schooling: patrol logs, manuals... I even caught myself trying to wrap my head around the theory of operation of a TDC. The latter is a good thing - I can justify a truce with my war on math long enough to attempt trigonometry once more.

Where do you keep finding these long forgotten things?
Mike

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Re: Torpedo Gyro Manual
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2014, 05:18:07 PM »
Most of the material on http://maritime.org/doc has come from the US National Archives in College Park, MD.  Others from museum or private collections.  I have bought some of them from booksellers.  Others were borrowed, scanned and returned from all over.  I scanned and put up the first book in 1997.  It has slowly built up.  Often based on requests from other museums.

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Re: Torpedo Gyro Manual
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 05:45:23 PM »
Well, I have to say... your efforts are impressive, Rich. :)
"When you're holding people's attention, I feel you must give them high-quality ingredients. They deserve nothing but your best. And if they need information, get it, cross-check it, and try to be right. Do not waste their time; do not enjoy the ego trip of being onstage."

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Re: Torpedo Gyro Manual
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2014, 06:33:10 PM »
I am so thankful that Rich posts his helpful findings here.

I was lucky enough to meet Rich AND Paul Farace on the same day. 

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Re: Torpedo Gyro Manual
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2014, 07:19:42 PM »
Lance,
I personally think that might be pushing the limits of "coolness" for one day :)
Mike
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Re: Torpedo Gyro Manual
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2014, 12:12:41 PM »
Lance, I'm so sorry you had to meet Paul Farace! :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

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Oh that was realllllly uncalled for Karen!
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 07:51:52 PM »
OK sister, it's on....   :knuppel2:

I think it was neat meeting the illustrious creator of this BBS!!!  OK, and his lovely wife and daughter...  :smitten:
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Re: Torpedo Gyro Manual
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2014, 07:05:02 PM »
HAHAHAHA! I'm sorry, I had to! And it took you long enough to catch that! ;)

BTW, I'm surprised I didn't hear any flack from you on December 7th. 8)

Karen