Hutchinson's Pictorial History of the War, Series 14 No 4

BEAUFORTS AND THEIR TORPEDOES THE TORPEDO OFFICER CHECKS UP The detonating pistol, which fits in the warhead of a tor­pedo and detonates the explosive on impart, being checked. FITTERS PREPARING THE “FISH ”Fitters fixing the primer to the detonating pistol before mounting it on the torpedo, or “fish” ,as it is called. TESTING THE DRIVING MECHANISM These newly arrived torpedoes look quite harmless with­out their warheads and tails. They are having their driving mechanism tested. BEAUFORT WITH “FISH ”IN POSITION One “fish” is in position the rest are for other Beauforts. The twin glass panels below the nose of the machine are for the bomb-aimer. 76!
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