NAVIGATION PROBLEMS OF SMALL SUBMARINE VEHICLES

Dimitri Rebikoff

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Abstract: Small submarine vehicles present a particularly difficult and chanllenging engineering and human factors problem. The pioneer Italians discovered taht their magnetic compass-equipped mounted torpedoes had to be held by a special ballast near the surface to enable the pilots to hold their heads above water and do a visual approach. Rendezvous with the mother submarine, was so hopeless that each operation had to end with a surrender to teh enermy. The "Kaiten" suicide torpedo was a typical Japanese solution to the same problem
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 10, Number 3
Pages: 292 - 293
Cite this article: Rebikoff, Dimitri, "NAVIGATION PROBLEMS OF SMALL SUBMARINE VEHICLES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 10, No. 3, Fall 1963, pp. 292-293.
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