Figure 5 – The torpedo director as seen in the torpedo training scenario. Don’t be fooled by the 100% Solution Indicator — we are way out of range (here 17,412 yards) for our Mk 15 Torpedoes. The Run Time is 21 minutes, 4 minutes more than a Mk 15 will run, even at its lowest speed setting.
Figure 6 – The approach to firing position as seen from the torpedo director station. Note that the interception course steered by our ship causes the torpedo tubes to be masked – even the tube offset feature won’t help here.
Figure 7 – An ideal shot as seen from the torpedo director station in the torpedo training scenario. The torpedoes have a crossing angle of near 90° , they are at their fastest speed setting and the run time is less than one minute. Due to the high torpedo speed (45 knots) and the low speed of the target vessel (10 knots), the sight angle is very small, about 15° here.