- ISBN/SKU: 9781591146230
- Binding: Paperback
- Era: 20th Century
- Number of Pages: 256
- Subject: WWII
- Date Available: February 2010
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Building his case out of original research from U.S., British, and German archives, and from interviews with submarine veterans, Anthony Newpower presents a comprehensive study of the politics and technology behind the high failure rate of U.S. torpedoes early in WWII. His investigation focuses on the defects in the Mark XIV, which tended to run deeper than the set depth, detonate prematurely, and/or fail to explode when hitting a target.