Does anyone know any more about this gyroscope, from which year, who made it. I think it’s a G7 torpedo but I’m not sure about a servo motor that was manufactured in Dayton.
The G7 was used after the war by several countries. So a later modification is entirely possible.
Thank You for the fast response. I was not sure which time it was a gyroscope because I knew all about the original torpedoes and parts of torpedoes from Rijeka. I have data for everything from 1875 until today. I can find everything by serial number but this gyroscope is not known to me.
The picture is the original gyroscope made in Rijeka.
Nice! Are you related to Fiume and Whitehead research?
FIUME (It) RIJEKA (Cr)“River”
Originally Austro-Hungarian, Then
Italian 1918-1945, Then Yugoslavia, 1945-1991 Now Croatia.
Whitehead, the designer of the Self propelled Torpedo , after being ignored by Britain and US, settled at the A-H Naval base of Trieste , and set up his Factory there for the AH Navy. FIUME was an Ethnic Italian Enclave in the Dalmatian area of AH, and also had a Naval installation ( as did Pola and Zara, further down the Adriatic coast of Dalmatia.)
The Whitehead family remained in Trieste right through WWI and II, and the company became Italian after 1918 ( Trieste became Italian) and because the NZ commander who had occupied Trieste in 1945 kept the Titoist Red forces out ( " Here we are, and here we stay!")
Trieste was retained by Italy post 1945.
The company became Whitehead- Moto-fides, still makes Torpedoes and high capability Water craft engines.
Total G7 and a beautiful example at that. So nice seeing these two in their different transport cases with accessories. I have one of these represented in my collection as well. Recently, I added a US copy of this gyro. I do not think it was ever used in a US torpedo though and always guessed it was copied and studied by the US in some, James Bond type situation LOL
I apologize for the late answer. Yeah, I’m researching the history of torpedo making. I also restore the conservatory of torpedoes we pull out of the sea.
Great to see somebody is taking care of this great piece of torpedo history!
Are you also into technical documentation?
Thank you. that I have a lot of documentation, torpedo drafts …