TIL During WW2, the US torpedoes had a shocking 70% to 80% failure rate in 1942, pilots knew this and were aware that they were being used as cannon fodder since their torpedoes would rarely hit their target

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_14_torpedo#Controversy

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  1. Why would pilots (who fly planes, it’s captains that run ships apart from in the harbour for docking) be worried about being used as target practice with torpedoes.

    Slight fuck up in the title there

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