3-d Printed Torpedo Gun

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  1. BigGunJeff

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    3-D Printed Torpedo Gun

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  2. Rob Wood

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    I'm happy to report that we're past the hoping stage with 7 HMS Kents (County-Class cruiser) for the San Diego Maker Faire, October 3rd & 4th. All 7 cruisers are in the assembly, installation and fitting-out stage. Two separate teams of builders are geared up for this weekend: one for tomorrow and another for Sunday. The goal is for 6 pairs of torpedo guns to be assembled and installed by EOD Sunday.

    If anyone is interested in learning about these ships and their innovative weaponry first-hand, you are welcome to come to the San Diego Maker Faire, October 3rd & 4th, in Balboa Park. The ships will be available for guest captains to operate, all weekend long, whether you normally play Big Gun, Fast Gun, Treaty, Battlestations, or some other combat flavor.

    All we require, besides current NAMBA membership (we will provide a one-event waiver for those who need it), is a friendly attitude toward our club and its members, and a desire to have fun.


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    Something I always wondered about with the torpedo guns - why do you space the barrels so far apart? Is it a rule? I would think they would look a lot more like a real torpedo launcher if the barrels were touching.
     
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    It's a rule. 3 torpedo barrels, ganged together with no spacing between them, firing 1/4" steel balls at point-blank range, would blow a golf ball-sized hole in the target's hull, pretty much every time.

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    Ok, I suspected that might be the case , thanks for answering my question so quickly.
     
  6. NickMyers

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    Not sure that I'd be building one, but I'm certainly interested in seeing more on these.
     
  7. rcaircraftnut

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    I need 4 of these for my Prinz Eugen project. Willing to build them as soon as I can get all the info together and access to a printer.
     
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    Big Gun Jeff, Those torps look like they could be deadly and very simple. How has the success been with those and have you sold any of these or updated with a step by step?
     
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    Jeff,
    You mentioned in the original post that you would potentially print out the parts and tools. If you are still willing, I would like to request 4 parts kits and one set of tooling. Please PM with pricing .
    Thank you,
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    Printer is supposed to be there before I get home tomorrow. This will be something I make soon. Thanks for the design work as well as sharing.
     
  11. Selley

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    Where do the bb's go ?
     
  12. BigGunJeff

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    Loaded in the muzzle with a single charge of gas. Shoots 3 1/4" rounds per side before reloading. In the WWCC, we play this type of torp cannon in cruisers a lot.
     
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    Okay☺
     
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    sorry to interrupt you again, where can i manage to get the 3d file for the valve and accumulator clamp?
     
  15. BigGunJeff

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    PM me and I can send you a .zip file. I tried to add it to the resource, but don't think it worked
     
  16. NickMyers

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    you may be able to attach it in the thread here via 'Add Images', accepts zip files
     
  17. BigGunJeff

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    Here it goes...
     

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    it works thank you i can use these for the Scharnhorst in the future or for the Dorsetshire
     
  19. Kotori87

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    Ahoy BigGunJeff! I would like to know more about this 3d-printed cannon. Information (asides from the STL files) is distressingly lacking.
    1) What other parts are necessary to complete it? (O-rings, screws, springs, etc)
    2) How are the parts arranged internally? Some photographs would help a lot.
    3) Has there been any further development of this design?
     
  20. BigGunJeff

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    Here's an 0verview document that covers the design
     

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