G7a (533 mm)
The 533 mm G7a is a standard-issued torpedoes of Germany's Kriegsmarine. The G7a and its variants were widely used throughout the World War II and can be found on almost every Kriegsmarine bluewater ships in the game.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with this weapon|
|Motor torpedo boats||Jaguar · R-301 · S-38 · S-38b · S-100 (1944) · S-100 · S-204 Lang · VS-10|
|Motor torpedo gun boats||MZ1|
|Destroyers||Jaguar · Leopard · Luchs · Z12 Erich Giese · Z15 Erich Steinbrinck|
|Z22 Anton Schmitt · Z20 Karl Galster · Z25 · Z32 · Z43 · T22 · T31|
|Light cruisers||Emden · Karlsruhe · Köln · Nürnberg|
|Heavy cruisers||Admiral Graf Spee · Admiral Hipper · Prinz Eugen|
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Pros and cons
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- Sizeable warhead of ~360 kg TNT equivalent can deal a considerable damage against enemy ships
- Fast travel speed when not equipped with torpedo mode, long range when equipped
- Average performance compared to its contempolaries
- Short range without torpedo mode, equipping the modification will significantly reduce its travel speed
German Torpedoes manufactured prior to the end of World War II were designated as to their diameter, length and propulsion. Modifications were usually, but not always, denoted by T numbers. Length was to the nearest meter. For example, the designation G7a meant that the torpedo was 53.3 cm (21") in diameter, was about 7 meters long and had an wet heater motor.
|F||45 cm||D||Dampftorpedo (wet heater, World War I)|
|G||50 or 53.3 cm||a||Air/steam (wet heater, World War II)|
|J||70 cm||u||Hydrogen peroxide|
This torpedo is using SW39a explosive. Number indicating year of adaption. It was composed of TNT, Hexinit (HND), Ammonium Nitrate and Aluminum. Content of aluminum powder was increased from previous versions (SW36 and SW39) to increase shock wave.
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|533 mm||Bliss-Leavitt Mk.1 · Mark 35 · Mk.8 · Mk.8-3 C/D · Mk.15 · Mk.16|
|569 mm||Mk.13 · Mk.13-1† · Mk.13-1 Case†|
|324 mm||Mark 44|
|450 mm||C/06D · LT 1A/1 · F5W†|
|533 mm||G7a · Seal DM2A1|
|450 mm||Pattern 1910 · Pattern 1912 · 45-36NU · 45-36AN† · 45-36MAN†|
|533 mm||53-38 · 53-39 · 53-56 · SET-65|
|450 mm||R.G.F. Mark VI** · Mark XII‡ · Mark XV‡|
|533 mm||Mark I · Mk.IV · Mk.V · Mk.VIII · Mk.IX · Mk.IX** · 21 inch Mk.20 Bidder|
|324 mm||Mark 46|
|450 mm||Type 2 · Type 38 No.2 B · Type 43 · Type 44 No.2 · Type 91 Model 2† · Type 91 Model 3†|
|533 mm||Type 6 · Type 43 (1910) · Type 54 model 3 · Type 89|
|610 mm||Type 8 No.2 · Type 90 · Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2 · Type 93 Model 3|
|450 mm||F200/450† · S.I.170/450X5,25 · W.200/450X5,75|
|533 mm||S.I.270 · S.I. 250/533,4X7,5 Tipo A · S.I. 270/533,4X7,2 Tipo I · S.I. 270/533X6.84 Tipo L · S.I. 270/533,4X7,2 Tipo M|
|450 mm||m/38† · m/41†|
| † = Aerial torpedo|
‡ = Aerial and ship-launched torpedo