You are bidding on a FANTASTIC example of a WW2 German Kriegsmarine U-BOAT G7a (TI) Torpedo Head Lamp Housing! This was used by various U-Boats and ships throughout the war.
The G7a (TI) was the standard issue Kriegsmarine torpedo during the early years of World War II. It was a steam-powered design, using a wet heater engine burning decaline, with a typical range of about 7,500 metres (24,600 ft) while running at 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph). It was replaced beginning in 1942 by the electrically powered G7e torpedo, which did not leave a trail of bubbles in the water and thus did not reveal the location of the submarine. G7a’s remained in service in other roles, including surface ships, until the end of the war.
Made of brass and steel, this G7a Torpedo Head Lamp Housing is in AMAZING condition for its age! Some corrosion, marks, and wear due to the age (as well as a dent or two), but VERY solid otherwise! Also retains some hand-stamped part numbers. I have shown the exact location in the last photo. Could use a bit of clean-up, but otherwise a VERY nice and original item for any U-Boot/Kriegsmarine collection or restoration project!
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