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The last problem could be said to have been solved with help from the enemy.
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This is another Mark 14 torpedo puzzle, correct?

Would enemy radar have "solved" the problem? Is the material of the torpedo relevant? Of the enemy ships?
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This is another Mark 14 torpedo puzzle, correct? Yup.

Would enemy radar have "solved" the problem? No. Is the material of the torpedo relevant? Yes. Of the enemy ships? No.
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Is the material:

-In the torpedo's shell?
-Explosive?
-Launching mechanism?

Is the material a type of metal? If so, iron? Brass? Copper? Steel? Silver? Zinc?
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Was the problem actually solved?
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Is the material:

-In the torpedo's shell? Define shell.
-Explosive? No.
-Launching mechanism? No.

Is the material a type of metal? Yes. If so, iron? Brass? Copper? Steel? This, I think. Silver? Zinc?

Was the problem actually solved? Yes.
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Shell = the outside part of the torpedo.

Was the material causing a problem:

-At launch?
-In mid-"flight"?
-Finding targets?
-Locking on?
-Hitting the target?
-When exploding?
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Shell = the outside part of the torpedo. Then no.

Was the material causing a problem:

-At launch?
-In mid-"flight"?
-Finding targets?
-Locking on?
-Hitting the target?
-When exploding? This.
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Would the torpedo explode at all? Would it blow up inside the outer shell? Would it explode well before hitting the ship? When being launched?
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Would the torpedo explode at all? Under the best circumstances, no. Would it blow up inside the outer shell? Don't they all? Would it explode well before hitting the ship? No. When being launched? No.
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Did solving the last problem involve: changing the design of the torpedo? changing the launch procedures? The detonation parameters? The enemy=the Japanese? German? Just axis powers in general? Was the problem here that it did not always explode? Was the torpedo defective in a third way? Did the enemy build ships that were vulnerable even to a defective torpedo?
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Did solving the last problem involve: changing the design of the torpedo? Thisish. changing the launch procedures? The detonation parameters? The enemy=the Japanese? This. German? Just axis powers in general? Was the problem here that it did not always explode? Yes. Was the torpedo defective in a third way? Yes. Did the enemy build ships that were vulnerable even to a defective torpedo? No.
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It failed to explode even after detecting the ships, correct? Did it fail to explode when the contact fuze was triggered? Was there something wrong with the explosive itself? With the detonator? The fuze mechanism? Did the torpedoes use electrical detonators only? Did water get into sensitive parts of the mechanism? Or other foreign matter? Rust relevant? Galvanic corrosion? Other corrosion?
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It failed to explode even after detecting the ships, correct? It could't detect them -- this wasn't a homing torpedo. Did it fail to explode when the contact fuze was triggered? Yes. Was there something wrong with the explosive itself? No. With the detonator? Yes. The fuze mechanism? You could say so. Did the torpedoes use electrical detonators only? Yes. Did water get into sensitive parts of the mechanism? Or other foreign matter? Rust relevant? Galvanic corrosion? Other corrosion? None of these.
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Did the detonator not detonate? Or detonate too weakly? Did it not get enough electricity to detonate? Did it need more electricity than the specification indicated? Was there something wrong with the power supply? Was there something wrong with the explosive in the detonator? Was it missing? Or was the detonator not sufficiently embedded in the secondary explosive? Relevant what type of electric detonator it was?
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Did the detonator not detonate? This. Or detonate too weakly? No. Did it not get enough electricity to detonate? Correct. Did it need more electricity than the specification indicated? No. Was there something wrong with the power supply? No. Was there something wrong with the explosive in the detonator? No. Was it missing? No. Or was the detonator not sufficiently embedded in the secondary explosive? No. Relevant what type of electric detonator it was? I don't think so; there is a relevant part of the detonator that does not necessarily have to be electric, but is in this case.
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Did the detonator not get any electricity at all? Or only insufficient? Was there a problem with the power switching electronics and/or mechanics?
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Did the detonator not get any electricity at all? Correct. Or only insufficient? Was there a problem with the power switching electronics and/or mechanics? Yes (the mechanics.)
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Did a switch not close properly? Or a relay? Did the impact sensor not always activate on impact? Did the sensor itself not always come in contact the target? Because of how the casing/trigger was shaped? Or did it jam? Did it malfunction when hitting the target at a shallow angle? Or head on?
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Did a switch not close properly? This, I think. Or a relay? Did the impact sensor not always activate on impact? Yesish. Did the sensor itself not always come in contact the target? No. Because of how the casing/trigger was shaped? No. Or did it jam? This. Did it malfunction when hitting the target at a shallow angle? Or head on? This - as a hint it worked better when striking at shallow angles.
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Would the angle of force when striking at a shallow angle cause the switch to close? But not head-on?
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Would the angle of force when striking at a shallow angle cause the switch to close? Not as such. But not head-on?
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Would the force from a head-on impact cause the trigger to jam? Would the torpedo buckle at all on impact?
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Would the force from a head-on impact cause the trigger to jam? Yes. Would the torpedo buckle at all on impact? No, but...
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Would the impact cause the circuitry/equipment/stuff inside the torpedo to jiggle? Thus jamming the trigger?
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Would the impact cause the circuitry/equipment/stuff inside the torpedo to jiggle? Not this exactly. Thus jamming the trigger? Yes.
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Would the impact short out the electricity to the trigger?
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Would the impact short out the electricity to the trigger? No. And it might be better to call it "the firing pin."
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Did the firing pin have to strike a primer? Did it miss the primer? Not fire at all?
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Did the firing pin have to strike a primer? Yes. Did it miss the primer? Sometimes. Not fire at all? But usually this.
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Did something get in between the pin and primer? Was the pin moved by the impact? The primer? Did the pin not move?
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Did something get in between the pin and primer? No. Was the pin moved by the impact? Yes. The primer? No. Did the pin not move?
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So when the torpedo hit its target head on, it jolted the firing pin? So it could not fire? Or it misfired (missed the primer)?
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So when the torpedo hit its target head on, it jolted the firing pin? Worse than that. So it could not fire? Or it misfired (missed the primer)? Either.
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Did the impact break the firing pin? Break it loose? Destroy it?
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Did the impact break the firing pin? Effectively, yes. Break it loose? Destroy it? Close enough.
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So did something that the enemy did/had alert them to the problem?
Did the enemy become aware of the defective torpedo problem?
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So did something that the enemy did/had alert them to the problem? No, other than their ships not sinking.
Did the enemy become aware of the defective torpedo problem? Yes, but irrelevant to the solution.
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Was enemy equipment used to fix the problem? Captured enemy equipment? Enemy technology?
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Was enemy equipment used to fix the problem? Yes. Captured enemy equipment? Yesish. Enemy technology? No.
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Was stolen equipment used to fix it?
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Was stolen equipment used to fix it? No. If you like, change the "Captured enemy equipment" to Yes.
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Was the "fixing equipment" captured from other ships? Other torpedos? Other guns?
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Was the "fixing equipment" captured from other ships? Other torpedos? Other guns? None of these.
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Was it something enemy soldiers carried with them?
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Was it something enemy soldiers carried with them? No.
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Is the equipment a weapon of some sort?
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Is the equipment a weapon of some sort? No.
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"Help from the enemy" - is kamikaze relevant?
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"Help from the enemy" - is kamikaze relevant? No.
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Did they use parts from enemy equipment in the torpedoes that were fixed? Or did they only use the equipment to make the necessary change to the firing mechanism? Did they copy the equipment? Is it a tool? Was it designed for use on torpedoes? Or something completely different?
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Did they use parts from enemy equipment in the torpedoes that were fixed? This. Or did they only use the equipment to make the necessary change to the firing mechanism? Did they copy the equipment? No. Is it a tool? No. Was it designed for use on torpedoes? No. Or something completely different? Yes.
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Did they replace the firing pin? Did the enemy equipment just happen to fit correctly? Did they replace anything? Or only add this part to fix the problem? Is the part made from: metal? Rubber? Wood? Plastic? Glass? Fabric? Leather? Paper? Liquid? Plant? Animal? Was it: captured? Left on battlefields? Thrown/dropped/fired/otherwise delivered to the allied forces? Was it found on land? On enemy ships? Or airplanes?
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Did they replace the firing pin? Yes. Did the enemy equipment just happen to fit correctly? No. Did they replace anything? Yes. Or only add this part to fix the problem? No. Is the part made from: metal? This. Rubber? Wood? Plastic? Glass? Fabric? Leather? Paper? Liquid? Plant? Animal? Was it: captured? Thisish. Left on battlefields? But this is more correct. Thrown/dropped/fired/otherwise delivered to the allied forces? Was it found on land? On enemy ships? Or airplanes? Yes.
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Was it cylindrical? Did they modify it to fit? And then it fit better than the original firing pin? Did they capture/find enough parts that they didn't need to manufacture their own? How many of the part would be found in an airplane, more than: 2? 5? 10? 50? 200? Was it originally an axle of some sort? Would it help to know approx. how big it was?
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Was it cylindrical? Not originally. Did they modify it to fit? Yes. And then it fit better than the original firing pin? Not this. Did they capture/find enough parts that they didn't need to manufacture their own? For the time being; I think they eventually started manufacturing an improved firing pin at the factory. How many of the part would be found in an airplane, more than: 2? 5? 10? 50? 200? I don't know exactly, but scores at least. Was it originally an axle of some sort? No. Would it help to know approx. how big it was? Dunno exactly, but typically around 6 feet across in undamaged condition, depending on the plane it came from.
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Were they struts? Tubular? Square? Flat? Structural elements? Did they work better because it fit worse than the original firing pin? So that it could move more freely?
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Were they struts? Tubular? Square? Flat? Structural elements? None of these, though there are elements of flatness. Did they work better because it fit worse than the original firing pin? No. So that it could move more freely?
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Did they use bullets to fix the firing pin? Cartridges? Other ammunition? Unexploded bombs?
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Did they use bullets to fix the firing pin? Cartridges? Other ammunition? Unexploded bombs? None of these.
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Are the pieces parts of the: engines? Weapon systems? Hydraulic systems? Fuselage? Fuel system? Landing gear? Control surfaces? Other aerodynamic surfaces? Such as the wings? Cockpit systems? Instrumentation? Armor?
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Are the pieces parts of the: engines? Yesish. Weapon systems? Hydraulic systems? Fuselage? Fuel system? Landing gear? Control surfaces? Other aerodynamic surfaces? Yes. Such as the wings? Not this. Cockpit systems? Instrumentation? Armor? None of the others.
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Are the pieces from the "shell" of the plane? Part of the "nose"?
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Are the pieces from the "shell" of the plane? Part of the "nose"? This.
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Propeller? Engine cooling system? Engine supports?
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Propeller? This. You're almost done! Now why did they use it? Engine cooling system? Engine supports?
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Did they use it to propel the torpedo?
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Did they use it to propel the torpedo? No.
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Did they use it: because they could? Because it could easily be machined to fit? Because some part of it was perfect for the job? Did they use one propeller blade in each torpedo? Or an entire propeller? Or did they make several firing pins out of one propeller? Is the metal used in propellers relevant? Was it alu? Steel? Titanium?
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Did they use it: because they could? It {was handy.} Because it could easily be machined to fit? Because some part of it was perfect for the job? This. Did they use one propeller blade in each torpedo? Or an entire propeller? Or did they make several firing pins out of one propeller? Yes. Is the metal used in propellers relevant? Yes. Was it alu? This. Steel? Titanium?
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Were any of the propeller blades used? All of them?
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Were any of the propeller blades used? Yes. All of them? Doubtful, but I wouldn't be surprised.
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Did they make the pins out of the propeller blades? Were they made out of the same material?
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Did they make the pins out of the propeller blades? Yes. Were they made out of the same material? As the original pins? No.
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Did the aluminum in the blades make a better material for the pins than the original pins? Would the aluminum prevent jamming?
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Did the aluminum in the blades make a better material for the pins than the original pins? Yes! Would the aluminum prevent jamming?

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With the other problems corrected, the Mark 14 torpedo still didn't work; direct hits tended to be duds. This was because the firing pins of the Mark 14's exploder were designed for a slower torpedo; the impact was so fast that the heavy pin didn't have time to drive into the exploder and set it off before it was crushed under the impact. A more lightweight pin was necessary, and ironically came from the propellers of Japanese planes shot down during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Mark 14 did not become a reliable weapon until halfway through the war.

I think Galfisk will like the next puzzle...
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Haha, great series of puzzles, what a complete mess that thing was.

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