The torpedo was the greatest single game-changer in the history of naval warfare. For the first time it allowed any small, cheap torpedo-firing vessel A and by extension a small, minor navy A to threaten the largest and most powerful warships afloat. TheDuring the war great use was made of the popular 18in and the newer 21in torpedoes a the latter introduced in 1910 a the smaller ... early RN and German submarines did retain the latest 14in models and, of course, they were the first torpedoes used successfully in drops from aircraft. ... They did, however, make considerable advances, introducing remote control of exploding motorboats by radio, and ofanbsp;...
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