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After an initial effort with some [[Vickers Dial Fire Control Instruments|dial instruments]] [[Vickers]] manufactured a variety of [[Step-by-Step]] [[Fire Control Instrument]]s incorporating the [[F.T.P.|"follow-the-pointer"]] principle.   
 
After an initial effort with some [[Vickers Dial Fire Control Instruments|dial instruments]] [[Vickers]] manufactured a variety of [[Step-by-Step]] [[Fire Control Instrument]]s incorporating the [[F.T.P.|"follow-the-pointer"]] principle.   
  
===Mark I===
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==Mark I==
:[[Vickers Mark I Fire Control Instruments|Main article]]
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TODO:
 
TODO:
 
* HFCI Plate 11 Mark I FTP diagram
 
* HFCI Plate 11 Mark I FTP diagram
 
* HFCI Plate 12 Mark I FTP tx
 
* HFCI Plate 12 Mark I FTP tx
  
===Mark II===
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==Mark II==
:[[Vickers Mark II Fire Control Instruments|Main article]]
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TODO:
 
TODO:
 
* HFCI Plate 13 Mark II FTP diagram
 
* HFCI Plate 13 Mark II FTP diagram
 
* HFCI Plate 14 Mark II FTP tx+rx
 
* HFCI Plate 14 Mark II FTP tx+rx
  
===Mark III===
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==Mark III==
:[[VickersFire Control Instruments Mark III|main article]]
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TODO:
 
TODO:
 
* HFCI Plate 15 Mark III FTP
 
* HFCI Plate 15 Mark III FTP
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These differed from Mark II by having the receiver not be part of the sight, rendering it cheaper and simpler in construction,  and the transmitter did not have a sight dial as a tell-tale; simply a drum transmitter and repeat receiver.<ref>''Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1909'', p. 148.</ref>
 
These differed from Mark II by having the receiver not be part of the sight, rendering it cheaper and simpler in construction,  and the transmitter did not have a sight dial as a tell-tale; simply a drum transmitter and repeat receiver.<ref>''Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1909'', p. 148.</ref>
  
===Mark III*===
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==Mark III*==
:[[Vickers Mark III* Fire Control Instruments|Main article]]
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The transmitters of the Mark III* devices could use [[Cross-connecting Gear]] by virtue of their wheel gearing.<ref>''Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1909'', p. 148.</ref>
 
The transmitters of the Mark III* devices could use [[Cross-connecting Gear]] by virtue of their wheel gearing.<ref>''Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1909'', p. 148.</ref>
  
===Mark IV*===
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==Mark IV*==
:[[Vickers Mark IV* Fire Control Instruments|Main article]]
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 11:18, 22 April 2011

After an initial effort with some dial instruments Vickers manufactured a variety of Step-by-Step Fire Control Instruments incorporating the "follow-the-pointer" principle.

Mark I

TODO:

  • HFCI Plate 11 Mark I FTP diagram
  • HFCI Plate 12 Mark I FTP tx

Mark II

TODO:

  • HFCI Plate 13 Mark II FTP diagram
  • HFCI Plate 14 Mark II FTP tx+rx

Mark III

TODO:

  • HFCI Plate 15 Mark III FTP
  • HFCI Plate 16 Mark III FTP details

These differed from Mark II by having the receiver not be part of the sight, rendering it cheaper and simpler in construction, and the transmitter did not have a sight dial as a tell-tale; simply a drum transmitter and repeat receiver.[1]

Mark III*

The transmitters of the Mark III* devices could use Cross-connecting Gear by virtue of their wheel gearing.[2]

Mark IV*

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1909, p. 148.
  2. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1909, p. 148.

Bibliography