Dennert & Pape
Lagenwinkelscheibe German U-Boat Torpedo Firing Computer
This artifact resides in our Private Collection, yet we welcome inquiries from restorers, museums, or serious enthusiasts. Please email us with the name of the artifact at Curator@AeroAntique.com.
This is an authentic original WWII-era German Lagenwinkelscheibe U-Boat Torpedo Firing Computer. It was used to determine the correct firing angle from the U-Boat to the target.
A Lagenwinkelscheibe consisted of three coaxial dials: external compass dial, an internal dial, and a transparent dial with reading line. The compass dial is graduated from 0 to 360°. The internal dial is graduated from 0 up to 180° and then down to 0. The reading line has three marks which allows setting or reading the target’s true bearing, target relative bearing, and angle on the bow.
Made of a hard plastic or bakelite, it is in it's original wooden case measuring ~6.5 inches square. A rare find indeed.