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|Length||7.65 m (25 feet)|
|Propulsion||60 V lead acid battery driving a 2 hp electric motor|
|Range||29.6 kilometer (18.5 miles) at 4 knots|
|Armament||One 1,300 kg (600lb) charge|
Chariots were electrically powered two-man submersibles, very much like large torpedoes. Two divers sat astride the machines and delivered a powerfull bow charge to the target.
The Chariots were initially copied from an Italian SLC* salvaged at Gibraltar.
Early in 1942 the decision was made to build up a human torpedo force and seven months later the first four chariots were operational.
A month later, October 1942, they launched an abortive attack on the Tirpitz in Föttenfjord, Trondheim.
|*Silura a Lenta Corsa: Slow Running Torpedo. Also called Maiale: Pig|
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