I’m not really certain how ancient torpedoes were busted. They tested two designs which they then didn’t use. How surprised could they be that the full scale testing didn’t go according to plan? Remember when they used to try and build things the way they would have been built in the myth? And when they discovered their problem was too much power, why didn’t they switch to the deep V style?
I like the wine bottle machine gun, but I think champagne would have given better results. I know that wasn’t the myth, but “machine gun” wasn’t the myth either.