Okay, you guys know more about this than I. By earlier sketches, I guess you mean the ones in the recent article in the Drex Files
that had that business about changing the dimensions.
In that drawing, at least, Rick Sternbach's
drawing has a pointer to a torp launcher pretty much where I have put in my cutaway rather than up in the neck. I do recall comments in past weeks about moving it up, but I don't really remember the source.
Anyway, the article has some beautiful pictures and interesting background info, and includes those early sketches.
Here's the link: