Mark 21 Mod 2 torpedo

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Mark 21 Mod 2 torpedo
Type Anti-surface ship torpedo[1]
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service never in service[1]
Production history
Designer Bell Telephone Laboratories[1]
Underwater Sound Laboratory, Harvard University
Ordnance Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University
Designed 1943[1]
Manufacturer Naval Ordnance Station Forest Park[1]
Produced 1946-1955[1]
Number built 312[1]
Specifications
Weight 2130 pounds[1]
Length 161 inches[1]
Diameter 22.5 inches[1]

Effective firing range 6000 yards[1]
Warhead Mk 21, HBX-3[1]
Warhead weight 350 pounds[1]
Detonation
mechanism
Mark 8 contact exploder[1]

Engine Steam turbine[1]
Speed 33.5 knots[1]
Guidance
system
Gyroscope[1]
Launch
platform
Aircraft[1]

The Mark 21 Mod 2 torpedo, was a passive acoustic homing variant of the Mark 13 torpedo intended for use as a payload for the AUM-N-2 Petrel guided missile. Development of this torpedo was discontinued and it was not used in service to any extent.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Jolie, E.W. (15 September 1978). "A Brief History of US Navy Torpedo Development: Torpedo Mk21 Mod 2". Retrieved 18 June 2013.