Mark 21 torpedo

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Mark 21 torpedo
Type Anti-surface ship torpedo[1]
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service never in service[1]
Production history
Designer Westinghouse Electric Corporation[1]
Designed 1943[1]
Variants Mark 21 Mod 2 torpedo
Specifications
Weight approx. 2300 pounds[1]
Length 161 inches[1]
Diameter 22.5 inches[1]

Warhead HBX[1]
Warhead weight 400 pounds[1]
Detonation
mechanism
Mark 8 contact exploder[1]

Engine Electric[1]
Speed 25 knots[1]
Guidance
system
Gyroscope[1]
Launch
platform
Aircraft[1]

The Mark 21 torpedo, designated Mark 21 Mod 0 was a passive acoustic homing torpedo designed in 1943 by Westinghouse Electric Corporation. The Mark 21 successfully passed launching tests in 1943, however, due to difficulties encountered by Westinghouse, the project was abandoned after a few development models had been built.[1]

References[edit]

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