Mark 28 torpedo

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Mark 28 torpedo
Type Acoustic torpedo[1]
Place of origin  United States
Service history
In service 1944-1960
Used by  United States Navy
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Westinghouse Electric[1]
Designed 1944[1]
Manufacturer Westinghouse Electric
Produced 1944-1952
Number built 1750[1]
Specifications
Weight 2800 pounds[1]
Length 246 inches[1]
Diameter 21 inches[1]

Effective firing range 4000 yards (6 minutes search duration)[1]
Warhead Mk 28 Mod 2, HBX[1]
Warhead weight 585 pounds[1]
Detonation
mechanism
Mk 14 Mod 2 contact exploder

Engine Electric[1]
Speed 19.6 knots[1]
Guidance
system
Gyroscope[1]
Launch
platform
Submarines[1]

The Mark 28 torpedo was a submarine-launched, acoustic homing torpedo designed by Westinghouse Electric in 1944 for the United States Navy. The torpedo used all-electric controls. Service use of the Mark 28 ended after the introduction of the Mark 37 torpedo.[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 Mk28". Retrieved 20 June 2013.