Mark 36 torpedo

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Mark 36 torpedo
Type Anti-surface ship torpedo[1]
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service never in service
Production history
Designer General Electric[1]
Naval Torpedo Station Newport
Designed 1946[1]
Specifications
Weight 4000 pounds[1]
Length 246 inches[1]
Diameter 21 inches[1]

Effective firing range 7000 yards[1]
Warhead Mark 36, HBX-1[1]
Warhead weight 800 pounds[1]

Engine Electric[1]
Speed 47 knots[1]
Guidance
system
Gyroscope[1]
Launch
platform
Submarines[1]

The Mark 36 torpedo was a submarine-launched Anti-surface ship torpedo designed by General Electric and the Naval Torpedo Station in 1946. Further development of the Mark 36 was discontinued due to the development of the Mark 42 torpedo.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Jolie, E.W. (15 September 1978). "A Brief History of US Navy Torpedo Development: Torpedo Mine Mk36". Retrieved 22 June 2013.