Mark 25 torpedo

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Mark 25 torpedo
Type Anti-surface ship torpedo[1]
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service never in service[1]
Production history
Designer Division of War Research, Columbia University
Designed 1943[1]
Manufacturer Naval Ordnance Station Forest Park
Produced 1946
Number built 25[1]
Specifications
Weight 2306 pounds[1]
Length 161 inches[1]
Diameter 22.5 inches[1]

Effective firing range 2500 yards[1]
Warhead Mk 25[1]
Warhead weight 725 pounds[1]

Engine Turbine[1]
Propellant Alcohol
Speed 40 knots[1]
Guidance
system
Gyroscope[1]
Launch
platform
Aircraft[1]

The Mark 25 torpedo was an aircraft-launched anti-surface ship torpedo designed by the Division of War Research of Columbia University in 1943 as a replacement for the Mark 13 torpedo.[1]

It was designed for higher speed, greater strength and more ease of manufacture compared to the Mark 13. Naval Ordnance Station Forest Park built twenty-five units in 1946 for test and evaluation, however, this torpedo was never mass-produced due to the large inventory of Mark 13s left over at the end of World War II. Moreover, the role of Naval aircraft changed from a torpedo strike platform to an antisubmarine warfare platform.

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 Mk25". Retrieved 19 June 2013.