Mark 26 torpedo

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Mark 26 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
Designed 1944[1]
Number built 25[1]
Specifications
Weight 3200 pounds[1]
Length 246 inches[1]
Diameter 21 inches[1]

Effective firing range 6000 yards[1]
Warhead Mk 26[1]
Warhead weight 900-1000 pounds[1]

Engine Electric[1]
Speed 40 knots[1]
Guidance
system
Gyroscope[1]
Launch
platform
Submarines[1]

The Mark 26 torpedo was an submarine-launched anti-surface ship torpedo designed by Westinghouse Electric in 1944 as an improved version of the Mark 28 torpedo.[1]

The Mark 26 was first to utilize Bell Telephone Laboratories' seawater battery, an explosive impulse start gyro and an electric steering and depth control. Production of the Mark 26 was deferred in favor of the Mark 16 torpedo.

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 Mk26". Retrieved 19 June 2013.