Mark 29 torpedo

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Mark 29 torpedo
Type Acoustic torpedo[1]
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service never in service
Production history
Designer Westinghouse Electric[1]
Designed 1945[1]
Variants Mark 29 Mod 1 torpedo[1]
Specifications
Weight 3200 pounds[1]
Length 246 inches[1]
Diameter 21 inches[1]

Effective firing range 4000-12,000 yards[1]
Warhead Mk 28 Mod 2, HBX[1]
Warhead weight 550 pounds[1]
Detonation
mechanism
Mk 14 Mod 2 contact exploder

Engine Electric[1]
Speed 21-28 knots[1]
Guidance
system
Gyroscope[1]
Launch
platform
Submarines[1]

The Mark 29 torpedo was a submarine-launched, acoustic torpedo designed by Westinghouse Electric in 1945 for the United States Navy. It used the same acoustic system as the Mark 28 torpedo but was faster, operated at various depths, had an external depth setter, and could run as either a straight or a homing torpedo. The Mod 1 variant had two speeds, a remote-setting variable enabler and an anti-circular run device.[1]

In April 1945, the Mark 29 program was discontinued.

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 Mk29". Retrieved 20 June 2013.