Mark 32 torpedo

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Mark 32 torpedo
Mark 32 torpedo diagram.jpg
Diagram of the Mark 32 torpedo
TypeAcoustic torpedo[1]
Place of originUnited States
Service history
In service1950-1955[1]
Used byUnited States Navy
Production history
DesignerGeneral Electric[1]
Ordnance Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University
Designed1950[1]
ManufacturerPhilco[1]
Naval Ordnance Station Forest Park
Leeds and Northrup
No. built3300[1]
Specifications
Weight700 pounds[1]
Length83 inches[1]
Diameter19 inches with 25.4-inch fins[1]

Effective firing range9600 yards[1]
(24-minute search duration)
WarheadMk 32 Mod 1, HBX[1]
Warhead weight107 pounds[1]
Detonation
mechanism
Mk 19 Mods 4 and 11 contact exploder[1]

EngineElectric[1]
Speed12 knots[1]
Guidance
system
Helix search[1]
Launch
platform
Destroyers and aircraft[1]

The Mark 32 torpedo was the first active acoustic antisubmarine homing torpedo in United States Navy service.[1] The Mark 32 was withdrawn from service use with the introduction of the Mark 43 torpedo.

Ten were manufactured by Leeds and Northrup, Philadelphia during War II, and about 3,300 were manufactured by a combination of the Philco Corporation, Philadelphia, and the Naval Ordnance Plant, Forest Park, Illinois.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Jolie, E.W. (15 September 1978). "A Brief History of US Navy Torpedo Development: Torpedo Mine Mk32". Retrieved 21 June 2013.