Type 65 torpedo
The Type 65 is a torpedo manufactured in the Soviet Union/Russia. It was developed to counter the US Navy's aircraft carrier battle groups as well as to be used against large merchant targets such as supertankers and also advanced enemy submarines . It is now typically fitted to newer Russian vessels, but often the 650 mm torpedo bay is fitted with a 533 mm converter to enable firing of SS-N-15 missiles or Type 53 torpedoes.
- Diameter: 65 cm (25.6 in)
- Length: 9.14m (30 ft)
- Range: 50 km at 93 km/h, 100 km at 56 km/h
- Max Speed: 50 knots (93 km/h)
- Homing: active/passive sonar and wire guidance
- Warhead: 450/557 kg high explosive
- Propulsion: Probably gas-turbine powered by hydrogen peroxide, kerosene and compressed air fuel. Driving contra-rotating propellers.
- 65-73 Entered service 1973, unguided torpedo. 20 kt Nuclear.
- 65-76 Kit (Russian: Кит, Whale) Entered service 1976.
- DT Length 11 m. Weight 4,500 kg. Warhead 450 kg.
- DST92 Length 11 m. Weight 4,750 kg. Warhead 557 kg. Wake homing anti-ship weapon. Operates at 20 m depth. Sensor points upwards to detect the ships wake, the torpedo sweeps from side to side to find the edges of the wake.