Mark 36 torpedo

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Mark 36 torpedo
Typeanti-surface ship torpedo[1]
Place of originUnited States
Service history
In servicenever in service
Production history
DesignerGeneral Electric[1]
Naval Torpedo Station Newport
Designed1946[1]
Specifications
Mass4000 pounds[1]
Length246 inches[1]
Diameter21 inches[1]

Effective firing range7000 yards[1]
WarheadMark 36, HBX-1[1]
Warhead weight800 pounds[1]

EngineElectric[1]
Maximum speed 47 knots[1]
Guidance
system
Gyroscope[1]
Launch
platform
Submarines[1]

The Mark 36 torpedo was a submarine-launched Anti-surface ship torpedo designed by General Electric and the Naval Torpedo Station in 1946. Further development of the Mark 36 was discontinued due to the development of the Mark 42 torpedo.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Jolie, E.W. (15 September 1978). "A Brief History of US Navy Torpedo Development: Torpedo Mine Mk36". Retrieved 22 June 2013.