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RE:fm Campbell's "Naval Weapons of World War
Posted by: AL Wellman ()
Date: May 30, 2000 12:05AM

Viktor -
Anders has provided the basic information. John Campbell offers a bit more detail. Campbell indicates the type 93 torpedo had a third available speed setting of 40 knots for 32 kilometers. Campbell specifies the anticipated wander (right or left of point of aim) as 500 meters at 20 kilometers, 1000 meters at 32 kilometers, and 1500 meters at 40 kilometers.

The "Long Lance" described above was a 61 cm diameter torpedo for surface ships. There was also a type 95 53.3 cm diameter oxygen fueled torpedo developed about 1938 for use in submarines. This 1665 kg torpedo carried a 405kg warhead 9 kilometers at 50 knots or 12 kilometers at 46 knots. Anticipated wander is listed as 170 meters at the shorter range and 250 meters at the longer range. =AL=

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RE:fm Campbell's "Naval Weapons of World War AL Wellman 05/30/2000 12:05AM
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