|Mark 30 mine|
|Type||Antisubmarine acoustic torpedo|
|Place of origin||United States|
|In service||never in service|
|Designer||Brush Development Company|
|Number built||3 prototypes|
|Effective range||3000 yards|
|Warhead weight||50 pounds|
The Mark 30 mine was an aircraft-launched, antisubmarine torpedo developed by the Brush Development Company during World War II. It was developed as a backup for the Mark 24 mine due to apprehensions regarding the Mark 24's acoustic steering. Three prototypes of the Mark 30 were built and tested in 1943; results were satisfactory. Production of the Mark 30 was never undertaken due to the success of the Mark 24 mine's acoustic steering.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Jolie, E.W. (15 September 1978). "A Brief History of US Navy Torpedo Development: Torpedo Mine Mk30". http://www.hnsa.org/doc/jolie/part2.htm. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
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