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Mark 35 torpedo
Type Acoustic torpedo[1]
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1949-1960[1]
Used by  United States Navy
Production history
Designer General Electric[1]
Designed 1944[1]
Manufacturer General Electric
Produced 1949-1952
Number built 400[1]
Specifications
Weight 1770 pounds[1]
Length 162 inches[1]
Diameter 21 inches[1]

Effective range 15,000 yards[1]
Warhead Mk 35 Mods 2 or 3, HBX[1]
Warhead weight 270 pounds[1]
Detonation
mechanism
Mk 19 Mod 3 contact exploder

Engine Electric[1]
Speed 27 knots[1]
Guidance
system
Gyroscope, helix search[1]
Launch
platform
Surface ships[1]

The Mark 35 torpedo was the first of the United States Navy deep-diving anti-submarine torpedoes designed for surface launch.[2] This electrically propelled 21-inch (53-cm) torpedo was 162 inches (4.11 m) long, weighed 1770 lb (803 kg), and carried a 270 lb (122.5 kg) Torpex high explosive warhead.[3] This torpedo used one of the earliest active guidance systems and was introduced in 1949, but was classified as obsolete in the 1960s.[2]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Jolie, E.W. (15 September 1978). "A Brief History of US Navy Torpedo Development: Torpedo Mine Mk35". http://www.hnsa.org/doc/jolie/part2.htm. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kurak, September 1966, p.145
  3. DiGiulian

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