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Mark XV, British Torpedo

Specifications:

Dimensions     
18" by 17'3"
45cm by 5.251m
Weight
1801 lbs
817 kg
Range 2500 yards (2290m) at 40 knots
3500 yards (3200m) at 33 knots
Warhead 545 lbs Torpex
247 kg Torpex
Propulsion       Kerosene-air burner-cycle four-cylinder radial wet heater


The Mark XV was the standard British aircraft torpedo in the later years of the war. It wa also used on some motor torpedo boats. Total expediture to September 1944 was 591 torpedoes.

References

Campbell (1985)


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