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Type 98, Japanese Torpedo


Specifications:


Dimensions     
17.7" by 18'5"
45cm by 5.6m
Weight
2094 lbs
950 kg
Range 3500 yards (3200 m) at 41 knots
Warhead 772 lbs (350 kg) Type 97 explosive
Propulsion       Kerosene-enriched air two-cylinder double-acting wet heater
Production
About 130 from 1942


The Type 98 was a simplified version of the Type 97 torpedo. It used air enriched to 38% oxygen in place of pure oxygen, which eliminated the need for the unreliable first air flask, allowed more use of lubricants, and simplified maintenance, but reduced speed and range.

References

Branfill-Cook (2014)

Campbell (1985)



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