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||17.7" by 18'5"
45cm by 5.6m
|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
||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.
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