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Mark 10, U.S. Torpedo

Specifications:

Dimensions     
21" by 16'9"
53.3cm by 5.11m
Weight
2215 lbs
1005 kg
Range 3500 yards (3200m) at 36 knots
Warhead 497 lbs TNT
225 kg TNT
Propulsion       Alcohol-air two-stage impulse turbine


The Mark 10 was considered obsolescent when war broke out, but it was used on the (equally obsolescent) S-class submarines. It was the last of the Bliss designs. Ironically, it used a simple contact detonator that was considerably more reliable than that of the Mark 14 used on more modern U.S. submarines. Its overall hit percentage was 29%.

References

Campbell (1985)

Wildenberg and Polmar (2010)


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