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||21" by 23'6"
53.3cm by 7.150m
|Range||9850 yards (9000m) at 50 knots
13,100 yards (12,000m) at 46 knots
|Warhead||893 lbs Type 97
405 kg Type 97
||185 yards/9850 yards or
270 yards/13,100 yards or 250m/12,000m
|Propulsion||Kerosene-oxygen two-cylinder double-acting wet heater
The Type 95 was a smaller submarine version of the Long Lance (Type 93). It had a significantly larger warhead, was faster, and had a much longer range than its American counterpart, and it had a reliable contact detonator. However, its first air bottles tended to leak, a significant disadvantage considering that checking and refilling the bottles was difficult in the cramped space of a submarine. This may have been one of the motivations for reviving manufacture of the electric Type 92 torpedo.
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