exploded when hydrogen peroxide reacted with fuel propellant, turning the forward compartment into an inferno.
62 is an advanced heavy weight torpedo
for combating surface targets.
Launched from 533 mm torpedo
tubes, the VA-111 exits the tube at 50 knots (93 km/h).
Les Gregory, Products & Training Services Director at BAE Systems, said: This is an important step in demonstrating the enhanced capability of the Spearfish Mod-1 Heavyweight Torpedo
, as well as generating the necessary performance data, which will inform the rest of the programme.
During the peak of the Navy's torpedo
production from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, Northrop Grumman produced more than 550 MK50 lightweight torpedoes
along with 491 MK48 Advanced Capability (ADCAP) heavyweight torpedoes
By the start of 1914, torpedoes
had been removed from most capital ships, having found their niche on smaller vessels such as motor torpedo
boat destroyers, and subs.
is included in the North's brochure for weapons exports, and the "No.
In a series of closed-door briefings scheduled for Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry intends to present to Chinese, Russian, Japanese and European diplomats "scientific and objective evidence to back up the conclusion that it was a North Korean torpedo
attack," said the South Korean news agency Yonhap.
He did not indicate why he thought a torpedo
more likely than a mine and did not indicate who might have fired one.
BAE Systems have been the prime contractor and design authority for the UK torpedo
industry for almost 40 years.
The deal is expected to provide the foundation for a proposed upgrade programme for the Spearfish torpedo
has introduced Torpedo
Extra IPA as a new addition to its year-round line-up.
With France bailing out of the heavyweight torpedo
business, we are left with the British Spearfish, the Mk 48 rood 6 and its successor the Adcap from Raytheon, the Torpedo
2000 from Saab Bofors, the Black Shark from Whitehead and the DM2 A4 rood 4 from Atlas Elektronik.
Hall enlisted in the Navy in 1940 at the age of 17, and served as a torpedo
plane gunner throughout the war.
He was the only survivor of the June 4, 1942, Torpedo
Squadron (VT) 8 TBD torpedo
plane attack on the Japanese carrier force.