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Spearfish torpedo

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The Spearfish torpedo (formally Naval Staff Target 7525) is the heavy torpedo used by the submarines of the Royal Navy. [1]

31 relations: Acoustic homing, Aluminium, Anti-submarine warfare, Anti-surface warfare, BAE Systems, Beith, Dissolution of the Soviet Union, DM2A4, Fairey Spearfish, Gas turbine, Hamilton Sundstrand, Marconi Company, Mark 48 torpedo, Microprocessor, North Ayrshire, Otto fuel II, Polymer-bonded explosive, Proximity fuze, Pump-jet, Royal Navy, Sonar, Soviet Navy, Submarine, Sundstrand Corporation, Target ship, TDW, Tigerfish (torpedo), Torpedo, Varunastra (torpedo), Wire-guided missile, Yu-6 torpedo.

Acoustic homing

Acoustic homing is a system which uses the acoustic signature (sound) of a target to guide a moving object, such as a torpedo.

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Aluminium

Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13.

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Anti-submarine warfare

Anti-submarine warfare (ASW, or in older form A/S) is a branch of underwater warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, or other submarines to find, track and deter, damage, or destroy enemy submarines.

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Anti-surface warfare

Anti-surface warfare (ASuW or ASUW) is the branch of naval warfare concerned with the suppression of surface combatants.

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company.

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Beith

Beith is a small town situated in the Garnock Valley, North Ayrshire, Scotland approximately south-west of Glasgow.

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Dissolution of the Soviet Union

The dissolution of the Soviet Union occurred on December 26, 1991, officially granting self-governing independence to the Republics of the Soviet Union.

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DM2A4

DM2A4 Seehecht (export designation "SeaHake mod 4") is the latest heavyweight torpedo developed by Atlas Elektronik for the German Navy, as a further update of DM2 (Deutsches Modell 2) torpedo which was released in 1976.

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Fairey Spearfish

The Fairey Spearfish was a British carrier-based, single-engined, torpedo bomber/dive bomber that was ordered from Fairey Aviation for the Fleet Air Arm during World War II.

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Gas turbine

A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of continuous combustion, internal combustion engine.

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Hamilton Sundstrand

Hamilton Sundstrand was an American globally active corporation that manufactured and supported aerospace and industrial products for worldwide markets.

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Marconi Company

The Marconi Company was a British telecommunications and engineering company that did business under that name from 1963 to 1987.

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Mark 48 torpedo

The Mark 48 and its improved Advanced Capability (ADCAP) variant are American heavyweight submarine-launched torpedoes.

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Microprocessor

A microprocessor is a computer processor that incorporates the functions of a central processing unit on a single integrated circuit (IC), or at most a few integrated circuits.

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North Ayrshire

North Ayrshire (Siorrachd Àir a Tuath) is one of 32 council areas in Scotland.

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Otto fuel II

Otto Fuel II is a monopropellant used to drive torpedoes and other weapon systems.

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Polymer-bonded explosive

A polymer-bonded explosive, also called PBX or plastic-bonded explosive, is an explosive material in which explosive powder is bound together in a matrix using small quantities (typically 5–10% by weight) of a synthetic polymer.

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Proximity fuze

A proximity fuze is a fuze that detonates an explosive device automatically when the distance to the target becomes smaller than a predetermined value.

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Pump-jet

A view of pump-jets operating ''Discovery'' jet ski pump jet Rear view of pump-jet on a Mark 50 torpedo A pump-jet, hydrojet, or water jet is a marine system that creates a jet of water for propulsion.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Sonar

Sonar (originally an acronym for SOund Navigation And Ranging) is a technique that uses sound propagation (usually underwater, as in submarine navigation) to navigate, communicate with or detect objects on or under the surface of the water, such as other vessels.

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Soviet Navy

The Soviet Navy (Military Maritime Fleet of the USSR) was the naval arm of the Soviet Armed Forces.

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Submarine

A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.

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Sundstrand Corporation

Sundstrand Corporation was founded in 1926 as a merger of the Rockford Tool Company and Rockford Milling Machine Company in Rockford, Illinois.

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Target ship

A target ship is a vessel — typically an obsolete or captured warship — used as a seaborne target for naval gunnery practice or for weapons testing.

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TDW

TDW (Gesellschaft für verteidigungstechnische Wirksysteme mbH) is the European leader in the development and manufacture of warheads for guided weapons.

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Tigerfish (torpedo)

The Mk 24 Tigerfish torpedo was a heavyweight acoustic homing torpedo used by the Royal Navy (RN) for several years.

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Torpedo

A modern torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.

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Varunastra (torpedo)

The Varunastra is an Indian advanced heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo, developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory of the DRDO for the Indian Navy.

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Wire-guided missile

A wire-guided missile is a missile that is guided by signals sent to it via thin wires connected between the missile and its guidance mechanism, which is located somewhere near the launch site.

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Yu-6 torpedo

Yu-6 (鱼-6) torpedo is the Chinese counterpart of the US Mark 48 torpedo, and it is the first domestic Chinese torpedo designed to counter both surface ships and submarines from the very start.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spearfish_torpedo

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