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53-56KE torpedo

Country of Origin: Russia


The 53-56KE is a wake-homing torpedo designed for use by the Russian navy and export customers.

Consisting of six sections, the torpedo is tipped by a rounded nose cone with wake-homing equipment.

Behind the nose is the warhead, containing a proximity fuze sensor, detonators and a 1,150 lb (520 kg) explosive charge.

The third section contains the oxygen tank, air flask, kerosene fuel tank and a water tank, which are used to drive the torpedo's thermal power plant.

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