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Country of Origin: France


This is a "medium"-weight, aircraft-launched, anti-submarine torpedo that can also be used as payload for the shipboard Malafon anti-submarine rocket system. Although the L4 is the same diameter (21 in/533 mm) as most Western heavy torpedoes, it is significantly lighter. A later variant -- the L4BS -- has been offered for use from small surface combatants.

As the L4 torpedo is dropped from the carrying aircraft (or the Malafon glider), it streams a parachute to slow entry into the...

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