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L5-series heavyweight torpedoes

Country of Origin: France


The L5 series torpedoes are free-running, heavyweight torpedoes launched from surface ships and submarines against both surface and submarine targets (see "Variants," below). The L5 can be pre-programmed to launch in the passive mode, following a set course and depth, begin a straight-line active or passive search at a preset point, and home on the target by searching in azimuth and depth. The transmitter's magnetostrictive transducers are housed in a flat nose. The torpedo's...

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