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Mk 24 Tigerfish

Country of Origin: Britain


The Tigerfish is the standard heavyweight, submarine-launched torpedo of the Royal Navy. It is a wire-guided, electrically driven weapon that is stabilized and steered by the unusual combination of retractable, mid-body "wings" with ailerons and a cruciform tailplane group.

As with most wire-guided torpedoes, the Tigerfish receives its steering commands from the launching submarine during the approach phase. The on-board, active/passive acoustic homing system uses a beam-forming...

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