Yu-8 Weapon Systems // Naval Mines/Torpedoes // Torpedoes


Country of Origin: China

The Yu-8, also known as the CY-5, is a rocket-assisted torpedo in service with the Chinese navy. The system is designed to be fired from a vertical launch system. The rocket propels the torpedo to a greater range than standard tube-launched torpedoes.  The main armament of the Yu-8 is the Yu-11 lightweight torpedo. It has an estimated sensor range of 1,200 yd (1,100 m) to 2,730 yd (2,500 m). The rocket booster can propel the torpedo to a distance of 16 nm (30 km) at a maximum speed...

 

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