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RAF Lightweight Torpedo Mk30

Serial No: n/a
Period: WWII
Reference: 85/O/894
Museum: Cosford
Location: Hangar 1
On Display: Yes

This is a passive anti-submarine weapon which reaches a speed of 19 knots and carries a 45kg (100lb) warhead activated by a proximity fuse. The acoustic head of this Torpedo picks up the sound of submarine propellers and is then guided to its target by a built-in guidance system.

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