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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Torpedo.
See also changes related to Torpedo, or pages that link to Torpedo or to this page or whose text contains "Torpedo".

Parent topics

  • Guided missile [r]: A weapon that flies through air or space, under its own power, which adjusts its course to hit its target. [e]
  • Naval warfare [r]: The military history of the organized navies of the world from 300 BCE to the present. [e]

Subtopics

  • Anti-shipping missile [r]: An air, surface (sea or land), or submarine-launched missile that can track and intercept a maneuvering ship target against the background of moving water [e]
  • Anti-submarine warfare [r]: (ASW) In the context of naval warfare, the mission of attacking underwater vessels, from platforms under naval command and control. [e]
  • Anti-surface warfare [r]: (ASuW) In the context of naval warfare, the mission of attacking surface vessels, from small boats to supertankers and aircraft carriers, from platforms under naval command and control [e]
  • Mine (naval warfare) [r]: A naval explosive weapon that waits passively for a target to come into its range, and then detonates or releases a mobile weapon once its sensors detect an appropriate target [e]
  • Maritime patrol aircraft [r]: Very long range, usually land-based, aircraft optimized for sea surveillance, originally principally for anti-submarine warfare but often with anti-surface warfare capabilities; newer types also have land and littoral surveillance roles [e]
  • Torpedo bomber [r]: Now obsolete, but a naval bomber optimized for making a long, straight, slow and level approach to a target ship, to drop a heavy torpedo within a critical set of flight parameters [e]
  • Submarine [r]: A ship or boat that can travel underwater [e]

Specific torpedoes

Japan

  • Long Lance (torpedo) [r]: WWII Japanese torpedo, straight-running and unguided, but longer-range and probably more accurate than any other torpedo of the war; also known as Type 93 [e]
  • Type 93 (torpedo) [r]: WWII Japanese torpedo, straight-running and unguided, but longer-range and probably more accurate than any other torpedo of the war; also known as Long Lance [e]

Russia

United Kingdom

United States

Defense

  • Torpedo bulge [r]: An extension of the underwater armor of warships, intended to cause torpedoes to predetonate before their blast can affect the main armor; generally obsolete against modern weapons [e]
  • SLQ-25 [r]: A towed deceptive decoy for protecting ships against acoustic-homing torpedoes [e]

Other related topics

  • Surface-to-underwater missile [r]: A means of launching an antisubmarine torpedo from a surface ship, often by an unguided rocket booster, moving it at greater speed and range than possible for a torpedo in the water, and releasing the guided torpedo over the approximate location of the target [e]
  • Underwater-to-underwater missile [r]: A weapon launched by one submarine at another submarine, which has an intermediate part of its path in which it flies through the air rather than the water, or possibly through a steam bubble. [e]
  • Unguided rocket [r]: A form of artillery weapon that uses a rocket motor to propel a warhead at a target, using no guidance once launched [e]
  • Warhead [r]: That part of a military weapon, which actively moves to strike a target, that causes the desired destructive effect on the target [e]