Accession Number:

ADA301197

Title:

The Mk 13 Aircraft-Launched Torpedo: A World War II Success Story.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER NEWPORT DIV RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-07-30

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

When World War II began with such suddenness in December 1941, the United States found itself sorely lacking in equipment, weapon technology, and delivery systems. This void spurred the greatest war mobilization ever undertaken. Numerous efforts were begun to ensure that U.S. fighting forces around the world were equipped with capable and reliable weapon systems and munitions. The design, development, and production of the Mk 13 aircraft-launched torpedo by the Naval Torpedo Station in Newport, Rhode Island, is just one example of the many successes that arose from these efforts.

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Torpedoes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE