The Mk 13 Aircraft-Launched Torpedo: A World War II Success Story.
NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER NEWPORT DIV RI
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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.