Type 8 No.2 (610 mm)
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Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
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This torpedo is using Shimose powder. Shimose powder (下瀬火薬, Shimose kayaku) was a type of explosive shell filling developed by the Japanese naval engineer Shimose Masachika. The explosive was more stable than picric acid, and generated more heat and blast power than any other explosive available at the time. It also does not produce much smoke, which was an important advantage over normal gunpowder in combat. Shimose powder was adopted by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1893, not only for naval artillery, but also for naval mines, depth charges and torpedo warheads.
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|533 mm||Bliss-Leavitt Mk.1 · Mark 35 · Mk.8 · Mk.8-3 C/D · Mk.15 · Mk.16|
|569 mm||Mk.13 · Mk.13-1† · Mk.13-1 Case†|
|324 mm||Mark 44|
|450 mm||C/06D · LT 1A/1 · F5W†|
|533 mm||G7a · Seal DM2A1|
|450 mm||Pattern 1910 · Pattern 1912 · 45-36NU · 45-36AN† · 45-36MAN†|
|533 mm||53-38 · 53-39 · 53-56 · SET-65|
|450 mm||R.G.F. Mark VI** · Mark XII‡ · Mark XV‡|
|533 mm||Mark I · Mk.IV · Mk.V · Mk.VIII · Mk.IX · Mk.IX** · 21 inch Mk.20 Bidder|
|324 mm||Mark 46|
|450 mm||Type 2 · Type 38 No.2 B · Type 43 · Type 44 No.2 · Type 91 Model 2† · Type 91 Model 3†|
|533 mm||Type 6 · Type 43 (1910) · Type 54 model 3 · Type 89|
|610 mm||Type 8 No.2 · Type 90 · Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2 · Type 93 Model 3|
|450 mm||F200/450† · S.I.170/450X5,25 · W.200/450X5,75|
|533 mm||S.I.270 · S.I. 250/533,4X7,5 Tipo A · S.I. 270/533,4X7,2 Tipo I · S.I. 270/533X6.84 Tipo L · S.I. 270/533,4X7,2 Tipo M|
|450 mm||m/38† · m/41†|
| † = Aerial torpedo|
‡ = Aerial and ship-launched torpedo