Type 8 No.2 (610 mm)
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The Type 8 No.2 torpedo has a diameter of 610 mm, a length of 9 m, and weighs 2,362 kg. The Torpedo Mode modification increases the range to 20 km but decreases the speed to 50 km/h.
The Type 8 No.2 torpedo carries 346 kg Shimose warhead, which is equivalent to 380.6 kg TNT.
Comparison with analogues
The Type 8 No.2 is a more conventional torpedo and will pale in comparison to the Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2 (610 mm) & Type 93 Model 3 (610 mm) but will still outshine other nations their torpedoes, having a modest 380 kg TNT equivalent it still outperforms the German G7a (533 mm), including range but slightly slower.
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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