21-inch Mark VIII Torpedo
The British Mark VIII torpedo originally entered service in 1927, and was the first burner-cycle torpedo to enter service. During and after World War II, the main Mark VIIIs being produced were an upgraded modification. This was evidenced by the new designation Mark VIII**, with the two asterisks denoting it was the second modification of the Mark VIII. The Mark VIII would see service with the Royal Navy primarily on submarines and MTBs until as late as 1983.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
- Brave class (P1011)
- Dark class (FPB 1102)
- Clemson (L45)
- G-class (H89)
- Haida (G63)
- Fairmile D (617)
- Fairmile D (5001)
- Vosper 2 series
- SGB (S304)
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|533 mm||Mk.8 · Mk.8-3 C/D · Mk.15 · Mk.16|
|569 mm||Mk.13 · Mk.13-1 * · Mk.13-1 Case *|
|450 mm||LT 1A/1 (450 mm) · F5W *|
|533 mm||G7a · G7e (mod. T5a) · Mark 35 · Seal DM2A1|
|450 mm||45-36NU · 45-36AN * · 45-36MAN *|
|533 mm||53-38 · 53-39 · 53-56 · SET-65|
|450 mm||Mark XII ** · Mark XV **|
|533 mm||Mk.V · Mk.VIII · Mk.IX|
|324 mm||Mark 46|
|450 mm||Type 2 · Type 44 No.2 · Type 91 Model 2 * · Type 91 Model 3 *|
|533 mm||Type 6 · Type 89|
|610 mm||Type 8 No.2 · Type 90 · Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2 · Type 93 Model 3|
|450 mm||F200/450 * · SI 170 · Si 200|
|533 mm||S.I.270 · S.I. 250/533,4X7,5 Tipo A · S.I. 270/533,4X7,2 Tipo I · S.I. 270/533,4X7,2 Tipo M|
|450 mm||m/38* · m/41*|
| * = Aerial torpedo|
** = Aerial and ship-launched torpedo