Type 44 No.2 (450 mm)

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Type 44 No.2 (450 mm)
Type 44 No.2 (450 mm).png
Ship-launched TorpedoType
Japan Japan flag.pngCounty of Origin
General Characteristics
32.4 cmDiameter
_ mLength
750 kgMass
ShimoseExplosive Type
110 kgExplosive Mass
121 kg kgTNT Equivalent
65 km/hMax Speed
4 kmMax Range
50 mArming Distance
Torpedo Mode
50.6 km/hMax Speed
8 kmMax Range


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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  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
400 mm  SET-40
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 * · 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. 270/533,4X7,2 Tipo M
450 mm  m/38* · m/41*
  *  = Aerial torpedo
** = Aerial and ship-launched torpedo