Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2 (610 mm)

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Description

Mounted on various Japanese destroyers and cruisers, the Type 93 Torpedo is one of the best ship-launched torpedoes in the game. Combining an unrivaled 20 km range, excellent 91 km/h top speed, and large 627.2 kg equivalent warhead, this powerful torpedo can allow even light ships to effectively damage or even sink the largest ships in the game.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Mass (kg) Maximum Speed in water (km/h) Travel Distance (km) Depth Stroke (m) Arming Distance (m) Explosive Type Explosive Mass (kg) TNT Equivalent (kg)
2700 91 20.00 1 50 Type 97 490 627.2

Effective damage

The Type 93 Model 1, mod 2 torpedo carries a warhead with a TNT equivalence of 627.2 kg, making it one of the most deadly torpedoes in the game, behind only the Type 93 Model 3 and Mk.16. A single hit is usually enough to severely cripple large ships such as heavy and light cruisers, if not outright sink them.

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

One useful feature of the Type 93 torpedo is that on all ships to which they are mounted on as of Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy", extra torpedoes are stored on the ship and allows the torpedo launchers to be reloaded in battle, usually enough for one full reload of the torpedo launchers. While limiting the amount of torpedoes the ship can send at once, this feature is very useful and allows these ships to carry much more torpedoes than most other ships. This is particularly useful in Realistic Battles as a single ship can launch multiple salvos of torpedoes without having to visit a capture point to reload. In Arcade Battles, this will allow you to have a faster rate of fire for your torpedoes, since the torpedoes will replenish faster than the standard Arcade reload, allowing you to launch waves of torpedoes very quickly.

The Type 93 is a very useful weapon in the Encounter gamemode, as their long range and fast speed will allow it to strike at the enemy convoy immediately from spawn. They can also be used against players by firing a large spread in an area where one would expect many ships to pass through, such as a narrow pass. They can catch an enemy ships off-guard at a distance where most conventional torpedoes will not be able to reach and effectively shut down sections of the map where they are launched.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Extremely powerful warhead
  • One of the fastest torpedoes in the game
  • Tied for longest range torpedo, at 20 km
  • Ships that carry Type 93 often carry a large amount

Cons:

  • Ships that carry Type 93 must reload in order to access entire load

History

Without the required number of capital warships, nor the industry to produce them, to match the United States in the Pacific, Japan would not be able to win a prolonged gun fight with as there would always be more US ships than Japanese. Instead, they opted for a strategy in which series of mass torpedo attacks would weaken the US fleet ahead of a major decisive battle. Thus, development for a stealthy, long range torpedo began in 1928.

The resulting torpedo was the Type 93 torpedo, referred to as Sanso Gyorai (酸素魚雷). The Type 93 torpedo has a diameter of 610 mm (24 inches), is 9 meters (29 feet, 6 inches) long, and weighs 2700 kg. It was rather large compared to its analogues in other nations, allowing it to carry a large 490 kg explosive charge. Many torpedoes of the time used combustion engines with compressed air oxidizers for propulsion. In contrast, the Type 93 torpedo utilized pure, compressed oxygen as the oxidizer. Air is composed of roughly 20% oxygen and 78% nitrogen, the latter of which was a waste product that manifested as long bubble trails. Using pure oxygen allowed the Type 93 torpedo to effectively quintuple its fuel while also eliminating the nitrogen byproduct. This greatly reduced the torpedo's bubble trail. The use of oxygen allowed to Type 93 torpedo achieve both fast speeds and extremely long ranges. However, it was not without its drawbacks; the torpedo was prone early detonation, so a secondary compressed air tank was used at launch, switching to the oxygen tank once the torpedo was a safe distance away from the launching ship.

The Type 93 torpedo entered service in 1935. The United States vastly underestimated the torpedo's effectiveness, resulting in large losses of warships and cargo ships. After the war, the Type 93 torpedo was dubbed "Long Lance" in the west.

Media

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See also

  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

External links

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Torpedoes
USA 
450 mm  Mk.7
533 mm  Bliss-Leavitt Mk.1 · Mk.8 · Mk.8-3 C/D · Mk.15 · Mk.16
569 mm  Mk.13 · Mk.13-1 * · Mk.13-1 Case *
Germany 
324 mm  Mark 44
450 mm  C/06D · LT 1A/1 · F5W *
500 mm  G6c
533 mm  G7a · Mark 35 · Seal DM2A1
USSR 
400 mm  SET-40
450 mm  45-36NU · 45-36AN * · 45-36MAN *
456 mm  Pattern 1910 · Pattern 1912
533 mm  53-38 · 53-39 · 53-56 · SET-65
Britain 
450 mm  R.G.F. Mark VI · Mark XII ** · Mark XV **
533 mm  Mark I · Mk.V · Mk.VIII · Mk.IX · 21 inch Mk.20 Bidder
Japan 
324 mm  Mark 46
450 mm  Type 2 · 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
Italy 
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
Sweden 
450 mm  m/38* · m/41*
  *  = Aerial torpedo
** = Aerial and ship-launched torpedo