The Walleye (fig. 8-19) is a self-contained,
self-guided, high explosive weapon. It is grouped into
three basic series of weaponsWalleye I (small-scale,
1,000 pounds), Walleye II (large-scale, 2,000 pounds),
and Walleye II Extended Range Data Link (ERDL).
Since World War II, the Navy has placed major
emphasis on the development of air-launched torpedoes
components so sensitive that their operation is
protected as classified information. Therefore, the
unclassified information we can provide on these
weapons is limited.
The Mk 46 torpedo is the primary weapon used in
antisubmarine warfare (ASW). It is designed to search
for, detect, attack, and destroy submarines. The torpedo
can be assembled into exercise configurations, and it
can be used for training.
The tactical torpedo consists of a nose section,
warhead, control group, long fuel tank, and after-body.
The physical characteristics (such as weight, length,
and other features) vary with the configuration and the
launch accessories attached. The Mk 46 torpedo can be
configured with aircraft launch accessories for either
helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft launching.
Naval mines may be used in either offensive or
defensive mining operations. In either case, the primary
approaches, convoy anchorage, and seaward coastal
Aircraft mine delivery has been the principal
method for large-scale mining attacks into enemy
coastal and port areas. Mines that are delivered by
aircraft are usually carried and dropped in much the
same manner as bombs. Mines have different ballistic
flight paths than bombs. Air-laid mines usually require
What are the two types of rockets used by the
Long-range guided missiles can usually travel
at least what distance?
Define the term Mach number.
Guided missiles are classified according to
speed. What are the four classifications?
What are the three significant color codes
used on guided missiles?
Walleye guided weapons differ from other
guided missiles in what way?
What are the basic underwater weapons used
by the Navy?
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the
components of the 20-mm automatic
AND TEAR STRIP
Figure 8-19.Typical Walleye guided weapon.