AIR-LAID MINES AND TORPEDOES
Since World War II, the U.S. Navy has developed
sophisticated air-launched torpedoes and air-laid mines.
These weapons incorporate components so sensitive
that their operation is classified information. Therefore,
the information in this TRAMAN on air-launched
torpedoes and air-laid mines is limited. You will be
referred to publications containing detailed information
for the weapons discussed throughout the chapter.
MK 46 AND MK 50
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the
purpose and use of the Mk 46 and Mk 50
torpedoes. Recognize the torpedo configura-
tions to include warshot and exercise and
aircraft-launched torpedoes. Identify Otto
The Mk 46 and Mods torpedo (fig.5-1) is the
primary weapon used in antisubmarine warefare
MK 46 TORPEDO CONFIGURATIONS
The Mk 46 Mods torpedo can be assembled into
one warshot (tactical) and three REXTORP
Figure 5-1.Mk 46 torpedo.