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
MK 46 AND MK 50 TORPEDOES
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the pur-
pose and use of the Mk 46 and Mk 50
torpedoes. Recognize the torpedo con-
figurations 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 warfare
MK 46 TORPEDO CONFIGURATIONS
The Mk 46 Mods torpedo can be assembled into
Figure 5-1.Mk 46 torpedo.