homing torpedo


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homing torpedo

[′hōm·iŋ tȯr′pē·dō]
(ordnance)
A torpedo having homing guidance, designed for homing on a surface vessel or a submerged submarine.
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A specially built viewing platform will allow visitors to see inside cross sections of the hull as well as one of the three T11 Zaukonig advanced homing torpedoes found on board.
Bofors and two three inch .50 calibre guns fore and aft made up the main armament, and she boasted state-of-the-art radar and sonar and the latest in anti-submarine weapons, including triple-barrelled limbo mortars and homing torpedoes.
An unpressurized belly weapons bay can accommodate a range of standard NATO bombs and depth charges, up to eight Mk 46 homing torpedoes or two air-to-surface missiles (such as the Exocet).
In its ASH-3H variant (some 12 of which are thought to be in service with the Italian Navy), the aircraft is equipped with an AQS-18/AQS-13F dipping sonar, an SMA MM/APS-700 series search radar and an offensive armament made up of up to four homing torpedoes, depth charges or two Marte 2, Exocet or Harpoon antishipping missiles.