Japanese Fubuki-class destroyer Inazuma launching a Type 93 torpedo in the Second Battle of the Java Sea, 1 Mar 1942.Japanese cruiser Takao with her forward torpedo tubes swung out, circa 1943. These tubes were meant to launch the 3-ton Type 93 torpedo.Japanese Type 93 torpedo that beached itself at Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1943. After analysis, this torpedo was put display at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC, United States. Photo 1 of 2.Japanese Type 93 torpedo that beached itself at Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1943. After analysis, this torpedo was put display at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC, United States. Photo 2 of 2.
Japanese Fubuki-class destroyer Inazuma launching a Type 93 torpedo in the Second Battle of the Java Sea, 1 Mar 1942.Japanese cruiser Takao with her forward torpedo tubes swung out, circa 1943. These tubes were meant to launch the 3-ton Type 93 torpedo.Japanese Type 93 torpedo that beached itself at Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1943. After analysis, this torpedo was put display at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC, United States. Photo 1 of 2.Japanese Type 93 torpedo that beached itself at Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1943. After analysis, this torpedo was put display at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC, United States. Photo 2 of 2.
Typical torpedo tube mounts for Japanese destroyers. Note that the tubes are encased in a turret to offer them some protection from gunfire or bomb fragments. Note also replacement torpedoes ready to be loaded (right).Japanese Type 93 torpedo on display at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC, United States, circa 1945. This torpedo beached itself on Guadalcanal in 1943 and was later put on display.Diagram of a Type 1 Kaiten showing its use of the Type 93 torpedo motor for its propulsion.
Typical torpedo tube mounts for Japanese destroyers. Note that the tubes are encased in a turret to offer them some protection from gunfire or bomb fragments. Note also replacement torpedoes ready to be loaded (right).Japanese Type 93 torpedo on display at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC, United States, circa 1945. This torpedo beached itself on Guadalcanal in 1943 and was later put on display.Diagram of a Type 1 Kaiten showing its use of the Type 93 torpedo motor for its propulsion.
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