Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1991
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Kit
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Gidropribor
Parent System: 65-76
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1976
Total Production: ?
Family Members: 65-76
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Description: The 65-76 is a 650mm heavyweight anti-ship torpedo developed by the former Soviet Union in the 1970s and intended to equip third generation nuclear attack submarines. The 65-76 torpedoes feature an outstanding range to engage large surface ships such as aircraft carriers from safe ranges. The propulsion system of this torpedo family allows a top speed of 50 knots (+90 kilometers per hour).

The 65-76A Kit, Whale in English, self-homing torpedo is an upgraded version of the 65-76 torpedo developed by the former Soviet Union. It entered service with the Russian Navy in 1991 featuring extended range and increased warhead. The 65-76A torpedoes are fitted with a 550 kg High Explosive (HE) warhead and the homing system combines both active and passive sonar with wire guidance. The Kit torpedo achieves a top speed of 50 knots and a maximum range of 62 nautical miles (+110 kilometers).

65-76A Applications

Fighting Ships Project 671RTM Project 945A Project 949A Project 949M Project 971 Project 971A Project 971M

65-76A Specifications

Diameter: 650 millimeter (25.6 inch)
Length: 11 meter (433 inch)
Max Range: 62 nautical mile (71 mile)
Top Speed: 50 knot (93 kph)
Warhead: 550 kilogram (1,213 pound)
Weight: 5,000 kilogram (11,023 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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65-76A News

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on 25 Mar 2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018Russia Upgrading its Heavyweight Torpedoes

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