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wardog04 Mar 2020 4:02 a.m. PST

Question for the submariners
These got modernised over the years by various navies like argentine santa fe (falklands) example
So my question is did they use mk 37 or mk 48 torpedoes or any other torpedo types you care to mention

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2020 1:24 p.m. PST

I would think that most of the Guppy conversions would have used the Mk16/18 or even the Mk14 for anti-shipping work.

The Mk32 mod 0 anti-sub torps were available under the Military Assistance Program, but Mk 45 and 48 are limited to US Navy use.

See this summary: link

David Manley04 Mar 2020 9:58 p.m. PST

Mk48 has also been exported to Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Brazil and Taiwan. It needs a fairly capable combag system to support if so whilst it would have been technically feasible to integrate it into older subs it would have been expensive

wardog08 Mar 2020 2:17 p.m. PST

onomarchos
maybe i am reading it wrong
that site says the mk 32 was a surface ship launched anti sub torpedo (over the side launch) .nothing about it being sub launched
came across a reference elsewhere , mk 35 was sub launched your site above says it was universal ,yet says it was a surface ship launched weapon , yet it mentions replaced by mk 37 confused

Lion in the Stars20 Mar 2020 11:18 a.m. PST

It's theoretically possible, but it'd be a pretty major refit to install a firecontrol system able to talk to the Mk48s.

I'd expect them to use Mk37s. The US had retired all our Guppies long before the Mk48s came out.

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