A 184 (Torpedo) - A 184 (Torpedo)
|A 184 (Torpedo)|
|Country of origin:||Italy|
|Manufacturer:||Whitehead Alenia Underwater Systems , EuroTorp|
|Working time:||since 1974|
|Combat weight:||1265 kg|
|Drive:||Electric motor with silver oxide zinc battery|
|Speed:||36 kn (66,67 km/h)|
|Range:||13,5 sm (25 km)|
|Warhead:||250 kg, Hochexplosiv|
|Target location:||Wire steering and passive / active sonar|
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The original model Whitehead Motofides A 184was developed in the 1970s and had two homing and guidance systems. In the first phase of the attack, the torpedo is guided close to the target by wire. If the panoramic search head is active, the wires are cut and the search head begins the passive search. In the final phase, the torpedo actively searches and automatically increases the attack speed. Like most electrically powered torpedoes, the A 184 has a silver-zinc battery. As already described, the drive is set to two speeds. A slow one for the first part of the attack and a high one for the last, active phase of the attack. The Mediterranean proved to be difficult terrain for the A 184. As a result, the Italian engineers developed a smaller torpedo, the A244-S .
The A184 is the standard 533mm diameter torpedo in the Marina Militare .
- Roberts Jackson: Submarines . Gondromverlag, Bindlach 2001, ISBN 3-8112-1874-3 .