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The DTCN F17 was a wire-guided anti-surface ship torpedo originally produced in 1971. France, Spain, and Saudi Arabia were its primary users.

DTCN F17
TypeAnti-surface ship torpedo
Place of originFrance
Production history
ManufacturerDirection Technique des Constructions Navales
Specifications
Mass1410 kg
Length5.9m (19.4ft)
Diameter550 mm (21.65 in)

Maximum firing range18 km
WarheadHE: 250kg (551 lbs)

EngineElectric, silver-zinc oxide batteries
Speed35 knots
Guidance
system
wire-guided and passive terminal homing
Launch
platform
Frigates, submarines

A control panel above the launch platform allowed for instantaneous switching between two modes, wire-guided or autonomous passive homing.

ReferencesEdit

  • Submarines of the World, Jackson, Robert. Pg.290
  • "French Torpedoes after World War II". Navweaps.com. 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2009-11-20.