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Keltos01
03-24-2009, 04:39 AM
Hi

I've read quite a few things about the difference in yield of the explosive used on japanese torpedoes during WWII. I also know they had one similar to the british TorPex adopted by the US Navy in 1943, but don't know if and when they used it operationnally.

Type 91 explosive : ???

type 97 explosive : allegedly 1.07 times that of TNT

Torpex : allegedly 1.5 times that of TNT


can anyone help me ?

thanks

keltos

tom!
03-24-2009, 03:17 PM
Hi

No infos on IJA use, sorry

For IJN:

Following
http://www.fischer-tropsch.org/primary_documents/gvt_reports/USNAVY/USNTMJ%20Reports/USNTMJ-200E-0551-0578%20Report%200-25.pdf

Type 91 explosive was Trinitroanisole

Type 97 expolsive was Trinitrotoluene (TNT) 60 % / Hexanitrodiphenylamine (Hexyl or HNDA) 40 %

Torpex was Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX) 42 % / Trinitrotoluene (TNT) 40 % / powdered aluminium 18%.
IJN had no similar mixture but tested TNT 60% / Hexyl 24% / powdered aluminium 16 % as explosive for torpedo warheads but it seems that it was not adopted until surrender.

Yours

tom! ;)

Keltos01
03-25-2009, 11:06 AM
Hi

No infos on IJA use, sorry

For IJN:

Following
http://www.fischer-tropsch.org/primary_documents/gvt_reports/USNAVY/USNTMJ%20Reports/USNTMJ-200E-0551-0578%20Report%200-25.pdf

Type 91 explosive was Trinitroanisole

Type 97 expolsive was Trinitrotoluene (TNT) 60 % / Hexanitrodiphenylamine (Hexyl or HNDA) 40 %

Torpex was Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX) 42 % / Trinitrotoluene (TNT) 40 % / powdered aluminium 18%.
IJN had no similar mixture but tested TNT 60% / Hexyl 24% / powdered aluminium 16 % as explosive for torpedo warheads but it seems that it was not adopted until surrender.

Yours

tom! ;)

thanks that helped !

keltos