Torpedo

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Drug slang A regional street term for crack and marijuana, presumably used together
Military A self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact with, or in proximity to, a target, usually understood to be a ship
Neuropathology A focal fusiform swelling of the axons of Purkinje cells, located in the first portion of the axis cylinder prior to the origin of collateral branches, often accompanied by swollen dendritic ramifications and patchy displacement of Purkinje cells, a typical pathologic finding in olivopontocerebellar atrophy of the granular layer of the cerebellum
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The DRDO is also looking forward to using heavyweight torpedo as the next version of its light torpedoes for submarines and surface ships.
A surface-to-air missile costs P10 million while torpedoes and huge surface-to-surface missiles cost P100 million each, the Navy chief said.
Japan's opening torpedo attack on the Russian fleet in 1904 at Port Arthur was not exactly a "coming-out party" for the weapon system: 85 percent of the Japanese torpedoes missed their targets.
Since torpedoes can be used multiple times for training and exercises, Lockheed Martin refurbishes these heavyweight torpedoes to ensure adequate numbers of ready-for-issue weapons are available to the Navy's fleet commanders.
Damn the Torpedoes will hopefully be an opportunity for all of these skills to come together, for me and my creative partners to flex our muscles in a variety of different stages media.”
This work gathers two Civil War manuals on torpedoes: one by the Confederates, who perfected the technology, and one by the Union side, which sought to understand the weapons and find ways to counter them.
The exercise was held in the Cape Cod operating area and included the firing of 15 MK-48 ADCAP torpedoes and six MK-54 torpedoes.
The newspaper, on its front page, reported that an ingredient of the explosive used in torpedoes was detected from the ship's body, while aluminum fragments found turned out to be a type used in torpedoes but not in torpedoes of South Korea.
A pounds 370MILLION deal to maintain and develop torpedoes for the Navy and RAF has been signed by BAE Systems.
A 10-YEAR pounds 370m contract to maintain and develop torpedoes for the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force has been signed with BAE Systems, it emerged yesterday.
A former naval officer examines the technical details and military politics behind the torpedoes developed by the United States, Germany, Britain, and Japan during 1941 and 1942 in response to navigation and detonation failures.
Up to now, torpedoes had to be equipped with a flat sonar dome to reduce the distortional interference between the flat sensor and the surface of the dome.