Mark 45 torpedo

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The Mark 45 anti-submarine torpedo, a.k.a. ASTOR, was a submarine-launched wire-guided nuclear torpedo designed by the United States Navy for use against high-speed, deep-diving, enemy submarines.wikipedia
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Nuclear torpedo

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The Mark 45 anti-submarine torpedo, a.k.a. ASTOR, was a submarine-launched wire-guided nuclear torpedo designed by the United States Navy for use against high-speed, deep-diving, enemy submarines.
The only nuclear warhead torpedo used by the United States was the Mark 45 torpedo.

Project Nobska

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This was one of several weapons recommended for implementation by Project Nobska, a 1956 summer study on submarine warfare.
Various ASW technologies and weapons, including new surface ship and submarine sonars, SOSUS, ASROC, the Mark 45 nuclear torpedo, and "Stinger" (later SUBROC) were in development.

W34 (nuclear warhead)

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The 19 in-diameter torpedo was fitted with a W34 nuclear warhead. The W34 nuclear warhead used in ASTOR had an explosive yield of 11 kilotons.
The W34 was deployed in several applications: Mark 101 Lulu nuclear depth bomb, the Mark 45 ASTOR torpedo and the Mark 105 Hotpoint nuclear bomb.

Torpedo

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Wire guidance systems were piggybacked onto this cable, and the torpedo had no homing capability.
Nuclear warheads for torpedoes have also been developed, e.g. the Mark 45 torpedo.

Submarine

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The Mark 45 anti-submarine torpedo, a.k.a. ASTOR, was a submarine-launched wire-guided nuclear torpedo designed by the United States Navy for use against high-speed, deep-diving, enemy submarines.

United States Navy

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The Mark 45 anti-submarine torpedo, a.k.a. ASTOR, was a submarine-launched wire-guided nuclear torpedo designed by the United States Navy for use against high-speed, deep-diving, enemy submarines.

Submarine warfare

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This was one of several weapons recommended for implementation by Project Nobska, a 1956 summer study on submarine warfare.

Mark 48 torpedo

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The design was completed in 1960, and 600 torpedoes were built between 1963 and 1976, when ASTOR was replaced by the Mark 48 torpedo.

Warhead

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The W34 nuclear warhead used in ASTOR had an explosive yield of 11 kilotons.

Wake homing

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The ASTORs were collected, fitted with conventional warheads and wake homing guidance systems, then sold to foreign navies as the Mark 45 Mod 1 Freedom Torpedo.

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

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Python (nuclear primary)

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These were the Mark 45 ASTOR wire-guided 19-inch, submarine-launched heavyweight torpedo; the Mark 101 Lulu nuclear depth bomb; the Mark 105 Hotpoint laydown bomb.

ASTOR

Mark 39 torpedo

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The Mark 39 was a Mark 27 Mod 4 torpedo converted for development of wire guidance techniques, which were eventually incorporated into the Mark 37 Mod 1 and the Mark 45.

USS Barbel (SS-580)

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In addition the boat performed a zero error Mark 45 torpedo Technical Standardization Inspection conducted by DoD, a Navy Technical Proficiency Inspection, and the torpedomen identified the source of the MK 45 torpedo "flex hose eater problem."

USS George C. Marshall (SSBN-654)

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During an overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding that lasted from 1981 to 1984, George C. Marshall underwent modifications that included the removal of her Mk 45 ASTOR (and the related 4FZ alarm system) and her Mark 14 torpedo and Mark 37 torpedo capabilities and the installation of a Mobile Submarine Simulator (MOSS) decoy capability on tubes 3 and 4.

Balao-class submarine

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Additionally, fire control upgrades allowed the Mark 45 nuclear torpedo to be used.