What kind of explosives are used in a torpedo?
- Conventional explosives
- Nuclear explosives (both fission and fusion)
well you flip the switch which says torpedo then woooooosh off it goes A torpedo is not "shot" from a submarine; it is launched. The torpedo is in the torpedo tube, compressed air is used to launch the torpedo out of the tube at speed; as the torpedo exits the tube its' own propulsion (motors) start and propel the torpedo to the target.
The noun torpedo is a common noun, a word for any torpedo of any kind. A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, thing, or a title; for example: Torpedo, PA 16340 Torpedo Road, Stafford Township, NJ Sierra Nevada Torpedo (beverage), Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. "Torpedo Run", 1958 movie with Glenn Ford and Ernest Borgnine "Torpedo", a novel by Ray Verola
It's kind of a missile that runs in water. It's got a warhead, an engine, a means of propulsion and a tank of fuel. Since the 20th century that is essentially correct. Earlier a Torpedo was What today would be called a mine. IN the civil war the submarine CSS Hunely had a torpedo on a long pole. Earlier , in 1776, the the Submarine Turtle used a Spar Torpedo in the revolutionary war. Today…
The spar torpedo was first effectively used to sink ships during the US Civil War (1861). The automotive torpedo was first effectively used in the Russo-Turkish War (1877). The first major use of self propelled torpedoes (automotive torpedoes) was the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05). All torpedoes mentioned above were launched from torpedo boats or torpedo boat destroyers.
That depends on where you are and what kind of explosives you make. The ATF redefined the word 'explosives" last year to include several products that were not previously considered explosives. In many places you can make your own black powder, rocket propellants and fuse. Some more powerful "explosives" can be made in very small quantities for use in fireworks, but there are restrictions on the storage of explosives. For more detailed and up to…
Torpedoes were originally launched from torpedo boats in the 1870s. Although TBs were still used, by the Russo-Japanese War of 1904, Torpedo Boat Destroyers (TBDs) were more effective in launching torpedoes; as well as destroying TBs. Which is why they were called "destroyers", because they originally were designed to "destroy (kill)" torpedo boats.
No.....because if they banned explosives, then we will have no fireworks :( x :) More importantly, even outside of military use, explosives are critical for modern civilization. Explosives are used extensively in the mining for minerals, and in drilling and extraction of various fossil fuels. They are also used in both construction and demolition of buildings and other infrastructure. Making explosives illegal to use would make many of these tasks harder, more expensive, and often…
Explosives are neither good nor bad, they simply ARE. Each day in the US we use about 5 MILLION pounds of explosives for good purposes- mining, construction, demolition, etc. However, explosives are concentrated energy (about 1 million horsepower in one stick of dynamite). Used for bad purposes, used carelessly, or used by someone without the training and knowledge to use them safely, explosives can damage property and hurt or kill people.
Clarence Hall has written: 'The selection of explosives used in engineering and mining operations' -- subject(s): Explosives, Tests 'Investigations of fuse and miners' squibs' -- subject(s): Explosives 'Investigation of detonators and electric detonators' -- subject(s): Accessible book, Detonators, Explosives
There are 3 types of explosives used in nuclear weapons: conventional explosives, to rapidly assemble a subcritical mass into a supercritical mass of fissile material; many different explosives can and have been used. fissile material; highly enriched Uranium-235 and/or Plutonium-239. fusion fuel; Deuterium, Tritium, and/or Lithium Deuteride.
The torpedo planes used by the Japanes at Pearl Harbor were the Nakajima B5N. The Allies refered to this plane as the "Kate". The B5N at the time of the attak was the best Torpedo Plane in service. The Kate was also used as a high level bomber in the attack and this is the the same plane that droped a 800kg bomb that destroyed the Battleship Arizona