MARK 13 AERIAL TORPEDO

Although never used operationally, all versions of the PBJ-1 were equipped to carry the Mark 13 aerial torpedo.  Due to its length of 13.5 feet, it had to be carried externally with the bomb bay doors open.  With a diameter of 22.4 inches and a weight of 2,216 pounds, it had a range of 6,300 yards, and could run at a speed of 33.5 knots.  The warhead consisted of 600 pounds of HBX.

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