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Bulgaria - naval aviation and armaments

BULGARIA - ANTI-SUBMARINE WEAPONS

depth charges

Type

Year

Mass, kg

Type and mass of explosive, kg

Sinking speed, m/s

Maximal depth setting, m

Type of piston

Guiraud 40 kg 1921   40   35 mechanical
Guiraud 70 kg 1921   70   35 mechanical
Mark 2 1921 191 TNT - 136 1.8 60 hydrostatic
Mark 3 1921 191 TNT - 136 1.8 90 hydrostatic
WBD 1942 180 SW18, 125 3.5 120 timing
WBF 1942 139 SW18, 60 2.2 75 timing

DC racks

Type

Year

Number of DCs

Type of DCs

Mk 1 mod. 0 1921 8 or 13 Mk 2, 3
stern racks 1942 3 all
side racks 1942 1 all

DC throwers

Type

Year

Fire range, km

Fire depth, m

Explosive type and mass, kg

DC mass, kg

Number and caliber of bores, mm

Mk 1 (Y-gun) 1921 0.027 90 TNT - 136 191 2 x 241

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009