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POLAND - 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

200 kg 1930s 260 200 3.0 100, later 120 hydrostatic
100 kg 1930s 130 100 2.2 100 hydrostatic
35 kg 1930s 52 35 2.2 100 hydrostatic

Mark VII

1940

191

TNT - 132

3.0

90

later 180

hydrostatic

Mark VII Heavy

1940

259

TNT - 130

minol from 1942 - 130

5.1

90

hydrostatic
B-1 1946 165 TNT - 135 2.5 100 time, later hydrostatic
M-1 1946 36 TNT - 25 2.2 100 time, later hydrostatic

DC racks

Type

Year

Number of DCs

Type of DCs

--- 1930s 12 200 kg

DC throwers

Type

Year

Fire range, km

Fire depth, m

Explosive type and mass, kg

DC mass, kg

Number and caliber of bores, mm

100/250 M1928 1930 0.25 100 100 130 1 x 116

Mark II Thornycroft ("K"-gun)

1937

0.027

90

TNT - 136

amatol from 1930s - 132

191

1 x 241

Mark IV

1941

0.061

0.047

90

TNT - 132

TNT - 130

191

259

1 x 241

Hedgehog

1942

0.18

180

torpex - 15.9

29.5

24 x 180

Mark V

1944

0.071

0.057

90

TNT - 132

TNT - 130

191

259

1 x 152

BMB-1 1946 0.12 90 TNT - 135 165 1 x 241
BMB-2 1951 0.12 330 135 or 96 160 or 138 1 x 430

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009