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RUSSIA / USSR - 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

Vickers 4VB 1917 163 TNT - 115 2.3 49 hydrostatic
Vickers 4VM 1917 22 TNT - 16 1.8 24 hydrostatic
B-1 1928 165 TNT - 135 2.5 100 time, later hydrostatic
M-1 1928 36 TNT - 25 2.2 100 time, later hydrostatic

DC racks

Type

Year

Number of DCs

Type of DCs

DC throwers

Type

Year

Fire range, km

Fire depth, m

Explosive type and mass, kg

DC mass, kg

Number and caliber of bores, mm

BMB-1 1930 0.12 90 TNT - 135 165 1 x 241
Mk 6 (K-gun) 1944 0.14 90 later 300 TNT - 136 later torpex 91 191 1 x 241
Mk 10 Hedgehog 1944 0.26 180 torpex - 15.9 29.5 24 x 178
Mk 11 Hedgehog 1944 0.24 180 torpex - 15.9 29.5 24 x 178
Mk 20 Mousetrap 1944 0.26 180 torpex - 15.9 29.5 4 x 178
Mk 22 Mousetrap 1944 0.27 180 torpex - 15.9 29.5 8 x 178
RBM 1945 0.26 210 or 330 25 56.0 4 x 250
BMB-2 1951 0.12 330 135 or 96 160 or 138 1 x 430
RBU-1200 1954 1.45 330 32 71.5 5 x 252
RBU-2500 1957 2.80 330 26 85.0 16 x 213

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009