|Type.||Conventional Cold War Torpedo.|
|Made in.||Late 1960s or early 1970s.|
|Designer.||N\A Soviet organisation.|
|Manufacturer.||N\A Soviet organisation.|
|Diameter.||65 cm (25.6 in)|
|Speed.||50 knots (93 km/h).|
|Warhead.||450/557 kg of undefined high explosive.|
|Operational range.||50 km at 93 km/h, 100 km at 56 km/h.|
|Guidance system.||Active/passive sonar and wire guidance.|
|Weight.||N\A, but probably akin to those of comparable role, configuration and era.|
|Sources.||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_65_torpedo, http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=100&story_id=2294, https://weaponsystems.net/weaponsystem/HH14%20-%20Type%2065.html and http://articles.janes.com/notice.html.|
The Type 65 is a torpedo manufactured in the Soviet Union and the Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. It was developed for use against US Navy aircraft carrier battle groups, as well as large merchant targets such as supertankers and advanced enemy submarines. It is now typically fitted to newer Russian vessels, though often the 650 mm torpedo bay is fitted with a 533 mm converter to enable firing of SS-N-15 missiles or Type 53 torpedoes.
Russian officials have stated that a 65-76A modification of this torpedo is responsible for the explosion of the Russian Kursk submarine.
The DST92 wake homing anti-ship weapon variant o perates at 20 m depth. The sensor points upwards to detect the ships wake, the torpedo sweeps from side to side to find the edges of the wake.