Fact file: STN Atlas DM2A4 Seehecht torpedo

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Designation:
STN Atlas DM2A4 Seehecht (Seahake)
Type:   
533mm (21 inch) diameter heavyweight torpedo.
Country of origin:                                   
Germany.
First deployed:                                      
Delivered to the SAN:                            
Manufacturer:                                       
STN Atlas
Numbers:                                 
Cost:                                                   
System components:                            
Torpedo.
General:                                                 
 
A modular wire-guided weapon with active/passive onboard terminal guidance and multifrequency onboard sonar that allows for re-attack. The guidance system aboard the sub allows simultaneous guidance against multiple targets with multiple torpedoes in the water.
Standard configuration (Model 44) with four ZnAgO compact batteries is 7m in length. The weapon is powered by a permanent magnet motor. The Model 43 has three batteries, the Model 42 two and Model 41, one. The wake-homing Model 4-LC also features one battery only.
An interesting variant is the Model 4-UUV that carries an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) as payload.        
Range:                                                             
27nm (50km).
Speed:                                     
50 knots (92.2km/h.
Integrates into:              
Type 209 submarine.
Acquisition modes:                               
Designated from the ship`s combat management centre.
Guidance:                    
Active and passive sonar, magnetic, wake-homing, wire guided. 
Length:
7m.
Weight:            
Warhead:                     
260kg RDX.      
Warhead initiation:                    
Contact, magnetic, command detonated.
Comment:        
Future main weapon of the Heroine-class SSK.