homing torpedo

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Noun1.homing torpedo - a torpedo that is guided to its target (as by the sound of a ship's engines)
torpedo - armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target
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Some mines, such as the old encapsulated torpedo (CAPTOR) would release a MK-46 homing torpedo if a contact set it off.
The Light Weight Torpedo (TAL) is an electrically propelled, self- homing Torpedo, which can be launched both from ships and helicopters.
These ill-fated convoys became victims of the first use of the Gnat acoustic homing torpedo. In addition to several merchant ships, four escorts were torpedoed and sunk: the frigate HMS Lagan, the four stack destroyer HMCS St.
On Thursday, South Korea's Joint Civilian-Military Investigation Group released the results of its investigation into the incident, concluding that an underwater blast caused by a North Korean homing torpedo tore the Cheonan patrol vessel in two.