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SET-65


Yenot-2


Overview


SET-65A

SET-65A torpedo on display in the museum of the Gidropribor research institute.
Source: V. Zamyatin and E. Erokhin, http://www.missiles.ru - © Copyright lies with original owner

Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Heavyweight torpedo
Entered service
1965 for SET-65
1972 for SET-65M
Status
In service
Development
1960 - 1965
Developer
Soviet Union - Gidropribor
Production
1960's - ?
Producer
Soviet Union
Designations
Yenot-2
Izdeliye 260 (article index)

Description


Introduction

The SET-65 is a heavyweight torpedo of Soviet origin. It is an acoustic homing torpedo introduced in 1965 for use against submarines, including deep diving nuclear submarines. SET-65 is launched from both surface ships and submarines. It is fitted with an electric motor and over time various homing systems were developed. The SET-65 is a free running torpedo and serves as the basis for the TEST-71 series of wire guided torpedoes. SET-65 is one of the most widely used Soviet Cold War era torpedoes and remains in use today.

Variants of the SET-65

SET-65
Original production model, introduced in 1965.
SET-65M
The SET-65M uses the Sapfir guidance system. Previously named SET-65Sh and sometime referred to as SET-65III. Introduced in 1972.
SET-65A
SET-65 with digital input of firing parameters. Introduced in 1972 for the highly automated Project 705 Lira (NATO: Alfa) class submarines.
SET-65K
SET-65 with improved Keramika active homing system, which is also used on TEST-71MK. Introduced in 1986.
SET-65E
Export model of the SET-65 torpedo.
SET-65KE
Export model of the SET-65K torpedo.

Details


Facts SET-65 SET-65M
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Heavyweight torpedo
Launch platform
Surface vessels, submarines
Target platform
Submarines
Dimensions
Diameter
533 mm
Length
7.8 m
Weight
1.740 kg
Warhead
Type
205 kg explosive charge
Fuse
Contact fuse and 10 m radius magnetic proximity fuse
Guidance
Homing
Active/passive acoustic seeker
800 m homing range
Wire guidance
No
Propulsion
Power source
Silver zinc battery
Propulsion
Twin propeller wakeless propulsion
Speed
40 kt
Range
16 km at 40 kt
Depth
Up to 400 m

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SET-53 Yenot-1

The SET-65 Yenot-2 is the successor of the SET-53 Yenot-1 torpedo. The SET-65 is faster, longer ranged and has a more capable seeker.