ROBOTECH Technical Files
by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern


Mk.48 Madcap (mod 8, mod 9)

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Type : (mod 8) Submarine launched heavyweight multi-purpose torpedo.
(mod 9) Air launched heavyweight multi-purpose torpedo.
Service history : (mod 8) 2006-2021, Early RDF Navy,
2021-2033, SC Navy.
(mod 9) 2023- , REF Air Force.
Length : (mod 8) 548.2 cm.
(mod 9) 578.6 cm (pre-drop), 548.2 cm (post-drop).
Diameter : 53.3 cm.
Wingspan : none.
Weight : (mod 8) 1756 kg.
(mod 9) 1825 kg (including parachute).
Warhead : High explosive with contact and influence fuse.
Weight/yield : 800 kg.
Propulsion : Electrical with protoculture energizer.
One protoculture cell for electrical power.
Guidance : Active/passive sonar, wakehoming and wire guidance.
Max speed : 70 knots.
Range : 70 nm @ 70 knots.
Platforms : Daedalus, Prometheus, Space Kitchen, Sea Tunny, Warspite.

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