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Video: Turkish submarine sinks retired tanker in torpedo exercise

Discussion in 'Turkish Defence Forum' started by The Ronin, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. The Ronin

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    The Turkish Navy has shared a video of its Type 209/1200 submarine TCG Yildiray sinking a decommissioned navy tanker during a torpedo-firing exercise.

    The navy said the firing took place on June 11 without specifying the exercise location.

    In the video, the Ay-class submarine can be seen submerging before firing a single wire-guided torpedo at the tanker. The video subsequently shows the tanker sinking after being almost split in half.

    At 37 years, the TCG Yildiray is one of the oldest submarines in Turkish Navy service and is expected to be replaced by one the Reis-class submarines from 2020, together with the rest of the submarines in her class.

     
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    Turkey might test its homemade heavy torpedo Akya..
     
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    But the torpedo didnt seem to be that long in size so its maybe not akya? I thought akya was longer but i can be wrong.