South Korea confirmed that the DPRK with heavy self-guided torpedoes sank the day the ship (Figure)
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It Aerospace Defense Network May 21, 2010 reported that an international investigation team through in-depth research, presented irrefutable evidence “Tian” is met with North Korean heavy ship sank after a torpedo attack. Torpedo warhead weight of about 200 to 300 kg “RDX” in the bottom of the keel below the water surface depth of 6 to 9 meters, gas turbine compartment center left position of the explosion about 3 meters. Explosion caused the Ministry of ships broken in two parts from the swollen, 104 crew of 46 were killed.
investigation team leader Yin Delong (Yoon Duk-yong), said the key evidence is the recovery of the torpedo components, including propulsion engines with a propeller and rudder section. These components and the CHT-02D torpedo chart is matched, the chart is available in Korea for export to foreign introductory booklet inside. CHT-02D torpedo is a heavy passive acoustic homing torpedo, about 50 cm in diameter, weighing 1.7 tons, which weight up to 250 kilograms of explosives. The torpedo recovery remains well above the serial number of the DPRK marked.
torpedo may be caused by North Korea 130 tons of “Yu-high” level mini-submarine. The Mission also said that North Korea naval base in the western waters while several mini-submarines and a mother of two boats, etc. In the incident three days to leave the base, in the “day” attacks twenty-three days before returning, but the incident At that time, other neighboring countries are in the country’s submarine base or the surrounding area activities.
a good guess is that these mini-submarine “day” ship patrol area to start, which found itself in an attack position. It is believed that the target in question after the submarine, launched an attack at close range. After the attack, the submarine quickly sent out trouble areas, and prior to penetration into the region along the route to backtrack. (China Shipping Information Center Liu Zhenghua)