12,000 m (13,100 yd) at 4951 kn (9194 km/h), or 16,000 m (17,500 yd) at 4547 kn (8387 km/h), which was about three to four times the range of the American Mark 14 and its UK equivalents at the same speed.

The G9 family of torpedoes could be air launched, submarine launched, and ship launched. The G9 almost doubled the chance of a hit compared with the earlier marks of torpedo.