The HFG Electromagnetic Mine Sweeping Gear.
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This report covers the HFG Hohlstabfernraumgerat magnetic minesweeping gear. This gear exists in four sizes designated by the approximate length of the float. These are the HFG 12, 15, 24 and 50. The HFG 12, 15 and 24 were developed by the Danish Navy and are patented in Denmark. Danish permission was given for their information used in this report. Recognizing the value of this sweep for rivers, canals, harbors and low salinity waters, the German Navy took it over. The HFG 50 is an independent German proposal. The material for this report was obtained from the German Experimental Mine Warfare Command SVK and the Danish Helsinger Shipyard.
- Underwater Ordnance