Accession Number:

ADD007254

Title:

Induction Ground Mine and Firing Mechanism Therefor.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1980-01-15

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

In a mine of the character disclosed adapted to be planted on the bed of a body of water from a surface vessel, the combination of a mine casing, a drag plate for the mine adapted to retard the downward movement thereof as the mine descends through the water, means including a line for detachably securing the drag plate to the casing in such a manner as the cause the casing to be righted during the descent of the mine through the water, and means effective when the mine reaches a predetermined depth of submergence for disconnecting the drag plate from the casing.

Subject Categories:

  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE