Accession Number : ADD007254

Title :   Induction Ground Mine and Firing Mechanism Therefor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Burke,Richard J ; Renholt,George , Jr

Report Date : 15 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 19

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.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Naval mines, Firing mechanisms(Ammunition), Firing circuits, Electromagnetic induction, Magnetic mines, Minelaying, Bottom, Buried objects

Subject Categories : Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE