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AMD-1000 bottom influence mine

Country of Origin: Russia


This was a bottom influence mine. These weapons were initially air-laid mines (aviatsionnaya mina donnaya), which were adapted for ship-laying.

The case depth for the mine was estimated at 180 ft (55 m); charge weight was 1,540 lb (699 kg); and the minimum distance between mines was 449 ft (137 m).

When used against submarines, the AMD-1000 could be laid at depths of up to 660 ft (200 m) for a 1,000-ton submarine.


The mine was introduced in 1942.

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