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EM-55 rocket-propelled rising mine

Country of Origin: China


The EM-55 is a Chinese developed rocket-propelled rising mine similar to the EM-52 (see separate record). Unlike the EM-52, this mine is encapsulated.

The EM-55 comes in two variants: one for use by surface ships, the other for submarines.

Both versions are armed with a 290-lb (130-kg) RSTHL warhead and are designed to be laid at depths from 160 ft (50 m) to 660 ft (200 m). The mines employ any combination of magnetic, active acoustic, passive acoustic and spectrum acoustic (with...

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