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M-16 plummet mine

Country of Origin: Russia


This was a moored, medium contact plummet-mine, which had a metal guard that automatically detached after laying. This allowed the mine to be laid in ice-covered waters.

Minimum spacing between mines was 118 ft (36 m).


The mine was introduced into Russian service in 1916. It was basically an improved version of the M-08 with a longer cable.

The M-16 was formerly reported in use in China.

Upgrades over the decades led to fundamentally new mines with more complex designs and sensors....

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