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Mk 41 Destructor bottom mine

Country of Origin: USA


The Destructor series of U.S. Navy aircraft-laid bottom mines began as conversions of Mk 80 series bombs during the Vietnam War. The conversion included the installation of a modular arming kit containing an arming device, explosive booster and magnetic-influence firing device.

The Mk 41 was a modified Mk 84 2,000-lb (908-kg) bomb. It could be laid to a depth of 299 ft (91 m).


No longer in service.

Initial operational capability (IOC) was reached  in the 1960s. 

The Mk 41...

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