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MKB contact mine

Country of Origin: Russia


This was a moored, medium-contact mine used with an anti-paravane device (a paravane is towed by a ship to cut the mooring cables of submerged mines). It was similar to the M-08 in its use of five chemical horns.

The MKB could be laid to depths of 34-894 ft (10-272 m) and case depths of 8-30 ft (2.4-9 m). Minimum separation between the mines was 115 ft (35 m).


No longer in service.

The prototype was the Russian model 1908 naval mine. Initial operational capability (IOC) was...

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