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Type R contact mine

Country of Origin: Russia


The Type R was a moored, small contact mine deployed by surface vessels. Case depth was 6 ft (1.8 m); bottom depth, 115 ft (35 m). Minimum spacing distance between mines was 49 ft (15 m).

"R" was the U.S. designation. The Soviet/Russian designation was unknown (R stands for Russian Unknown).


No longer in service in Russia.


   Warhead                 20 lb (10 kg)

   Minimum depth            20 ft ( 6 m)
   Maximum depth           115 ft (35...

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