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Discussion in 'Ships & Shipborne Weaponry' started by CNOCK, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. CNOCK

    CNOCK Member

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    Hello,

    could someone tell me what type this mine is,
    nationality, WWII or may be WWI?

    regards,

    Cnock
     

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Ah, Soviet M-08. Polish wz. 08/39 contact mine. The protuberances near the top of the mine, here with their protective covers, are called Hertz horns, and these trigger the mine's detonation when a ship bumps into them.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_mine
     
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    It looks like a flower pot to me. :cool:
     
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    I think it is the latest Pokemon , Go Armor, they are getting tougher. It was a hair piece, ears, eyes, one nostril to through you off, a cute shape.....I am thinking World of Pokemons. They have been sited in the Western Loire Valley.

    Gaines
     
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    Good work Opana. As a comparison, German and especially British mines are usually a bit more oval. I remember seeing a model of one in a museum made with a kinder surprise plastic egg. The effect was stunning and with horns and a small added to , it looked perfect when painted in metal paint. Many more nations used round models but not many have those typical protuberances like the Soviets used.


    http://www.ww2incolor.com/other/3352567301_c98329d308_z.html

    British mk 14


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    German mines
     
  8. CNOCK

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    Gentlemen,

    thanks for the replies!
    The question remains how a Russian or Polish mine gets at the Belgian coast, (used by the Germans in WII?)

    regards,

    Cnock
     
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    Anything from just drifting to being dumped there by someone who had lost interest in it.
     
  10. CNOCK

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    bit far for drifting to Belgium!

    Cnock
     
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    Look up the rubber duckies they're finding thousands of miles from the location where the ship went down. I give the sea full props for doing thing mere humans wouldn't think possible.
     
  12. CNOCK

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    Hi,

    it is a WWI sea mine, as I already thought.

    regards,

    Cnock
     
  13. CNOCK

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    Hello,

    German Einheitsmine Type A, the first German seamine with Hertz horns

    regards,

    Cnock
     

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