describe a given mine; for example, an air-laid,
magnetic-fired, moored mine. Table 5-1 provides a list
of the air-laid mines currently in use.
REVIEW NUMBER 2
Mines classified by their intended use are
classified as __________________.
What mines are fully loaded with explosives
and designated for use in wartime?
What mines is classified by the position they
take in the water after being laid?
The effective depth of a bottom mine is
controlled by ____________________.
Moored mines are stabilized by what means?
List the classifications of influence-actuated
The components used in a mine vary, depending on
the type of mine and its specific use. In addition to the
mine case and explosive system, mine components
provide mine arming, target sensing, actuation, laying
control, countermeasure resistance, firing power, and
sterilization. Exercise components are used in exercise
REVIEW NUMBER 1 ANSWERS
The Mk 46 torpedo is the primary weapon
used for antisubmarine warfare.
The Mk 46 configurations include warshot
When the Mk 46 is used in the exercise
configuration, the Mk 85 and Mods exercise
head is used.
After launch, the air stabilizer stabilizes the
torpedo during its descent into the water.
Fixed-wing aircraft use Mk 28 Mod 2 or Mod
3 air stabilizers, and rotary-wing aircraft use
Mk 31 Mod 1 air stabilizers.
Torpedoes are suspended from bomb racks or
shackles by Mk 78 Mod 0 or Mod 1
suspension bands. As torpedoes are launched
from the aircraft, release wires unlatch the
suspension bands, letting them break away
from the aircraft.
Otto Fuel II is the propellant used in the
propulsion system of the Mk 46 torpedo.
Because Otto Fuel II has a high flash point,
low vapor pressure, and is noncorrosive, it is
classified as a low fire hazard material.
If you were exposed to Otto Fuel II, you might
exhibit the following symptoms: headache,
dizziness, blood pressure drop, and/or nasal
Table 5-1.Air-laid Mines Currently in Use