These classifications are generally combined to describe
a given mine; for example, an air-laid, pressure-fired,
bottom mine or an air-laid, magnetic-fired, moored
mine. Table 5-1 provides a list of the air-laid mines
currently in use.
Table 5-1.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 are classified by the position they
take in the water after being laid?
The effective depth of a bottom mine is controlled
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 TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q10.
The Mk 46 torpedo is the primary weapon used for antisubmarine warfare.
The Mk 46 configurations include warshot and exercise.
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
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 73 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 congestion.
For safety reasons, at least two crew members should be present when handling
Otto Fuel II.