magnetic mine


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magnetic mine

[mag′ned·ik ′mīn]
(ordnance)
An underwater mine intended to be detonated when the hull of a passing vessel causes a change in the magnetic field at the mine.
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An illustration from a wartime book shows how a magnetic mine works.
This greatly reduced the threat from magnetic mines.
Research by Ole Krull found the bomber took off in fine weather to drop magnetic mines in the Baltic.
They included plans for dogs carrying magnetic mines to blow up tanks as they rolled across the border.
In a making-of documentary that is part of the six-disc DVD release of ``Band of Brothers,'' a number of the actors and those behind the scenes discuss the efforts that went into giving the series a realistic look in the three years of filming - from putting the actors into a ``boot camp'' to coating the German tanks with a type of hard paste, a substance that was actually used to prevent magnetic mines from sticking to the metal plating.
Noel played down his own role during a spectacular career in bomb disposal that included the 'making safe, disposal or blowing-up' of some 114 sea mines, seven magnetic mines and 50 anti-tank and boat bombs.
HMS Bronington is one of the last survivors of the Ton class of minesweepers and mine hunters which were planked in wood to avoid triggering magnetic mines.
They are much faster than ships and are effective against both acoustic and magnetic mines, which then are actuated.
Atherstone is a Hunt class ship and is one of the first in the world to be made of fibre-reinforced plastic to reduce her vulnerability to magnetic mines.
HMS Bronington is one of the last survivors of the Ton class of minesweepers and minehunters which were clad in wood to avoid triggering magnetic mines.
Cool weapons like magnetic mines, "snowball" bombs, smart-bombs and boomerangs keep the action frantic, while a huge selection of collectibles will reveal secret levels, provide extra stunt-boosting energy and offer bonuses like temporary invulnerability.