Sea mines

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Jun 2012 11:57

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay. Any idea?

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Takao » 12 Jun 2012 12:52

German UMA anti-submarine mine.
See here(about 2/3rds they way down the page): http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WAMGER_Mines.htm

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Jun 2012 19:10

Thank you, Takao

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Schorschl » 30 Jun 2012 14:37

Hello together!
Takao wrote:German UMA anti-submarine mine.
See here(about 2/3rds they way down the page): http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WAMGER_Mines.htm
Unfortunately, the information of Takao and navweaps isn’t correct. The mine at the photo shows a French HS4AR. (Look at this!)

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Re: Sea mines

Post by abigbagofpoo » 30 Jun 2012 21:44

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Re: Sea mines

Post by abigbagofpoo » 30 Jun 2012 21:45

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Schorschl » 01 Jul 2012 08:25

Hello abigbagofpoo!

I am sure that it is a German SMA. The German EMF-mine looks although similar, but has no second weld in the area of the upper lid. In addition a second opening would have to be to find at the bottom half of the mine.

A further characteristic trait is the diameter of body of the mine: EMF with 1120 mm, SMA with 1170 mm.

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Re: Sea mines

Post by IgorVB » 22 Jul 2012 14:39

Hello all!

Somebody knows, what designate the letters VH in the name of the German mine of LMB III VH?

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Natter » 22 Jul 2012 17:16

IgorVB wrote:Somebody knows, what designate the letters VH in the name of the German mine of LMB III VH?
I have no idea about "VH", but if it happens to be a misread of "VK" it means verzögerungskontakt.

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Re: Sea mines

Post by IgorVB » 22 Jul 2012 20:37

From document
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Re: Sea mines

Post by Natter » 22 Jul 2012 21:23

IgorVB wrote:From document
Yes, that's a "H" no doubt :-)

Can't help, and there's not much info on Luftminen in the Kriegsmarine documents I have.

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Sep 2012 13:45

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay. French HS4AR mine ?? :?
According to photocaption british mine but....


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Re: Sea mines

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Dec 2012 10:31

Hi all,

Bulgarian seamine. Any idea??

Image from http://www.lostbulgaria.com
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Re: Sea mines

Post by Schorschl » 04 Dec 2012 14:55

Hello Sturm78,

it's a Bulgarian Б-38 resp. "България–38" (B-38 resp. "Bulgaria-38" in roman letters). Unfortunately I can't find tactical data except the name of this naval mine.

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Dec 2012 14:58

Thank you for your answer, Schorschl. :wink:

Is it a bulgarian design ?? 8O

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