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Why do sea mines have “horns” and is it possible to touch such people

There are many types of sea mines, but most of them have something in common. We are talking about those “horns” sticking out in all directions. At the level of general erudition, one can guess what it is. If so, it will be interesting to find out exactly how they function.

Sea mines appeared a very long time ago. The first traps of this profile were used back in the 14th century in China. Since then, sea mines have been constantly evolving, becoming more and more dangerous and perfect. Today, the image of this subject in most people is inextricably linked with a black ball, from which some strange horns stick out. What is it and what are they for? The answer to this double question (as always) is quite simple, but no less interesting. Mine spikes are munition detonators that come into contact with an explosion.

If a person touches the detonator of a sea mine with his hand, then nothing will happen. They are designed for a much greater load, namely, a collision with the ship. Moreover, the detonators are designed so that the detonation is carried out only as a result of their deformation. It’s not surprising, because a side of a ship flying on a mine will easily bend or even break sticking out glands. So it’s definitely not worth hammering on such things with a hammer. The “horns” have one more purpose. Since mines in most cases are in the form of a ball, they help to keep the ammunition in a stable position on land until immersed in water.

It is worth noting that sea mines have a rather cunning design. The explosive cargo is enclosed in a reliable waterproof case, capable of guaranteeing a long stay of the mine in salt water without any harm to the filling. Most often, mines are attached to the bottom. They are installed in a variety of ways: manually, dropping from an airplane, using special ships.

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