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Originally posted by Vitchilo
reply to post by airforce47
I know all about mines sweepers... but thing is, mines historically have a pretty good hit rate.
It only takes one place mine and kabooooooooom.edit on 6-1-2012 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)
Early on the morning of 8 May 1972, aircraft carrier Coral Sea (CVA 43) launched three Marine A-6 Intruders and six Navy A-7 Corsair attack planes toward the coast of North Vietnam. Shortly afterward, the naval aircraft laid strings of thirty-six 1,000-pound Mark 52 mines in the water approaches to Haiphong,
It took 2 minutes to close Haiphong harbor.and for the rest of the year of 1972 the harbor was closed.
I know about mine sweepers too i served on the USS Enhance MSO 437 during operation Endsweep in the 1970s. I was a mine sweep electrician and ran the sweep equipment.
Yes IRAN can use mines but they could also regret it for a long time because the US can use mines better.