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7th Dec '16 10:34:34 PM foxley
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* The 1970's Australian series ''Patrol Boat'' had an episode where a Japanese WW2 sea mine had drifted inshore, but blowing it up would mean destroying some historical Aborginal cave paintings.

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* The 1970's Australian series ''Patrol Boat'' ''Series/PatrolBoat'' had an episode where a Japanese WW2 sea mine had drifted inshore, but blowing it up would mean destroying some historical Aborginal cave paintings.


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* ''Series/DadsArmy'': In "Menace from the Deep" the Walmington-on-Sea platoon is stranded on the Walmington-on-Sea Pier. The situation becomes worse when a sea mine drifts underneath the pier. When Hodges falls of the pier, the magnetic mine is attracted to his steel helmet.
2nd Dec '16 10:41:13 AM N1KF
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Ah, [[UsefulNotes/NavalWeapons naval mines.]] Just the thing to catch [[TypesOfNavalShips unwary vessels.]]

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Ah, [[UsefulNotes/NavalWeapons naval mines.]] mines]]. Just the thing to catch [[TypesOfNavalShips unwary vessels.]]



Naval mines in fiction are always portrayed as large metal spheres covered with small spike-like detonators which cause the mine to explode on contact with a ship (or any unfortunate individual). This is based on the appearance of early (World War I-era) naval mines. Most modern ones look rather different. Some are self-contained launch tubes for a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAPTOR_mine homing torpedo]] that launches when it detects the sound of a ship or submarine's propellers (and is smart enough to distinguish between the two, or even different classes and sizes of ship, and may be set to attack either or both). Others are [[AirLaunchedWeapons modified aircraft bombs]] dropped in shallow waters to lie on the sea bed, with sensor circuitry that detonates when they detect the change in magnetic fields created by the ship's metal hull. The horned type, however, remains a favored weapon for shallow waters and low budgets, and like the CartoonBomb is easily recognized by the viewing public.

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Naval mines in fiction are always portrayed as large metal spheres covered with small spike-like detonators which cause the mine to explode on contact with a ship (or any unfortunate individual). This is based on the appearance of early (World War I-era) naval mines. Most modern ones look rather different. Some are self-contained launch tubes for a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAPTOR_mine homing torpedo]] that launches when it detects the sound of a ship or submarine's propellers (and is smart enough to distinguish between the two, or even different classes and sizes of ship, and may be set to attack either or both). Others are [[AirLaunchedWeapons [[UsefulNotes/AirLaunchedWeapons modified aircraft bombs]] dropped in shallow waters to lie on the sea bed, with sensor circuitry that detonates when they detect the change in magnetic fields created by the ship's metal hull. The horned type, however, remains a favored weapon for shallow waters and low budgets, and like the CartoonBomb is easily recognized by the viewing public.
26th Oct '16 11:01:30 AM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/TombRaiderII'' has mines blocking the exit of the second level, which takes place in a canal. Driving your boat near the mines would cause them to explode and you along with them, so the solution the puzzle was to speed towards the mines and jump out of the boat to trigger them, then get a second boat to beat the time puzzle before the exit closed. Or you could just [[DungeonBypass swim underneath the mines]] and finish the level that way.
31st Jul '16 9:31:05 PM Gingerkitteh
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'' has underwater enemies during the treasure-salvage minigames that evoke this look, being one-eyed spiked balls that explode if you get too close to them.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'' has underwater enemies during the treasure-salvage minigames that evoke this look, being one-eyed spiked balls with eyes that explode if you get too close to them.make contact with them with either the crane hook or the treasure chest you're salvaging [[note]]the chain linking the hook and the boat is, by necessity, non-interactive with the mines[[/note]].
26th Jul '16 2:46:33 PM WillyFourEyes
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* A few missions in ''VideoGame/CobraTriangle'' have you disposing of mines in safe zones. If your boat gets too close to one as it goes off, you'll lose a life.
16th Jul '16 12:25:27 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''Any ship can be a minesweeper. [[GallowsHumor Once.]]''

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->''Any ship can be a minesweeper. [[GallowsHumor Once.]]''
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19th Jun '16 12:21:45 AM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic'' has these InSPACE!
18th Jun '16 12:49:56 PM tdf4638
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* ''TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic'' has these InSPACE!
25th Feb '16 12:44:16 AM Nohbody
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* In ''[[Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo 1634: The Baltic War]]'', using an uptime encyclopedia the Danish develop mines to help defend against the USE Navy. However, given King Christian is more enamored of AwesomeButImpractical weapons, it's only done as a side project, not producing enough devices (which resemble the stereotypical spiked sphere) to have much of an effect, though they do manage to utterly destroy one of Admiral Simpson's ironclads in their one deployment before the conflict against Denmark is concluded.
* A [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] submarine's loss in ''Literature/RedStormRising'' is hypothesized to be due to a decoy for a [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Soviet]] submarine being planted in the middle of a minefield.



* The 1970's Australian series ''Patrol Boat'' had an episode where a Japanese WW2 sea mine had drifted inshore, but blowing it up would mean destroying some historical Aborginal cave paintings. Forget how it was resolved.

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* The 1970's Australian series ''Patrol Boat'' had an episode where a Japanese WW2 sea mine had drifted inshore, but blowing it up would mean destroying some historical Aborginal cave paintings. Forget how it was resolved.
8th Dec '15 1:02:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* A rare appearance of the "torpedo launch tube" type of modern sea mine is the Widow mine in ''{{Starcraft}} 2'', which burrows into the ground and periodically launches a single homing rocket.

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* A rare appearance of the "torpedo launch tube" type of modern sea mine is the Widow mine in ''{{Starcraft}} ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}} 2'', which burrows into the ground and periodically launches a single homing rocket.



* The ''{{Commandos}}'' series, particularly ''Men Of Courage'', has them. The Diver has to disarm them in at least one mission.

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* The ''{{Commandos}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Commandos}}'' series, particularly ''Men Of Courage'', has them. The Diver has to disarm them in at least one mission.
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