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They're big round buoyant bombs that are used to create anti-ship minefields.
Naval mines may be either magnetically activated by passing ships, or they may have several large triggers on them that are activated by ships that unintentionally ram them. Real naval mines all rely on blind luck and large numbers. Minefields usually consisted of tens of thousands of mines that were at least 100 meters apart from each other. Despite having large gaps between them, they were an immense menace to ships, because it was impossible to locate them individually and a single mine could sink a large ship.
See more about real naval mines at wikipedia.
The San Esperito navy uses very large naval mines around their destroyer during the mission Sink the Buccaneer. Like most real naval mines, these mines are anchored to the seabed. Swimming too close to them will instantly kill Rico in an explosion. Bigger boats, like the Pequod - Harpoon PC 350 can survive multiple explosions.
Just Cause 2Edit
These mines are each large enough to realistically be able to demolish the floodgates, but strangely they're only a little more powerful than Fragmentation Grenades. Also strangely, these mines are all floating and mostly painted red, making them useless, because they can be easily spotted and destroyed from a safe distance.
Just Cause 3Edit
Naval mines are now relatively small, but they're bright red, making them very easy to avoid. They're also quite weak, because it takes two to three of them to destroy a civilian speedboat, like the Pescespada SS.
Locations during free roam:
Locations during missions:
- One of the Random Encounters spawns a large minefield and the player has to clear a path through it by firing a Mounted Gun from a small boat.
- The mission Connect the Dots features two or three big minefields around Insula Dracon.
- One of the boat Races just south of Citate Di Ravello passes over minefields.