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I'd like to ask about the limpet mines supposedly used on the oil tankers, but i think this might run afoul of the 'no current events' rule.

So my question here: Is there a way to phrase my disbelief that the small green round object photographed on the tanker was indeed a part of a known design of limpet mine, or that the holes punched are in any way similar to those punched by portable limpet mines, in such a way as to steer clear of the actual 'currrent event' that is the US/Iran bruhaha?

The 'event' of those mines being deployed, exploded, recovered and photographed is done, after all. I am not after a whodunit, the answers to which might change, but rather i am after facts about existing designs for limpet mines, as opposed to the photographic evidence from the tankers.

Bonus question: If there is no way around it here, what do you think would be the most appropriate SE site to ask about this?

  • Six to eight weeks – fredsbend Jun 20 at 6:45
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I am not after a whodunit, the answers to which might change, but rather i am after facts about existing designs for limpet mines, as opposed to the photographic evidence from the tankers.

Then you want experts on those things. I don't know of an SE site that covers that. There's no Military Explosives SE.

On this site, that question is a proxy for "whodunit", ipso facto off-topic due to the no current events rule.

So how long should you wait? Hard to say with this kind of thing. At least until the media buzz ends.

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