Art and War

This really does look like some kind of modern art or maybe something your neighbor welded together in his backyard to make a little moonshine, but it’s actually a U.S.-made Mark IV, Model 1 naval mine dated April 17, 1917. It’s about three feet in diameter and held 300 pounds of TNT. I always thought they were set off by percussion, but this one was set off when the steel hull of a ship contacted it completing an electrical circuit with a copper wire antenna. That set off the firing battery followed by the detonator and Ka-Boom!



Scott Mayer

“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

Scott Mayer

Writer at John1911
Mayer began his outdoor industry career in 1993 on the NRA Technical Staff where he became American Rifleman magazine first Shooting Editor. Mayer left NRA and entered the business end of publishing in 2003 as Advertising Account Executive for Safari Club International SAFARI Magazine and Safari Times newspaper. In 2006, Mayer was named Publisher of Shooting Times magazine where he was also tasked with launching and leading Personal Defense TV, the first television show of its kind.

In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.
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