PFM
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Nickname: Green Parrot / Butterfly Mine

Type: Anti-personnel, Blast

Country of Origin: Russia

Size:
Length: 120mm
Width: 20mm
Height: 61mm

Weight: 75g

Type of Explosive: 37g of VS6-D or VS-60D liquid explosive (Liqud plastic explosives)

Trigger Method:
Any pressure

Trigger Weight: 5 - 25 kg

Internal Components:
Explosive liquid
Detonating plunger
Arming pin
Detonator

Safety Distance: 10m

Located In:
Afghanistan
Czech Republic
Somalia
Tajikstan

Buried Depth:
Very shallow, within 10cm from surface

Safety Precautions:
Do not handle mine; once armed, the PFM cannot be disarmed. Deformation of the soft plastic skin of the mine is what allows the arming plunger to strike detonator so detonation occurs with a slight pressure of 5kg.

Method of Planting:
Scattered from helicopters
Also commonly placed beside other mines

Comments:
Very difficult to detect because the casing is made of plastic and the mine contains very little metal.

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