PMN Mines

General

  • by far the most prevalent mine found, especially in Europe
  • contains unusually large explosive content

For further information/slight disambiguity: PMN

Characteristics

  • Type: Antipersonnel mine (APERS)
  • Manufacturer: Russian Federation
  • Mechanism: Pressure operated
  • Diameter: 112mm
  • Height: 56mm
  • Weight: 550g
  • Explosive: 240g TNT (9g Tetryl booster)
  • Safe distance: 30+m
  • Operating Pressure: 5.8kg
  • Composition: Casing made of thick Bakelite plastic with rubber cap, other steel parts

PMN-1 Diagram
http://ordatamines.maic.jmu.edu/images/H2539U01.jpg
Section Diagram
http://ordatamines.maic.jmu.edu/images/H2539U02.jpg

Internal Workings
The body incorporates a transverse fuze, with a large protruding cap on each side. One houses the striker mechanism and arming system while the other is a plug retaining the removable detonator. The fuze incorporates a lead-shear arming delay, after which the transverse striker is retained by the central plunger. Pressure aligns a window in the plunger to release the striker onto the detonator assembly.

** Variants**
PMN-2

Sources:
Ordata: http://ordatamines.maic.jmu.edu/

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