Type 72 Weapon Systems // Land Mines // Anti-Tank

Country of Origin: China

The Type 72 is a Chinese minimum metal mine that comes in anti-personnel and anti-tank variants. It is derived from the Russian TM-46, although the fuzing mechanisms differ. The plastic casing makes the mine very difficult to detect. The Type 72 is a "toe-popper" mine, which affects only the person who steps on it. Blast and fragment damage is distributed only into the legs of the victim. The upper section of the plastic casing incorporates a soft rubberized pressure plate cover; it...


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