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K-2 anti-personnel mine

Country of Origin: Germany


The K-2 antipersonnel mine was a bounding fragmentation device similar to the German World War II "Bouncing Betty" type. Its body was made of plastic and implanted with steel balls.

Once activated, the mine bounded up from ground level to 4.9 feet (1.5 m) and exploded. Fragmentation covered 360 degrees, with lethal effects at 32.8 ft (10 m) and an estimated 98-ft (22-m) casualty radius.

Activation of the K-2 mine occurred when pressure was applied to the prongs, which overcame the...

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