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M15 pressure-operated blast mine

Country of Origin: USA


As with all anti-tank mines, the M15 is a blast mine designed to destroy an armored vehicle's tracks. When a more thinly skinned vehicle is the target, it can also destroy much of the body.

The mine is housed in a circular steel casing containing a main-charge of Composition B, which is a mixture of TNT and cyclotrimethylene trinitramine (RDX).

The sheet-steel case has a large pressure plate with a threaded central well to accept the M4 arming plug. There are also two anti-lifting...

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