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SPM limpet mine

Country of Origin: Russia


The SPM mine is a time-delay limpet mine that uses the VZD-1M fusing system. The semi-cylindrical body is comprised of aluminum or Bakelite.

The time-delay mechanism can be set from approximately 5 minutes to 823 hours. One side of the mine is magnetic so it can be attached to metal objects.


There is no recent information available on the extent of SPM mines use.

According to the Taung Daily News (South Africa) for Oct. 1, 2012, 10 SPM limpet mines without igniters were discovered...

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