Landmines
Explosive Remnants of War
Demining Techniques
 

TMA-2 and TMA-2A

ANTI-TANK BLAST MINE

BODY:
Drab green moulded plastic. Sometimes described as the “briefcase” or “Laptop” because of its shape and the position of its carrying handle. Upper part of the mine is the pressure plate. Lower part contains the explosive. Upper part is secured over the lower part by four plastic shear pins inserted into the edge of the body. Threaded screw caps cover the two fuze wells on top of the mine. Fuze wells are threaded for UANU-1 fuzes. A plastic, retractable carrying handle slides into a recess in the base of the mine.

DIMENSIONS: 
Height 100mm, Length 260mm, Width 200mm.

TOTAL WEIGHT: 
7.05kg.

EXPLOSIVE DETAILS: 
6.5kg TNT + booster charge.

FUZE TYPE AND ACTIVATION:
Mine will activate when a pressure exceeding 120kg is applied to the upper surface. Pressure requirement may be reduced if upper part of mine is cracked or either or both will initiate the mine. Fuzes operate by chemical action. A small hole in the base of the mine may be utilised to attach a small wire to an anti-lift device.

SAFETY FEATURES:
Mine is armed when a safety pin is removed from through the body of UANU-1 fuzes.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Non-metallic mine with minimum-metal fuzes. Normally buried at depths of the approximately 160mm. TMA-2 will severely damage armoured vehicles and destroy most types of non-armoured vehicles.

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