Landmines
Explosive Remnants of War
Demining Techniques
 

TMRP-6

ANTI-TANK BLAST AND SHAPED-CHARGE MINE

BODY:
Circular-shaped, olive-green coloured plastic with a ribbed upper surface and a fuze unit in the centre of the top. A plastic carrying handle is folded upwards and into the topside of the mine body.

DIMENSIONS: 
Diameter 290mm, Height 130mm + tilt-rod, when fitted.

TOTAL WEIGHT: 
7.2kg.

EXPLOSIVE DETAILS: 
5.1kg cast TNT, with Tetryl booster.

FUZE TYPE AND ACTIVATION:
pressure or lever-activated mechanical fuze is normally permanently fitted. 1.3kg lateral pressure on the tilt-rod or 150kg direct pressure on the top of the fuze releases a spring-loaded firing pin, which hits a primer. This initiates a black-powder charge, which blows off the top o f the mine, and clears any earth or camouflage covering. The main charge then fires a convex steel plate from the mine to create a self-forming fragment of molten metal.

SAFETY FEATURES:
Fuze has a clockwork arming delay mechanism, set at one to four minutes.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
TMRP-6 can penetrate 40mm, of armour at a distance of up to 800mm. May be laid by hand or by machine, it is also designed to be scattered by helicopter. Reported laid on the surface of the ground at roadblocks and also sometimes used attached to the side of buildings or trees, with a tripwire attached to the tilt-rod. TMRP-6 will damage armoured vehicles very severely and destroy most types of non-armoured vehicles. An anti-lift fuze well is located inside a screw cap on the bottom centre of the mine. 

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