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PMA-1A

PRESSURE-ACTIVATED ANTI-PERSONNEL BLAST MINE

BODY:
Olive drab coloured, plastic box-shaped mine, with hinged top.

DIMENSIONS:
 Height 64mm, Length 191mm, Width 89mm.

TOTAL WEIGHT:
400g.

EXPLOSIVE DETAILS:
 200g pressed TNT explosive block, without booster.

FUZE TYPE AND ACTIVATION:
UPMAH-1 chemically activated, pressure-operated fuze. Approximately 3 to 15kg applied to the upper surface will initiate the mechanism.

SAFETY FEATURES:
Safety pin, attached to a short Length of

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Non-metalic mine with minimum-metal fuze. PMA-1A is an extremely powerful pressure-operated blast mine that will invariably inflict traumatic to fatal injuries to legs. Deaths have been known in several incidents. Lethal radius 1 to 2 metres. Hazardous radius from secondary fragments is up to 25 metres. One of the four most numerous Anti Personnel mines in Bosnia Herzegovina.

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