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PMA-2

PRESSURE-ACTIVATED ANTI-PERSONNEL BLAST MINE

BODY:
Moulded olive drab coloured plastic. Also manufactured in white coloured plastic.

DIMENSIONS:
Diameter 68mm, Height 30mm + 31mm fuze.

TOTAL WEIGHT:
135g.

EXPLOSIVE DETAILS:
70g Hexogen with a 2g. RDX bosster charge.

FUZE TYPE AND ACTIVATION:
UPMAH-2 chemically activated, pressure-operated fuze. Fuze body is manufactured from dark brown or black Bakelite. It contains a friction-sensitive chemical compound and a detonator. A minimum pressure of approximately 5kg applied to the upper surface will initiate the mine.

SAFETY FEATURES:
Safety pin, attached to a short length of cord. Mine is armed when pin is removed from aperture in fuze housing, just below pressure plate.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Non-metallic mine with minimum-metal fuze. This smallest of Jugoslav Anti-personnel sufficient to cause serious injuries and possible loss of a foot. PMA-2 is shaped pressure plate is protruding above the ground, so that only the star-shapes pressure plate is protruding above the ground. The metal content in this mine is minimal, making it very difficult to locate with conventional metal detectors. One of the four most numerous Anti Personnel mines in Bosnia Herzegovina.

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