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Explosive Remnants of War
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PROM-2

BURIED, TRIPWIRE-ACTIVATED BOUNDING ANTI-PERSONNEL FRAGMENTATION MINE

BODY:
Cylindrical, olive green metal-bodied mine. Externally smooth casing, PROM-2 is serrated on the inside of the casing.

DIMENSIONS: 
Diameter 85mm, Height 200mm.

TOTAL WEIGHT: 
3kg.

EXPLOSIVE DETAILS: 
Reported as 425g TNT.

FUZE TYPE AND ACTIVATION:
Combination fuze for tripwire or pressure activation. Fuze is screwed into the top of the mine. About 30mm of fuze protrudes above ground when the mine is buried. Tripwire is usually laid close to or on the ground, this is sometimes protected by pressure-operated blast mines, laid along the course of the tripwire.

SAFETY FEATURES:
A safety collar is positioned around the fuze, just below the prongs. When fixed it prevents any movement of the fuze.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
On activation the mine bounds to 700mm – 800mm above the ground before the main explosive charge detonates. Invariably any person activating the mene is killed by fragmentation injuries. Hazardous to approximately 65 metres.

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