Chemical Mines and Incendiary Bursters

a. Chemical Mines. Chemical mines are used for contaminating purposes. Exploded either by remote control or by trip action, these mines spread chemical agents in either liquid or vapor form.

(1) One type of chemical mine, consisting of a rectangular, one-gallon metal can (fig. 7-1), has two short copper wires soldered to one of its sides. These wires are used for attaching a burster (detonating cord). The mine contains a liquid chemical agent. Functioning of the burster bursts the mine (can) and disperses the chemical agent over a wide area.

(2) The second type of chemical mine is similar in appearance and functioning to an AT mine. When activated by the fuze, the mine explodes, spreading a nerve agent.

Chemical Mine
Figure 7-10. Off-route AT mine. 7-8

(slots covered by tape as shipped)

arming plug in safe position pressure plate

(slots covered by tape as shipped)

arming plug in safe position pressure plate blue secondary fuze well (shipping sleeve inserted and well cov ered by tape as shipped)

Chemical Mines

filler hole without cap. cap taped in bottom secondary fuze well two other filler holes on opposite side of mine.

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Figure 7-11. Practice heavy AT mine.

blue secondary fuze well (shipping sleeve inserted and well cov ered by tape as shipped)

marking on bottom—mine, practice, heavy, m20 lot number month and year loaded filler hole without cap. cap taped in bottom secondary fuze well two other filler holes on opposite side of mine.

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Figure 7-11. Practice heavy AT mine.

run. mine, at m603, inert

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