Detonator Holder Base Gasket

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Figure 7-4^ Nonmetallic APERS mine^

Detonator Holder

MM, ANTITANKi M31 (T29C3) OtD D54 -A

Figure 7-5. Heavy AT mine

MM, ANTITANKi M31 (T29C3) OtD D54 -A

Figure 7-5. Heavy AT mine

(1) Heavy metallic type. Heavy metallic nines derive effectiveness against armor from ,energy produced by the high-explosive charge.

This propels a mass of steel in an upward direction at a velocity sufficient to penetrate the tank armor.

(2) Heavy nonmetallic type. Mines of this type (fig. 7-8) derive effectiveness from energy produced by the high-explosive charge. This creaks or damages tank tracks. This mine cannot e detected with small magnetic detectors.

(3) Light type. The light AT mine (fig. 7-9) s intended for use against light tanks and vehicles. By use of secondary fuze wells and firing devices, it can be adapted for boobytrapping. This nine derives its effectiveness from the blast effect produced by explosion of the high-explosive charge.

(4) Off-route type. The off-route mine (fig. 710) is intended for use against heavy-duty, wheeled and tracked vehicles (tanks, etc.). It employs a rocket launcher containing a HEAT pocket. The launcher is mounted approximately 50 o 100 feet off the route or line of target travel. It is initiated by a pressure-actuated tape stretched cross the target route. Pressure on adjacent segments of the tape closes electrical circuitry to a ring device which fires the rocket. The rockets

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