EP MK V ANTITANK MINE. AMPULE & No. 8 DETONATOR. No. 1 EXPLODER.
Tota3 weight of mine 9 1/2 lbs. Filling. 4 1/2 lbs. of Gelignite or 6 1/2 lbs. of TNT.
Testing. Examine No. 1 exploder for oily exudation or outside? rust. Examine plunger tor damage to shear wire. Smear upperr portion of plunger with grease and insert in plunger guide. Test for clearance with No. 8 detonator. Remove cover of mine and straighten straps. Examine exploder packet for oily exudation. Test lid for fit. Should not be
resting on plunger.
Arming. Insert ampule, red end first, into open end of detonator and seal end flush with luting. Place exploder on inverted mine cover, free from grit. Insert ampule and detonator, with sleeve in position and seal end with luting.
Lay mine in prepared hole, replacing cover. Do not force or press on lid.
Disarming. Gently remove rover of mine. Carefully remove No. 1 exploder. Disarm same if in good condition, by taking out plunger. If showing cigns of deterioration, destroy on site.
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