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ITALIAN LANDMINE, SHALLOW-WATER, MAL/17

Type:
AV Mine

Country of Origin:
Italy

Countries Found In (Suspected):
None found
Descriptions
Description:
The MAL\17 shallow water mine is used as a defense against amphibious assaults. The 18 kg warhead will do significant damage to most types of landing craft. The three pressure sensors and mooring chain combine to create a formidable shallow water threat. The mines are normally emplaced just below the low tide water level. These mines can be difficult to detect visibly, depending on the water clarity. A copy of this mine is produce in Egypt as the MAL-17.

Method of Operation:
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Markings:
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Specifications
Width/Diameter (mm):
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Height/Length (mm):
No data

Weight (g):
No data

Explosive Weight (g):
18000

Minimum Metal:
No data

Component Materials:
No data

Case Materials:
UNKNOWN

Explosive:
UNKNOWN

Hazard:
Boobytrap
Explosive (HE)
Frag
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