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U.S. LANDMINE, ANTI-PERSONNEL, M3

Type:
AP Mine

Country of Origin:
United States

Countries Found In (Suspected):
Laos
Lebanon
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Descriptions
Description:
The MINE, antipersonnel, M3 is a fragmentation type of land mine intended primarily for use against personnel. It consists of a cast iron block containing TNT and a firing device. It has an effective radius against personnel of 10 yards when fired at the surface of the ground. The effective radius is slightly increased when the mine is used several feet above ground level, and is decreased when the mine is buried in the ground. Fragments of the mine may be thrown more than 100 yards and suitable protection should be provided for friendly personnel within this radius .

Method of Operation:
No data

Markings:
The mine body and the firing device are painted olive drab with the exception of the closing disc, which is yellow. The mine body is stenciled in black with type and model, lot number, and date of loading .
Specifications
Width/Diameter (mm):
76

Height/Length (mm):
133

Weight (g):
No data

Explosive Weight (g):
453

Minimum Metal:
No data

Component Materials:
The mine case is cast iron.

Case Materials:
Cast Iron

Explosive:
TNT

Hazard:
Boobytrap
Explosive (HE)
Frag
Images

M3
Image courtesy: Danish EOD and Search Centre

M3
Image courtesy: Danish EOD and Search Centre

M3
Image courtesy: Danish EOD and Search Centre

M3
Image courtesy: Danish EOD and Search Centre

M3
Image courtesy: Danish EOD and Search Centre

Associated Evidence