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Submunitions: Butterfly Bomb, M138 Bomblet, M143 Bomblet, Blu-43 Dragontooth, M139 Bomblet, E14 Munition, Gravel Mines, E61 Anth

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Butterfly Bomb, M138 Bomblet, M143 Bomblet, Blu-43 Dragontooth, M139 Bomblet, E14 Munition, Gravel Mines, E61 Anthrax Bomblet, Flettner Rotor Bomblet, E23 Munition, M134 Bomblet, Pfm-1, Hb 876 Mine, M125 Bomblet, E48 Particulate Bomb, M114 Bomb, Blu-97/b Combined Effects Bomb, At2 Mine, E120 Bomblet, Blu-108, Pomd-1 Mine, Blu-3 Pineapple, Satm Mine, Type-90. Excerpt: The AT2 mine is a scatterable anti-tank mine developed by Dynamit Nobel . It can be scattered from artillery rockets or from mine laying systems, and is currently in service with the British, German and Norwegian armies. Description The mine is cylindrical with a hemispherical top and flat bottom. A thin aerial like wire extends from the top of the mine, and is the S3 scratch wire contact fuze. Five or more metal legs (depending on the exact model) around the base of mine fold out to stand the mine upright. Additionally the mine is fitted with a small plastic parachute when it is deployed from rockets to reduce the impact when the mine lands. The mine is triggered when the scratch wire fuze drags along the bottom of a vehicle or when it is crushed by pressure. Additionally the mine has a magnetic influence fuze. The mine uses a Misznay Schardin effect warhead to penetrate the belly of armour vehicles; the projectile formed is optimized for after armour effects. The mine auto-destructs after one of six selectable periods, up to a maximum of four days; the self destruct mechanism is reported to be 99 % reliable . Should the self-destruct mechanism fail, the battery powering the fuze would fail after a short period of time. The mine is additionally fitted with an unspecified anti-handling device . Italian destruction After the Ottawa Treaty, Italy concluded that the fuze of the AT2 was sensitive enough to be set o...

Product details

ISBN:
9781155495910
Category:
Books
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
2010-05-04
Publisher:
Books LLC
Country of origin:
USA
Pages:
76
Weight:
127g

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