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    Quote Originally Posted by V40 View Post
    Nice , very nice photos US. Do you own all of that yourself? Amazing if you do.

    I remember watching kids showing the mine up to cameras just so they could show the world how nasty that item was when the Russians invaded Afghanistan in !979. I was also told that they definately didn't like to be held up either and under certain conditions they would go off with a touch of your finger(s)!
    One of the dangers of the PFM-1 is that the hydraulic fuze operates with "cumulative pressure" - i.e. if it needs 4 lbs to set it off, I pick it up and squeeze with 1lb pressure, it now needs 3lbs to set it off. I hand it to you, you squeeze it - you get the idea. Ever play the game of "hot potato" (potatoe? where are you Dan?) when you were a kid?
    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-tech View Post
    Nasy little things. Russia dropped them all over Afghanistan. The production models are made out of a cheap plastic that doesn't age well.
    Leaves an even smaller metal cylinder behind with a live detonator, that still doesn't like being stepped on.
    Not the smallest scatterable about- ever hear of the "gravel" mine?
    Yup, we've heard of the gravel mine. But the gravel mine wasn't the smallest. Do a search of previous posts and you should find the gravel mine-button bomb discussion, still pending. Picture 1 below shows a selection of gravel mines, the cloth packets in various shapes and sizes.

    V40,
    yes, these are mine, and then a few more. While I condsider myself a general collector - touching into several different areas lightly, I have a special affinity for submunitions, with a fair selection of US and foreign models, though I am always on the hunt for new/better pieces. I've attached some pictures of part of my submunition collection.
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    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    hope you dont mind me gatecrashing.
    found this image of an unarmed and armed mine.

    hope its of some use.

    Doug


    scrap-just noticed image hasnt tranferred well.
    you can see it better on wikipedia...sorry
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    Last edited by 18pounder; 14th January 2010 at 12:32 PM. Reason: crap image

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18pounder View Post
    hope you dont mind me gatecrashing.
    found this image of an unarmed and armed mine.

    hope its of some use.

    Doug


    scrap-just noticed image hasnt tranferred well.
    you can see it better on wikipedia...sorry

    18pounder ref your picture perhaps you would like to take the time and re-read this thread from the beginning

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    Quote Originally Posted by spotter View Post
    18pounder ref your picture perhaps you would like to take the time and re-read this thread from the beginning
    ha ha ha,thats why they call you spotter!
    looks like i'm going blind!

    slap my wrists
    you can never have too many pictures!
    Last edited by 18pounder; 14th January 2010 at 03:53 PM.

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    Hi, My one has the "Y". Also attached is a photo of a young girl holding one up for the camera. Nasty things. Cheers
    Last edited by Fragman; 26th February 2010 at 10:47 PM.

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    Colin,

    Just like the picture of the girl holding a live one was what you'd see on the evening news.

    Mark

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    How difficult is it to make these nasty things safe? Or is it better to just shoot them to set them off?
    Wicked, bastard horrible things.

    Andy

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    Never tried it, but attempting to inert an armed one would seem like a poor career decision.
    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    Seem's like the shock of a rifle bullet would set it off as it is many times the 4psi needed to make it function. Enough said on that though....

 

 
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