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    Chinese APERS 72C Mine?

    Can someone confirm if this is a Chinese type 72C APERS mine? I found a photo showing inside a 72B and this one is different.
    I found a reference to a 72C but have no photo. It has two Sun Moon 3V batteries and electronics.
    The top has wrinkled due to age or heat. Marked 169-86-652A on bottom. I guess it shows 1986 date? Chinese made?

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    As far as I know it's the anti handling version of the mine, the 72b, used to hamper the demining effort.
    https://www.nolandmines.com/Angaolai...ndicators4.htm
    Regards, DJH
    Last edited by pzgr40; 22nd June 2018 at 12:42 PM.

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    Thanks pzgr40 for this site. I looked on the net at nolandmines.com and it obviously showed the wrong mine photo with a trembler and said it used 2x1.5v batteries. Your reference shows my mine so it is a 72b. You can see why I queried the identification. Thanks. Ron.

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    [QUOTE=ron3350;296001]Can someone confirm if this is a Chinese type 72C APERS mine? I found a photo showing inside a 72B and this one is different.
    I found a reference to a 72C but have no photo. It has two Sun Moon 3V batteries and electronics.
    The top has wrinkled due to age or heat. Marked 169-86-652A on bottom. I guess it shows 1986 date? Chinese made?

    Type-B and C are both electronic mines, the difference is that Type-C has self-destruct mechanism, whereas Type-B can persist until lithium cells ( 2x3V in series) are exhausted, which can be up to 10 years. If you take picture of PCB, then I'd be able to tell whether it's type B or C. Cheers

 

 

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