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Text copied from TM-43-0001-36, 1994


Use:

Fuze M608 is a direct contact, pressure-actuated fuze, containing a delay feature to provide resistance to blast-type countermeasures. It is used with antitank mine M6A2 and M15, and with chemical agent mine M23. It is suitable for use on land or in water, in temperate or tropical environments.



Description:
The fuze is constructed primarily of aluminum and stainless steel and consists of a fuze assembly with an integral arming cap. The fuze utilizes an out-of-line detonator system for safety and a hydraulic system to provide the delay. A spring-loaded firing pin, an M55 detonator, and a lead charge comprise the firing train. The fuze is threaded into the mine fuze well and secured by tightening the locking ring. The fuze is armed by removing the pull pin which allows the arming knob to be rotated from Safe to Armed position. This rotation alines the input plunger with the input piston, and allows the actuating load to be transferred to the firing mechanism.

Functioning:
A load of 300-600 pounds applied for 250-450 milliseconds is required to function the M608 fuze, when assembled to the M15 mine.

Tabulated Data:
Model number........................M608
Type ................................Antitank
Drawings:
Assembly...........................9204009
Weight ................................1 lb
Dimensions:
Height................................3.5 in.
Max diameter ....................3.25 in.
Material ................................Aluminum
Thread ................................2.313-14NS